Masthash

#milk

More #greedflation (this time in #babyformula #milk products) in a market dominates by twi firms (who have 85% of the market)

Once again this demonstrates the problem the UK has with #oligopoly and while #antitrust & #competition regulation may seem complex & arcane to most #voters, actually such regulation has real world impact when lax, badly enforced or loosely legislated - the UK needs to strengthen the Competition & Markets Authority and empower it to work better!

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/dec/01/iceland-boss-hits-out-parent-exploitation-baby-milk-market

Howard Smith MD, AM
9 hours ago

Raw SeaFoods Farm Raised Lightly Seasoned Atlantic Salmon Burgers because of undeclared sesame and milk allergens.#rawseafoods #salmon #burgers #sesame #milk #allergies #recall
https://www.instagram.com/p/C0SW0MprcTT/

David Adler
4 days ago

The #gayRights activist and Member of the #SanFrancisco Board of Supervisors #HarveyMilk was killed #otd 45 years ago. This reminds me of my encounter with Jerry Pritkin, a companion of #Milk and part of the SF gay community, at an exposition of his photographs in Chicago. 1/2
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pHLSpKs9P1c

Alexander J. Stein
5 days ago

In #India, #Bangladesh & #SriLanka, production of livestock (#meat, #beef, #shrimps, #milk) is harmful to the #environment. Diversifying food production and cultivating more #millets offer opportunities for greenhouse gas reduction: https://doi.org/10.1111/jhn.13239 #livestock #emissions

Alexander J. Stein
6 days ago

#Carbon leakage? Irish #dairy exports compete with countries with similar #emissions intensities. Not all the market gap left by lower Irish #exports will be replaced by other production. Less Irish #trade unlikely increases global emissions: https://www.climatecouncil.ie/councilpublications/councilworkingpaperseries/WP%2024%20%20Matthews.pdf #milk (1/2)

SHUT Breaking News
1 week ago

caramel pumpkin pie recipe, dessert, Thanksgiving: The best pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving is from Milk Bar and includes a homemade caramel layer and white chocolate ganache. https://shut.net/2023/11/23/news-caramel-pumpkin-pie-recipe-dessert-thanksgiving?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Bread #Thanksgiving #Dessert #Milk #Pie

SHUT Breaking News
1 week ago

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Recipe: The Only Thanksgiving Dessert You Need: "The Only Pumpkin Pie You Need to Make This Thanksgiving: A Decadent Recipe That Will Wow Your Family and Friends" https://shut.net/2023/11/23/news-caramel-pumpkin-pie-recipe-the-only-thanksgiving-dessert-you-need?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #Bread #Thanksgiving #Dessert #Milk #Pie

Dragofix
1 week ago
Dragofix
1 week ago

Investigation Finds Dead Cows ‘Eaten To The Bone’ At Red Tractor Dairy Farm #AnimalRights #AnimalAgriculture #milk #dairy #GoVegan https://plantbasednews.org/culture/ethics/investigation-dead-cows-dairy/

Rabi'a Elizabeth
1 week ago

The raw #Milk is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. I am anticipating a full-on Anton Ego #Proustian moment upon sampling it, Insha Allah.

A nice breakdown of the actual #Ratatouille scene in the eponymous movie can be read here, and the post links out to a clip on YouTube. Reminiscent of the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, but for us foodies it hits closer to home.

"When the flashback is over, Ego’s pen, the symbol of his former self, falls from his hand. Through food, he has been reborn."

#Food #SlowFood #Dairy

@food

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/flashback-scene-ratatouille/

Rabi'a Elizabeth
1 week ago

In #Food news, I was inspired by the video linked below on #Amish cup #Cheese (#Schmeirkase) to look for raw #Milk here in #Spain .

The usual #Dairy industry propaganda against raw milk is of course among the top search results, but I did find one provider! Shipment should be on its way shortly Insha Allah. Unfortunately shipping costs are high, but I think being able to make my own quality #Yogurt and #CottageCheese at home is worth it.

I'm also looking forward to tasting the milk itself, which will be reminiscent of the milk that my family used to have delivered right to our door 50 plus years ago in eastern #Pennsylvania . Cream on top!

https://youtu.be/ElNz4b9xRW4?si=gDeZFRqNXhHUioMc

#SeductiveSunday? May's fighting Hilde over something...it might be best not to get involved, it looks pretty serious.

#seductivesunday #pokemon #may #hilde #nsfw #lewd #hyperbreasts #matsusensei #pokemonNSFW #milk #milkers #huge breasts #breasts #seductivesundays

May and Hilde from pokemon with massive breasts fighting each other and leaking milk.
Grickle
2 weeks ago

TODAY! Julián Nariño and I will be doing some LIVE drawing! Join us with your wild #grickledoodle requests! Starts at 5pm PT on my IGTV! https://www.instagram.com/grickle14/ #drawing #art #cartoon #funny #cats #milk #live

MaksenbergArt
2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday 70

#nipple #breast #sexy #3d #masturbation #sex #lactation #milk #horse #bestiality #kiss #lingerie #anal #oral #rimming #breastfeeding #teen

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WittleWolfyKota
2 weeks ago

happy boy with his choccy milk, after he gets changed he gets to stay up late and play video games cuz he's such a good boy :3

#wolf #diaper #babyfur #diaperfur #pajamas #wet #wetting #soggy #drinking #milk #bottle #comfy

Howard Smith MD, AM
2 weeks ago

Food Unlimited, Jack and Olive, and Sprig and Sprout branded croissant sandwiches are being recalled because their labeling does not identify the soy and milk allergens in the products.
#croissant #sandwiches #soy #milk #allergies #recall
https://www.instagram.com/p/CzrbjqpLdQn/

Howard Smith MD, AM
2 weeks ago

Off The Eaten Path Chickpea Veggie Crisps are being recalled since they contain undeclared milk ingredients due to the unintended presence of caramel seasoned crisps. #offtheeatenpath #crisps #milk #allergy #recall
https://www.instagram.com/p/CzraRjOrWDh/

MaksenbergArt
2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday 63

#nipple #breast #sexy #3d #masturbation #sex #lactation #milk #horse #bestiality #kiss #lingerie #anal #oral #rimming #breastfeeding #teen

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Japan Walker
2 weeks ago

爆餡鮮奶油又回來了!日本LAWSON x Milk「7款極濃鮮奶油甜點」全新療癒登場,超爆餡「鮮奶油夾心麵包、鮮奶油生乳捲」濃濃奶味直衝腦門。
21:25

https://www.walkerland.com.tw/subject/view/375175
#日本 #日本超商 #LAWSON #milk

Arniepix
3 weeks ago

#Saturday is my #cheesemaking day.

1 gallon of "creamline" (not homogenized) #cow's #milk. 1/4 cup #kefir grains for the starter. Calf rennett. Curds were cooked to about 108 degrees Fahrenheit. I'll age this for 1-2 months.

a small wheel of fresh homemade cheese. the cheese will be aged for 1-2 months.
MPD2 🌐
3 weeks ago
Dragofix
3 weeks ago

UK petitions 2/6:

#UnitedKingdom #UK

#nutrition #health

Introduce requirements for the provision of vegetarian and vegan meals by 2025
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/641569

Don't abolish "nutrient neutrality" that protect rivers from pollution
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/643133

Ban pork from being served in schools
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/649490

The Vegan Petition - Ban Animal Slaughter and Animal Products by 2030
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/637792

Provide dairy-free alternatives as part of the national milk scheme for under 5s
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/639254

Ban the sale of energy drinks to under 16s
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/641670

#AnimalRights #plantbased #food #milk #dairy #GoVegan #environment #waters #rivers #pollution

Al
3 weeks ago

yesterday I got the feeling for some #home-made #yogurt. so today I have some. Its about 1-1/2qts

It took about 45mins for me to prep the #milk and about 24hrs for the #bacterium to do their thing.
I like the thick greek style.

Al
3 weeks ago

yesterday I got the feeling for some #home-made #yogurt. so today I have some. Its about 1-1/2qts

It took about 45mins for me to prep the #milk and about 24hrs for the #bacterium to do their thing.
I like the thick greek style.

a closeup of a 1-1/2 qt blue green pyrex dish full of freshly made yogurt with a spoon sticking straight up to show how thick it is.
MaksenbergArt
3 weeks ago

Happy Birthday 59

#nipple #breast #sexy #3d #masturbation #sex #lactation #milk #horse #bestiality #kiss #lingerie #anal #oral #rimming #breastfeeding #teen

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Ranaroth
3 weeks ago

Milk Tank Chip Future. #3dart #milk #tank #chip

Alexander J. Stein
3 weeks ago

Rearing #ruminants for #meat & #milk releases big quantities of GHG #emissions thru clearing of #forests for #pastures & crops (for feed) and as #methane. Compared to omnivorous #diets (4.16 kg CO2e/day),#vegan diets are linked to lowest impact (1.02 kg): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2023.139490 (2/5)

Scientific Frontline
3 weeks ago

Sensitivity to common food #allergens such as cow’s #milk and peanuts could be an important and previously unappreciated cause of #heart #disease, new research suggests – and the increased risk for #cardiovascular death includes people without obvious food #allergies.
#Medical #NutritionalScience #sflorg
https://www.sflorg.com/2023/11/med11092302.html

Hongyu Yang
3 weeks ago

After diving a bit into the practice of the egg and dairy industry, I can't in good conscience think that I can maintain a diet still with eggs and milk. They most likely still involve the harming and killing of animals. I am interested in exploring some plant-based milk alternatives. #vegan #buddhism #milk #egg

David
3 weeks ago

Nobody is confused by non-dairy "milk" products. Perhaps John Fetterman had a bad experience after overdosing on milk of magnesia.

#milk #vegan

John Fetterman Thinks You're Too Dumb To Understand Vegan 'Milk' Isn't Dairy https://reason.com/2023/11/06/john-fetterman-thinks-youre-too-dumb-to-understand-that-vegan-milk-isnt-dairy/

Ranaroth
3 weeks ago

M 44057. LMS 6w glass lined milk tank. Derby, lot 1037, 1937. Photo: National Railway Museum, York, 07.07.1990. #railway #wagon #freight #milk #York #NationalRailwayMuseum #Museum

Alexander J. Stein
3 weeks ago

FAO: Commodities with the largest #carbon footprint (#beef, #milk, #rice) are most supported by price incentives. Negative externalities of #foodsystems (#pollution, soil #erosion, antimicrobial resistance, GHG #emissions) are not accounted for in GDP: https://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cc7724en (9/n)

Grumpy Old Goat
4 weeks ago

So that got me thinking and I know it's been mentioned before but just how dodgy was the bloke who told his mates about this new food idea and how the hell did he explain what he was doing at the time of discovery. Don't even get me started on cheese.

#milk

LG5
4 weeks ago

A little known piece of John Mastodon lore; before he got into social media,
he took his shot at competing with the Ninja Turtles with
'Mastodons: The First Encounter' on VHS in 1997.

https://youtu.be/AXU3BC9Zie4?si=dBcj5YPlv6w68Td7

#JohnMastodon #Mastodon #Animation #Mastodons #TheFirstEncounter #TMNT #Killer #Bods #Dance #Party #Drink #Milk

4 jacked anthropomorphic animated Mastodons in different colored singlets standing on top of Greek columns
Dragofix
1 month ago

Tell New York Not to Build a Massive Dairy Production Facility! #AnimalRights #milk #dairy #GoVegan #NewYork #NY https://www.drove.com/campaign/64b177b06a6952083a3d11f9

Dragofix
1 month ago

Report: Alt Dairy Leads the Plant-Based Food Market, But Alt Eggs Will See the Highest CAGR #dairy #milk #eggs #plantbased #food #market #GoVegan https://vegconomist.com/market-and-trends/alt-dairy-leads-plant-based-food-market/

CPMSB1
1 month ago

A very good handsfree orgasm after having tied my cock, balls. Very intriguing was the rubber on my frenulum which added so much of pleasure! #cpmsb1 #cock #orgasm #cum #cumming #tied #bondage #bdsm #fetish #cbt #balls #milking #milk #smooth #twink #teen #gay #boy #shaved #cirumsized #cut

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Dr. Steve Thompson
1 month ago

"Can milk cure COVID-19? Not exactly, but a new treatment shows promise"

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/4278393-can-milk-cure-covid-19-not-exactly-but-a-new-treatment-shows-promise/

@morgfair #pandemic #covid #opinion #milk #treatment #WearAMask

“'Got milk? Cure COVID' was a meme that started circulating after one of our discoveries from the University of Florida went public...a major medical milestone: We had found a combination of two over-the-counter products that could inhibit 99 percent of SARS-CoV-2 replication in human lung cells, and one of them was milk-based."

JanPV
1 month ago

Excellent piece in the regular "Agri Brigade" column in 'Private Eye'.

Covers how big dairy and retailers are pressing down hard on milk farmers, now at prices much the same as a decade ago (~36p/litre).

If you think cheap milk is good, it really isn't. It means inhumane, industrial animal 'welfare' and the mega-industrialisation of milk farms. Their waste has, in many parts, become a smell nuisance of epic proportions and threatens aquifers.

#farming #milk

Dragofix
1 month ago

Humans ‘Milked’ Outside Tate Modern in Dairy Protest #AnimalRights #milk #dairy #GoVegan https://plantbasednews.org/news/activism/humans-milked-tate-modern/

"Powdered drink mixes that are widely promoted as “toddler milks” for older babies and children up to age 3 are unregulated, unnecessary and “nutritionally incomplete,” the American Academy of Pediatrics warned Friday.

The drinks...often contain added sugar and salt. The manufacturers make unproven claims that the drinks boost kids’ brains or immune systems..."

https://apnews.com/article/toddler-milks-infant-formula-573be17c75a6ba6b89beceef7b4f9912

#milk #pediatrics #primarycare #nutrition #diet #publichealth

Retro Librarian
1 month ago

What's for lunch?
.
Knudsen Dairy Products, 1959
.
#CottageCheese #Dairy #LunchTime #Milk #Advertisement #wth #wtf #food #Retro #Vitnage #buttermilk

the text reads in part - Luscious, Cool and Inviting. There is a plate with a green cotage cheese molded food object. It has whipped cream topping and strawberry garnishes. There are two glasses of buttermilk.
Doc Rat
2 months ago

Calcium cow – portrait of Salty Sal. Doc Rat golden oldie DR2539 #DocRat #ComicStrip #Comic #Cartoon #Medical #Furry #calcium #milk #cow #art #puns First published 20160602

@arstechnica If it ain't milk then don't call it milk.
#milk #fakemilk #mockmilk

PixiePancake
2 months ago

Today is National Chocolate Milk Day. I loved chocolate milk when I was a kid. What chocolate milk flavoring would you choose?
#Poll #Polls #Chocolate #Milk

Em-squared
2 months ago

Those milk bags (actual bags of milk) never really took off in the UK. Sainsburys persisted with them for a while. Still a thing in Canada. Still plastic though.
Probably better we all have our own reusable containers that we fill up in the supermarket via a huge multi-teeted depiction of an udder. Yeah that would work.
#ThinkingOutloud #plastic #environment #milk #MilkBags

JuneSim63
3 months ago

A new #DeSmog investigation out today reveals how Big Dairy – responsible for vast volumes of methane and 3.4% of all greenhouse gas emissions – is milking net zero for all its worth under the guise of efficiency.
#BigDairy #Dairy #Methane #GlobalHeating #Milk #NetZero #P2DNZ

https://www.desmog.com/2023/09/15/revealed-how-big-dairy-is-milking-net-zero/

For #WorldPlantMilkDay, resharing my @medium post making connections between the promotion of cow's #milk and #WhiteSupremacy.

https://funcrunch.medium.com/dairy-white-lies-a407b8acad20

(No paywall on this one)

#dairy #vegan #BlackMastodon

Sara Nyberg
3 months ago

I just saw this short movie about the #dairy industry. Even though I eat much #vegan food, I still eat cheese 🧀, yoghurt and cream sometimes. However, this still creates demand for #milk 🥛 products, which leads to suffering of cows. 🐄
Next time I'm thinking about buying #cheese just because I like the taste of it, I'll remember this video and will decide on whether I really need or want to buy it... 🤔
https://youtube.com/watch?v=mZsm2_TdFa0&feature=share

Kristijan
4 months ago

I need some help with an odd situation that happend with milk in my kitchen. It was heated up to 75°C, then poured into glass flask and the lid was thightened (so no air got in). It was on a desk for around 20 hours, with around 20°C. The milk got thick, bit the taste is identical to milk. So, the texture is yogurt like, but the taste is milky. Any ideas what happened? It didn't get sour...
#help #fermentation #milk #yogurt #troubleshooting

kill all landlords
5 months ago

there's this website https://wiby.me/surprise that takes you to random web 1.0 websites. it's often old personal sites or things about animals, but sometimes you run across weird shit like this (not porn. just exactly what it says - any idea as to why this exists?) http://batheinmymilk.com. you're.. welcome?

#weird #weirdwebsites #milk #batheinmymilk

David Wakeham
5 months ago

As is seen in the typical evolution of milk, it is risky behaviour and requires a huge investment.

The spiderlings will feed on the milk for up to 40 days and were not seen to leave the nest for 20.9 ± 1.2 days.

The mother did not leave the nest to forage during this time. Most likely to guard against predators like the ants they resemble.

#JumpingSpider #Mimicry #Milk #SciComm

Two photos side by side. On the left shows the ventral (underside) side view of the mother jumping spider (Toxeus magnus) with a red box indicating the position of the secretion site. The body of the spider looks remarkably like that of an ant, with skinny legs and all (hope you got that reference). Although the fangs a a good giveaway.

On the right hand side is a zoomed in section of the secretion site with arrows pointing to the milk droplets, epigynum (external genital structure) and epigastric furrow.
Today On Screen
5 months ago

#OnThisDay, June 25, 1978, the rainbow flag designed by Vietnam veteran and drag queen Gilbert Baker made its debut as a symbol of gay pride at the Gay Freedom Day Parade (depicted in Milk, 2008)

#Movies #Film #Cinemastodon #Letterboxd #Milk #Pride #HarveyMilk #GayPride #GayFreedomDayParade #TodayInHistory #Histodons @histodons

A huge crowd of people marching in the streets of San Francisco. It's labeled "Gay Freedom Day Parade, June 25th, 1978"
Soheb
6 months ago

How do you have your tea or coffee?

#tea #coffee #milk #sugar

shauny
6 months ago

Here’s the dairy industry, who are selling less milk now because of plant milk alternatives, finding more ways to monetise the suffering of animals.

They just want to keep their industry relevant, just as the world is waking up to how immoral the whole thing is.

It has to stop.

#vegan #milk

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/almonte-dairy-distillery-ethanol-fuel-michigan-1.6865954

We are normally a milk-free household (no cow’s milk in the house), but when we have guests my other half always buys cow’s milk so they can have what they’re used to. I’ve always been against this - why should we give up our morals for other people?

Well, a few weeks ago we had unexpected guests and I made them Oat Milk Cappuccinos. They really enjoyed the taste and it made their stomachs feel better - they are now full converts and no longer have cow’s milk 💪

Spread the taste! People will love it! #vegan #oatmilk #milk

beforewisdom :vegan:
6 months ago

Lab Milk is more advanced than Lab Meat and it is already here.

"Precision dairy doesn’t have cholesterol, lactose, growth hormones or antibiotics (though those with dairy allergies should beware)."

...

"The World Economic Forum and many scientific reports suggest cheese generates the third-highest emissions in agriculture after beef and lamb."

...

"The world’s demand for dairy keeps going up. But it’s not necessarily liquid milk. As countries develop and have burgeoning middle classes, the demand for liquid milk drops and enthusiasm for cheese and other products skyrockets."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/03/12/precision-cultivated-dairy/

#LabMilk #PrecisionDairy #Vegan #Yeast #Lactose #LactoseFree #ClimateChange #Cheese #GreenHouse #Milk #Dairy

shauny
7 months ago

Earthling Ed has an absolutely incredible response to this 😆

#vegan #milk

https://youtu.be/OgisD0Y4ofs

shauny
7 months ago

Something tells me the dairy industry is in a panic

#vegan #milk

https://youtu.be/NfD7L1Brl1o

Loren
7 months ago

a milkweed bugge friend

#InverteFest #bug #insect #friend #milk #weed

a bright orange and black insect perches on the edge of a leaf looking towards the viewer with what looks like an inquisitive expression

Sour fight ends with #FDA ruling soy and nut #milks can still be called “milk”
FDA found that Americans are generally not confused about what's actually #milk.
https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/02/almond-milk-can-keep-its-name-despite-lack-of-lactation-fda-says/

Leave my milk alone... I don't want "beverage"

#Vegan #AlmondMilk #SoyMilk #OatMilk

🧆🍕🍟
8 everyday foods you might not realise are ultra-processed

1. Breakfast cereals
2. Protein & muesli bars & balls
3. Plant-based ‘milks'
4. Breads
5. Yoghurts
6. Meal bases & sauces
7. Processed meats
8. Margarine

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-05/ultra-processed-food-how-to-know-what-is-good-for-you/101918046

#food
#processed
#cereal
#protein
#milk
#bread
#sauce
#meat
#margarine

G'morning Mdon!! Super tired here as we were up into the wee hours making sure this little one (Noel) got all she needed. Momma (Daisy) and baby are both healthy and happy and we are relieved! BTW we NEVER separate babies from their mommas EVER...These are spoiled rotten PETS that give a little back (cuz they want to) :) Mini Jersey. BLUE MOO: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-moo-cow-cattle-art-sharon-cummings.html #cow #cows #milk #homestead #homesteading #farm #farming #farmhouse #AYearForArt #sustainable #cute #fun #art #artwork #Mastoart

G'morning Mdon!!  Super tired here as we were up into the wee hours making sure this little one (Noel) got all she needed. Momma (Daisy) and baby are both healthy and happy and we are relieved!  BTW we NEVER separate babies from their mommas EVER...These are spoiled rotten PETS that give a little back (cuz they want to). :) Mini Jersey lightly painted. Some BLUE MOO: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-moo-cow-cattle-art-sharon-cummings.html #cow #cows #milk #homestead #homesteading #farm #farming #farmhouse #AYearForArt #sustainable #cute #fun
G'morning Mdon!!  Super tired here as we were up into the wee hours making sure this little one (Noel) got all she needed. Momma (Daisy) and baby are both healthy and happy and we are relieved!  BTW we NEVER separate babies from their mommas EVER...These are spoiled rotten PETS that give a little back (cuz they want to). :) Mini Jersey lightly painted. Some BLUE MOO: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/blue-moo-cow-cattle-art-sharon-cummings.html #cow #cows #milk #homestead #homesteading #farm #farming #farmhouse #AYearForArt #sustainable #cute #fun

Good short video from the Afro-Vegan Society about the harm inherent in producing cow's #milk for human consumption.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FpzUj_XBMk

#dairy #vegan #BlackVegan #BlackMastodon

Rocko's Modern Basilisk
1 year ago

Disappointed that Ian Rush isn't drinking #milk #WorldCup

@evan: Actually several of them:

* I currently drink a lot of coffee (in the morning always a doppio #espresso with a lot of #milk — can't drink that pure 😬, later in the day it's usually a #flavoured #lungo; no sugar — would, but shouldn't. 🙄)
* I also like #blacktea, especially #Darjeeling and the flavoured #EarlGrey.
* I love #mate tea (i.e. a specific herbal tea), especially the variant with additional #guarana.

So in the end I'd say that my hot drink of choice are those with #caffeine. 😉

IT-Awareness, Fabian Lucchi :donor:
1 year ago

Time for my own intro, I think.

Born and raised in Switzerland on #milk, #cheese and #chocolate. Still there today.

Using computers since #ZX spectrum, always enjoyed technical stuff, programming, network and hardware. Deeply interested in BBS and demoscene (Unreal, futurecrew).

Co-started my own company, #Infomaniak, in 1994 with an associate. We were first selling home-assembled computers for endusers. Then we had our own first internet dialup POP by the end of the same year and each customer was granted free access (except for local call rates). We also ran one of the first websites in Geneva, Switzerland, around that time (still found in archive.org, look for infomaniak.ch).

We then splitted the company and started providing professional web/mail hosting when it was still pretty unusual. I built that company from scratch and my associate kept running the computer shop on one side, and doing strategic thinking for the hosting business. The shop was eventually sold in 2000/2001 and we 100% focused on hosting.

At first, I was involved in every step : network design, hardware choice, mail/web servers, routing/transit, building/maintaining IT racks, staff, programming our own management tools, Delphi at that time ; still programming with Embarcadero today. And it was rapidly too overwhelming. The staff grew, we enrolled people with better skills than we had, and I focused primarily on management, legal and accounting. But it was not what I loved to do every day.

In 2017, my associate and I divorced (a 25 years long coworking is *really* like a marriage) ; I was kicked out :(

By then, Infomaniak staff was +60 people (support staff, sysadmin, devs and office admin).

I took that opportunity to better focus on what matters to me : #data #security and #IT #support for small to very small companies. Those left alone with their too complicated technological problems and they do the best they can. Ourdays, this is obviously not sufficient.

So I started again from scratch, with IT-Awareness. My main objective was being able to provide better comfort with #technology for all non technical people, focused on #data #backups and all related matters. Due to the first customers I met, I'm now mostly helping #praticians in all #medical environments.

I'm still alone in my company (it takes time... so much time...) but I nonetheless received a huge project to build a secure mail system for all practicians in Geneva area (~3,000). "Secure" meaning "with confidentiality guaranteed" following Swiss laws requirements. A case study has been done by Synology : https://www.synology.com/en-us/company/case_study/Geneva_Doctors_Association

Prior to this new secured mail system, practicians were mostly using public services like gmail, aol and local telco mail systems, which is absolutely forbidden due to the sensitivity of data they're exchanging. They're now secure, compliant with the law and patients are better protected. But this is of course only part of the long way they still have to go.

I provide a lot of IT support for small medical centers ; they don't know a thing with technology and don't have time. They need things to be done, they need confidence. I try to bring both.

Interested in all #infosec matters for so many years I can't remember, I followed a lot of incredible people with deep knowledge that shared their insight on Twitter.

And like every one of you, migrated to infosec.exchange Mastodon instance (which I proudly sponsor, @jerry thank you so much for your work and dedication, this place is what we really need, our home).

I'm always open to discuss anything with anybody, sharing knowledge and experience.