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First impressions of Lemmy are pretty good. The biggest issue right now is the overabundance of tech/FOSS communities but that can easily change as the platform grows. I've written more detailed thoughts below.


Wie kann es sein, dass ich davon noch nichts mitbekommen habe?
DNS sperren ohne Gerichtsbeschluss und mit fragwΓΌrdiger NeutralitΓ€t?
Das geht garnicht! Wo ist der Aufschrei?

Ich bin ein Gegner von Piraterie aber solche Regelung gehen garnicht!

aaaah finally solved auto-switching between light and dark mode on my Jekyll site based on user preference using the default "Minima" theme. Was not easy at all, since the theme doesn't include this functionality by default and is very picky about rendering css stylesheets. And there was no help to be found in forums or tutorials. Again, I learned a lot.

So I finally figured out why I couldn't get any client-side search scripts to work on my Jekyll site... CSP was blocking them πŸ˜‚

Well, I learned that the hard way!

German election hype, next episode: 

Gemany’s second most supported BΓΌndnis 90/Die GrΓΌnen Party will run on a bold social and climate agenda including doubling of carbon price, no production of combustion engine vehicles after 2030, 45 % tax for incomes over 100 000 EUR, 24 months of parental leave and flexible working hours. No decision over candidacy for chancellor.


@gabor My understanding is that the "Favorite" button was originally intended to be a "Bookmark", but most people used it as a "Like", "+1" or "Acknowledgement" button, so now there's a new Bookmark button.

Hallo, a short introduction of myself: I am from germany, interested in , , and . I hope, I will read a lot of interesting topics in the fediverse :-) So I am looking forward enjoying fosstodon πŸ‘

Thank you all for participating. Almost two-thirds only have one account, a clear majority.

I have another newbie question about the difference between "favorite" and "boost".

It is my subjective impression, that people are reserved when it comes to boosting and prefer "favorite". "Favorite", though, does not increase the toot's visibility and only serves as a feedback to the "tooter". Only "boost" will make your post visible in other instances' local timelines. Do I have that right?

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I think there's a real disconnect between those of us who grew up with the web in the West and those accessing it for the first time these days.

It's nothing like what it was. It's a financed device, which allows you to access walled gardens, to perform government-approved actions.

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Ey up,
I heard of Mastodon yesterday from a tweet sent out from my RaspPi bot, telling me that Google had pulled Tusky from Play.

I considered if Google doesn't like it, then it must be worth taking a look 😁

I'm a data scientist, gamer, Linux fan, husband, father, vegan, ex hedonist, recovering Yorkshireman in exile out in the colonies

I'm really impressed by how friendly this place is, and I look forward to contributing to discussions, and understanding what's going on πŸ˜‹

Hello folks! πŸ‘‹πŸ»

I'm new here. I'm really into

I'm co-authoring a multiplayer game in Rust (currently pre-alpha):

πŸ‘‹ Hello Foostodon!

I've decided to Mastodon a good try this time.
πŸ‘€ Who's this guy?

- I code charts for a living
- Love coding games, maps and 3D graphics.
- Worked for a remote company before it was cool.
- Like and owning my data.
- Trying to get into blogging
- Based in πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

@Tusky @fdroidorg

UPDATE - Tusky is back in Play Store, developer just posted about it:

However, I would strongly advise everyone to install F-Droid anyway. It's much better for your privacy and it is a plan B in case Google does stuff like this again.

The installation is easy if you take it one step at a time (see this guide: ) , and once it's installed it works like any other app store.

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@gabor @flowerenby @clinkingdog The Fosstodon instance actually encourages posting about different topics:

But they do have a policy of being English-only (with a few exceptions):

Which is why I mentioned I could create a new account somewhere else if I feel like posting in Portuguese.

It is truly amazing how much I have learned since I joined Fosstodon.

I went from vaguely being able to write Python scripts to publishing my own apps in just a few months and after years of stagnation.

The atmosphere and community here is just so motivating to learn new stuff and try new things.

I am really looking forward to the next cool FOSS app I discover or the next interesting and nice Person I will meet in the Fediverse

We are in the process of pushing our desktop clients out of beta. You can now drag and drop emails to store them locally easier! πŸ’ͺπŸ₯³πŸ‘‡ What other features would you like to see in the desktop client?

Being still relatively new to Mastodon, this is something I am genuinely curious about:

Do you have Mastodon accounts on multiple instances?
:mastodon: - :mastodon: :mastodon: - > :mastodon: :mastodon:

Ah I forgot to include this request, but a few boosts from all you "influencers" πŸ˜‰ would be appreciated for bigger sample size... πŸ™

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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.