#Hello, I'm not #newhere, but my main instance is gone so I am going to do my introductions again. I am an #autistic #geek, #linux user, and a #gamer. My fav game is #warframe. I hope to one day become a #cybersecurity expert. I am a #feminist. I have an #aquarium and have a senegalus polypterus. I love #scifi and #cats. Also a bit of a #news and #political junky. #introductions
8chan's founder says "shut it down" https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/04/technology/8chan-shooting-manifesto.html
If I host a #plemora instance, will it federate with #mastodon instances, letting me comment on and boost/fav toots by default or do I have to set that up? Also what about #pixelfed? I want to self host, but I want to host the least number of possible federated sites as I can to keep maintenance down and so I am not managing multiple accounts if I can avoid it.
I have been exercising a lot more lately and its drastically helped my mood. I got my bike fixed so now I am trying to ride it at lest every other day and I am doing stretching and trying to learn tai chi from a video. I'm also trying to do what strength training I can without weights. So far I feel a lot tougher than I ever have even though I just started and I am noticing a real decrease in my depression.
I F****ING HATE #REDDIT RIGHT NOW. Any time I #factcheck anyone I get downvoted to oblivion. Someone can get a ton of upvotes for spreading a Daily Mail article and I get a ton of downvotes for linking their https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ rating. Same with any other site with a mixed rating or below. People keep claiming MBFC and snopes are extremely biased without linking even one shred of evidence.
I GOT TO PLAY #PORTAL 2 AGAIN!! Before it kept crashing 5 minutes into the game and I couldn't even finish the opening scene. It wouldn't work regardless of whether I played on #linux or #windows. IDK if #valve updated the game to fix it or something, but I actually was able to finish a full play through with minimal issues. #portal
Autistic humor meta
In general though tagging or denoting sarcasm or jokes with a CW or /s or /j is super helpful.
It can lead to awkward situations when you think something is a joke but you're not sure.
I honestly don't know if being explicit would help in those situations where I recognize the joke format, but I always start to apply them to myself anyway and get kinda sad because "we can't be friends" or whatever.
Like *I know* it's a joke, but it still happens
It turns out that EAC will work on #Linux after all and is still continuing work to get #proton and #wine working. GamingOnLinux seems to have jumped to conclusions a little too early. Link here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/easy-anti-cheat-is-actually-still-supported-for-linux-a-statement-from-epic-games.14077
#gaming #linuxgaming #steam
In case you missed it: Linux and FreeBSD are vulnerable to several TCP-based attacks.
– CVE-2019-11477: Linux kernels 2.6.29 and above
– CVE-2019-11478: Linux kernels before 4.15
– CVE-2019-5599: FreeBSD 12 with RACK
– CVE-2019-11479: all Linux kernels so far
Check if your systems already provide security updates and update ASAP.
Sexism, Ableism, UKpol
A mayor in the UK who has a prosthetic leg was criticised for wearing flat shoes to an event instead of high heals. 1. An amputee needs all the support they can get and wearing heals could be dangerous, 2. Men almost never get criticized for dressing comfortably.
Its unbelievable that women's appearances are still considered the single most important thing about her and that policing of women over appearances still happen.
I am an autistic geek. My fav games are Warframe and Subnautica. I love to use Linux with my fav distro being Arch Linux. I'm also an aspiring cybersecurity expert.
Elekk is a Mastodon instance by gamers, for gamers. Games of any type are welcome here - computer, video, tabletop, etc. - as well as game development of any kind. GAMERGATE AND THE ALT-RIGHT ARE NOT WELCOME HERE. Elekk is not hosted in the EU and does not recognize the authority of the EU to govern the internet.