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


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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Five months after Gajim 1.2.2, we’re proud to announce the release of Gajim 1.3.0! Many new features have been developed since, including a complete redesign of both Gajim’s Preferences window and configuration backend, an all new Profile window, support for Chat Markers, a new user interface for voice/video calls, and much more.


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Is there any picture viewer for GTK, which can crop images like gwenview? I really like gwenview, but it has all that qt librarys as dependencies, which I won't install on my xfce environment.

What are the main differences between mastodon and pleroma? A link with a comprehension would be enough. Idk why, but I didn't found one.

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Hey everyone,

this is Freedom not Fears mastodon account. We are an EU wide self-organized activists BarCamp working on data protection, surveillance etc.

If you would like to stay up to date, follow us. #FnF20

More about Freedom not Fear:

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Could one create a couchsurfing or sharebay.org (sharing stuff platform) on the fediverse? My friend Colin from www.sharebay.org/ is looking into that, but I wanted to ping a few "fediverse" people to see what they think of it. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a sharing platform and a couchsurfing one, that is federated!? Multiple instances, global or local search, etc..

@amolith @anubis2814 @heluecht @alfred @utzer
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The true challenge: submit a PR on any platform OTHER than github (@codeberg or ) and as a reward, you can boast about supporting truly open source platforms and none of that corporate surveillance crap.

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I need entire children books of this kind to give to my nephews! We all need this.

The next generation will grow up with browsers and apps obfuscating the fundamental processes that guarantee our online safety. Unless provided to them by us, they will never be educated on how to stay safe online.


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[3/3] Ich möchte jedenfalls alle Tutanota-Kunden bitten, nicht zur Konkurrenz abzuwandern, während die Angriffe noch laufen. Denn gerade so würden wir dem Willen der Angreifer nachgeben. Ich möchte einfach nur mal klarstellen, dass ich in dieser schweren Zeit hinter Tutanota und der FOSS-/Datenschutz-Gemeinschaft stehe und derart feige Obstruktionsmaßnahmen nicht hinnehmen will.

P.S.: mailbox.org/en/post/russian-in

They ported XScreenSaver to Android. I now have some nice animated background. I choosed atlantis, it is so chilling to look at these fishes swimming in the background or the lockscreen.

XScreenSaver (Screensaver from Linux and Unix) - f-droid.org/packages/org.jwz.x

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In August, @peertube entered a new stage in the development of #PeerTube v3. The objective is to raise €60k so they can implement, (1) global search, (2) moderation, (3) plugins & playlists, and (4) live streaming, here's the roadmap: joinpeertube.org/roadmap/.

They already raised €37k which covers steps (1) and (2) and we're almost there for step (3) which is €40k.

Let's help build a decentralized alternative to #YouTube. Please boost and, if possible, donate.

#Fediverse #FOSS #OpenSource

Today I started to learn GO, because it sounds very interesting. But now I saw it is from Google. But it is under the BSD licence. But what if google decides to change that in future? I really try to avoid all services from google, but a programming language is not a service. Is GO bad out of the privacy/FLOSS perspective? Should I stop learning it? I'm not sure, I would be happy to hear some opinions on this topic.

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Hello everyone, this is my first toot. Just came from Twitter but considering deleting that account since the platform is just too negative for me. Not sure how things will go here. But just from quick glances I feel like at home here. Hoping you all have a great day!

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greetings! i like building games and other utilities for the Linux terminal.

current projects -- minesweeper, hearts, a music player, picross.

i love reading (primarily fiction) and music (many genres).

looking forward to meeting some new people!

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Recently I had a discussion with a friend, saying he doesn't care whether Google et a. got his data or not. What should they do? He would not be of interest to them.

Although I'm privacy-aware, I'm bad at such discussions. I argued with annoying advertisement, which he rejected with "I just won't pay attention to that". Fair point, though someday ads might be more intrusive.

He does not violate law, he is no activist. Arguing with corrupt governments would be a stretch. What would you say?

Xystel :archlinux: :debian: boosted

Hello everybody.
I tried Mastodon half a year ago, because I really liked the concept of the decentralization and I am trying to get away from the big corporations, but failed miserably, so now I am trying again. I hope this time it makes click in my head.
Somethings about me, I am a 17 year old interested in tech, linux, OSS, servers and coding. I started using linux roughly a year ago and would describe myself as a beginner to intermediate user.
So yeah, thats about it :D

How do you type on a PC Keyboard?

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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.