How to became a bit oddly? Plant own #Astrobotany plant on #Gemini space. Don’t ask what for. Act like nothing has happened. ;-)
So, I'm back from Dune. I took the whole package with 3D glasses, moving/vibrating chair, smoke, smells and other crazy FX stuff.
I had a great time, but the most immersive part of the experience was that I had to wear a face mask the whole time. I felt like a real Fremen.
the fall 2021 tape is out now! apologies this one took so long, life is busy & life with a newborn baby is triple-busy.
as mentioned in the liner notes, cover art has been added to all the mp3 files so, if that's your thing, snag the files again or grab the archives!
please be well. 💕
Facebook Has Trackers in 25% of Websites and 61% of the Most Popular Apps https://slashdot.org/story/21/08/29/1758218/facebook-has-trackers-in-25-of-websites-and-61-of-the-most-popular-apps
Thanks to everyone who sent me links to #gemini capsules over the last few days. Here they are for anyone else looking for new places to visit:
@kensanata Coming soon to iOS/iPadOS (via TestFlight): https://gmi.skyjake.fi/gemlog/2021-09_hello-from-ios.gmi
Tutanota doesn’t use PGP and needs to rationalize their choice by portraying PGP as inferior. Let’s take their “Why Tutanota does not rely on PGP” (https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/innovative-encryption/) and disect it:
"PGP does not encrypt the subject line (already achieved in Tutanota)" -> already achieved in PGP too thanks to https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-autocrypt-lamps-protected-headers-02.html
"PGP algorithms can’t be easily updated" what? PGP got ed25519 and ed448 recently and there is entire space of “vendor specific” algorithms that some providers use internally.
"PGP has no option for Perfect Forward Secrecy." and Tutanota doesn’t too so why bring this to the table? “We also plan to add Perfect Forward Secrecy to Tutanota.” very nice but wait… ProtonMail is already working on it: https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/openpgp/ifm3dqQdyh8kOTZF7yONAsDZb3Q/ oh, and Thunderbird people too: https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/openpgp/i2qnaxF0RNhcVnobv0C_HE211wk/
Tutanota is just vendor lock-in and when something like this happens: https://www.cyberscoop.com/court-rules-encrypted-email-tutanota-monitor-messages/ you don’t have a choice of switching implementations 🤷
It’s five months of my astro-gardening. My: “Tenth Tulip of the #Astrobotany Sweetness”:
You can spot me also on:
gemini://astrobotany.mozz.us/app/visit/sort_health watering path.
I know I've mentioned this before but tut really is awesome. Such a good terminal fediverse client. Some of the new features are great too like if a toot has links in it there is a shortcut to yank the URL into the clipboard.
Smol Pub is a tiny blogging service.
- Web interface and CLI to manage your posts.
- Accessible from Web, Gemini and Gopher.
- Storage for your images.
- Write custom CSS for web.
- Attach your custom domain with SSL.
- Export your posts.
Good to hear: "#Dune reminds us what a Hollywood #blockbuster can be. Implicitly, its message written again and again in the sand, Denis #Villeneuve’s fantasy epic tells us that big-budget spectaculars don’t have to be dumb or hyperactive, that it’s possible to allow the odd quiet passage amid the explosions. Adapted from #FrankHerbert’s 60s opus, Dune is dense, moody and quite often sublime – the missing link bridging the multiplex and the arthouse." https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/03/dune-review-denis-villenueve-venice-film-festival
Kiwix is a free open source app for offline viewing and searching of Wikipedia, Gutenberg, StackExchange etc. It lets you use and distribute physical copies of websites entirely offline.
You can follow at:
The app is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone/iPad from https://www.kiwix.org
Interesting idea. https://minus.social/
Of course it has flaws. One can just create another account. But it more an art than real software.
Another flaw - cost is linear. I guess service with unlimited number of posts but increasing cost would be more interesting. First post - free, next $0.01, next multiplier * cost of previous cost. With multiplier 1.1 10th post cost barely $0.02, but 50th is almost $1 and 99th is almost $100.
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!