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Hello everyone!

I use Xubuntu and try to go the way as much as possible :duckduckgo: :gimp: :firefox: :xubuntu: :fdroid: :nextcloud:

I've been using Diaspora and the Friendica for a while—now decided to give Mastodon a go!

Also trying to get my friends to join the (though that's a slow process 😕).

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I have no idea what the original source is, but right now I can't be bothered to find out.

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Very short post about sharing the things (in this case, hardware and software) that we use:

uglyduck.ca/sharing-the-things

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This week at Snipette, read about the fast fashion industry- and the darker side to the clothes you wear.
buff.ly/3ySwcKJ

#fashion #environment
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RT @mrstrangefact@twitter.com

In South Korea, some stores package their bananas together in various ripeness stages so you can eat them over several days without them going brown. They call them "one-a-day" bananas.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/mrstrangefact/stat

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Mellium is now on ! We've moved our fundraising off of our personal accounts so that funds can be paid to contributors and earmarked for certain projects. If you want to support Mellium, this is the place to do it: opencollective.com/mellium

just unilaterally revoked licenses of , the free (and awesome!) hosting service 🙄

They incidentally have a deal with in the works, so they're going to switch over, but this is a good time to ask: are there any free cPanel alternatives that could be used? ☀️

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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

f-droid.org/en/docs/Security_M

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Ever wanted to live forever? So did Greek myths and modern-day sea creatures. Here's what they managed 🌊

buff.ly/367wP6y #hydra #mythology #immortality #jellyfish #ageing #stemcells #biology
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disgruntled user's point of view 

I must be missing something here after all. I'd like to mark this video as a favorite, but I'm just not ready to make accounts on every instance.
And as an incompetent grumble: search, search, and search again, global. Every instance stores the video(!) after all can't it store, update and respond to queries on a small part of the global index?
But then again, I don't understand any of this:)

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#Dreams are at the root of so much of our imagination - but where do dreams come from?
buff.ly/3x1F5kv
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#ShowerThoughts In the 20th century it was normal for the dominant communications networks to treat universal access as the norm, even if they were made up of privately owned businesses. Anyone could send and receive mail, or get a landline phone connection. In the 21st century it's becoming normal to think of access to net connections, sending email, or social media accounts, as a privilege. The emergence of multiple media spheres, as #DavidGraeber pointed out, creates multiple publics.

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Omg you guys I nearly forgot

Today is Wotan's birthday! He is 5 years old! :wotan: :Wotan_shocked: 🎂🎂🎂🎉

Give him boosts!

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What would be like in 2021 if never achieved its mainstream status?

No wrong answers.

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#CallOut to our #Android devs:

GpsIcon needs help. No idea why this useful featue was ditched with Android 4.4: a GPS indicator that blinked when looking for a signal, and switched to steady when a fix was aquired. The tiny app (<50k!) even shows how many sats were found already, and how much are used for a fix.

But with Android 10, it not longer works reliably, see github.com/Limizin/GpsIcon/iss – and the author has no idea how to fix that.

Anyone? Boosts welcome!

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We’ve only got 10 months left to gather 950,000 signatures on our ECI to tell the EU to make the law clear and ban biometric mass surveillance.

#ReclaimYourFace

Join us: privacyinternational.org/call-

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Followers!

Can you please boost the site http://fedilogue.com?

This is a fediverse-wide search engine I’m VERY SLOWLY working on

Also, if you know a web UI designer, please let me know :)

There once was a time bygone,
Way back in computing’s dawn.
The language was Lisp,
Its functions were crisp,
But its parentheses went on and on and on.

👆 that and other limericks by Ryan McDemott; see here for the full list 👇

freecodecamp.org/news/programm

All are fun except whichever happens to be your favourite programming language 😉 :terminal:

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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.