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Hey fediverse! I'm called Zach, and yes, I love technology. Started coding as a kid writing games using , got into programming . Spent several years doing web development and some , looking to expand my skills and gain new experience.

Technology should (at least) do one thing well, and (necessarily) be there when you need it.

Administrative note: I just received a request to share our server's moderation data from someone who claims to be a university researcher (and seems to be legitimate - on a cursory search).

I rejected that request for a variety of reasons; chief among which is that such data does not belong to me, even as a server admin who solely pays for the hosting of my server. Since this is the case, further research into their claims was, frankly, unnecessary.

We made a promise that user data is not for sale - and "free" is a price. Yes, it probably would be *possible* to remove "sensitive" information - but that would be at my own judgment, not that of the users to whom it pertains. All of the moderation data, it is true, would concern users which are from other servers - but I don't see how that matters. Giving away someone else's data, even that of people we have specifically moderated, doesn't seem any more palatable, when viewed in that light.

Caveat: I was willing to share a) The simple number of federated users deactivated b) The simple number of posts moderated c) The amount of time per day that I spend on moderation - as that is either data generated by the server itself, or properly belonging to myself. I am also aware that some would find even that to be an overreach - and I understand that position, somewhat - but I will reiterate that such data, which pertains solely to server operation, is purely within my discretion, as server administrator, as it gives out absolutely no personal data other than my own, and only server data, otherwise.

While I sympathize with researchers' omnipresent need for data, I would caution fellow server admins to remember that administration is a trust, and that such trust needs to be fed and watered on occasion for it to stay healthy. You don't have the luxury of choosing who to share your users' data with.

Do not leave this device under your pillow 

Accidentally left a mess of Legos on my bed and need it to sleep. Too much fun with and my Lego-Sieve (sieve plate designed in )

My brother told me about the organizers (by internet personality Zack Freedman). Turns out it fits this little toolbox I had lying around. Doing some designs.

Please do theme our apps 

@zachdecook Thank you for your feedback, this is the future plan!

Anyone interested in the multiplayer FPS game I'm making - we've got a new domain and a simple website now! Thanks to @siina for her awesome work on that!

libla.st/

#Liblast #GameDev #indiegame #GodotEngine #Godot

Poetry 

It's been 3 months since my last login to facebook. Using a platform lends credibility to it. It struck me recently how much YouTube I consume. I think I should try to cut it off: there are other platforms (and some "youtubers" have mirrored content to other sites). Surely, I'll miss *some* things...

Stayed up late,
like a phone with a bad kernel.
My head shakes,
when I sneeze, it feels vernal.
Now I wake,
like my soul, the cold's eternal:
Wonder if they'll inter me when stuck in the afterwinter.

my second ever blog post is out! titled '5 Steps To FOSS Contributions', it outlines what a beginner needs to get started contributing to a Free software project. it's written from experience, and i hope i can help out other newbies looking where to get started. please give it a read and let me know what you think. also check out my todo page with articles up-and-coming. thanks for your support! hamblingreen.gitlab.io

🎉 ANNOUNCEMENT🎉 : Purism announced key leadership roles to support its growth plans. Chief Security Officer, Kyle Rankin, will step up to hold the responsibilities of Purism as its President. Chief Technology Officer, Nicole Faerber will serve as Vice- President (VP) in addition to her CTO role. Todd Weaver, the Founder and CEO of Purism will maintain his position.

puri.sm/posts/as-purism-grows-

@neauoire
You miss some detail. Jews rest on the 7th day, Christians gather on the 1st, the day of the resurrection. So yes, Sunday is not actually part of the weekend. But it's convenient. 😎

Aaaaaand.... #Prosody 0.12.0 is released!

This is an exciting major release which contains loads of new features, fixes and enhancements to improve your experience as an #XMPP admin.

Read about the highlights of the new release on our blog:
blog.prosody.im/prosody-0.12.0

I'm announcing that my new blog is up now! In it I'll explore ARM Linux development and C programming. For now, this is all from the perspective of a Linux newbie. My first article is also live now, and describes my Pinephone daily driver setup, and why I chose to go minimal. Please visit the site and provide feedback. Thanks for your support! hamblingreen.gitlab.io/

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