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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 😕).

@krag @Ninjatrappeur any idea how to connect these? I've never used a non-moduoe version before 😅

Do I just shove it in, or is there some subtle lever or something I'm missing

Just received my from . It's looks so beautiful—and fragile!

7.5" and supposedly has partial refresh. My brother's just unwrapping the Pi adapter so we can try it out 😄

@krag @Ninjatrappeur

Conversations review, for G-droid 

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Climate change presented us with a choice: Stop growth, move out, or dig down.
We dug down, literally, a billion years ago. Had to give up growth. Hydroponics, recycle, vent excess heat into an atmosphere so lethal we can't move out.
Planet-locked on the second rock from the sun.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Let's not forget - A party / coalition willing to form govt - is not mandated to approach the Governor with letters of support.

That test is on the floor of the house.

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My experience on #mastodon so far

- I used to be twitter addicted but now I am opening mastodon first
- moderators are really really helpful & committed to safe environment
- @Gargron has impressed us with swift addition to rules about casteism which is India’s Racism
- Dalits, Minorities & Women face such hateful replies on twitter but here it is truly a safe space
- nice to read so much good content without toxicity
- the small handle big handle thing is over

I absolutely love it 😍

Okay: how do I draw "the humanities"? ✏️ 🤔

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Google's business model:
- create cool free services
- tout your "don't be evil" motto
- draw in billions of users to your free stuff because there is no downside
- ensure your users are good and locked in by lettting them accumulate nearly unlimited amounts of emails and photos on your servers
- ...
- quietly drop "don't be evil" and all the other nice things you had said about user privacy
- profit like crazy off all that data and buy up more data sucking systems (like fitbit)

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Credit to #GitLab for the rollback and respect for Mr #Sijbrandij for using the first person singular (“I”) when taking responsibility. 👍


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One really good argument for using a laptop as your main machine is that you automatically get a dual monitor setup when using it as a desktop.

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Mid-week #wip / #writing Wednesday. Show off and talk about your in-progress creations!

cc @phildini

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Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people...

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The black panther with its black #coat. The bottom part may have been a bit hurried, but let me know what you think of the effect 😛

#panther #inktober for #inktober2019 day 27—and I've done it on time, for once!
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"Mozilla is working on integrating a privacy-focused rival to Google Translate that will enable Firefox users to read pages in different languages without gobbling up data."

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Promos and All-Out are making these delicacies rarer and rarer, but this toad is in for a #tasty treat!

#inktober for #inktober2019 day 25

How does work? Won't it need to somehow start an session? 🔐

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It is important to me to note that early in Mastodon's life, showing the number of unread notifications was considered an antipattern and users were vocally pleased that Mastodon DIDN'T do this.

Since I just uploaded a bunch of pics, I won't boost them all here, but you can check out @badrihippo 🎨

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All caught up with #Inktober! The #Meganeura, a kind of #dragonfly that existed in prehistoric times. It had a huge wingspan metres in length: a veritable #dragon!

(#Inktober2019 #dragon, this was drawn 2 days ago in case you're wondering)
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