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somehow, its gotten prettier even though its remained just as messy as last time.

Welcome to the control center of my production studio.

If your using pip to manage your install, you can grab my patched version directly with:

pip install -e git://

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If anyone out there is using viewer, I just pushed a patch to my instance that allows extending the readme file names that can be discovered by the software.

If thats something you want, grab it here:

Huh. I learnt a new thing about installs today.

Didnt know i could specify a specific commit or branch to clone from with @ in the url.

Seems like something i shouldve known...

That moment when you see an active issue board on github, and a listed mailgroup thats just straight up dead.

I tried the mailgroup first, but we'll see how goes.

Why does the community not have its own TLD?

The fiance is using an old iPad Mini thats hitting end of life and is barely limping along.

If we were to go with something that wasn't apple, what should we go for?

Who's got an instance suggestion for my fiance?

Looking for an instance thats LGBTQ2SI+ friendly and requires content warnings. Also looking for something with an active local timeline!

I think this might be caused because I made performed a bulk action on my archive of 12k emails...

lolwhoops. Kinda forgot I had that many emails in there...

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Well thats concerning...

Thunderbird just maxed out my workstation.

So I've been getting my email set up to work with plaintext and encryption, but I have a question.

If your sending an email to someone who has no idea what PGP encryption is, and is so tech-illiterate that they will just get scared by the mention of it, do you sign said email?

I've been thinking of adding a link to a simple "how do PGP, what is PGP" tutorial/article, but I don't know of a good source. Any suggestions?

Anyone have any for an app for masstadon?

Finally convinced my fiance to join, but their on iOS *only.*

(Yes it hurts me as a diehard linux user that my fiance only uses iOS, and not even mac os)

At my fiances suggestion, I deleted facebook off my phone. Feels nice to only have Masstodon/Tusky on my phone.

And besides, to quote my fiance: "you can have facebook on the big internet, you dont need it on your small internet."

I wonder if, instead of promoting Mastodon to the general public as "federated," we should call it "user-run." That emphasizes the governance model of our network rather than the technical implementation.

It amazes me how many people will defend facebook and twitter. within 5 minutes of posting it, I already have 6 people yelling at me.

All because I suggested they leave the platform and join masstodon.

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I shared an article about Trump & his threat to "shut down facebook and twitter," and I have to admit. I am shocked how many people equate Facebook/Twitter to their right to freedom of speech.

Just because you used a platform to excersize your free speech, doesn't mean you actually have rights to it. In fact, you don't have rights to free speech on twitter/facebook, and it wouldn't take much for the american govt to enact some kind of oversight on those platforms.

I am so tempted to do this on Alpine. Seeing that system utilization makes me drool, and i wanna blow peoples brains by djing off some stupid old computer.

So on a whim, I decided to give a try.

Took a couple hours, but i know have an Intel Atom N270 w/ 1Gb of ram running like it was always a fast computer.

1.2% CPU utilization with 70.2mb of ram while idle with and a dev environment ( , other console first applications).

Gotta say, im impressed!

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