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@someodd I highly, highly recommend this book: linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

It is free and licensed under a creative Commons license.

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Can anyone recommend some cool Gemini capsules? Boosts appreciated.

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PrivacyToolsIO failing to their principles: dark patterns and the hidden contract with NordVPN:
raccoon.ebin.city/guides/priva

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If you want features added or fixed on the Fediverse, the best thing is to get in touch with the people who make the server type you're on. Most Fediverse server types have an official site which includes instructions on how to let them know about bugs, request features, contribute translations etc.

Here are some official Fediverse sites' contribution guides. Most welcome contributions from all kinds of people, including non-techies:

BookWyrm
joinbookwyrm.com/get-involved

Friendica
friendi.ca/resources/contribut

Funkwhale
funkwhale.audio/en_GB/communit

GoToSocial
github.com/superseriousbusines

Mastodon
github.com/mastodon/mastodon/b

Mobilizon
docs.joinmobilizon.org/contrib

PeerTube
docs.joinpeertube.org/contribu

PixelFed
github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/b

WriteFreely
writefreely.org/contribute

The Fediverse is made collaboratively by volunteers, which means it's easy to directly communicate with the people who make it. This is a huge advantage over bigger networks, it makes it easier to stay human and humane.

#Fediverse #Contributing

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@feditips Does Mastodon have a way to "filter" toots ? like how Twitter has "min_faves" operator.

Lagrange prerelease for android:
skyjake.github.io/fdroid/repo/

seems to be the best gemini browser for android right now.

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So this is what all those thousands of employees are working on! We've reached peak UI!

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I've made an alternative frontend to Medium:

scribe.rip

If you, like me, are occasionally forced to read articles on medium.com, now you can read them on Scribe instead! Feedback welcome.

#OpenSource #crystallang

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PSA: As of 2021-06-22 17:30+00:00, Brave Search (https://search.brave.com/) claims that its engine uses an independent index, and that client-side search engine fallback to Google is opt-in. My experience is that server-side search result fallback to Google is the default.

Here are some examples, archived via the Wayback Machine:

Brave results for “gccgo”
Google results for “gccgo” (proxied through Startpage)
Brave results for “oppenheimer”
Google results for “Oppenheimer” (proxied through Startpage)

If this is a bug, it’s very serious and needs to be publicly disclosed. It undermines their whole selling point of being powered by an “independent index”. Way too many searches return results identical to Google, Startpage, and Searx instances with only Google enabled. No other independent engine of all the 25 other English independently-indexing engines I compared has had this happen; identical pages on all the other engines are nearly impossible to find for advanced/uncommon queries. Returning identical results so often when the other 25 non-Google-Bing-Yandex engines almost never do is way too much of a coincidence.

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SimpleTools is now available at
gemini://simpletools.info

This isn't perfect yet. Conversion from Dokuwiki was done with dw2markdown | md2gemini, plus a lot of sed voodoo and hand editing. So, there is no complete automated conversion process yet.

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Just found out that kde makes some of their apps for Android, and they've officially replaced some of the Google and Microsoft apps I was using! (Also, can we just appreciate how great KWeather looks?)

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Care for a @🐘.kz email domain? Turns out you can now get an email address with an emoji domain name from Kazakhstan 🇰🇿
Indeed...veeery nice 👍👍

I bought 300 emoji domain names from Kazakhstan and built an email service - tinyprojects.dev/projects/mail

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Lemmy.ml is currently down due to a fire at the OVH datacenter. We are waiting to see if it comes back.

travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id

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let's do something fun, I'm thinking of making my own (neo)vim :vim: cheatsheet , would you guys contribute any recommendations of useful things? perhaps this can become a blogpost

Boosts appreciated

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Anyone have an decent mobile game recommendations?

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