Two Dixie Cups and a piece of string
Oh my goodness!
I typically don't even regularly give out my email address nowadays, and more and more over the past four years or so, find myself publishing a #Fediverse address for myself too as a contact point.
Most often, if you ask me for my #email address I'll give you my Matrix address.
If they don't know what a #keyserver is or where any of them are located then I just figure they're to dumb to use email.
Yes. As a technologist, I'm at times, rather arrogant, opinionated, discriminatory, and condescending... But only sometimes. The rest of the time I'm patient, attentive, empathetic, and accommodating.
Basically, if i know you don't know shit I'm a nice guy, yet if you pretend to be an all that jazz hipster know it all, then it's quite likely you'll find that I'm pretty much a full on dikhed. Spelled just like that too.
Beginning in the later eighties I think, and then the nineties they called us #BOFH. That's an acronym for someone who might already have forgotten more than you will ever know. I knew a few old Mainframe engineers with Honeywell and IBM when I was a young programmer – those guys were Gods and could tell you how many wraps of copper to make around a toroid if you had an emergency and needed to make an in the field replacement of your memory – Gods. #SuperFreakyGeeks, having already, back then, forgotten more than you or I will ever know.
They called me #Whizkid, coz I was learning shit that they were never gonna bother with – they're gonna retire soon in Mexico with boats, babes, and beers.
But I digress. I do that.
Back to secure communications...
When it comes to Signal, I know a lot of you really like it. I have little use for it. It bleeds my DID and farms everyone's contact databases – “bing! Ex stalker bitch girlfriend just joined signal. Say hello!” What the fuck?
Well I guess she's still got me in her contacts lolz. Fuckin' bitch.
Ummm... Yeah I'll pass.
I actually only use Signal with people who already have my #DID (phone number) anyway.
Good choice, but I'm still wondering why his “safety number” changed after he departed #New_York and before arriving in #Thailand – he neither reinstalled nor switched to a new device. But that's another matter.
Sounds a little cloak & dagger fishy to me.
Anyway, I hadn't actually used #Signal in a while, and left it muted for a few months.
To my surprise... #Stories! Yay! Stories!
Ummm... I just tucked that little nugget of, I guess, good news away, not really knowing even how to process news of the introduction of such a useless fucking feature.
Without further adieu, I defer to @email@example.com , one of our more prominently distinguished members in the Fediverse community, for his novel, clever, and appropriate recommendation: