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Faith, burnout, Linux? 

I worked in IT for a couple decades, burned out, went back to college and got my bachelor's in literature. Went to grad school, burnt out again.
Life's an adventure.

I love linux, sci-fi, people of all walks, and Jesus. I'm not preachy.

Been using linux off and on since 1997, steadily since 2000, and constantly since 2019. :D

Big believer in free and open source software. Linux is freedom.

Manjaro is my pragmatic distro of choice, but Debian is home. <3

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I need help from the :
At the beginning of this year I discovered a mastodon account (on a different FOSS instance) called "Freed Creative", they also owned a channel with the same name and uploaded awesome tutorials.
I noticed NewPipe complaining about not being able to find the account, like 2 weeks ago. So I did a quick mastodon search but it only returned @freedcreative@tilvids.com and @freedcreative@peertube.social .
Does anyone know what happened to the account?

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Is #Android the most popular #Linux distribution?

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#introduction

I've enjoyed breaking and exploring electronic things since I took apart my Game Boy. Started with HTML and Linux in the 90s, true web hosting and development in the 00s, Python in the 10s. I got back into ham radio in 2016 when people started going to parks. And here I am.

I'm mostly an FT8 nerd while I multitask, with the occasional CW contest thrown in for good measure.

I do development work with #ParksOnTheAir and infosec in my day job.

Glad to be here!

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@Gargron I came from China (also agreeing Taiwan is a country) and got used to and tired of such so called Chinese patriots (we call them pinky) spamming every service with such negative review bomb. On the flip side it's also an indication that Mastodon's growing popularity that those who grew under such severe censorship also learned about and have access to at least some Mastodon instance though.

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@Gargron I live happily in Taiwan for over 13 years, This review just shows what a great platform Mastodon is

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@RL_Dane holy shit, your averaging at 77 toots per day, how do you not run out of stuff to talk about ? I know most of those are boosts but that's still a crazy number

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Somebody gave Mastodon's official iOS app a 1-star review on the App Store because "there are too many Taiwan independence" [sic, translation]. That's a first! Also, Taiwan is a country.

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In Memoriam, Eye Contact 

Yesterday would have been Gary Kildall's 80th birthday. I've spent quite a bit of time re-watching Gary over the past year, and it's clear why he remains such a beloved figure three decades after his untimely death. He's a type of public figure we don't see much of in the tech industry today--someone who was genuinely enthusiastic about technology without losing sight of its impact on people. That was reflected in Gary's hosting, which emphasized kindness and respect.

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We took some creative liberties with the Soyuz-TMA design and called the result "Soyuz-SF". The main difference is the docking adapter, which is meant to be the standardized APAS-89, rather than the legacy Soyuz type.

Other minor changes are mostly due to Chris Kuhn, during modeling.

:cc_cc: :cc_sa: :cc_sa: "Lunatics!" Project | lunatics.tv
:blender: :inkscape: :gnu_imp: :krita:

#LunaticsTV #Soyuz #Blender3D
#MastoArt #CreativeToots

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Hello world...this is an experimental account for LWN.net, soon to be a home for article notifications and more, we we get it all figured out.

My acct: 24 days old, 1857 toots.

Toot on, my friends.

🐘💨

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@RL_Dane @Mundon it was about time to get someone with a neofetch output as profile pic, glad it was you :P

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Brand new computer! what's the first thing you install?

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your prefered date format?

(pls boost)

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What's the longest you've used a single smart phone? (Boost for a broader data pool.)

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I have been working on displaying toots from Mastodon on my website using . I don't support all of Mastodon's features like CWs or Boosts but I think this is a great start!

An archival page of all my toots:
brandonrozek.com/toots/

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Has anyone ever heard of PFAS, also called the "Forever Chemicals"?

I'm a professional environmental engineer. As always, AMA.

Boosts are appreciated!

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.