Update: i did get a reaction in the end, I woke up in the night with chills and body aches. Now some headache. Managing with OTC painkillers. It wasn't too bad, however it is still the strongest I have reacted to any vaccine that I can remember.

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I got the AstraZeneca shot today! I feel a little bit of the vaccination reaction coming on, but not too bad. I am glad I got it. There is a little bit of a hysteria developing around this particular brand of vaccine in Germany. I think it's important that people look at getting vaccinated as a community project, and not as a race for a resource, where you have to make sure you get the shot with the biggest possible advantage for yourself (arguably Pfizer or Moderna).


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Breaking: Mars becomes the second planet that has more computers running Linux than Windows. t.co/bsx0HukK9P

:tux: :mars_photo: :tux:

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Good news guys! Twitter could be looking to launch THE FIRST EVER decentralized social network. It's about time someone did this... entrepreneur.com/article/36532

I joined Gemini space two days ago and made my own self-hosted site. Since I didn't like the idea of installing ~1 GB of Rust dependencies to serve a 1 kB static page, I am employing a Docker-wrapped setup of Gemserv, totaling just 8 MB.
I wrote a detailed tutorial on my Gemini space and provide the Docker image, if anyone wants to try this resource-minimal approach.


Hope to see you in Gemini space! If you like, reply by posting your gemini:// site

I am in a tinkering mood, and
wanted to explore the gemini world and try building a site 🙂

the idea of gemini is charming, it appeals to me a lot. I remember when I was little and www used to be a lot like this

I wrote a post on all I know and heard about the Clubhouse App, that is hyped a lot in Germany these days. Disclaimer: haven't tried the app myself. I couldn't do that even if I wanted to and had an invite, because it's iPhone only.

Read about the social engineering hack that jump-started the app in Germany, the rough start of German politicians on Clubhouse, the privacy concerns and cancel culture.


Dear Jekyll people, I need help implementing a search function on my site. I am self hosting, using docker. I tried for hours today with lunr.js but can't figure this out. I know next to nothing about javascript, I need detailed instructions... :crazy:

German Election Year Hype post #2: left wing party Die Linke open campaign, announce Left Green New Deal


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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. ✊

There seems to be a big hype around the Clubhouse app. Can anyone explain to me why? Is it just good marketing, this air of being "exclusive"? Or is there something fundamentally new and awesome about it?

Managed to install MSOffice on Ubuntu using Winapps! Performance is really good, almost seamless. Also had to convert my Linux partition to LVM to be able to extend the root partition and make space for the Windows VM (should have setup LVM in the first place). Was quite a task. If this setup works, I will seriously consider getting rid of my Windows partition for good. :ubuntu:

I noticed today that Element is available again in the Play Store. Anybody know how the story unfolded? Did they have to change something? Promise more content moderation? And how would they even do that?

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Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

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We've sent a full explanation of Element and Matrix to the Google Play Store Policy team as of 11:44 UTC and we're waiting for a response. Meanwhile we've published a blog post on the situation which we'll keep updated as it evolves: t.co/5SmoJjZn4N

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Five Nobel Prize winners: "Assange has fought for truth and justice. By offering a pardon your presidency will be remembered for having saved First Amendment protections for all Americans"


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