I'm still gutted that Anathema have split up. They've been my favourite band for over half of my life.
Every time I saw them play it was magical. To think I'll never see them again breaks a part of me.
Anathema - Distant Satellites
Every few months I'll go off on one about how bad Cloudflare are in pretty much every respect and I guess I'm about due for another rant.
Cloudflare enable Nazis. There's a Nazi site I was looking to report until I realized they were using Cloudflare. Then I gave up. Cloudflare's abuse form literally says that all it will do is forward the complaint to the site owner. Their entire abuse policy is basically "we don't host anything so we don't care". See for yourself: https://www.cloudflare.com/abuse/
Oh and then there's the fact that about once a year Cloudflare significantly breaks the web through serious technical failures. The fact that this keeps happening shows that there are fundamental issues with their management.
They're not a good Internet neighbour. They are actively harmful. Please stop using them.
I love this song. It's a beautiful ode to the Finnish winter.
Swallow the Sun - These Low Lands
@balrogboogie mind if I send you a follow request? I see you posts boosted a lot and I think you're cool.
There are so many problems with #GAFAM. The fact that they finally pulled their finger out and dropped a platform that hosted Nazis and fascists is not one of them.
As delicious as the ongoing Parler hack is, it's also a good case study on how (not) to do service security.
The mistakes/oversights that enabled this breach are pretty basic ones that any experienced operations/security engineer should have been able to handle. But they might not be obvious to developers or engineers who don't work in that field.
The corollary to this is: don't make engineers with no proven experience with security responsible for securing your platform 😛
@sisyphus hi, I'm afraid I don't accept follow requests from accounts that don't have any profile information or public posts.
Here are all the fediverse/peerhub instances associated with fightbig.tech (far-right hub operating under the guise of being anti-big-tech):
Honestly, my advice to anyone running a fediverse instance is block/suspend other instances liberally, for whatever reason you like.
The fediverse is built on protocols that handle privacy imperfectly, and the popular fediverse implementations are woefully lacking when it comes to tools to deal with harassment and abuse.
You don't have any obligation or moral responsibility to federate with instances you're not comfortable with. You're not a common carrier and the fediverse isn't going to fall apart if you don't federate with everyone.
Adult living in the UK. I tend to post a lot about music and computing.
I make an effort to use content warnings where I feel they're needed, but if you'd like me to use one for a particular topic please let me know.
Personal instance for @gid.