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I don't want websites and the companies that own them to manipulate me into staying longer. I don't want them actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in my brain. I don't want to be controlled.

I just want to have interests. And I just want to live a humble life. And I want to make sure that those around me are happy and healthy.

This "value"-hungry network of companies have to be stopped.

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Hi all, I'd like to officially announce the release of @promptodon!

The bot will post a writing prompt daily and will reply to you with a prompt if you send it /prompt

It's still a work in progress but you can find the repo here if you want to check out the code: bitea.bnolet.me/brandon/prompt

I've opened up registration on the Gitea instance so folks can contribute if they want. You'll be able to submit writing prompts via pull request too! :)

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So Patreon "unlaunched" my page because I haven't received any money with it since I set it up.

If you like what I do here, and the things I make, I would very much appreciate any contribution here: en.liberapay.com/BNolet/

I will try and relaunch the Patreon page but that will come later

Using PiHole as DNS now, got faster page load times. nice!

Peeved because your favourite KPop artists won't be on Spotify anymore? Now's the best time to make your music LOCAL :D

When degoogling, make sure you take a look at the apps that you previously used "Sign in with Google" with. You may lose access to those accounts

If someone has to understand the "ethos" behind your UX to be able to pleasurably use your interface, it's a bad ethos. Get a new one

I had to move these five honkin chonkers today, big oof. Plus the rack. On my own, of course :P

And then finally I was stuck...I don't have a 20 amp circuit. Luckily for now we have a 15amp compatible APC UPS :D

@brandon As a second thing never use machine translation for anything that you put out, either really support the language or don't, it's so horrible :)

Do *not* use a speech to text solution for the narration in your onboarding video if that's the avenue you go. It's literally inhuman, it makes the new person feel like they're not worth your team's time. It gives a really cold impression and if you're expecting folks to come to you for help, that first impression means a lot.

If means the difference between someone DEMANDING your help, and asking for it.

I don't want websites and the companies that own them to manipulate me into staying longer. I don't want them actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in my brain. I don't want to be controlled.

I just want to have interests. And I just want to live a humble life. And I want to make sure that those around me are happy and healthy.

This "value"-hungry network of companies have to be stopped.

Do you pay for news?

I honestly don't know how so many folks are okay with sending back their laptop without giving it a good wipe down...

I don't want websites and the companies that own them to manipulate me into staying longer. I don't want them actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in my brain. I don't want to be controlled.

I just want to have interests. And I just want to live a humble life. And I want to make sure that those around me are happy and healthy.

This "value"-hungry network of companies have to be stopped.

Anyone tried running a proxmox setup for dual booting and gaming?

Linux VM as main, automatically turns on when pressing power button from cold boot

Windows VM + GPU is passed to this VM, boot whenever necessary and RDP into machine for gaming

Stranger on LinkedIn: Hi, how are you?

Me: I'm well, yourself?

S: I'm good, thanks

Me, internally: ok well wtf do you want if you're not trying to recruit me??

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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.