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In the unlikely event you need to send me a PGP encrypted e-mail or file please be advised that I have revoked the RSA2048 PGP key with the ID 0xCDA97D4C7E05DC1E. It has been superseded by the new ed25519 key 0xBB9A5478A984B9EB23F65618ACEAF380A9456840 available from or

If you wish to validate this change please feel free to contact me out of band.

If you use Metaname and Let's Encrypt you might find this useful:

(Also if it doesn't work or something, you can let me know...)

While I’ve been injured I installed a lot of “social” and “chat” apps on my phone that I wouldn’t normally have. I can really feel how easily I got absorbed in to them to unhealthy levels though. Now that I can sit at my desk a bit more easily I think it’s time for the apps to go again.

I finished a little craft project today. Gluing felt in to this three room tray from Daiso.

I mean it’s probably just values written to a file. But it would be nice to have some kind of library for querying it with common time series type questions. Something like GNU Recutils but for time series.

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Have you ever considered what a “pastoral Internet” time series database might look like? I kind of wonder if there isn’t room / someone hasn’t already made something that deliberately aims for the space below Graphite in the complexity / performance scale

I'm clearing out some excess items from my wrist watch collection. Here's the first lot if anyone is keen:

Couple of Seikos, a couple of chronographs (one mechanical, one mecha-quartz), a digital Casio...

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The European Commission has funded an open source project to create a Gateway between the ActivityPub and XMPP PubSub Protocols, and E2EE on PubSub

From goffi: "it's my pleasure to announce that an ActivityPub XMPP gateway doubled with Pubsub end-to-end encryption project has been selected for a grant by NLNet/NGI0 Discovery Fund (with financial support from European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme)".
The XMPP ActivityPub gateway will join two major open and decentralised protocols. In practice it will be a XMPP server component (usable with any server), and implement the ActivityPub server to server protocol (or "Federation Protocol"). On XMPP side, it will be mostly a Pubsub service (with some extra, like private messages converted to XMPP message stanza).
XMPP blogging (XEP-0277: Microblogging over XMPP) will be used, and thus any client supporting it will have access to ActivityPub publications (Libervia and Movim for instance).

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audacity, an open source audio editor, is having google telemetry embedded into it. what a fun world!

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You: "Which of these platforms should we develop on?"
Me: "They're about equal; you can't go right with any of them."
You: "They aren't the best?"
Me: "They're the best. They just aren't good. There aren't any that are good."

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1986 Puma shoes that connect to your "Apple IIE, Commodore 64 or 128 or IBM PC Computer"

I have gained some insight in to what happened to my old access point…

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Observation: if your WiFi SSID is an emoji and you make a QR code with the credentials in it, the iOS Shortcuts app makes a code that scans properly but doesn’t connect. On the other hand qrencode on Linux somehow makes a QR code that works properly. I cannot tell what is different between them…

When the registrar’s DNS hosting doesn’t realise you’re not delegated to it anymore, rolls the KSK and helpfully updates the DS records in the parent zone for you…

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