For the holidays, you could say thank you to some of the people who write free software you use, especially software that isn't hugely popular.
Those of us who write little-known software may go for months without hearing from a user, and it can be a little de-motivating.
Hearing from someone who actually uses one's software gives an energising jolt that can carry one through several weeks of darkness and cold and wet.
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
We will need to change those browser engine market share projections https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/12/06/goodbye-edge/
While Tutanota is not affected by this, we are deeply saddened that the #aabill passed today in Australia. At Tutanota we strongly oppose any attempt of backdooring encryption, and for a good reason: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-backdoor-is-a-security-risk
For new people:
The fediverse has been around for around a decade now, and it's not going to "die" any time soon.
Other centralized social media encourages bad habits to keep engagement, but we're not about that here. It takes time to shake those bad habits, but do your best and you'll get used to it. Thanks to the public timelines, everyone has an audience right away here, so nobody worries about follower count/ratio. We're here to have a good time, not to get "clout".