My work has a happy hour tonight and I’m like...
#Keybase just came out as a crypto-currency marketing scheme. Moreover, they're trying to spin the fact that they actively hid that their funding was coming from a crypto "non-profit" as a positive, _somehow._
I know they're popular on the fediverse as an identity verification service. If you're using it for that purpose, I urge you to reconsider in light of this.
Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"
Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".
Anybody running their own Firefox Identity Server setup?
So, I tried #keybase a while back because I like the idea of being able to verify identities.
Now, it’s trying to get me to start using Stellar’s crypto currency by “giving” away Lumens (https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-stellar). Anyone have an opinion on this? Seems like they are abusing people’s trust in an identity service to lock them into a crypto currency racket.
Anyone have a guide for switching mastodon instances that minimizes the gnashing of teeth? And maximizes continuity?
@artsyhonker @MatejLach totally a bandcamp supporter but some albums are still associated with labels (marked in a black box in the upper left corner). I’ve emailed #bandcamp and a few artists to see how that works without much luck 🤷♂️. On the upside, the band Geoda emailed me directly to say thanks and ask my opinion about their music (it’s Awesome). Had a nice chat with them.
We have a machine to extract carbon from the air! Why don't we build lots of them?
We had some families over for and end of summer party (school starts this week).
This morning, I had to drain the hot tub and recover underwear from my Azaleas.