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Plasma 5.20, by all accounts a massive release, is here. Plasma 5.20 comes with tons of new features and improvements which will make your Plasma desktop experience easier, smoother and more fun.

kde.org/announcements/plasma-5

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I want to talk about algorithms on social media. Specifically about how mastodon and the Fediverse often write on their presentation page or feature list about how they "don't have algorithms" because they display posts in chronological order.

👇A thread

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Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime. -- David Leinweber

This just seems like terrible design. Who approved a floating bar that covers the main content of the page?

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦‍♂️

PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE

And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

Boost if I'm right.

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Could you guys recommend me some blogs for my RSS feed reader? I'm interested in gaming, free software and cartoons. Those who are a part of 100 days to offload challange can advertise their own blogs too :)

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We know you like photos from the production-line, so here are some pictures of
@postmarketOS CE from the factory for you to enjoy.

Pictured:

- QA and component testing (using !)
- a 3GB RAM/32GB eMMC mainboard
- a bunch of units awaiting assembly.

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Wow, Jupiter Broadcasting is splitting from A Cloud Guru, and doing their own thing again!

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Happy 25th birthday to Windows 95!

It's not Linux or FOSS of any kind, but its design metaphors heavily influenced nearly every desktop interface to come after.

It (or one of its later W9x descendants) were also the first OS for a large number of people, including the person writing this toot 😊.

youtube.com/watch?v=a0s_Sqp9u_

@kev @cooper @mike I'm looking into an RSS reader to move to after I discovered feedly won't let me follow RSS feeds from reddit without buying a paid membership.
What I'm looking for is:
* FOSS/FOSS supporting
* Happy paid hosted service, as long as my money is going to improve FOSS

The only one I've found so far is NewsBlur. Do you have any alternatives, or have you used NewsBlur?

@itguyeric I just listened to your episode on the Linux Spotlight podcast, and thought it was a great chat. Very good insight from you, also, on burnout etc.

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Day 75 of the Series.

So I hear TikTok is a thing. If people want that kind of platform, they need to rethink how it's being done. Open and Federated is better.

mikestone.me/tiktok-banned-ope

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"Google drops Blogspot India domain breaking hundreds of thousands of links"

What a mess!

Lessons:

1. Move away from Blogspot. It's not getting any love

2. Own your domain name even if you post on someone else's platform (so you can switch if necessary)

I've recently been setting up the new Kea DHCP server for use at my work environment, and I have to say it's a very nice piece of software. It has a very nice api interface to control the running server.

I also wrote a script to scan a local link for devices and turn them into reservations: jaytuckey.name/2020/05/14/a-sc

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