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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

Anyone have any printer recommendations?

I'm looking for a relatively cheap, high-quality laser printer. Things I care about:
* Reliability
* Speed
* Text quality

Things I *don't* care about:
- Color printing
- Duplex
- Wifi
- Photo printing

My current leading contender is HP LaserJet Pro M402n ( but I'd be interested in hearing alternative/opinions.

Does anyone have thoughts on what the current best CSS framework is? A lot of people seem to be using Bulma, but I'm new to this concept so I'm not sure.

Since I couldn't find some active FOSS community on matrix, I created a channel on my homeserver, feel free to join ;)

Fixing bugs in my exporter, and adding some features. Currently testing each shader to make sure they behave the way they should when rendered. some values are still causing the render engine to crash when it has rendered for a good while. At least I can reproduce the bugs and get them posted in the pbrt bug-tracker later on. I also have to go through each shader and make sure they have the correct default value and min/max settings and such in the custom blender shader nodes.

It has been on for over 5 hours so far. Running from a single 18650. I'm going to leave it running over night with a clock and uptime on screen so i will know when it runs out of juice. That's the beauty of epaper. I will know exactly what it was doing and when it loses power because it will stay on screen. (ง ื▿ ื)ว

Rhythm in Web Typography,

The article explains rhythm rules in typography, and how to apply them with Web technologies (i.e. with CSS).

Accessible to beginners.

Is there a gdocs alternative that is trustworthy? Something that lets me write, share, and have people see/edit all in one?

I'm inspired by @ChrisWere video from yesterday (link below) about ditching the smartphone. I tried and failed. Gonna do some real research and give this another go.

Main things I need to access are:
- 2FA codes
- My motorcycle tracker

Chris' video:

Turns out even local video playback is broken for me on :elementary: Juno :(

Would this be a driver issue? Everything was working fine on Loki.

This Christmas, I'm going to set my father—a lifelong user—up with his first PC. What distro should I put him on?

I'm currently leaning towards Pop!_OS, in part because I'm relatively familiar with ubuntu and might be able to support it more easily. But I'd love to hear any other suggestions.

Seeing a lot of people on the interwebs post pictures of their elementary installs, and it's making me think about wallpapers. I wouldn't be surprised if the default wallpaper had a somewhat large impact on how much people like a distro. Would debian be more popular if it didn't have a somewhat old looking default wallpaper?

Does anyone know when or if Ubuntu Server 18.04 will get TLS 1.3 support in nginx? I think it still needs the openSSL package to get to v 1.1.1 ...

Holy crap. I didn't know I had this in me. I just coded the most aesthetically pleasing new tab page I've ever seen. The search bar even works and searches .

All that's left is hosting it locally so I get blazing speeds.

Here we go, just received my copy of Practical

Time to see how much I don't know about this thing despite using it on and off for close to 20 years...

r/elementaryos is picking up with people who are having issues with Juno installs. I don't use elementary, but if you do and are on Reddit I would recommend trying to help people out with your distro!

New Seagate external hdd. When it loads, the disk is unwritable; you have a choice of a Mac executable or a Windows executable. I click on the Mac executable and it tries to connect to Baidu and Google.

Things I don't think are necessary: Baidu (and, invariably, the CPC) and Google (and, invariably, the CIA) knowing I am formatting an external hard drive for the first time.

Let's just fire up Disk Utility and format the thing.

If today you were developing a social media platform, what moderation features would you add?

What features would you add to protect users?

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