@jb55 I enabled TOTP 2fa on my account, using `oathtool` to generate the OTPs, then used `gpg` to encrypt the TOTP seed by a short(ish) random password I'll have to brute force if I want to access my Twitter account again. That way I don't need to delete the account but still can't easily use it.
i deleted my real-name twitter account in 2013 but i still keep up with a handful of users via nitter+rss.
since i legitimately hate twitter, i go as far as using a pihole regex to block twitter at home:
Beyond that, I set the goal (written into my Twitter profile) of not using it again until at least 2021-12-31. At that point, I'll be able to make a more informed decision about my future relationship with Twitter.
I have a /etc/hosts redirect of for twitter to localhost, and I do most of my reading of it these days also using nitter (also Fraidycat).
@jimmysong @jb55 I've used this trick before and so I already have the code. I set it up so that it could only use a single CPU core (i.e. key stretching rather than a truly random password), so I don't think a GPU would help.
I could certainly optimize my code, including learning how to access the sha256 operations on some CPUs, but being a lazy programmer is part of why I focus on writing documentation instead of code. 😉
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