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To people on who favorite what seem to be random toots of mine: if you're favoriting my toots because you have a genuine interest in them, that's fine. I know people have interests outside of work and sex workers are no exception.

However, if you're favoriting my toots in an attempt to get me to use your services, you might want to check my profile first before doing so. I announce there that I'm a gay man and yet I keep getting favorites of this sort from women.

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Time for a new as my old one's a bit out-of-date.

I'm a 37 year-old cis man living in western PA, USA. I work as a and (unfortunately) backup . I'm primarily a user.

I'm also into , my username's my callsign.

I started back in July and am now a student glider/#sailplane pilot.

My other interests include , , , (which I used to work in) and , especially my own named Freyja.

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I mentioned that I had my second glider flight on Sunday. I took my DSLR camera with me this time, and when my flight instructor had control of the glider I took pictures. Here are four of them.

It was another great day for gliding/soaring. Too bad I couldn't stay long due to Freyja's vet appointment.

I finally solved a mystery that I hadn't been able to figure out for years: why Tor Browser doesn't get the "Attention Required!" CAPTCHA page and vanilla Firefox does.

Turns out it's browser fingerprinting that determines whether you get that page. I just installed the Privacy Settings browser on Firefox. One of its settings is "websites.resistFingerprinting" which is set to True in Tor Browser and False in vanilla Firefox. Setting it to True avoids the CAPTCHA page on Cloudflare websites.

I used OSRM via Viking, but if you want to try it on the web the German OpenStreetMap website has it:

You can then download your route as a GPX file to import into the software or GNSS device of your choice.

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That trip was also a test of using the Open Source Routing Machine (OSRM) to create driving routes in advance, save them as GPX files, and then load them into OsmAnd. I had to make trips to two other hotels, the church, and then the garden which served as the reception. I was able to follow the routes to all locations without issue, so I'd say using OSRM in advance was a success.

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I just got back from San Jose, California for a wedding over the weekend. I'd left on Thursday and came back last night.

If you're wondering why I'm boosting and favoriting toots from the past few days, this is why. I don't announce I'm traveling until after I've done it on this instance for my own protection.

Also, I was busy living in the moment, as I got to tour San Francisco the day before the wedding. I prefer to enjoy it rather than being glued to my tablet.

“How can I tell you. How can I convince you, brother, sister that your life is in danger: That everyday you wake up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being, you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and functioning queer are a revolutionary.”

“Queers Read This” is evergreen, and always a good read, but especially during Pride.

@Fotoente A small city with a river running from northeast to southwest. Decades ago it was known for making tractors, and it still does, but that heyday has long past. The city itself is surrounded mostly by corn fields.

Tell me from where are you from without telling me the name of the country, state or town. :BoostOK:

dear god please stop making a facebook page your exclusive informational website. i'm begging you

"ethical hacking" is basically the hacker equivalent of the term "straight acting [gay]", in that they both essentialize what "normal" (ie: non-ethical/"masculine") gay/hacking is

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Which IM protocol should I be using. Feel free to boost.

For all the security warnings unlocked smartphone bootloaders throw in your face; has anyone actually ever seen a malicious attack that exploited them in the wild?

An open letter to Pew Research from leading social scientists:
"Naming generations [alla 'millennials' and 'zoomers'] and arbitrarily fixing their birth dates promotes pseudoscience, undermines public understanding, and impedes social science research"

The richest arsehole of them all 

(a) can't he just stay there?
(2) is it just me, or does the rocket pictured in the article look even more like a giant flying penis than most of them do?

US media 

In case you need a reminder of why who owns the media matters, Janine Jackson of FAIR describes the stunt Amazon pulled in the Washington Post (which Jeff Bezos also owns) after the Washington Post reported that the DC attorney general was filing an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon.

I think im going to pickup another mesh router.

The WiFi saturation around here got even worse, when the apartment next door decked out every room with smart bulbs.

It's wierd to me how every SINGLE device just broadcasts over wifi these days, even TV remotes. The universe created other types of signals for a reason.

One thing I find frustrating is there are some areas of interest for me that I am aware of and I'm pretty sure are something I'd enjoy but I just...don't dive in. Because I don't want to spread myself too thin on the things I'm already into and doing. Wish there was more time in the day.

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