Created a discord account for the first time. Wow, interface is so smooth and well designed. But very disappointed with how they completely misuse the term "server". Almost thought it was a distributed system first. Nope it is simply their name for a "slack team".

I'm feeling like an old internet witch, but how are these gamers ever gonna become linux admins when they think a server is just a group of people? 😅

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Third-party scripts slow the web. Google owns 7 of 10 most popular third-party calls.

They understand the value of a fast web but they cannot go after the main cause. This is how AMP gets invented and makes things worse.

This video affected and inspired me today. Trying to shape new more rewarding personal behaviors is difficult but this makes a me a little more hopeful :)

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elon musk entitlement 

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I've decided to offer myself up as a voice coach for trans people who need it free/cheap.

No matter what you desire to work towards, you come to me as a friend I would like to help be comfy. Whether that be feminising, masculinising, or a voice made of various different elements :)

We will do exercises, talk about posture, be hydrated, apply it to real life, and I promise to tailor things to meet your needs.

I will do this over discord. DM me if you fancy this.

Boosts appreciated

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I'm starting to think that the appeal of sandbox games such as Minecraft under late capitalism lies in the players' encounter with a world where not everything is owned and defined already.
Especially for the majority of people that lives in urban surroundings these days, it may well be the first time they find themselves able to interact with their environment and shape something new.
It's closely related to the art of graffiti, redefining and in doing so appropriating the liminal and / or inaccessible spaces that abound in the urban landscape, such as bridges, tunnels, railroads and streets.

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Somehow missed this long article about the blockchain cruise when it came out, but I guess it's as timeless a piece of journalism as any.
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Personally, I don't care that Mastodon isn't grotesquely huge like our centralized counterparts. They may have millions of users, but its worth fuck-all if I can't meaningfully connect with any of them. Divisive, metric-driven algorithms that encourage conflict to generate revenue for shareholders is not MY social media... .

How would you describe your social experience here versus elsewhere? (2/2)

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My switch from macOS to Linux

Why did I switch, what I like about @gnome and a guide on how you can try Linux too

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"[W]e have trusted them in the past because Wire had built a trustworthy reputation for themselves. We now feel that Wire has lost this reputation."

Currently their only recommendation for real-time communication is Signal:

h/t @danarel

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i can't believe the writers on big bang theory figured this out and then kept doing the show for 8 more seasons anyway

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white culture is giving more thought to your zombie apocalypse survival plan than to POC trying to survive the actual world now.

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Welcome to all the people from India that are joining Mastodon in these days!!

#india #introductions and #followindia can be helpful hashtags to find other people just arrived here like you.

We understand that you are still unconfident with this platform, therefore here you will find some helpful tips to better understand how #Mastodon works:

- There is no such thing as "A" social network called Mastodon! Instead there are thousands of independent social networks called Mastodon Instances.
- Every Instance has his own server, community, rules, admins and moderation.
- Every Instance can interact with users that are on other Instances, exactly like email works (you can send an email from gmail to yahoo, right?).
- Every Instance can choose to silence or completely block another Instance (i.e. because permits bad behaviour)

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Alone I am nothing against the system. Together we are something.

To build a better future, we're going to need reach out and work with together.

Build a garden with some comrades, teach each other skills, hell just giving each other hugs and company is a start.

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Ubuntu got where it is now partly by explicitly reaching out to non techs and not using the response of RTFM. That's an approch I think we need to take now with and . It's not enough to claim technical superiority or that it's a more ethical position to take. We need to focus more on reaching to folks outside our field. We need to practice active patience and empathy. Soft skills as well as tech skills.

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all internet communities are fundamentally temporary. even if they stay up, there's such turnover that i dont rly expect anywhere to stay similar over the course of a year or two

people leave. people change. communities fall apart. we're all nomads on an endless digital plain.

I’m still using Google Sheets for my budgeting. Just so used to it and has all the features and it is a very polished product.

But I want to switch to something else that is open source, self hosted or similar. But what to use? What is your preferred word/calc/sheets tool?

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