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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 whileโ€”now decided to give Mastodon a go!

Also trying to get my friends to join the (though that's a slow process ๐Ÿ˜•). Slack team's gonna run out of storage space soon. Any suggestions for alternatives? ๐Ÿ”Ž

Problem is, when we run out, Slack starts deleting the old messages. We want to keep the entire history ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

I'm thinking, some system (Slack, Rocket.Chat, something) that lets us archive old messages and store them separately, to cut down on main space usage. We have a low budget (assume it's zero) ๐Ÿค‘

I just attained ! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ“ช๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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No, do not update #WhatsApp because it has a serious vulnerability that can be used to spy on you. Delete it, as it spys on you even with nobody putting spyware on your phone.

#privacy #humanrights

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Say hello to Telephant!

I've written a little Mastodon client for the Desktop - called Telephant - and am currently looking for beta testers!

Want to help out and don't mind compiling the app yourself? (Don't worry it's fairly straight forward and I've added detailed instructions to the README!)

Join me here:

Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

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Hey fediverse has anyone out there got any experience with fires and/or burning? My kitchen is currently engulfed in flames and from everything I've read that's generally a pretty bad thing. I really need some help or advice about this. I've been trying to inhale all the smoke myself to stop it ruining my furniture but there's just too much and it's actually pretty hot.
Boosts would be appreciated, this might be a long shot but I'm sure someone else out there has had this problem too.

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Ever wondered why the Earth spins anticlockwise? It's partly to do with how clocks were designed ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿค” #clocks #space #earth #physics #sundial
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My workmate has this incredible bluetooth replica of a typewriter. It mounts MX Blue switches, so it *kind of* sounds and feel like a real typewriter!

The line space lever is fully working, and the cylinder knobs are mapped to brightness/volume. Amazing! :D

Opened my :firefox: this evening and found my addons vanished ๐Ÿ’จ

For one brief moment, I thought it was related to the era-change ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Wow, so #Firefox failed renewing signing certificates for add-ons (for the second time actually, first one being And there I was thinking that #Safari made a terrible mess, with add-on signatures becoming invalid if there were no updates lately...

Huh? A whole bunch of my :firefox: addons suddenly got disabled. That includes Privacy Badger!

What just happened? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Anyone know a "nice looking" desktop or webclient that supports ?

doesn't have it yet, and looks too "ugly" for my non-technical friends. 's the best bet I've found so far, but perhaps there's something else?

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Go fuck yourself, reCAPTCHA. Yes, here's a picture of buses. I answered one just like that but for mopeds like 15 seconds ago. Either I'm a human or I'm a smarter AI than you are, so please just let me register for this damn website.

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When I started pixelfed, stuff like blocks or mutes wasn't even on my radar.

I have never experienced abuse or harassment online. I've never blocked an account on twitter. It was naive to think those should not be a priority based on my own experiences.

I've learned so much this past year, and strive to build a safer alternative to IG for everyone.

It might take a bit longer, but it sure is worth it!

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Hey, y'all, #WeDistribute is looking for writers and knowledge experts to contribute articles for continued coverage of the fediverse and decentralized communication systems in general.

I've been doing it all on my own for quite a while, it's hard to do everything yourself, and there are probably domain experts out there that know way more than I do about specific platforms!
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Guess who just joined Mastodon ๐Ÿ˜Ž .

We will be posting here news, blog posts, and tricks you can use to create the perfect survey.

Thank you @fosstodon for hosting us! We're looking forward to join the growing Mastodon community!

GrรผรŸe aus Hamburg ๐Ÿ˜

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I'm trying to get my friends off facebook, but we've got this large group conversation with 20 people.

Here are the constraints:
- Most of them are on mobile, I'm not
- Some of them actually use facebook for what it is (for groups and pages)
- They're not particularly tech-savvy
- They're not particularly cooperative either (but that -- well -- can't exactly be solved with technology)

How would you go about it? What alternatives would pick? What compromises would you make?

HelioHost fundraiser โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŽ Show more

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Good morning :tootplanet: and tootfriends!

Today I wish you something beautiful to behold. โœจ

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We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

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#HelpWanted: I'm #writing about psychological denial w.r.t existential threats (as part of a piece on #ExtinctionRebellion). Using Jared Diamond's #DamFools, but wanted a more concrete #reference.

Anyone have a concrete example of "fear of dam burst" going up as we approach the dam then plummeting to zero for the closest people? Maybe a link to a survey, or even just a report about one specific place this was observed?

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