There's been a lot of progress securing internet protocols since the Snowden leaks. Why is BGP still so vulnerable? Route hijacking has been a problem for 2 decades now. There's got to be a better way.

Hi @JPEG. I am really enjoying Mast on my iPhone XR. Nice job on the app!

I have a couple of bugs I'd like to report. Let me know if there is a better place to do that.

The first is a crash that is 100% reproducible (for me). Open Mast > โšก tab > Activity. It shows the activity feed for a split-second before crashing.

A Facebook recruiter reached out to me about a job opportunity. I responded, politely, that I was morally opposed to Facebook, both the company and its core product. It felt good. He didn't respond further.

Wondered around Portland for a while yesterday just capturing the fall moods.

Bax kitten on meh guitar. ๐Ÿฑ ๐ŸŽธ

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, consisting mostly of cat pictures and animated pixel art.

Mastodon is not a good place to share private data. It's a distributed set of SQL databases. There's no real oversight or accountability. There's not really even an attempt to secure anything. There's no encryption, even for DMs. It's all stored in plaintext in Postgres (and often elsewhere, like Elasticsearch and Amazon S3).

Mastodon is kinda like Twitter, except... imagine 5000 hackers running 5000 instances and all of them have root access and a copy of the database.

This probably isn't going to end well for people who have an expectation of privacy.

More psychedelic pixels

by Paul Robertson

Some psychedelic pixels

by Paul Robertson

My neighbor must be half-blind because they sent me a text telling me someone was sitting on my front porch.

"Oh, I took care of him," I replied.

Love these tiny pixel birbs.

by Paul Robertson

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i run my own instance just for me