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Even if a domain you own is not used for sending / receiving email, you should always add a DNS TXT record for SPF, or "who is allowed to send email on behalf of your domain").

ioc.exchange does not have an MX record, so it is not used for receiving email. However, it has no SPF record - meaning, any IP address can send email as ioc.exchange without scrutiny.

If email shouldn't be sent, create a TXT record of "v=spf1 -all" - else adjust accordingly. Setup DMARC too!

#ioc #infosec

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Since Mastodon saw its initial popularity circa 2017, I've noticed that most users and those reporting on it either don't think about the Fediverse as anything more than Mastodon, or treat its history as beginning with Eugen Rochko and the beginning of Mastodon. In fact, Mastodon is the latest in a long line of federated social networks going at least back to Identi.ca, and though I wasn't around for all of it, I find this history pretty interesting. (Thread; boosts welcome!)

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"What nobody tells you about software documentation":


I'm a really big fan of the Diátaxis Framework for how to reason about the many different kinds of docs folks may need.


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so since I am here now, allow me to do some SLEEP PROPAGANDA




and the fact that we are forced to compromise on sleep in order to fulfill duties to capitalism is an immense injustice and health risk.

lack of sleep obviously increases stress levels and therefore the risk for all kinds of diseases, but it also damages your brain on a cellular level because SLEEP MAINTAINS THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR BRAIN.

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One of the things that I think is sad about the decimation of Twitter eng is that Twitter was doing a lot of interesting (and high ROI) eng work that, at younger companies, is mostly outsourced at great cost.

A few examples off the top of my head:

The now gutted HWENG group was so good at server design that, in a meeting with Intel, the Intel folks couldn't believe the power envelope Twitter achieved and Google thought we were lying about our costs during cloud price negotiations.

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Today I continued the fight to keep old hardware working and fully supported (i.e., getting security patches).

The battles will never end, but I will continue to document the processes, develop and contribute patches upstream to make it easier for others.

One specific focus that I have is the Novena, which has the wonderful github.com/novena-next/docs repo
repo that @Wisellama pointed me to. I am re-testing the instructions and will be submitting MRs with fixes. ❤️

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Wow I just found out that the "nuclear Ghandi" bug from Civilization never actually existed, and was just a rumor started by a TV Tropes user in 2012, which was then taken as fact, posted on the wiki, and propagated everywhere from there.

The first two Civ games, which is where the "bug" is claimed to have originated from, used signed integers for AI aggression, pretty much to avoid exactly this kind of bug occuring.

Honestly now that I think about it it's pretty fucked up how so many people, especially journalists, will believe any claim if they read it online 😬

My source *is* Wikipedia, but it actually cites Sid Meier and other devs: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclea

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Welcome to the Fediverse!
Have a look around
Every Toot that you could think to Toot of can be found

There's wholesome, there's neutral
There's totally cursed
If no Toots are of interest to you, you'd be the first

Welcome to the Fediverse!
Come make an account
Look for a homeserver or just serve one up yourself

It's libre, it's open
It's decentralised
Not like all that web3 crap though, screw all those guys

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Hello everyone, if you're reading about the #gitea changes. It could benefit to understand the full picture, I've written a summary of what happened today and as well what @dachary, @humanetech and I found out today.


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Do you use the "I don't care about cookies" extension? It was acquired by Avast.

You might want to swap over to Consent-O-Matic, which is free and open source - consentomatic.au.dk/

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it's a problem because it kind of undermines the concept of open source in a pretty basic way. for a lot of software, grabbing the thing and making it do what you want involves an indefinite amount of overcomplicated bullshit as you try to install the right versions of a bunch of dependencies you've never heard of and decipher output from an idiosyncratic build system. you can't just get in there and experiment

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#NextCloud CEO and founder Frank Karlitschek was approached by a #Microsoft lawyer earlier this year to make a deal.

In the meeting, the Microsoft correspondent offered benefits in the form of collaboration and marketing to Nextcloud. For example, they wanted to promote the Nextcloud logo in Microsoft marketing material – if Nextcloud would consider dropping its anti-trust complaint.

Microsoft used to be a company of jerks, liars and cheaters 40 years ago, it remains a company of jerks, liars and cheaters today.


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"popular myth is that people who are Very Computer have computers that work. nothing could be further from the truth. the Very Computer are capable of generating much more novel and fascinating ways to make computers not fucking work and exercise this capability wantonly"

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You probably heard of #OsmAnd, the swiss knife map app that uses #OpenStreetMap data, but do you know that there's a web-based interface, too?

Check out osmand.net/map, and plan your trips with routing, and various map rendering options, while doing so in the comfort of your desktop browser.

It even includes weather forecasts, if you're trying to avoid getting wet for your weekend ride.

You don't even need to register for an #OsmAnd, or #OpenStreetMap account to use it.

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Imagine if YouTube was shut down.

It would be a literal tragedy for the human race. Billions of hours worth of creativity would disappear in an instant.

"That would never happen!" some believe.

But it already has.

Remember Google+? All of it's gone forever.

Or remember all that media stored on MySpace? It's vanished.

We must stop depending on Big Tech to archive our data. Their mandate is to profit off our data, not preserve it.

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As I announced earlier, I've been working on an alternative to PrivacyTools, PrivacyGuides, etc. All of them target non technical users, have sponsors and affiliate links.

The Privacy Raccoon - Digital Self-defense against mass surveillance

It's not finished yet, there's a lot of work to do. But I wanted to announce it so people can contribute to it. If you're interested in contributing, go here:

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