Pinned post

"Nie dürft ihr so tief sinken,
von dem Kakao, durch den man euch zieht,
auch noch zu trinken."
- Erich Kästner

tok boosted

#TIL a little trick to keep Windows machines away from your wifi network: just use a non-ASCII character (áÿûò, etc) in the WPA key!

Turns out that even though the standard states keys must contain only ASCII characters, Linux, Android and even Apple devices will happily accept keys with such characters. Windows, correctly following the standard, doesn't.

So, you can finally show your Windows-toting friends that *their* machines don't work instead of your beautiful Linux ones on your network😂

tok boosted
tok boosted

Die DE #Fediverse Bubble fordert gerade eben #komminsfediversetaz doch da wären sicherlich noch & sicher noch geeignete Kandidatinen und fordert diese gleich mal mit auf! :boost_ok:

P.S. Etliche polit. #Blog's & #Zine's ebenfalls, schreibt die an.

tok boosted

"In a groundbreaking decision, the Austrian Data Protection Authority ("Datenschutzbehörde" or "DSB") has decided on a model case by noyb that the continuous use of Google Analytics violates the GDPR."

"This is a very detailed and sound decision. The bottom line is: Companies can't use US cloud services in Europe anymore."


tok boosted

You are invited to attend the webinar on #forge #federation to learn how forge friends want to liberate your code, featuring #Gitea, #ForgeFlux, #Forgefriends, #GoFed… :date: 19 January 2022, 10.00 UTC+1 at

Do you know what @Gitea does to further federation? Or why @forgefriends & @Forgeflux work on a file format? Or that the @GoFed has native support for #ForgeFed? Or how forge federation got funded in 2021?

This is your chance to learn more, don’t miss it!

tok boosted

Dürfte ich nur mit meinem vollständigen, echten Namen im Internet sein, wäre ich nicht hier. Danke an alle, die sich dafür einsetzen, dass das so bleibt!

tok boosted

🇬🇧 #DigitalServicesAct needs amending! According to a poll EU citizens want a right to use digital services anonymously to protect against recurring data breaches, data abuse and discrimination. Amendment will be voted next week...

"is a privacy-preserving payment system."

"Payments are always backed by an existing currency"

Sounds like that's what the world needs. Not . Not .

Interestingly, it's not hyped. Why? There's no speculation involved & it's not a scam.

tok boosted

Remembering Aaron Swartz, who died on this day, a victim of the copyright system

By @glynmoody

Aaron's face gets thrown around the internet to prop up campaigns and etc, but it's important to remember that Aaron was an activist for digital rights, and was bullied into suicide by a system that wanted to punish him for his activism. He was also a human being with friends and family who loved him dearly.

tok boosted
tok boosted

@t0k @Gargron @rysiek I long changed my wording to "lax licenses" — or in German: Vogelfrei (free as in lawless — without rights).

tok boosted

This is amazing:

1. a developer of a bunch of popular #npm packages publishes new, intentionally broken versions of them as he doesn't want to support for-profit companies with his free work;
2. NPM *reverts* the packages to older versions against developer's wishes;
3. GitHub *blocks* the developer for acting "irresponsibly".

That story again: developer blocked by #Microsoft #GitHub for making changes to his own code.

This is why #AGPL and @forgefriends are so important!

tok boosted

Both npm projects were published under the MIT license. Publishing them under the #AGPL would make Big Tech not touch it with a ten foot pole, while allowing other free software projects to still use them.

When publishing a project, consider using AGPL. I use it for basically all my public code.

Show thread
tok boosted

Do you really care about #FreeSoftware? But is your #code on a free platform?

Please move away from #Microsoft #GitHub,, #BitBucket on to #GitLabCE, #Gitea, #Codeberg, #Sourcehut and other diverse forges. Thank you! 💙

tok boosted

„Erstmal brauchen wir ein Moratorium für Kryptomining in Europa – selbst wenn das Bitcoin, Ethereum und Co. nicht stoppt, setzen wir damit ein Zeichen: Dass uns Klimafolgen von Technologie nicht egal sind.“

tok boosted

Economical system in #Almaty is collapsing. People have almost no access to basic food. Digitization is a fucking nightmare as people without internet and working banks can't pay for anything - only cash is accepted. Everything costs 2-3 time more than usual. #Kazakhstan

tok boosted

Codeberg is a truly free and open-source service replacing Github for those who don't want to have their code recycled and sold by Microsoft line by line.

The service is built on the excellent open-source Gitea project, it's funded an maintaned by a community of users.
learn more from @codeberg :)

#Git #Github #Microsoft #Gitea #Codeberg #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Libre

tok boosted
@redfrog I'd just like to interject for a moment, what you're referring to as Linux is in fact GNU/Linux or as I have recently taken to calling it, GNU+Linux...
tok boosted

Click the names you are familiar with.

If you understand the pupose of this poll, boost the post to get more sample data.

tok boosted
Show older

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!