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Welp, keeps getting connection closed after a few actions with IMAP of Outlook.com/Outlook.Office365

what if "Hemingway mode" would insert H instead of doing nothing when backspace is pressed

fun Inga fact (pol, Russia) 

I was an election observer and then poll station worker in #Russia for 6 years. It was just as you could imagine.

how much of my burnout may my outdated bent narrow glasses be?

ran across this post about the fediverse from 2010 and remembering how times haven't changed all that much. bluesky who?! lets just wait for the google buzz federation! blog.steren.fr/2010/09/27/ever

@tokudan I feel exactly the same. I can't really imagine going on something else for my pro laptop but sometimes a simple thing can draw all my time and all my will...

@solene "Finding the syntax, the logic and the method when you are not a Nix guru made me despair."
Exactly my feeling about nix as well. I love it, I don't want to switch to a normal distro anymore, but doing something new usually starts with "where can I find code to copy and learn from?"

nier automata 

@stsp wow

that's the first Medium article I've opened in weeks, where all media just loads.

but then again, it is from 2017.
maybe that's why.

poseł PiS-u powiedział przed chwilą o koranowirusie, który atakuje wszystkich. kurwa, jak po prawie dwóch latach można mieć problem z wymową „koronawirus” czytając z jebanej kartki?

OK so steam has a cloud api and games can actually choose what to upload there, just that most just use the "auto cloud" saves which are pretty inflexible

@julialuna

In the 1980s, I took a college "intro to marketing" course. The purpose of supermarket design is to turn normal brained folks into easily distracted scatterbrains, because it boosts sales.

ADD folks like me are merely casualties, unworthy of consideration.

Anyone else seeing this? I made a comment that included "joinmastodon.org" and got this from Facebook.

Do you like APL and other array programming languages? Do you hate them? Did you not know such a thing existed? Do you like jazz? Have you heard of the Fediverse?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you'll love testing out my brand new #OpenBSD port of the J language. Now available on ports@: marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=1

Please remember to mail back the mailing list (not just me directly) saying that you tried it out and how it went for you.

Is there any way to deploy serverless functions so that their code would be publicly available and auditable?
That is, that I (as a consumer of such a function) would know what code actually gets executed when I invoke it. So that I would only have to trust the hosting provider, not the hosting provider _and_ the developer? To somehow know that the developer did not tamper with source code prior to deployment.

sorry kiddo but real love is when you're laying in bed saying nonsense words back and forth to each other

🖥️​ :blobowo:
*Starts typing a message.*

🖥️​ :blobnervous:
"Remote user is typing..."

🖥️​ :blobglare:
*Types faster*

Competitive instant messaging.

Story of Truecrypt

If you remember last decade, you probably remember an enigmatic disk encryption utility Truecrypt. Some strange design choices, an eventual Linux port, a wealth of unheard of features and rather paranoid design features, as well as an unusual license that didn't play nice with Free software norms.

Its developers remained pseudonymous, something not so unusual back then, and didn't interact much except developing Truecrypt.

And then one day the music stopped. A warning noting that the program had flaws, to updated to the latest decrypt only, and migrate data was given that immediately threw off red flags. It was a very obvious sign to do something else with data.

Truecrypt was survived by its volume container format TCRYPT. The program was forked into a few other viable projects including the even more paranoid Veracrypt. Entirely Free software implementations such as tcplay sprung up for operating TCRYPT partitions.

Eventually, after many years, cryptsetup, the mainstream linux encrypted volume support added support for TCRYPT volumes. Truecrypt might be dead and buried, but its container format, with all its features live on.

So why was Truecrypt? As we later came to know, the creator of Truecrypt was unmasked as a mid-level drug trafficker. No better inspiration for writing decent security as if your data is actually at risk. Did the hidden volume actually work? We don't know. But we do know he flipped states witness.

We also know after he flipped, as soon as he was released from prison, he updated Truecrypt telling everyone to abandon the project. He might have given up drug dealers, but he didn't sell out the FOSS community.(also now, cannabis is legal)

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