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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 😕).

: website to check the relative "weights" (in terms of MB to download) for websites and apps.

Can take 2 at a time, and display them with app icons/favicons on a weighing balance, with the heavier one tipped down ⚖️

Inspiration: just realised the webapp takes more MBs to load than ! :thunderbird: 😮

: Any idea about the feasibility of running on a cheap VPS (2 CPUs, 1GB RAM, 50GB HDD)?

I'm planning to host a few low-traffic apps, but some of them only support Docker deploys. Will there be any substantial overhead over and above running apps normally on a non-containerised system? 🏋️💻

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@celia website ( is one of the best designed websites I’ve seen in a long time. I love pretty much everything about it. Beautiful site.

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

Totally forgot to share this—we've just launched our programme! 🎉 🚀

Pay $3/mo to get a quarterly print edition: a compilation of our latest articles, that, unlike so many things in these , you can actually hold in your hand! 📰

Plus, you'll be supporting our website and eventually (once we cross 12 subscribers or so) our authors 💰 🙏

Full announcement here:

Also, do boost if you think anyone'll be interested 🙂

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How biased Smartphones are 

I don't see smartphones the same as before, i see them as the enemy of privacy, enemy of freedom. They used to be "the little friend i got distracted with on bathroom", but now they are evil, they collect all the data they can to serve other one else's interests for (mostly just profit)

I'm really tired of this bullshit, smartphones are biased completely, the only use i give a smartphone now is for the alarm clock to get up every morning.

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#Facebook just bought #Mapillary.

Move your images to a #FOSS *community run* project instead! How? Simple:

1. Download your images:

2. Upload to #OpenStreetCam:

3. Enjoy giving a giant, fat middle finger to #Zuckerberg. 🌻 🌈 🌻

4. Boost and have a nice day!

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This is an open letter to #Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education ( CEO from Free Software Community of India (FSCI - We are writing to bring into your attention some issues regarding the ongoing online learning programme ‘First Bell’ and some possible solutions. 

#FreeSoftware #WhatsApp

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Good morning fedifolk and tootfriends!

Today I wish you a burst of creativity ✨

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One more thing about donations:

Please consider making a recurrent contribution instead of a one-off one. This would help us greatly to continue working on F-Droid more consistently in the future.

We are currently at a point where the donations can *almost* pay for part-time development instead of being just able to pay for a coffee. Donations being recurrent instead of one-time help make that a lot more sustainable. :-).

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Many surveys continue to show #Facebook as the least trusted company. Last year one poll shows 60% of #Americans don't trust FB

Does the
#fediverse #community feel the same? Which company below do you LEAST trust?

@kev @dmoonfire Stripe wasn't working for me, but I finally went with PayPal buttons.

They let you create single or recurring payment buttons, and then just copy-paste the (modifiable) code to add it to their website. Not very integrated, and tedious if your inventory keeps changing, but it works pretty well for !

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Hidden Figures is a fantastic film. The cast is all around great. The story is even more relevant in our current times. The movie moves swiftly and focuses on the historic figures that have been overlooked for too long. The movie is charming and likable because of the three leads Hensen, Spencer and Monae. It is an entertaining film that is touching, moving and sometimes plain funny. It is uncomfortable and shameful seeing how little America has changed with regard to racism and discrimination. If you haven't seen this film, I implore you to.

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We live in a world which is obsessed with going back to normal instead of going forward to something better. Even when normal is terrible.

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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.