Category: Computers

Beep boop

Something I’ve been looking for a while, now, is having a place to store bookmarks. There are lots of tools, but tools like Firefox Sync, MSEdge sync and Apple’s iCloud Bookmarks, all have limitations around their browsers. Right now, I’m using mixed platforms. While the obvious solution would be to standardize, I don’t have the kind of money to make that happen right now.

Enter LinkAce. Actually, a couple of other tools entered, and then left the picture prior to that. It’s a simple web service that gathers bookmarks, checks them for validity and even links them to the Wayback Machine in case something changed. Exactly what I want.

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Yeah, I stood up a new Gitea instance, again. Things have improved since last time. I’ve got a Lightsail instance that I don’t have to worry too much about. Especially if my home connection has issues, or, lord forbid, my server getting hacked and allowing the attacker onto my network proper.

It’s not as painless as Github, but it does work well. I’m using it in conjunction with my edits to the TwentyTwentyOne child-theme I’m using on this site. Ultimately, I feel like these are just toys to play with that are, at some points, useful.

Let’s see how long this lasts.

Pick Your Battles

Journalists are constantly having to defend themselves (both offline and, now online), often with people more powerful than they are. Sometimes these opponents are governments themselves. When you’re faced with a threat that can ignore laws, have access to mechanisms and security breaches that other attackers could have, you have to change the way you approach handling sensitive information.

Sometimes paranoia is the correct option.

There is no defense against a determined, state-level, actor. You just have to hope they lose interest in you, or you are no longer their primary target. The Eye of Sauron is, however, always watching.