#Introductions Hello to the fediverse, I guess?
I'm John, a systems administrator/devops/monitoring guy from Montana. Not sure how I'll use this, but setting it up was a fun way to test DigitalOcean doplets...
Oregon senator Ron Wyden has recommended to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that they evaluate WireGuard as a replacement for existing technologies like IPsec and OpenVPN.
A while back, I moved my Mastodon instance from a raspberry pi to a RockPro64 (from @PINE64 ). The hardware is significantly faster and pretty nice, but the software leaves something to be desired.
I've had the most success with Armbian, but at least twice now, they've deployed kernel updates that caused my machine to fail to boot. Re-imaging/etc. isn't a huge deal for my tiny instance, but it is frustrating.
Great news from the EU pushing interoperability between messaging apps! 🎉
A win for consumers to choose any messaging app, and communicate with anyone.
Great potential for @firstname.lastname@example.org to be the interoperable communications layer for the open web!
Head in the clouds, boots on the ground. https://www.mondo2000.com/2020/12/12/head-in-the-clouds-boots-on-the-ground/
@john I hear you and I don't disagree with that way of approaching it. However, I've been betrayed far too many times by the party I supported for many years, and it's exactly the kind of framing displayed in the tweet which is directly harmful to people who need help.
Brunch-set Democrats are not a friend to me & people like me, and until they either adjust their outlook or lose their grip on power, it's open season.
I see rays of hope.
I want to shed happy tears.
I know that some of this is because of the current climate, but I can just *feel* these descriptions of dickheads in red hats screaming about a literal alien instead of about "illegal aliens"...
"The demonstration in support of Sergeant Bianchi was the whitest, raggediest gathering he'd ever seen in New York..."
@pluralistic's "Radicalized" is wonderful reading. It's depressing, insightful, exciting, and thought-provoking...and I'm only half-way through!
Sysadmin by day. Also kind of a SysAdmin by night (when I'm on-call).
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