andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Today, the Grand Chamber of the @ECHR_CEDH, Europe’s highest human rights court, confirms UK surveillance regime was unlawful.

In 2013, after @Snowden's revelations, we brought the UK government to court together with many other NGOs.

More on the judgment soon...

I understand that global search and indexing is intentionally kept in check for multiple reasons. Are there any (less comfortable) ways, like external search or whatever to discover stuff outside the local server or the people directly connected? #mastodon

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people with a low profile and just a few followers often become targets for abuse after tweeting about controversial subjects, because harassers might search for specific terms or hashtags

🔗 How to Filter Twitter Trolls With Block Party consumerreports.org/social-med

NOTICE:

TUESDAY 25 MAY 2021 IS "INTERNATIONAL TOWEL DAY"

All Hoopy Froods are compelled to carry a towel on their person for the entire day.

In loving memory of the Revered Inventor of the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster,

The same man who discovered the exact reason why nothing on Earth makes sense,

And proved beyond doubt that the world is insane,

And who revealed the Answer to the Ultimate Question, of Life, the Universe, and Everything!

Thank you, and remember:

DON'T PANIC.

And if the stingers don’t get you then the crocodiles 🐊 will.

Today I’m experimenting with Pleroma <pleroma.social/> a lightweight fediverse server. I’m installing onto OpenBSD v6.9 <openbsd.org/> the proactively secure UNIX-like O/S.

There’s lots of food for thought from the recent Reimaging the Internet conference. I found the 90 minute panel discussion on Interoperability and Alternative Social Media with Cory Doctorow and Daphne Keller particularly attractive. Difficult to summarise but if you’d rather have prot... micro.duncanhart.com/2021/05/2

Reminder that book DRM is a cancer we never needed or had for centuries and that any publisher who thinks otherwise deserves to walk the plank.

:blobcatpirate: yarrr

@carbontwelve Please add me to ActivityPub, BSD, Fediverse, Friendly People, Infosec, Japan, Keyboards, Mastodon, Systems Thinking.

Always makes me smile

<img src=“bigbird.jpg” alt=“Big Bird is a character from Sesame Street. It is an eight-foot two-inch tall bright yellow anthropomorphic bird.”

My personal #mastodon experience still suffers from crossposts from #twitter, with user names that don't make sense in the #fediverse.

I can unfollow crossposter's accounts, but I don't want to unfollow everyone who boosts a twitter crosspost.

Please, #fediverse, let's boost the fediverse, not twitter. If we want to share a good tweet, let's treat it like any other URL from the web.

Please, if you have a bot, make it post in unlisted rather than in public. There is so many bots posting in public now that the federated timeline is becoming unusable.
I don’t usually ask that, but can you boost this to spread awareness?

This was delicious, light and refreshing lager. Perfect with spicy foods. 🍻

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