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Here goes,
I'm 35, married for 7 years with two young boys. I live in Brisbane QLD. Currently unemployed due to covid. I have been a GNU/Linux user since 1999 when I started attending HUMBUG at UQ. Since then I've made friends in infosec. Learnt a lot about security, privacy & anonymity. I'm a geek. I also like chess, all the star wars movies, and I believe everyone has a right to an opinon and be heard. My mother is a lesbian and I'm proud of who she is. That's all for now.

I woke up to messages from my monitoring tool telling me Aus.Social was down.... but apparently the monitoring service had an outage and was lying to me.

Who monitors the monitor?

Fixed a problem with emails. You might not have noticed, but sorry if you didn’t receive an email or received too many emails.

Computers are dumb

Aus.Social has been migrated off AWS. This means we're now hosted on a Sydney based VM double the specs for half of the price.

I'm going to be launching (Pixelfed) and (Funkwhale) under banner soon.

I didn't expect there to be so many cat picture accounts on here and I'm so happy.

My charity is in the middle of our 48 hour non-stop charity stream - We've raised 50k (so far) for fire and rescue services @

I'm restarting some services.

Expect 5 seconds of failures here or there for the next few minutes.

Hey, I'm part of the team raising money for the ! We're raised $4000 in the last few days. is a fundraising group that doesn't take a cent.

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