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Can I be deadly serious for 1 minute?
May is Stroke Awareness month in the US. My mom died last April 25 from stroke(s), and she was only 66. Know the signs; they are sneaky and nebulous. Strokes are VERY common and it is scary.

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Please take a moment and watch / share this info with your loved ones, or from your chosen medical info provider.

See also: transischemic attacks; white matter disease

Good guy proton. Thanks @ProtonMail ! Happy that the support has helped. 👍💪

@JB Carroll More and more they impress me. I may need to subscribe to their services sooner than later.
@Steven Brady
They just released an F-droid app with non-Google pish notifications too!

I knew the # people were working on decentralized # over element, but somehow totally slept on this announcement. Excited to here SFU is in the cards too!

A co-worker has a wife who travels and was nice enough to share some of the # from her recent travel. Enjoyed this Riedenburger very much tonight! ::beer: ::like:

At the place we're staying at in # there is a resident cat named Mr. Beans! # #
Black and white cat in doorway.

Visiting # with my family for my sister's birthday and rented a cool house in the mountains. The roads were a bit perilous but the view waking up was worth it. 🙂
Panoramic view of mountains and pine trees.
Though apparently on the mountains the weather can whipsaw between 70 F and snow:

@JB Carroll I used to live in the foothills in Colorado and on a 100 degree day in the middle of summer I could always just look up and see snow. Mind you, it was a couple hour drive to actually touch the snow.

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It's true, Mastodon is but one service in a constellation of applications all communicating together via the ActivityPub protocol. There are services that simulate Reddit, music and video streaming (spotify/youtube), blogging, etc., etc. There is a wide world to the Fediverse, as I'm posting from Friendica, another social network service. :)

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After Musk's Twitter Deal, Users Rush to Mastodon | Make Tech Easier

This news caused one of Mastodon’s main servers, to slow down. The site is very similar to Twitter in the way messages appear; however, Mastodon is constructed of multiple servers that work independently of each other but can still interact with each other. The system has been compared to the way multiple email servers interact.
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M.s has been just crawling.... But I'm also seeing 20x the interactivity there that I was previously.

After Musk's Twitter Deal, Users Rush to Mastodon | Make Tech Easier

This news caused one of Mastodon’s main servers, to slow down. The site is very similar to Twitter in the way messages appear; however, Mastodon is constructed of multiple servers that work independently of each other but can still interact with each other. The system has been compared to the way multiple email servers interact.
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Thought I'd write an # for all those # from the Musk exodus:

I'm an analytical chemist. I've hosted my own # node (instance) at my home since 2018, shortly after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. From there, I got bit by the # bug and am now hosting my own # replacements for many FAANG services.

Welcome all to the # ! If you are thinking about self-hosting and have questions, would be happy to help as able!

Such a shame. I loved the food at this place! Hopefully the Gin Room carries it on into new tasty frontiers...

Café Natasha is closing in April after 39 years as owner Hamishe Bahrami enters retirement. The Gin Room, the adjacent bar run by Bahrami’s daughter, Natasha, will remain open.…

Testing out my K480 keyboard with my phone. So far so good!

Man I'm so happy to have discovered one of my favorite solo instrumentalists Bulb (Misha Mansoor, now in Periphery) released some of his old work re-recorded. Brings me back to the soundclick days. 😃 #
I've been listening to the new Haunted Shore stuff, and looking forward to new Periphery.
@Michael Warburton haven't listened to HS for a while, need to jump back in!

Have you ever had a dream that you took off a day from work, and it seemed so real? Then woke up and realized you still had to come in?

That's the boat I'm in. Happy Friday!

If you're looking for some direct options for NGOs to donate to for Ukraine:

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Speech by Kenya ambassador to UN condemning Russian actions agains Ukraine

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“Mr President, this situation echoes our history. Kenya and almost every African country was birthed by the ending of an empire. Our borders are not of our own drawings. They were drawn in the distant colonial metropoles of London, Paris and Lisbon with no regard for the ancient nations that they cleaved apart.

At independence, had we chosen to pursue on the basis of ethnic, racial or religious homogeneity, we would still be waging bloody wars these many decades later. Instead, we agreed that we would settle for the borders that we inherited, but we would still pursue continental political, economic and legal integration rather than form nations that looked ever backwards into history with a dangerous nostalgia.

Kenya is not only concerned by Russia's move, but also by the trend in the last few decades of powerful states, including members of this Security Council, breaching international law with little regard. Multilateralism, the process of organising relations between groups of states, is lying on its deathbed. It has been assaulted today, as it has been by other powerful states in the recent past.

We urge against dangerous nostalgia for past borders, and Russia's moves breaches the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

We must complete our recovery from the embers of dead empires in a way that does not plunge us back into new forms of domination and oppression.”
~ UN ambassador for Kenya, Martin Kimani, in speech at emergency UN Security Council session. (Paraphrased)

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Well of course, it was Russia that developed the ransomware attack systems all along. All those criminal gangs worked for them and they were testing their viability as a weapon.

Starting up my blog, for like the fourth(?) time. Using Publii this time to get the benefits of a static site with more of the ease of use of WordPress. Hope to post more about what I know with regards to hosting services at home!

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!Friendica Support

Hello all, @Lights Out Games is having trouble making posts, but they can respond when my node tags them in a post, and others can comment on their posts. Seeing if tagging will help them to be able to see the forum and any replies.
I'm happy to do that, but not until next Monday. I'm in the middle of a move to another city, so my time is a little tight right now.
@JB Carroll @Lights Out Games As we were discussing on XMPP/Matrix, this might be caused by not being able to deliver AP posts to any other instance (i.e., no posts to subscribers, no forum posts). The log contained such lines: worker [INFO]: Transmit to returned 202 ... APDelivery ... HTTPSignature.php line 309 function "transmit" HTTP 202 means "Accepted", and Friendica bails out on a request on signature failures. The same happened with another user (Clay) some days ago. This is a YUnoHost install if it matters.

Yup, got it. Sending one back.
Great! So it works somewhat...

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CrowdStrike has observed that malware targeting Linux-based systems increased by 35% in 2021. XorDDoS, Mirai and Mozi were the most common malware families.

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Not only using b.t.w., development is often done by people not understanding any concept of security, privacy....

@Steven Brady Nice! Along with signing that I finally got my matrix docker-compose set up. It was a good internet day yesterday - the benefits of being off work!
@Steven Brady I mainly use them for when the install would be a bit too over my head otherwise! Haha. Matrix was one of those. Just didn't have a lot of experience setting virtual environments. Also with docker everything is stored in the same folder (config, data, etc.), so it makes it a bit easier to migrate.

I generally can wrap my head around docker-compose a lot easier than normal docker. You mostly just set everything up in the compose file as YAML, then add a few links in the config to external config files (matrix needed to do this). Still had to fight with nginx and Postgres in docker-compose for a bit, but nice to have it all up and running together.

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A film about a catastrophe not being entertaining enough.. is not entertaining enough. Watched yesterday, makes sense. With The Last Forest and In the Earth really worth watching from 2021.

<p>It’s not about Americans being dumb sheep, but about how billionaires manipulate us into trusting them, how the reckless pursuit of profit can have catastrophic consequences, and the need to come together to fight those who prevent us from solving our problems. </p>

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Un des meilleurs documentaires des dernières décennies ;)

Got up really early to catch the lunar eclipse! This is a combo of several exposures in #photomatix , an #hdr program. Only have a 300 mm lens, so not the most detailed, but very satisfied with the exposure fusion!

#photo #eclipse #mywork

I recently got into cooking with a #cast-iron pan, and as a scientist, grew really curious about the process of "seasoning": cooking with oil repeatedly leads to a non-stick surface. After reading quite a few techniques online, I thought: somebody has had to have studied this scientifically. Sure enough here's an article for that!

Welp, finally pulled the bandaid fully. Transferred the SIM to the #Pixel4a with #grapheneos . Smell ya later, #iPhone !

I hadn't heard of GrapheneOS before now, I'm definitely going to check it out!
@Michael Warburton I recommend it for sure! Day to day use is basically Android, but there's a lot of extra security measures to shore up the Android OS. Of course, it's also de-Googled, but the ability to get apps outside of the play store is waayyyy better than it used to be. And for a lot of things I just use the mobile site instead of the app, which works great, plus I get tracker blocking from the browser!

@Tobias Also, please ignore this test reply. ::-):

Pixel 4a. Will be glad to get rid of the inane iPhone autocorrect too. :-)

This is so cool! Nature always finds a way to surprise you. Wonder if I can grow something like that here to keep mosquitoes at bay?