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Feels good to remove Google Pay from my mobile device. I only used it for loyalty cards, and I found a lovely replacement, Catima, that is available on @fdroidorg.

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Hey guys, just a little update: this still hasn't changed.

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I open a web browser on Mac and what do I see... a sticky notification.

#Microsoft and #Windows gets a lot of grief for pushing #Edge but nobody gives a fuck when #Apple do the same with #Safari.

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"Companies that sell consumer electronics such as refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, or TVs in the European Union - and in the UK - will need to ensure those goods can be repaired for up to 10 years."

UK has to follow the same manufacturing rules since it continues to trade with the EU

It only covers appliances, but it's a step in the right direction

With a bit of leave from work over, and a truly shitty period out of the way, I'm back baby! I come bearing more words of waffle too.

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New features in LibreOffice 7.1 - this video has subtitle translations in 17 languages, thanks to our awesome localisation volunteers! Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Polish, Portuguese (BR), Slovenian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Welsh:

@omegajak Hey and thanks for the follow!

I see you're new to mastodon too, so welcome! @kev has a fantastic guide here

If you're looking for more people to follow, check out @FediFollows for some great suggestions.

If you have any questions, just shout :).

Oh, hello 5PM. How are you? I've been looking forward to seeing you since 06:15.

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In case you missed it, a couple of years ago Mastodon made an animated introduction explaining how it works.

✅ Mastodon's official promo video is available on PeerTube at and on YouTube at

The same video is also useful for explaining federated networks in general.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse #Federation

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@metalune It's not a data breach, it's a surprise backup

Well, this created far more interaction than I initially expected. This community is awesome!

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Learning German [150 Days] 

I've been using mostly Memrise to learn German, but have also been making use of Duolingo for the last 40ish days too. I think it's really starting to help.

The last few days' frustration still resides with "der, die & das".

Most of my errors when having to type it out myself are caused by using the incorrect gender here. It's breaking me.

I've just found which I'm hoping may help. Any other suggestions?

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I was too frustrated by today's search engines. Therefore, I created a blog post covering my frustration:

I also tried to add reasons for the frustration and how I try to overcome my frustration.

Maybe you find it an interesting read :)

Oh man, a random video popped up on YouTube for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu... I really miss it :(

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My company is #hiring again. We do #GreenhouseGas assessments and #environemntal / #ecological #map data.

We need an experienced Python developer, mostly working with Django. GIS or sustainability experience a big plus.

We can hire remotely in Canada and the UK, preferably around EST/UTC-05:00. Salary would be fairly average for a Montreal software job, which is where I am. Ask me and I'll tell you how much I make.

The official #job ad isn't up yet. This is just me putting out feelers.

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Is there anyone around with any experience using HDMI capture cards in Linux? I got one that says "Linux compatible" but I'm struggling to get it working.

Bigger picture: I'm trying to make my Nikon D5200 into a webcam.

I have to admit, with my position on Mac's (one of utter hatred), I never thought I'd end up managing them considering just a couple of years ago I was a network guy that was going through the Cisco Cyber Ops Scholarship.

I'm not sure what's more stressful. Making a Mac do as it's bloody well told, or being a senior network engineer with a lot riding on your shoulders...

At least I'm not on call any more.

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