Not a huge fan of Krebs, but this is a very good business opportunity.
Thoughts on the Vice article
What is not helpful is attacking Vice, who might later be convinced to write something better. Media outlets are gonna do what they do, and Nazis bring in eyeballs, as does sensationalized topics.
You can't make the media into something it isn't and its a waste of time to try, if you main goal is to promote Mastodon.
Multi-pronged effort to a couple of platforms as well as a thoughtful non-attack response to the Vice article is what is needed.
@Gargron brb making an instance that reports the current world population as its member count
# Why I’m Switching Careers to Coding
## Marketing to Coding - TL;DR Version
Before I get into coding, I’m about to publish a lot of posts about marketing, and I want to have this story to link back to.
The truth is, I hate marketing.
I didn’t always feel this way. I used to love it. It seems like just recently I loved it.
But I’ve been doing it for over a decade now and I’m just...bored.
I don’t want to do this any more.
Coding has always interested me, and I love music. I have a degree in video game design. I’m also fascinated by information security and privacy.
I want to switch careers and I haven’t quite figured out to what kind of coding, yet.
I’m still struggling on figuring out what’s next for me, but I’m currently learning #programming to work on games with a platform called It’s My Chance.
I’d also like to learn how to perform #algorave music, and “program” modular synths.
That’s the TL;DR version. Here’s the much longer version:
Planet Earth, as seen during the Apollo 11 mission, 17 July 1969. https://humanoidhistory.tumblr.com/post/186216955495
old man gets emotional
I did a couple of things today that worked toward BlackFire's eventual runway.
We got a new client... a big law firm here... I will complete vuln assessments, and provide forensics for them. It will turn into a retainer at 6 months if everyone is happy.
They will be happy.
I felt happiness leaving that meeting that I haven't felt in a long time, and I wondered quietly if I really have been depressed all of my adult life, and didn't regard my emotional state as such... toxicity perhaps... I was flying high... blasting down the interstate.
I left that meeting and opened a bank account for BlackFire.
I left that meeting and I wept.
Excitement had overwhelmed me.
I am doing what I must do.
I have no other choice.
I cannot embrace my old way of doing business when feelings like that come about.
I was ALIVE again.
They will not own me.
No one will own me.
I will break these old chains and become more than I have ever been.
@TheGibson here try something fresh
Mayor of Hackers.town
A meat serf in a digital cropsharing arrangement
A netizen of New Cyberia.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.