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30 Jan 2023
@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnon Dan (Is not the man & Braxman Tomsparks Advocate): what is ur thoughts 01:14:37
@slate-module:matrix.orgslate-module
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oh it looks good, seems like it also comes with already setup versions for different desktop environments and window managers (i3, kde, xfce, dwm, etc).
My thing with it is that, i've been using artix for a while, and i use the arch repos and AUR. I don't think i've ever considered needing to use debian or fedora repos/packages like apt/dnf. aur pretty much has every niche thing
I do wonder what the benefit is from being able to use Ubuntu and Fedora packages on Arch. I feel like Arch is the distro that needs that the least with the AUR lmao.
01:48:53
@slate-module:matrix.orgslate-moduleI guess security-wise, you can trust the Fedora/ubuntu packagers more than the AUR (?)01:49:44
@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnon
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I guess security-wise, you can trust the Fedora/ubuntu packagers more than the AUR (?)
yeah but alot of times you have to add repos for packages :/
01:53:02
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@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnonone advantage of arch and arch based distro is the aur imo01:55:31
@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnonthere is no need to add dnf/apt/apk etc to arch01:55:49
@nateb:privacyguides.orgNate B (he/him) Not sure if anyone here has been pushing me for a Substack, can't recall, but I guess I'm on the bandwagon. We'll see how it goes. https://thenewoil.substack.com/ 02:06:05
@natoc72:matrix.orgAlan Smith
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Not sure if anyone here has been pushing me for a Substack, can't recall, but I guess I'm on the bandwagon. We'll see how it goes. https://thenewoil.substack.com/
One of us, one of us...
02:49:15
@nateb:privacyguides.orgNate B (he/him)
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One of us, one of us...

Probably not.

Tbh, I'm partially doing this out of spite. Everyone that keeps saying "make a substack" keeps pointing out how you can bet paid. I bet you I don't make more than $20 tops.

02:50:45
@nateb:privacyguides.orgNate B (he/him) *

Probably not.

Tbh, I'm partially doing this out of spite. Everyone that keeps saying "make a substack" keeps pointing out how you can get paid. I bet you I don't make more than $20 tops.

02:50:54
@natoc72:matrix.orgAlan SmithProbably. I don't even have paid activated 🤣02:52:51
@nateb:privacyguides.orgNate B (he/him)I always activate that kind of stuff just cause why not? It's 100% definitely leaving money on the table. I recently created a subscription for Odysee. But the truth is I just don't have time to create exclusive content for subscribers (nor do I have any interest in paywalling anything) so I just don't expect it.02:53:58
@nateb:privacyguides.orgNate B (he/him)I'm just amused cause everyone keeps saying it and I don't expect it to happen02:54:10
@natoc72:matrix.orgAlan SmithOh, that's totally fair. My reasoning for putting it off was it makes it easier to accumulate readers early, especially in the privacy space. Also it seemed a hassle. Maybe I'll think about putting it up when I'm finally able to start writing again in a few weeks02:56:07
@nateb:privacyguides.orgNate B (he/him)I activated the paid stuff but I'm not actually paywalling anything. Anyone who pays will be doing so simply out of the goodness of their heart to support the project.02:56:53
@123bob123:matrix.orgDan (Is not the man & Braxman Tomsparks Advocate)
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Dan (Is not the man & Braxman Tomsparks Advocate): what is ur thoughts
Nate scared them off
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@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnonlol04:21:29
@123bob123:matrix.orgDan (Is not the man & Braxman Tomsparks Advocate) Nate scambater channel when 04:48:06
@123bob123:matrix.orgDan (Is not the man & Braxman Tomsparks Advocate)* Nate scambaiter channel when04:48:17
@natoc72:matrix.orgAlan SmithHopefully I'll be able to start doing Psyvacy again soon. Without going into detail, my work was far more taxing in terms of time, energy and mental health than anticipated, and I just did not have the bandwidth to manage the blog as well as other stuff. Even higher priority stuff started getting pushed out, to the point where a lot of mitigations I did for deadlines were basically more than obliterated. But I've put in my notice to quit, effective before the end of the month, so hopefully that will help. I enjoyed writing it, was fun diving into a different topic every week05:43:32
@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnon
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Hopefully I'll be able to start doing Psyvacy again soon. Without going into detail, my work was far more taxing in terms of time, energy and mental health than anticipated, and I just did not have the bandwidth to manage the blog as well as other stuff. Even higher priority stuff started getting pushed out, to the point where a lot of mitigations I did for deadlines were basically more than obliterated.

But I've put in my notice to quit, effective before the end of the month, so hopefully that will help. I enjoyed writing it, was fun diving into a different topic every week
what do u work at like what type of job
06:55:22
@natoc72:matrix.orgAlan SmithI won't go into detail, but I will say it's corporate, for a company that makes at least some of its money as a data broker (although that's not what I do there) and my work involves working with vulnerable populations and handling sensitive information07:30:19
@anon7642594:matrix.orgAnon
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I won't go into detail, but I will say it's corporate, for a company that makes at least some of its money as a data broker (although that's not what I do there) and my work involves working with vulnerable populations and handling sensitive information
got it
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@freddy:privacyguides.orgFreddy (he/him)
In reply to @nateb:privacyguides.org

Probably not.

Tbh, I'm partially doing this out of spite. Everyone that keeps saying "make a substack" keeps pointing out how you can get paid. I bet you I don't make more than $20 tops.

You only make money if you already have a big audience
16:56:28
@freddy:privacyguides.orgFreddy (he/him)If you're a columnist for a big newspaper (and you know that people subscribe just to read your stuff) then it can make sense. Most people aren't like that though16:57:14
@freddy:privacyguides.orgFreddy (he/him) I'd say my blog has a following. Not a substantial one, but a few people. But if I made it paid I'd lose them... 16:57:55
@natoc72:matrix.orgAlan Smithhttps://privacyinternational.org/press-release/5027/press-landmark-ruling-exposes-years-rule-breaking-mi5 20:44:37
@thehidden:tchncs.deNo | Anonymous Planet

You only make money if you already have a big audience

This. Like Glenn Greenwald of the Guardian who was already a successful reporter before Substack.

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