If anyone who follows this account enjoys #chiptune music—music made with the programmable sound generators from old videogame and computer hardware—and the modification of that type of hardware, you should definitely follow my music account: @jefftheworld!

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

Hello world...this is an experimental account for LWN.net, soon to be a home for article notifications and more, we we get it all figured out. #introductions

Are you using Mastodon through a computer?

Do you wish there was a multi-column TweetDeck-style interface?

There is! It's called the "advanced web interface" and you can activate it any time you want. It lets you add many specialised columns, subscribe to hashtags and all kinds of stuff suited to large wide displays.

Log into the website, go to Preferences > Enable Advanced Web Interface, tick the box and click "Save Changes".

(To restore the default single column interface, do the same thing but untick the box instead.)

This used to be the default interface on Mastodon, and very old articles about the platform will have screenshots of the multicolumn interface.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #TweetDeck #FediTips #Interface

Reproducible Builds aims to make it easier to check the source code of free and open source software. You can follow the project at:

➡️ @reproducible_builds

The project's website is at reproducible-builds.org

Reproducible Builds promotes tools and practices to help verify that open source code has not been altered before its distribution.

#ReproducibleBuilds #FOSS #OSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Dev #Security #InfoSec #ComputerSecurity #Computing #Programming

"Tell me what password manager to use."

mymooltipass.com/

Not sponsored, but the only hardware secret manager I tested that you don't need to be an engineer to use.

I recommend engineers try Password Store encrypted to a Yubikey.

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We are hiring two Software Engineers for our Applications Team! You'll work on Tor Browser and future applications and help millions of people circumvent censorship and protect their privacy. All details here: torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

Mastodon

This is my personal mastodon instance. It intends to host my personal account and maybe a few others.