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I'm a software developer. I believe in Libre software , decentralisation, encryption by default, and also functional programming.

I currently am on with .

Unordered set of stuff I like:
- Steampunk
- Cycling
- Goa Trance
- Uplifting Trance
- Synthwave
- Electro Swing
- Nightcore

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#Torrent Paradise Creates Decentralized ‘Pirate Bay’ With #IPFS -

> The BitTorrent protocol has a decentralized nature but the ecosystem surrounding it has some weak spots. Torrent sites, for example, use centralized search engines which are prone to outages and takedowns. Torrent-Paradise tackles this problem with IPFS, a searchable torrent indexer that's shared by the people.

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♲ I work in IT, which is the reason our house has:
- mechanical locks
- mechanical windows
- routers using OpenWRT
- no smart home crap
- no Alexa/Google Assistant/...
- no internet connected thermostats

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Fosstodon is now on Mastodon version 2.7.0 that brings some interesting new features, including the new directory (

Currently, I'm the only person on our directory. If you want to be listed, you can enable it within your account settings.

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Normalise not knowing things.

You don't need to always know things, and you don't need an opinion on everything.

In fact, sometimes it's better to not know things. That means you have the chance to learn something new!

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@Gargron Not the same thing, but a federated google translate alternative would be interesting. Where each instance shares its translation database with other instances somehow.

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When they forked LibreOffice from OpenOffice, did anyone propose "Cubicle" as a name?

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Apparently people are mad at this article, and I would disagree with it if it was only based on it's title 'Mastodon is crumbling.'

However if anyone actually read the article, you would find that it's about how mastodon has not been the safe haven for marginalized groups that it promised to be.

I don't get the fuss.

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Something that somewhat amuses me is that when in plus, there was a very anti vibe.

I much prefer the anti-surveillance vibe I get from folks on , as that encompass googs fb etc as opposed to just fb.

I guess it shows a depth of thought, that it’s not just reactionary and more a consideration of how we now live our lives and the exposure to tracking we submit to.


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Remember that opt-out telemetry and analytics are unethical, no matter how many programmers tell you it's "standard" or "okay".

Spyware doesn't stop being spyware just because it becomes trendy

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Been looking for this graph again for ages. Really useful and informative (and pretty).

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The web is something that, by it's very nature, shouldn't be centralized.

"Re-decentralizing the Web, for good this time | Ruben Verborgh"

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"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

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My favorite point in a README "What if I am religiously opposed to using Electron for any and all purposes?"

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The #GNOME design team wants your feedback for a potential visual refresh of the #GTK default theme: — if you have an application that ships custom CSS, testing is appreciated!

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