I am sadly convinced the Mail app for Nextcloud presently manages to conflict with the desktop sync client.
Which means I need to try to set up Roundcube or similar as a separate site. Sigh.
I feel like I am stuck in a cycle of almost-completed projects and efforts, interrupted as I approach the final stretch by other things which seem, at the moment, to be more important. Like this one-armed sweater. Continue reading “Partial tasks”
This is becoming so ubiquitous, and continuous, that it is hard to maintain the appropriate sense of outrage.
Apple appears to have been hacked. Not in the usual sense. Apple’s integration with third-parties has been exploited, and a group claiming to have gained millions of iPhone access data is trying to blackmail the corporation. Apple, predictably, is acting rather blasé about the whole thing, but has pushed a security update fully integrating iCloud with 2FA. (For those of you with iPhones, some news groups have confirmed the TCF does have real data. You should probably modify your passwords/e-mails used with your Apple account.)
The update now has my OS asking that I give them a phone number so they can track me, ostensibly to protect me from being hacked, my iCloud wiped, whatever. On their explanation page they then immediately show me how any hacker smart enough to successfully attack my device can do the exact same thing to their 2FA system. They can now even use my device to make it easier.
So… this is better how?
Oh yeah, it is better for Apple because they will be able to spy on me to sell me planned obsolescent products, or sell data about me to advertisers and marketers.
So, better, but not better for me.
Two primary criteria are the ability to use two or more different e-mail accounts, and to implement OpenPGP standards[#3156 and #4880]. This is not actually that difficult to find – quite a number of webmail products have excellent implementations of the standard. But adding a requirement of being simple to install and maintain and suddenly the field of competition seems empty. Continue reading “The webmail quest: Hybridization”
Man I hate it when people uncritically promote ‘security’ which is not security. Continue reading “Rage”
Being without my primary computer has shown a small annoyance in my migration to decentralizing the digital elements of my life: e-mail. Continue reading “Webmail and security and doing homework”
Long long ago in a galaxy far far away… or at least back around 2010-ish, I picked up a few netbooks for various projects. Continue reading “Ancient boxen”
The past weeks I have been trying to be productive knitting-wise; for a variety of excuses I have not done particularly well.
But, despite all, I have two of three baby sweaters done, and here are the brag photos.
There is a third sweater on needles at the moment, and about ¼ of the way done; I have almost finished the yoke. It is yet another small variation on this theme. I should probably do a book about this pattern called 200 variations on a theme.