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OftenBen  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: RE: OB's Heart

Relevant to our discussions, I think this is why I can't put down the crack-pipe of arguing with theists. I don't think it's egotistical to say that the issues you and I have discussed are of more immediate importance to me than most people.

johnnyFive  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I always kind of assumed that was the case to be honest.

OftenBen  ·  820 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Here we are 811 days later and I'm still smoking rocks like Rob Ford.

johnnyFive  ·  820 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Haha, well, it's a hell of a drug.

OftenBen  ·  820 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Too right.

johnnyFive  ·  819 days ago  ·  link  ·  

FWIW, I feel similarly quixotic (and masochistic) whenever I try to explain to people why the internet is an inherently insecure place.

My therapist is of course doing appointments via telemedicine, which makes sense. But her primary service sits on top of Zoom for the actual video chatting part, and Zoom is a shitshow from a privacy standpoint. She uses another provider called Doxy which seems less terrible...they at least use Vonage's API which appears to be a direct end-to-end calls rather than through their servers as intermediary. Sometimes I wish I knew less.

Not going to lie, am checking out server pricing from my hosting provider (Vultr) and wondering how much a Jitsi instance would run me per month.

OftenBen  ·  819 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My new shrink and I use doxy and it seems to work fine.