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@alexbuzzbee I'm not sure if I like this idea, but I'll give it a try. 😜

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🤦😖. Group MMS texts where everyone has an iPhone but me. "x Liked <whole message>", "y Loved <whole message>", et cetera

Anyone have experience with, or would otherwise recommend, hosting media files on archive.org for embedding in a static site?

For some context. A friend of mine passed away this past year. He was an avid caver, camper, traveler, and photographer.
The media hosted would be a large collection of his photographs, slideshows (with copyrighted music) from his wake, and a book of stories about him.

His family is wanting to get these online to share with others.

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In replacement of by its creator : « is a community enterprise operating system designed to be 100% bug-for-bug compatible with Enterprise 8.4. Since this is the first Release of Rocky Linux, the release notes below reflect only changes in upstream functionality between point releases » docs.rockylinux.org/release_no

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Contributing to free software requires privilege. Even regular contributors might sometimes find themselves without it.

Time, focus and money. You might find yourself lacking in one of these at various points in your life.

While software projects from startups move like streams, most free software projects move like glaciers. They move slowly but they keep moving for decades.

Being away from a project doesn't mean you have to give it up. You can join back later.

#FreeSoftware #Privilege

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You made yourself a hot beverage (coffee, tea, ...), but it's too hot to drink. Adding another liquid (cool water, milk, soy milk, ...) is an option.

You want to cool it down as quickly as possible. What do you do?

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Here's to hoping a flag emoji is approved by the Unicode consortium.

Happy Juneteenth everyone!

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So, I need to make various technical documentation and presentations, culminating in a tech talk.

Does anyone have suggestions about what software to use?

I'll probably be using markdown for long-form documentation, but I also need diagrams/flowcharts and slides.

I'd prefer something that can be put under version control and easily modified, even if I end up showing, for example, an image of a rendered diagram.

Other suggestions or links about giving tech presentations are also welcome.

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If we truly want to see market adoption en masse and climb out of the single digits that represent a highly technically skilled demographic of computer users and developers, we have to have:

United front of application distribution; no more fights over Gnome vs KDE or Vim vs Emacs

A clear and user accessible ecosystem and UX that can reliably support on boarding new users that are not technically savvy - IE the rest of the damn world

A healthy dose of social aptitude. Be NICE to noobs.

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Muse Group (the new owners of the Audacity trademark): “the convenience of using Yandex and Google is at odds with the public perception of trustworthiness, so we will be self-hosting instead.”


Came across Pleroma, which has a core back-end and different front ends. Which is more the setup I'm looking for. I might look into that more.


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@bob @petros That might be something to look into.

I guess I'm thinking of something that works more like an IMAP server. (in keeping with the email analogy) Where there is just a core ActivityPub server as a back-end, and the different platforms interact with that back-end directly, without necessarily syncing or copying the data from it.

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Mastodons documentation does say you can have different LOCAL_DOMAIN for user identities and WEB_DOMAIN for the web interface. But they way the describe the web server setup for this would makes it seem like it would be incompatible with other platforms.

So would there be some other known method/bridge/work-around that would allow for this behavior?


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When self-hosting ActivityPub based services would it be possible to have users identities at the main domain (@user@example.com) but have different ActivityPub based platforms used as a front-end for that identity?

So the user could log on at mastodon.example.com, pixelfed.example.com, friendica.example.com, etc, depending on what platform they preferred. But all their posts, followers, following, dms, etc, would follow them to whatever platform they chose.

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Just finished messing around in :minetest: for the whole day and I will say it was an awesome experience :ablobcatreach:
Its basically a world that you can easily control and manipulate every way shape and form to your greatest desires. Super fun! :blobcatblep: minetest.net/

=🏹My Favorite Videogames🎮 ⚔️=
1. Xonotic
2. Minetest :minetest:
3. Mindustry
4. Galaga / Tetris :tetris:
5. Chess

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Heres what £1M of high-end compute looks like. Note the lack of LEDs and bling: it's whats inside that counts.

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Help us to spread the word about LibreOffice in schools, colleges and universities! And bring new people into our projects, so that we can keep on improving the software 👍 You can hand out these flyers: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl


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