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We now have over 8k followers! 🥳

Thank You! 🥺

Special thanks to @NGIZero for sponsoring our project!

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Hello, I’m the reel2bits project developper, a #FOSS self-hostable #soundcloud like with #ActivityPub federation.

It’s written in python/flask/vuejs and I need help because I’m unable to work a lot on it anymore, if you are interested to help me on some of the issues and more specially the ActivityPub part, you can contact me through:

the project matrix channel
the issue tracker
this account

boosts welcome, thanks.

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Has anyone had experience comparing the performance of the with others from the lists like can be found here:

Most interested in European servers to know if they provide better performance. The list is nice but there's no way to know the capacity and loads that I know of. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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In these times of COVID-19 I was looking for a game I could play with my sons. I'm not much of a gamer but SuperTux Kart is a brilliant race game that has several game modes. Besides single player and split screen multiplayer you can play online either on a local network or over the internet. SuperTux Kart is available for Linux, OSX and Windows and the hardware requirements are modest so (almost) anyone can join the party.

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Can this timeline get more apocalyptic? I mean, can't we have some escaped dinosaurs or King Kong or some kind of weird alien invasion of Moth Men? What about a megavolcano eruption?

Being in and around the house most the time I've plenty of time to publish the instructions for our DIY hangboard. It's cheap and easy to build and my son can continue to exercise when the climbing/bouldering halls are closed.

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Nice to read that my city is a “cyclist-first” city. I still think a lot of improvements can be made but the construction of a high-density, car-free residential district for more than 12,000 people is a step in the right direction.

I still have a car but I rarely use it here simply because it's such a waste of time and money in the city.

The Moesmania festival (several expositions about Surrealism) that we worked so hard on has come to a grinding halt (you can guess why) which is a really a pity. Well at least we were half way so it could have been worse.

link to website (in dutch)

I discovered a local thrift store yesterday that has a huge collection of DVD's all for 50ct! a piece. I bought four to begin with and will rip them with Handbrake and load them on my LibreELEC system. Who needs Amazon or Netflix.

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Remember how Trump ordered the National Security Council's entire global health security unit (including a renowned pandemics expert team) to be shut down in May 2018?

Trump: "I'm a business person, I don't like having thousands of people around when you don't need them. When we need them, we can get them back very quickly."

Well, as it turns out, the administration cannot actually reassemble such a team "very quickly".

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If you don't watch videos about Open-Source on an Open-Source platform you're a ___ person ;)

Watch it on ! Please boost!

Blender Today RECAP #094 | Grease Pencil, Sculpt Face Sets, Cycles Adaptive Sampling -

Never waste a good crisis to teach a math lesson. In this video Grant Sanderson of the 3Blue1Brown channel explains exponential growth and why natural phenomena such as COVID-19 appear to be exponential in nature but are in fact sigmoid curves.

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♻️ The four freedoms of free software under attack in OSI elections 

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How protected are your conversations using different chat apps:

This site seems to be maintained by one person, but they give a detailed analysis of an impressive list of apps (both #FreeCode and proprietary).

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2 years ago I was working on a federated microblogging project.

Then I re-joined Mastodon.

Two weeks later I started working on Pixelfed. I wanted to build something that didn't exist in the fediverse.

It worked.

Pixelfed will turn 2 years old next month! 🎉 🚀


The beauty about Mastodon is that I have 500 characters for a toot. Carefully crafting a thought within this limit takes time and effort. Endless threads of single users take that beauty away and turn my timeline into a mindless spam fest. I will therefore mute the worst offenders.

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