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The true cost of clicking “accept” on all that small-print. #privacy #data #gdpr

Just pushed out a new blog article about my Shivering-Isles onion service:

TL;DR: All services hosted by me get now accessible through tor. alt-svc is used to make sure your tor browser picks it up automatically. You can set it up yourself by following the tutorial or by using my ansible role:

/cc @torproject

Pixelfed Labs will be establishing working groups to tackle a wide range of issues and topics related to pixelfed and social media.

The first batch of groups will be:
- Abuse Prevention
- Accessibility
- Privacy
- Youth Safety
- Dark Pattern Prevention
- Security

We will need your help. You will have a chance to shape pixelfed's future and make it more inclusive and safe for everyone.

For more info, follow @PixelfedLabs

I already shared about that topic earlier, but as I just saw this article by @aral again, let's just share it and show how great things can integrate:

With and you can easily sync files, clipboards, notifications and more between your phone and your desktop/notebook.

Just today I noticed that it hooks into `tel:` links and allows you "open" the link to a phone number on your desktop by sending it to your phone to make the call. Just great!


Sick about proprietary comment platform Disqus?

Commento is an alternative replacement! Implement it on your blog / website and make the web a wee bit free'er.

Commento indeed is an fast, open source, privacy-focused commenting platform. Self-host and embed it on your own server, in a container, or on a cloud provider.


#commento #disqus #opensource #comments #gitlab #selfhost

It's sad to see that accounts mainly features non-free services.

For whatever reason the number 1 entry is Google. Then, yay, Nextcloud as a free software integration, followed by Facebook, Microsoft, Flickr and Foursquare.

The last two are usually hidden, those are free protocol-based integrations like SMTP+POP3/IMAP and Kerberos.

I wonder if we can't do better than pushing those big non-free services using our wonderful free desktop platform.

@gnome any thoughts?

#Slub: New backdoor malware hits Slack and Github platforms

“The attackers also appear to be professionals, based on their way of handling their attack. They only use public third party services, and therefore did not need to register any domains or anything else that could leave a trail. The few email addresses we found during the investigation were also using trash email systems, giving the attackers a clean footprint” researchers added.

Since I just realized that it's maybe the only Mastodon instance with the focus on food, I just want to make it a bit more known:

I couldn't find any other english-speaking Mastodon instance with the focus on food on

When you feel lost on one of the bigger instances, maybe it's something you were looking for.

I enjoy the few spam mails I get. It's always great comedy to read them.

My latest one was send from (DKIM confirms), has a from address with and a reply-to address to Not only that but it also claims to come from the UN while my answer should be send to a gmail address.

Somehow I'm amazed that for a single spam mail at least 4 different free mail account involved. Those spammers must be great at email account management.

Do you speak #arabic, #persian, #hebrew, #urdu, or any right-to-left language? Librsvg needs help to find test cases for those languages, and people who can tell us what the correct behavior is.

Boosts appreciated!

Interesting. In may 2018 (so with GDPR in place) I requested an account deletion for my ClouDNS account.

Today I was checking all accounts tied to the mail address I used back then and went for password resets… Turns out they still have my account and simply suspended it.

Wrote a recipe in Gnome recipes but didn't upload it anywhere yet.

It's a version of the German dish "Armer Ritter"/french toast (a rather simple version of toast).

If anyone is interested in trying it and runs Gnome Recipes feel free to reach out to me.

Explore the taste of Gnome and its users:

The fedora magazine published an article about Gnome Recipes. So we literally talk about taste. Besides just reading recipes feel free to share yours! Everyone likes good food, so share your taste with the world!

Mhm, just got a spam mail to the mail address I provide on GitHub. Checked the company and figured out their GitHub organisation, reported them, linking to GitHub's terms of services C5:

I really hope GitHub will take action against them as this will probably hurt their "business" quite heavy.

If you receive unauthorized spam mails to your GitHub mail address, I highly recommend to report the companies organisations.

If you want interesting news articles about the Fediverse, you ought to follow the WeDistribute blog:


It's written by alternative social media veteran @sean

WeDistribute runs on a combination of Wordpress and the Pterotype plugin (which adds Fediverse compatibility to Wordpress sites).

#Fediverse #Blogs #Pterotype

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Sheogorath's Microblog

This instance is the microblog to my blog. You'll probably find more recent content here while finding more elaborated content on the blog. Impressum / Datenschutz / Privacy