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#RaceCar #wiring today on the #Ford #Falcon on the right.

Foreground is the workshop owners 1970 #Chevrolet #Chevelle SS, behind that is a 50鈥檚 #Chevy truck, but I forget what model. Will be their shop truck.

Doing some antenna work on a Ham radio repeater. Top of the water tower.

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I guess I'll need to update pixelfed.org so the project looks alive. 馃檮

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Currently in a hotel room in Maryland. I wasted no time setting up my simple, compact portable ham radio station. #AmateurRadio #HamRadio

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If you want a better pastor, then pray for the one you already have.

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OH8STN makes great radio related videos. I enjoyed this one which details his portable digital field comms station with raspberry pi.
youtube.com/watch?v=Jx1Xi-tN7Y

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After digging into Grammarly's privacy policy, this Reddit user decided to uninstall. Why? He found that Grammarly...

1. Collects everything you type into the browser w/the extension
2. Can store that data indefinitely
3. May share it with 3rd parties reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

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If Linux gamers think that Steam is the best storefront for games, they really really really have a very very very low standard.

Steam has a lot of really bad quality games.

And another case is Battle for Wesnoth. A completely FLOSS (free/libre and open source) game, that's existed for a long long time. I think last year they applied for Steam (the game is free on Steam too, btw)

Do you know why? Because if you are not on Steam, you are not visible, you do not exist at all.

It's a sad state of PC gaming, that one store can rule them all, yet many people haven't realized this. (until of course are the big guys like EA, Ubi, etc.)

It's a DRMgate. Steam itself is DRM, but few people has problem with it, since it is so convenient to use.

Epic stole information from Steam? What's new really? The only way your data on your computer is safe, if it is off of any network! When will people realize that?

On the other hand we still have GOG, and hey look they have spring sale!

https://www.gog.com/

It's a #DRMfree store for games of old and new. There are many Linux games and Windows games, that are playable with Wine. It's pretty great download, install and play. Without any middleware you need to download.

GOG is the last bastion of games preservation, don't let it die!

#gaming #Steam #Epic #EpicStore #DRM #DRMgate #games #GOG #DRMfree
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#Wire also confirmed that while the company is focused on supporting their existing web client and the desktop clients using the #Electron wrapper, they welcome the #SoftwareFreedom community to help develop alternative clients to be used with their service, like #Coax (currently in alpha):
github.com/wireapp/wire/issues

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Today a set up a Nextcloud with the wonderful domain reasonable.cloud.

I plan on opening it soon for people willing pay a minimum amount of money (I'm planning $3 a month for 200GB, 8$ for every terabyte after than) with Patreon. Is anyone on here *remotely* interested in this?

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