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Hey Fediverse!

Published another update to my FOSS project: QCard

Added more information about how it all works.

Please drop me any feedback!


Boosts Appreciated, I think this has a really cool use-case! 🚀

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A concise explanation, if you don’t mind the occasional* swear word.

* every second or so.

QT AlecStapp: This video does a better job explaining what’s really going on with Australia’s “News Media Bargaining Code” than any article I’ve seen from traditional media sources:

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Map showing countries that mandate mobile phone reg. Shame on Europe for failing to uphold your reputation of #privacy respect.

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What makes this all the more impressive is that vim is a keyboard-based text editor.

And everyone knows that, rather than use a keyboard, a cat prefers a mouse.


QT CecileTonglet: So, I was finishing a code that finally compiled, I was very happy. Then the cat arrived and laid down on the desk and pressed 678uihjk by "chance" which on neovim:

undo the 678 last actions I did on the file
go into insert mode
insert "hjk" which discarded the redo history

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Today I learned that if you want to do a reverse-lookup on an npm module, you can use npm ls. e.g.,

npm ls sodium-native

That’ll show you which module(s) use the sodium-native module.

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New surveillance techniques combined with AI pose a severe threat to everybody's privacy. Just think about Clearview's picture database:

Help us stop this privacy intrusion by signing the petition by Reclaim Your Face:

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🇬🇧 More than 29.000 people signed the citizens initiative to #StopBiometricMassSurveillance. We need 1 million for the EU Commission to look into it. Please help:


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EU_politics + encryption + privacy 

The EU Council has approved a resolution to undermine encrypted communications for EU citicens:

A petition to declining this resolution and to keep citicens' privacy is online at the EU parliament:

As of today at 23:40 CET this petition was signed by 12 Supporters


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Hey, fellow Mastodonians, what is your favourite music, like genres or bands etc?

For me, it is blues (Ben Ezra, Fat Walters), piano jazz (Fazil Say, Mieczysław Kosz), classical guitar jazz (De Lucia, Di Meola), old eletronic (Jarre, Koto, Kraftwerk), a'capella covers (Pentatonix, Home Free), and traditional Irish music (Loreena McKennit, The Henry Girls, Altan, Anuna).

When coding, some mild electronic-trans is my sweet spot. Keeps me focused for prolonged time.

I've remapped Capslock to Escape and I will never go back. Try it!

`xkb_options caps:escape`

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LinkedIn is building a gig marketplace, taking on UpWork and Fiverr -

Tying one's professional reputation, hiring chances, and therefore income, tighly inside a single platform. A dangerous idea: making a platform the sole gatekeeper of peoples' income and career chances.

Anyone else here got VR?

Would love to do some kind of virtual meetup.

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Grab the popcorn because the rover has sent us a one-of-kind video of her Mars landing. For the first time in history, we can see multiple angles of what it looks like to touch down on the Red Planet. #CountdownToMars


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Question for those more experienced with Mastodon... Fosstodon is for people who love free software and I'm enjoying the community. However, as I stated in my intro I do have a bunch of other hobbies. Is there a way to view the "local" time lines of other instances to find other people in those instances without having to resort to using the federated timeline? There's only so much anime pron and conspiracy nut jobs I can take...

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In an effort to promote the use of open and FOSS platforms rather than proprietary and locked down ones, as postmarketOS we created our own community on Lemmy!
Please join us in making it an awesome FOSS and federated alternative to our subreddit!

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✔ Mastofication of #Germany ~ 81% complete

Original SVG source by Roman Poulvas, David Liuzzo (Wikipedia)


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If you want an encrypted resolver, based on Europe, that supports both DoH and DoT, I'm having a good experience with @libreops (

Here you have their recent budget report for last year (2020):

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