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So, you've joined Fosstodon and are wondering, "now, how does this work?"

One thing that sets Fosstodon apart from traditional social media outlets (and some other instances) is the community's willingness to help and offer valuable feedback. This is especially true with new members.

Please don't hesitate to raise a hand (toot) and ask questions. If you prefer some reading material, @kev has written a great article to help you get started:
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

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A big "welcome!" to all of our new members. It's great to see all the new faces and the steady flow of introductory toots!

For those members (new and old) that don't know, hub.fosstodon.org/ is full of information that is relative to our instance. From staff members to our Code of Conduct, you can find more information about Fosstodon! Make sure to check it out and, if you haven't already done so, make your first toot and tell us a bit about yourself.

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We have an immediate opening for an all-rounder interested in industrial networking and IT. Position is 50% travel within Europe, 50% remote/back-office work. Must be EU national or hold a work permit. Office location is either near Duesseldorf/D or Salzburg/A.

Must be proficient with networking, mostly Windows support, and be willing to do everything from arranging cabling to hardware work, software support, light routing configuration, and end user training.

DM me. Boosts appreciated.

Well, I officially deleted my Facebook account, today. Although I've not used it for a couple years, I've not officially flipped the switch until today. From what I understand, I have to maintain some sort of regular account in order to manage a couple pages/groups that I have so, I made a new one that's pretty sterile and deleted the old.

Feels nice to finally check that one off the ol' list of things to do. 😀

Cooper :tor: :popos: boosted

Been needing to get back on the blogger-wagon. I'm horrible with keeping up with it and, most of the time, feel like "whatever is on my mind" isn't generally interesting to other folks. That seems to be what most people complain about when it comes to blogging. 😑

Anyone with OnionShare experience out there? Just saw the toot (mastodon.social/@torproject/10) from @torproject and wanted to know if any of you had tried the current or previous versions.

Ok new folks...you've been lurking long enough. Go ahead and drop that toot and tell us a bit about yourself. 😀

Cooper :tor: :popos: boosted

Anyone play Veloren? Curious to hear your thoughts, compared to the similar alts.

veloren.net

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Tomorrow is #DeleteWhatsAppDay! 🚮 Despite WhatsApp’s delay of its privacy policy update, many users have decided to take a stand for #privacy and leave the controversial chat service on the original deadline of February 8. ✊

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Is anyone here using as a daily driver? Maybe on their ? I'm wondering if I should use my spare Pi as a computer with a wireless keyboard and mouse.

Not sure what the point would be, it just sounds cool 😂

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Hey, it starts tomorrow as a great get-together of enthusiasts. Join online and celebrate borderless innovation and dedication.

event, Sunday 1400CET fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event

@danslerush Hey bud. Just wanted to let you know that your Notepad++ theme/style is my favorite out of the lot. Well done. 😀

Thanks for all the suggestions. Going to do a bit more testing but, it sounds like I'd be better off using Signal in conjunction with my regular SMS app vs. a complete replacement. 😀

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Well, I gave another try and messages have been really sporadic. My wife has sent several messages that I never received, with Signal set as my primary text app. Most recently, I haven't received any message from her over the course of a 4 day span. I switched back to the default Android messaging app and all of the texts came through.

It's disappointing because I had discontinue using Signal, a couple years ago, for the same reason.

😔

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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!
torproject.org/about/jobs/soft

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I know several of you would do this. You know who you are...

Cooper :tor: :popos: boosted

Started to think about setting up a Home server, but honestly I'm completely lost.

Do you know any good guides or any tips on the subject? Can I repurpose an old laptop or should I buy a new one?

Cooper :tor: :popos: boosted

Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!

OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.

Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!

openstreetmap.org

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Has anyone attempted a custom OS flash for the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus, 10.3" (Model: ZA5T0263US)? This is a really nice looking tablet and for $148, it's priced well.

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.