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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 mastodon.org.uk, 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.

OH smashed her phone's screen today. Totally black, no display. Naturally, it's not backed up. Le sigh.

* Used Heimdall to install TWRP blind
* Got into TWRP blind
* Managed to get ADB working
* Copied images of the /system and /data partitions
* adb pull /sdcard (not an actual SD card, that would be too easy)

Feeling *pretty* pleased with myself right now...

What I should do tonight: write a blog post about the new thing I wrote

What I'll actually do: consume all possible hype about Path of Exile: Blight

Such is life *shrug* :)

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TL;DR 46% (49%) of EU citizens (N=10792) think that if the UK wants to leave with #nodeal, so be it. No more concessions from EU side fro #Brexit. Let's move on. Survey from June 2019, more: twitter.com/stefwalter__/statu

Really, really wish this headache would go away. Tail end of the bug... I hope.

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my personality test / icon creator is done !!! find out what you look like

ttto.cafe/shindan

(RTs appreciated!)

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Anyone who thinks the "free software is only free if your time is worth nothing" is an argument in favour of non-free software has evidently never tried to install a canon inkjet for network use

Ugh, I haz a bug. Nothing serious, just a bit achy and tired. Time for an early night. Send hugs :)

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Fancy supporting what we do? There's loads of way to do so that you can see here: gamingonlinux.com/support-us/ <3

My local library is setting up a digital maker space, including an open-access 3D printer....

It has just occurred to me that I could custom-print my own dice for tabletop gaming....

🤔

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Since I know the news that #Facebook planned to backdoor #WhatsApp got a fair bit of traction on Fedi (I think I shared some related links), it's worth pointing out this retraction from Bruce Schneier:

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/08/more_on_backdoo.html

Of course, level-headed retractions never get as many boosts as prejudice-reinforcing security panics... but for those of you who care, there it is.
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Public Transit Projects Cheaper Than Uber's $5.2 Billion Q2 Losses, Ranked jalopnik.com/public-transit-pr

Please fund more transit for people instead of pernicious capitalist nightmares for rich sycophants.

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The next FOSDEM will take place on 1-2 February 2020 at our usual venue, Université Libre de Bruxelles (thanks ULB!). fosdem.org/2020/

See fosdem.org/2020/practical/ for venue location and other useful information. The site will be updated further in the coming months.

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I just installed the #Nextcloud #Deck app for #Android. It's an early version but it works already really nice and has a great UX! 😄f-droid.org/en/packages/it.nie

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Calling all infosec writers/journalists:

Inspired by the NSA propaganda posters released on April 17th of last year, I'd like to publish an e-zine featuring some modern infosec propaganda posters.

However, I'd like to also accompany these posters with some informative/educative publications relating to security and privacy, in light of the plethora of data breaches that occur almost weekly.

Timeline coming in a week or so, projected publication date (self-publish) would be late October.

that feeling when the API has every field you could ever want... except the one you actually need...

*headdesk*

Guess I'm writing another indexer then...

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IT DOESN’T NEED AMP. It’s entirely static, is as fast as or faster than AMP sites, and is served from a fast global CDN with aggressive caching.

I’m INCREDIBLY tired of Google abusing their position as the global search monopoly to push their tech on sites or fear being demoted.

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Fediverse admins,

Please block "freefedifollowers.ga", they are spamming massive numbers of fake followers (I've just had 2000 fake followers for example).

#Fediverse #Spam

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