"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed".

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Switching from to today.

Any tips for someone who's only ever used Ubuntu and Mint, and Fedora/Mandrake a long time ago?

Personal resolution: search for video content on Peertube/LBRY before jumping straight to invidio.us

Suggestion for Youtubers: upload your content to other platforms as well as Youtube, and encourage your viewers to watch you there instead.

As viewers, we can vote with our views by watching our favourite content creators on those platforms, and if possible make small donations to compensate for the lost ad revenue.

Tagging my favourite Free software loving Youtubers @gbryant and @lunduke

"ARMY AMBULANCES WHO ATTEMPTED TO GIVE AID WERE SHOT UP AS WAS A SINO-JAPANESE HOSPITAL AMBULANCE. WITH MEDICAL CREW DEAD WOUNDED DRIVER ATTEMPTED TO RAM ATTACKERS BUT WAS BLOWN TO PIECES BY ANTI TANK WEAPON. IN FURTHER ATTACK APCS CAUGHT UP WITH SMR STRAGGLER TRUCKS, RAMMED AND OVERTURNED THEM AND RAN OVER TROOPS. DURING ATTACK 27 ARMY OFFICER SHOT DEAD BY OWN TROOPS APPARENTLY BECAUSE HE FALTERED. TROOPS EXPLAINED THEY WOULD BE SHOT IF THEY HADN'T SHOT OFFICER”

en.wikisource.org/wiki/UK_cabl

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On the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, a look at the event from a reporter on the ground:

invidio.us/watch?v=hA4iKSeijZI

"27 ARMY ORDERED TO SPARE NOONE AND SHOT WOUNDED SMR SOLDIERS. 4 WOUNDED GIRL STUDENTS BEGGED FOR THEIR LIVES BUT WERE BAYONETED. A 3 YEAR OLD GIRL WAS INJURED BUT HER MOTHER WAS SHOT AS SHE WENT TO HER AID AS WERE SIX OTHERS WHO TRIED. 1000 SURVIVORS WERE TOLD THEY COULD ESCAPE VIA ZHENGYI LU BUT WERE THEN MOWN DOWN BY SPECIALLY PREPARED M/G POSITIONS."

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Finally, I've got around to jumping into the world of Mastodon.

I don't know anyone here as of yet but there are some interesting people in the feeds.

And, this seems much friendlier than certain other social media platforms.

An update on this:

Google Drive, Photos, Calendar, Contacts and Keep all replaced with .

Started with a paid host, but after a month trial with a measly 10GB plan, decided that the cost of upgrading to the storage I need would be better spent on a solution.

Next step: an 8-10TB hard drive to plug into my old laptop which is running Nextcloud, followed by shucking the drive and moving to a proper rack.

Still dragging my feet on migrating away from .

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Reversed videos of coatis look like herds of tiny brontosauruses.

It's only Monday but this is definitely the greatest thing I'll see all week.

Going through the couple of hundred useless online accounts I've accumulated over the years, scrubbing my personal info, changing the passwords and deleting the accounts.

I want to go back in time and slap myself for using the same easily guessable password for pretty much everything.

What is it with a lot of bulletin board software locking personal details and having no account deletion option?

Are there any FLOSS SMS apps for Android with a desktop/web client?

I'm already using KDE Connect but it seems like I can only reply to messages, not initiate conversations or view history.

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Epic Hates on Linux
That's one heck of an "ooof" right there. Thanks Epic....
Source - youtube.com/watch?v=kBELabbeRz

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21st century rant 

I absolutely **HATE** going to any kind of show and see a sea of lit smartphone screens to record the moment, just so people are able to show off minutes after in social media.

When did we forget to EXPERIENCE stuff instead of living things through a screen? Am I alone in this battle? 🤬

First post!

Taking my first steps towards removing Google (and other general proprietary snooping crap) from my life,.

Deleting my long-unused Windows partition was a breath of fresh air, similar to deleting my Facebook account, and now I'm seriously considering replacing my Pixel 3 with a Librem 5.

Other changes so far:

Google -> DuckDuckGo
Gmail -> ProtonMail
Google Drive -> pCloud
Slack -> Mattermost

What kind of changes have you guys made?

Fosstodon

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