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I want to be able to tell my friends why is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

Trying to get the Southeast Michigan technical groups to start using like our community bulletin board of events.

(Minus the realtors and the get-rich-quick schemes).

Join us.

Question for KDE plasma and tiling wm fan crossection :-P 

TFW you just finished a two day class on #GDPR and some rando on the internet wants to argue about what the law says. Citation needed, buddy.

SystemD is a better cleaner faster way to boot Linux. I miss nothing about 500 line sysvinit bash files. Fight me.

@gaditb thread 'main' is not panicked, but feels mild existential terror at

… Amazon wants to require me to enable DRM on my laptop in order to *upload* an mp3 (that I am using in compliance with its license, by the way)

Yeah, that's not going to happen. Jerks

anyone have recommendations for open source effects? came up in a quick Internet search :duckduckgo: but I don't know this space

I wouldn’t call any of my friends stupid multiple times a day for mistakes they’ve made years in the past but man am I good at saying it to myself all day for the past 20 years

Here's a fun (though doomed) legal argument:

> Inmate Argues His Life Sentence Ended when He Died (before Being Revived)

Looking to ditch Facebook messenger for all my communication needs (I hate having to admit that is how I contact people).

Need something that's secure, trustworthy and easy-to-use (if I'm to convince non-techy friends to use it).

I've heard great things about Signal but seems Too Good To Be True™️.

What messaging platforms would you suggest?

Flying out to Germany in a bit here. Can anyone refer me to any cool tech meetups / hacker spaces in either the /#Köln or areas?

I want to use mdbook to write some documentation for a (private) #Rust project. How should I structure the various directories locally?


└── docs (the mdbook)
├── book
└── src
└── <project_name>
├── src
├── Cargo.lock
├── target
└── Cargo.toml


|── src
├── Cargo.lock
├── target
└── Cargo.toml
└── docs
├── book
└── src

LibreOffice is getting some great new features thanks to Google Summer of Code students. Here's Muhammet Kara explaining more at a recent event in Ankara, Turkey:

@cancel "Linux FOSS" people are not one intergal mass. Some people don't like Apple's behavior, while others like it and sometimes copy it.

Updated the list of sponsors (patrons on Patreon) who support my work on Mastodon development and the hosting of

Thank you!

This is a really exciting time in the desktop. and (to a lesser extent) have shown that it's possible to use a non-systemd init system without losing anything, and now @debian is considering committing more strongly to init system diversity—there's even talk of creating an init-system ABI, which would make further experimentation even easier!

(nothing against systemd, but I like options :D)

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