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I get frustrated by things, but I really am privileged to be able to live a fairly magical life where I can work on the things I think are really important and which matter. Trying to use that to build things so that others can too.

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but there absolutely _needs_ to be a federated version of GitHub/GitLab.

Let me host my projects' critical infrastructure (issue tracker, PRs, private repos etc) on my own servers, while also being able to interact and socialize with the rest of the open source world.

I'll keep saying this until someone builds it - I would do it myself if I had enough time on my hands right now.

In case you missed it, there's a non-technical explanation of federation/decentralisation on

It's aimed at people who have no prior knowledge. If you know someone who is confused by how a decentralised platform works (for example Mastodon compared to Twitter), you might want to send them this link.

#Decentralisation #Decentralization #Federation #FederatedNetworks #Fediverse

πŸš€ otp v1.3.0 released! πŸš€

A simple Ruby script for OTP 2 Factor Authentication management on your desktop.

I'm still very new to Ruby, so the code is so-so, would highly appreciate help to get it OOPed up, to add new (more complex) features in the future.

Next step: Import / Export to the most common mobile apps πŸ‘

@WagonStar The existence of the Power User implies the existence of the Space User, Time User, Soul User, Mind User and Reality User

Me: I'd like to trust this self signed certificate.

Firefox: No, that's insecure, user.

Me: I'm aware. I'm a big girl. Add the exception.

Firefox: No, please contact your administrator.

Me: Listen here you little #$@! I *am* the administrator. Add. The. Exception.

Firefox: I'm afraid I can't do that Val…

Me: *opens about:config*

Updates since launch

> A few months have passed with Feneas. Here is a small update on things we have been doing or are planning to do, including a financial statement.


Apparently, #Mastodon has extensive keyboard shortcuts! In the WebUI of your instance, click here to view them! πŸ™‚

(I love shortcuts so I thought I'd share them for others who hadn't seen the little link down there πŸ˜‰)

#GPG is doing my head in at the moment. Got a new 4096 bit key-pair set up and realized I might want seperated (A)uthenticate, (S)ign and (E)ncrypt sub-keys.
Read a bunch of information about what and how to do that... not too sure any longer if it's worth the hassle?

Would you keep a very very private key-pair on an external medium and just certify another key-pair that you use for signing, de-/encrypting and auth - with a limited lifetime?

#crypto #help πŸ™‚

We still have a tech position open at the Freedom of the Press Foundation (a nonprofit): a Sr. Software Engineer position to work on SecureDrop, the open source whistleblower platform used by 65+ media organizations, originally developed by the late Aaron Swartz.

You get paid to work
βœ… from anywhere in the world
βœ… on a world-changing project
βœ… that's open source,
βœ… stewarded by a small team
βœ… that's led by a woman.

Help spreading the word is much appreciated:

Federation Update: We have pushed most of the code, and will be making an announcement in the next few days. #pixelfed

Just released WP-OTP v0.2.0 πŸŽ‰

It's a simple 2 Factor Authentication plugin to secure your WordPress login.

WordPress plugin:

If there are any designers out there who are willing to make a simple logo, I'd be more than grateful πŸ˜‡


Need to find a sustainable way (Kickstarter, Grants, ect) to keep working on :pixelfed: full time otherwise I will need to start freelancing again and spend less time on pixelfed. Any ideas?

*looking at*
What? "mobilizon"? πŸ€” (main Framagit repo is probably private for now, couldn't find it).

Mobilizon is a decentralized and federated Meetup-like platform using #ActivityPub, by #Framasoft πŸ€“

We are preparing to release federation support and we want your feedback!

Can you think of any safety, privacy or security features that we haven't announced or already support?

We appreciate any ideas/feedback that can make :pixelfed: more safe and secure. #pixelfed

@noplanman *Toots back at you using different instruments* πŸ‡πŸΏπŸ€

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A simple little toot box that connects YY to the fediverse.