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Wow, and this is from a Republican who's been on the inside!



Seems an interesting way to encourage a more direct democracy, even among millions of people. I wouldbe curious to know if this would work for larger cities in our country.

The New York Times: Opinion | A Strong Democracy Is a Digital Democracy (By Audrey Tang)






Vision Quest


Got some more time away from the grind to visit some awesome parks in #Missouri . Visited Amidon, Silver Mines, and Knob Lick Overlook.

#photo #mywork



Even tech-savvy people can fall victim to spear phishing attacks. This cautionary tale by @RobJHeaton shows how creative hackers can be. The lesson here? Never click on a link from someone you don’t know unless you’re 100% sure it’s legitimate. https://robertheaton.com/2019/06/24/i-was-7-words-away-from-being-spear-phished/



New House, New Rules


I suppose moving to a different municipality means that the ISP (which is the same one I had before) enforces ipv6 a lot more than before. That means it's messing with my laptop's ability to resolve hostnames, use Skype, and I had to add some extra configuration to all of my nginx configuration files for ipv6 listening.

In other words, the joys of moving/owning your own house.



hello world (redux)


Server is back online! Excited to be back on the federation/fediverse.

Lucky you, who can be heard by friends. When I brought back my server a huge design failure made it so that I could not connect to friends again ...
https://github.com/friendica/friendica/issues/3466

The saddest thing is to see a "cant fix" label attached to a Free Software issue... Doesn't make sense, does it ?



Off the grid


jb-net.us will be going off line for about a week while I move into my new house. I apologize to all of the admins in advance for all of the "message not delivered" errors to my node. :-)

@Michael Warburton Thanks! You never appreciate (or wince at) the amount of stuff you have until you have to move it all...





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Inside of you are two wolves

One has an unknown position
The other has an unknown velocity

The wolves are both really small, welcome to physics class

LOL!
Wolves!
Feed 'em!!



**Sidestepping Apple: the third-party tinkerers fighting for your right to repair


| The Guardian**
hen Jessa Jones’s twin daughters flushed her iPhone 4S down the toilet, she decided that she was going to fix it herself. She took the toilet apart in her backyard, retrieved the device, and then searched online for how to make it turn on again.

She not only went on to fix it, she started a repair business.
Jones soon had more business than she could handle. After recruiting other stay-at-home moms in her neighborhood and teaching them electronics repair, she launched a small business from her dining room called MommyFixits.

#technology #mobile



Back from isolation!


Internet was down for a few days. Finally got repaired with a new modem and back on the fediverseration!

I know how that is.

@Samantha Joe the downside of home self-hosting.



Player Piano



High tech, low morals.



Take a Hike


Recently went on a #hike to Pickle Springs and Hickory Canyon State Parks in #Missouri . Brought along the #dslr to shoot some #hdr of the beautiful sandstone formations.

#photo #mywork
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Looks like it was a nice day for a walk.

@alysonsee (Fca) it was a wonderful day. Full disclosure, took a "mental health day" (i.e., sick leave) to go. Work's been crazy, but sometimes you just have to make the time. :-)



“What we are seeing now is the luxurification of human engagement,”

The New York Times: Human Contact Is Now a Luxury Good (By NELLIE BOWLES)



Your password may be weaker than you think. Learn about how passwords get hacked and how to create a strong password: https://protonmail.com/blog/how-to-create-a-strong-password/