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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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You might say “Zorin OS is like Windows” or “Vim improves workflow once you learn it”

That’s not good enough.

If it isn’t clean enough, simple enough, and reliable enough for someone to sit down like at a Win10 machine, iPhone or any other device and fulfill their use cases in a minimum of clicks and decision points, it isn’t good enough.

If FOSS wants to take over the world they have to be noticeably better than those that already have. Ideology isn’t a good enough pitch: Superiority is.

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I'm thinking that I might start including YouTube links in my posts again, the people who don't want to use YouTube just won't click them and the people who do won't be inconvenienced

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Was sitting by the water fountain, and a family came over and was silly playing around with the water, we all became wet, it was fun, we were all smiling, it's another proof for that I should dare being silly more often :) smiles mean so much :)

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Jason over at @Linux4Everyone is doing some really great stuff; I love what he's building. If you're on Discord, I'd highly recommend you guys check out the L4E channel - lots of great conversation going on in there.

discord.gg/PPwQWyybXZ

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Brought in the Pixel to get activated that I bought off Craigslist. Unfortunately, it was flagged as lost/stolen. :blobcat_glitch:

Hopefully the guy I bought it from is honest and will get that flag taken off. As a backup, any suggestions on how to get it unlocked?

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE: My @fosstodon stickers came in! /woot Today was still a good day.

You guys are cracking me up with the responses. Not gonna lie, I'd push most of you out the other door, before we left the curb, if you started in with half of these topics. 😜

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Word around the block is; you've got a Chia Plot and Linux is the way to go for maximum Chia madness. Let's hear about what you're working with.

You’ve been kidnapped. 30 mins later your kidnapper dumps you on the street because you won’t stop talking about what?

*Seen in a few other places but, still interested to see the results. 😜

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I like that most VPN services' selling point is to show you your own IP address like, "Oh no! Everyone can see this! You're DOOOOMED!" But it'll be OK if we just let Joe Bob's Discount VPN and Bait Shop have exclusive access to our Internet activity instead.

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I just compared the most modern and lightweight distros in an empirical manner to determine who the lightweight champion is. If you are looking for a distro that runs great on a VM or older hardware, please have a read.

frontpagelinux.com/articles/li

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Came across this community today and decided to join. Looks like a great choice so far! Gonna leave this link here in case someone's curious: ttntm.me/about

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So, hypothetically, if we were to throw some other stuff other than stickers into our store, would anybody care? Like t-shirts, hoodies, coffee cups, etc. Asking for a friend.

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A big 🎈 🎉 WELCOME 🎉🎈 to our newest moderators, Hund and Tayo! We're happy to have them, both, on board. If you want to know a little more about them or our other amazing staff members, check the link below.

hub.fosstodon.org/team/

Any EDC (every day carry) buffs out there? I'm looking for recommendations on a new EDC bag. Everything seems to be either massive, or tablet sized. Looking for something that's somewhere in the middle and won't break the bank. Also, I'd prefer a backpack vs. a sling.

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Going more private has a lot of old school attitude.

Don't use credit cards, use cash (of course no Apple Pay etc.). Don't use google maps, learn where you need to go and figure it out like you did a decade ago. Don't listen to streaming music, listen to music you downloaded.

What would you do if there was no big tech companies to hold your hand? Will you be lost?

#privacy #google #apple

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Just spent a really interesting hour on a Zoom call with our very own @markosaric of @plausible over on (bloggingfordevs.com/).

Really interesting hour, Marko - thanks so much for your time and it was really great to "meet" you (albeit) virtually.

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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.