mckinley

twtxt.net

A guy on the internet. https://mckinley.cc/

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In-reply-to » Great conversation with @ocdtrekkie tonight. Some things we talked about: * Goryon being taken off the Google Play Store * The woes of uppercase ls and Iowercase Ls * De-Googling Android * The Google Glass and how it forced you into the walled garden * iOS and privacy * Privacy legislation and the extent to which people know about the spying * Creepy Amazon stores * The new issue of Lab6 (https://lab6.com/3)

@retrocrash@twtxt.net We used the meet.mills.io Peer Calls instance, and I didn’t run into any problems. I used Ungoogled Chromium. How was it for you @ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net?

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In-reply-to » Great conversation with @ocdtrekkie tonight. Some things we talked about: * Goryon being taken off the Google Play Store * The woes of uppercase ls and Iowercase Ls * De-Googling Android * The Google Glass and how it forced you into the walled garden * iOS and privacy * Privacy legislation and the extent to which people know about the spying * Creepy Amazon stores * The new issue of Lab6 (https://lab6.com/3)

@ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net I usually take notes during the call, but today I just went back and skimmed my messages after you hung up.

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Great conversation with @ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net tonight. Some things we talked about:

  • Goryon being taken off the Google Play Store
  • The woes of uppercase ls and Iowercase Ls
  • De-Googling Android
  • The Google Glass and how it forced you into the walled garden
  • iOS and privacy
  • Privacy legislation and the extent to which people know about the spying
  • Creepy Amazon stores
  • The new issue of Lab6 (https://lab6.com/3)

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In-reply-to » Speaking of which... @mckinley did you ever setup a Salty Addr on your domain yet? 🤔 Can I message you yet? 😅

@prologic@twtxt.net No, I haven’t. mckinley.cc points to a web host that wouldn’t let me host a broker. I’ve got a VPS and some other domains, I just haven’t done it.

I couldn’t figure out the client, anyway. I couldn’t see my messages, and when I run salty-chat read I only got one message at a time. I haven’t touched it in a long time, though, so maybe things improved.

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In-reply-to » []() Media the new EGO electric ride on mower. I’m putting it on my Xmas list. despite the fact it won’t actually fit through our side gate!

@kt84@twtxt.net How long does the battery last? I’m skeptical of electric yard equipment like that. I had to borrow an electric string trimmer a few weeks ago. Piece of garbage! It struggled to cut through anything, and the battery died in less than 20 minutes. I don’t think it was a real inexpensive one, either.

I’ll have my real gas one (that would cut your leg off) running by the time the weeds come back.

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Meeting notes for tonight. Definitely an interesting talk tonight with @prologic@twtxt.net and @ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net. I think Yarn.social might have come up once or twice. :)

  • ISP shenanigans, including
    • Port restrictions
    • IPv6 adoption
    • Reliability
  • Sandstorm, the self-hosting system @ocdtrekkie@twtxt.net is working on
  • Consuming social media via e-mail
  • Programming languages as an indicator of program quality
  • Pine{Time,Phone}
  • “Sideloading”

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In-reply-to » Q: Are passphrases really more secure than cryptographically random passwords? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net They can be more secure or not. It depends on how long it is, just like a string of random characters. You can also add some random special characters into the passphrase to throw off an attacker.

The main benefit of a passphrase is the relative ease at which it is memorized. A good, long passphrase with a couple of special characters thrown in is quite secure. The list of words that you made your passphrase out of might be public, but the attacker probably doesn’t know which one you used unless you tell him.

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