: Got Fluidkeys working nicely with Mailvelope (webmail-based email envryption) as well as automatically setting up git and Github for signing & verifying commits :D


I don't understand HackerNews' algo: yesterday, nothing, almost zero upvotes. Today, boom, front page out of nowhere.

Weird! (Not complaining!)

Send encrypted passwords, tokens, API keys direct from the command-line with our new release, Fluidkeys 0.3 💻 🤫 fluidkeys.com/blog/release-0-3

Wow, an old weakness in Android permissions allowed any app to secretly get your location (from WiFi hotspots) without asking or prompting: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

Ladies and gentlemen, the website of the UK’s premier museum of design.

@Edent well done on the Twitter bug bounty :) Just read about it on HackerNews!

"At the moment, I have harvested a solid dirt... on you... I saved all your email and chats from your messangers. I also saved the entire history of the sites you visit."

... cute

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4640 First data breach that matters to me personally. I feel quite sick. Especially because (since joining this stupid thing) I've been *reeeally* careful to protect my home address. Fake names to hotels, etc. All ruined in one breach. Arseholes.

What's going on at Amazon? All I'm seeing on HackerNews atm is announcements of new AWS stuff, multiple per day, it's bewildering

Thanks to everyone who helped out with our user research interviews the past few days, it was extremely helpful as always. We're much clearer on how the first Fluidkeys team alpha will look as a result :)

Lovely warm welcome from @IDEIAHUB@twitter.com coworking space in Lisbon. This place is slick, bustling and it *works*. Would recommend.

Trying out digital nomad-ism in Lisbon later this week.

Can anyone point me to a nice coworking / makerspace / hackspace I could work from?

I wrote up some observations about the OpenPGP Email summit in our most recent weeknotes.

Spoiler: usability is high up the agenda, Autocrypt is awesome and Delta Chat is my new favourite app: fluidkeys.com/weeknotes/

Who runs this instance mastodon.me.uk and how can I support its running?

I "chose" this instance only because I knew people here - it wasn't a real choice because I didn't understand mastodon when I made it.

I suspect it's important we feel connected to our instance for long term health of the network and keeping it decentralised.

(This totally does not apply to pgp key management, which humans were never supposed to be good at. Bring on the automation.)

Just missed my stop on the underground. I was subconsciously relying on Citymapper's "get off alert" , which fired just after the doors closed.

I'm becoming a worse human as machines try to automate things for me: navigating, parking, spelling, memory, arithmetic come to mind.

Should I try and reverse this or am I being a luddite?!

While most startups are focused on finding ever new "whats" and "for whos" (i.e. staking out as-yet unexploited niches), social innovation can involve rebuilding alternative versions of existing things from the ground up while rethinking their "ifs", "hows" and "whys" (eg. the fediverse).

So while "move fast and break things" may be the most "efficient" approach for capitalist projects to find what they call "product/market fit", what would be the most "effective" approach for those who put humans above profit?

I think my latest throwaway prepaid SIM belonged to someone very popular in a past life. Never had so many voicemails before

Would it be reasonable to use mastodon itself (not just ActivityPub protocol) as a backend for sending machine-to-machine messages? It would be extremely helpful to use global infrastructure that someone else runs. Is this abusive / annoying / something else?

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