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Do you want to help shape open federated alternatives like @pixelfed, @prismo , @anfora and @funkwhale ?

You can do so very easily at:


It's a set of forums where anyone can give feedback and ideas for these projects directly to the developers. You don't need to be a coder to take part.

#Fediverse #Alternatives #ActivityPub #FLOSS #OpenSource

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I see GitHub's transition to using Windows Server is going as well as could be expected.

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@kaniini @freakazoid @cwebber personally I don't like CoCs, as I've said before, on account of them being mostly virtue signalling and an excuse for "diversity people" to come in and hijack projects for ideological reasons.

RMS has always been one to word things his way rather than the way other people might want him to. If he didn't, free software would never have gotten anywhere, and it would have been totally changed to "open source". It's not "tone deaf", but bluntness. You could at least recognize that the way he sees it, RMS has perceived that there is a concrete problem (people of a certain gender being less likely to contribute) and has taken steps to try and address that specific problem.

Ask, what problems are solved by adopting a third party CoC and "firing" people based on things they have said or done outside the scope of the project? And then, what problems does that create? An innumerable amount. That is a vengeance driven perspective instead of a conciliation and improvement driven perspective. It's dumb and counterproductive. It creates chilling effects.

So in summary, give RMS this one bravo for at least trying to do something actually constructive instead of kowtowing to the destructive regressive leftist groupthink. He is an original thinker and wants to keep some semblance of sticking to the original project goals. A strict Code of Conduct is nothing but trouble, so he is trying an alternative designed to build better communities instead of ripping them apart at the seams.
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don't worry password we're all insecure too

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It's finally here! v1.0 of Toot! has been officially released on the app store!


For those who have not been in on the beta test already, this is an Mastodon client for iOS, full of character and whimsy. It is multi-instance, multi-account, it is fast, it is comfortable and it is above all a lot of fun!

It has a strong focus on user experience, animation, and attention to detail, as well as being the best client for Mastodon around. Try it now!

A friend just shared an awesome game that teaches you how to build circuits



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Netflix now "personalises" artwork based on individuals' data:


This is hypertargeted advertising: different people see different info about same film, most get misled about its nature.

Same thing is now happening with political advertising:

Same candidates, but different individuals see totally different information about them. Most get misled about candidate's nature.

With a film you can stop watching when you find out truth, but after an election it's too late.

's theme garden is getting more awesome with every passing month.

Here's one that (approximately) replicates Medium's interface:


This one has remark.js integration for embedding talks/presentations into your blog: themes.gohugo.io/theme/story/

This one replicates the look of ghost.org :


If you want to use YouTube on the desktop without using the main YouTube site (and without installing an Electron app): check out invidio.us

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@aadilayub That's also the background of the whole Iceweasel story btw: Mozilla has no control over what others do with Firefox' code, but they can control how the name and logo are used (because trademark rules are unaffected by the GPL), and they used that to impose rules on what people can and cannot do with a thing called Firefox.
That's why Debian used to take the code, call it Iceweasel and change the icon, because at that point Mozilla had no control over what they'd do with it anymore.

Pushing to Github through Atom no longer works on any system using libcurl4 (which is all Ubuntu 18.04 systems).

Guess I'll have to jump ship to VScode :/

So I've taken my old HDD that I had :elementary: installed on and turned it into an external drive.

However, I can't format it to FAT32 or edit anything outside its home folder since it won't recognize me as superuser.

Anyone at :fosstodon: have experience with this?

The admin of the instance plans to link the source and credit Tusky. I will be deleting the parent toot to prevent misinformation.


albin.social shipping Tusky as their own app Show more

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If you haven’t heard about it already, an all new beautiful iOS Mastodon app is now available on the App Store. 🎉


It contains 3D Touch, Today and Share extensions, Siri Shortcuts, iMessage Stickers, a Watch app, and so much more!

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