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Hey, fedi!

I'd like to write a blog/gemlog post about positive experiences from open source contributions. And by that I mean I want to hear your stories, and publish them as CC0 along with my own :)

Bring it on! (Boosts are of course welcome)

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You: "Which of these platforms should we develop on?"
Me: "They're about equal; you can't go right with any of them."
You: "They aren't the best?"
Me: "They're the best. They just aren't good. There aren't any that are good."

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Majority of the European Parliament welcomes the Commission's intention to oblige e-mail, messaging and chat providers to search all private messages for allegedly illegal material and report to the police (#chatcontrol) by 580:76:37.

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Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

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Can someone make into and outro music for #AnarchoBookClub that sounds like the theme for MacGyver sort of? Same type of sound? I think I am not able to do this on my own.

Contact me to discuss terms. 😃
(boosts welcome)

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As my phone is dying from some kind of flexing (caused by long time heavy use) i need another one, but i do not know which one.

Must haves:
- Anroid (based)
- rootable
- future updates

Nice to haves:
- #lineageos support
- good battery life
- dual SIM

Not necessary:
- good camera
- fancy display features

Every hint is highly appreciated. Please feel free to boost. #followerpower

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Did you know that I have a Bitcoin wallet address that you can donate to? If you appreciate my work and want to give me a thanks you can donate some BTC to this address:


I'd advise other creators to also start taking donations in crypto since it's so convenient and is censorship resistant

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TFW: Raspberry Pi foundation force-pushes a microsoft gpg key and vscode repository to everyone in a package update. Without letting the community know. Or explaining such a strange decision.
If people wanted microsoft's code on their pi's, they'd enter in a few commands to add the repo and the package themselves. Just like any other piece of software. Why make this the default for everyone? RPi Foundation get a huge check from MS or something?

Who has used or know of Voxer.com and the -talkie service?
Is it safe, secure, good support?
I know it isn't foss, so, are there any alternatives?
Thank you.

I've done some research but I your opinions over those in other areas of the internet.

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You have a and ...

- want to run a stable version of or ,
- want to use only official mainline versions of kernel and u-boot without unofficial patches,
- don't want to use non-free software / proprietary blobs,
- don't want to use unofficial 3rd party repos?

Meanwhile, most of this is achievable. I've collected some bits of information on that and condensed them in an article I recently posted on my personal website:


Photo of the result:

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Eep! Can we @conservancy
find 64 more Supporters (or fewer if they give over the regular amount) in the next week? Help spread the word! #NailBitingTime #NonProfitLiving sfconservancy.org/supporter/

Does anyone know how long it takes for @matrix to verify an account login?

Seems like forever!

I do have a question for some advice. I'm looking for a fairly low spec phone capable of unlocking the easily. Any recommendations warmly received.

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This is an interesting article, in that the vast majority of the points Mark lists are nothing to do with the speed of the *Internet connection* - they’re nearly all after the handover point. And yet people will blame them.

Lots to check if you think your connection is slow.

QT ispreview: Why Buying Gigabit Broadband Doesn't Always Deliver 1Gbps - ISPreview UK ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2020 @ispreview #ftth #docsis

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Do NOT install #NewPipe through the Samsumg Galaxy Store!

A copy of #newpipe is currently distributed through the Samsung Galaxy Store by a third party. The package id of that version is identical to the officiail one (org.schabi.newpipe), but the signing keys differ.
Surprisingly, users running an outdated version recieve a notification to update their installed version with the one uploaded in the Galaxy Store.

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