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Alright, time for a new home. Fosstodon has been recommend to me by quite a few people as the place that matches my interests, so, uh, here I am!

For those not following me over from, I'm a FOSS community manager, wannabe data scientist, sysadmin and devops enthusiast. Currently very interested in and , but will happily talk endlessly about pretty much anything.

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Cookie popups: Twitter repost 

Once again; loud and slow for the people at the back:


Cookie popups came from the adtech industry’s disinclination to comply with ePrivacy law and make it so annoying to avoid surveillance advertising that people wouldn’t bother

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It is a shame that the .pkpass format never really took off.
I receive so many emails containing event tickets, but there's often no easy way to store them in my phone or calendar.

PassAndroid is a great open source implementation - but why is there no official Android app?

Experimenting with Mastodon lists to make my core timeline a bit more manageable. Once I have some accounts on a list, do I mute them on the timeline? or is there some other setting I'm not seeing ... ;)

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If Matrix is your thing, we're building out a PHP Community "space." Check it out!

If you're more into Discord or IRC, we've got you covered, too. Check out for links.

#php #phpc

OK< I played around with the data for an hours or so, but this dataset isn't inspiring me much, if I'm honest.

I did have a look at the official Berkley report and reproduce one of their graphs with this data though, just for the practice.

Anyone else doing much with this one? What have you produced? I'm curious!

Hey folks!

Over on the R community ( we've been thinking we should get a group going, so we're going to start today. I'll be hacking this week's dataset later on tonight myself, and I'd be delighted to see what others are coming up with (here, or on Matrix, as you like :P)

This week it's Solar/Wind data, which is right on target as I look at my power consumption here...


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My advice to the new citizens of Mastodon. First of all: Welcome! Thank you for being around.

Find at least one interesting profile by going through their timeline. Have a look at their followers and who they follow. Follow them all :) You can always unfollow later. Give it a bit of time. You don’t have to frantically check your timeline. Once a day or even a week is the better approach. You’ll be surprised how a slow but steady approach results in a fascinating timeline. Hope this helps!

I'm getting boosts to some *very* old toots at the moment.... Seems odd... Is this really just new people liking things from years ago, or something else going on?

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You can now read and engage with news and information about 🇪🇺 EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

Follow us! 🙌

#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

I am loving the speed an quality of releases. Hats off to the Dendrite team :)

My goodness, I really need to be more active here. Maybe I'll go write a bot that can post to Twitter and Mastodon and then put it in a Matrix room.... 🤣

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Also this place by itself is not better than twitter. It's the communities taking care of each other and treating people like people.

With each growth this is a test whether the communities are resilient enough to take care of newcomers.

So be excellent to each other, stick to your CoCs and let's weed out attention seekers and capitalism.
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#FOSDEM is complete for 2022. Amazing work by the @fosdem volunteers and great performance from the #Matrix network.

23,000 @matrix total users (13,000 active)
6,500 new accounts through event site
4,500 existing accounts
1,000 bridged from @liberachat
5,000 peak concurrent users
1.2 Gbps peak video stream
8,310 videos recorded

Hi @rstats folks! It's been a while :)

We've been busy bootstrapping the community on , and it's going pretty well. We've got a shiny new Space set up, with a few rooms for different purposes, and engagement is rising.

So, if you want an alternative to Slack (in the same vein as Mastodon being an alternative to Twitter, I guess) then please do come and join us!

The space is: and you can hop into the offtopic room to say hi at See you there!

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#Matrix users: updates for Element and SchildiChat just hit our repo, containing important security fixes. Please refresh the index in your clients and update ASAP.

#security #updates

For the record, ErrBot did the job, although the plugin my colleague found needed some fixes, so is now a thing :)

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OK hive brain, it's been a while, but I have an ask for you :)

I'm looking for an IRC pollbot. I can explain why if you really want, but what I need is:

"!poll foo bar baz" to create a poll with options
"!vote 2" to vote on an option
"!results to end & summarise

I've found a few on GitHub but all are so old that I can't get them running. Limnoria doesn't seem to have a plugin for it, nor Sopel. Does anyone have some suggestions for things to try?

(Yes I could write one, I don't want to :P)

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For those of you who struggle with opening hundreds of browser tabs with docs for each module, try *ansible-doc* cli command.

Run `ansible-doc -s shell` and see for yourself.

It is a CLI miracle!

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