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Hmm... looks like it's back now. And that it was down due to a server migration.
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Is it just me, or is lobste.rs down? 🦀

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Happy new year folks. Sure, time is a construct and time will continue to flow on but my brain makes this weird separation between segments of 365 (sometimes 366) days and I feel compelled to wish you all well for the coming 365 days.

Read this and watch the video in there too. Don't do resolutions. Resolutions bad.

bnolet.me/posts/2020/12/2021-y

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For all their problems, I'd like to thank computers for giving us a glimpse of a better world.

A bright and colorful world of overwhelming abundance. A world in which we all have superpowers.

A world in which we are free to be ourselves. A world in which we can find others we want to be with, and keep others who are toxic to us away.

The dopamine we get from interacting with this better world is not fake. A better world can be addiction-forming of course, like food. Who wouldn't want more?

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I have to say that I came to know Mastodon by pure chance and having joined this instance I've learned from a lot of other FLOSS projects, challenges...

I certainly wasn't expecting that it was going to have such a good impact on me.

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We believe technology should empower and enable us, not exploit our data for profit and power.

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Spotify’s Genius integration is stupid. All I want are lyrics

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Saw this on reddit, thought it was both funny and wallpaper material.

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Something I would be interested in is short videos where people do a short tour of the computing devices and technology they use. In a personal way like showing off the cool tech you are personally excited about.

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I really wish more people would be mindful of the difference between problems with capitalism and problems with plutocracy

Capitalism contains the seeds of its own destruction in the form of successful capitalists seeking to convert market power to plutocratic power. They don't want capitalism to continue because it poses risks to them; they want a veneer of capitalism but over which they can exert greater control

If we're not mindful of that, the end of capitalism comes by overt plutocracy. That's not an improvement.

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@0PT41N Sometimes a distro just doesn't sit right with you. One good thing about Linux is if you try a distro and don't like it you can just try a different one since there are hundreds of options.

If Manjaro doesn't work for you that's perfectly fine. There are plenty of fish in the sea.

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To all CLI maintainers:

By the love of $god, please implement the -h flag.

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@garritfra
> Learning how to learn is way more important than the learning itself

Couldn't agree more 😃 being able to read and understand documentation, and being able to relate new knowledge to ideas that you already understand is the key to being a successful programmer.
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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.