Upgrading to 36 on my

34 to 35 was fairly smooth, crossing my fingers that this one will be as well.

James :fedora: :sway: boosted

I just sent the $6K donation to Ukrainian relief.

You guys are amazing for what you did. I appreciate and love you for it.

Does anyone have any suggestions for an electronic display that you can put on a refrigerator? Thinking of something for calendar, shopping list, etc.

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James :fedora: :sway: boosted

What is freedom 1? The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. Boost this post if you LOVE this freedom!

James :fedora: :sway: boosted

The Fediverse has lots of blind and partially-sighted users who rely on audio screen reader software to tell them what is going on.

Here's how to make your posts more suitable for screen readers:

-Use CamelCase on hashtags, where each new word has a capital letter, for example #DogsOfMastodon instead of #dogsofmastodon. CamelCase makes it much easier for screen readers to see the different words and read them out properly.

-Don't use long groups of emoji all next to each other, these are really irritating to hear read out loud.

-Add text descriptions to images and videos before you post them. Do this by attaching the file and clicking "edit" before you post it, then add the description.

p.s. The Mastodon bug where CamelCase hashtags were being accidentally replaced has now been fixed (github.com/mastodon/mastodon/p).

#FediTips #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y

Upping my home network / home lab game.

Server Rack is step 1

James :fedora: :sway: boosted

I am convinced that being on social media gives you a warped view of the world.

A lot of people mostly take to social media to complain. So you end up seeing most of the world's problems without as many of the good things.

So, just a reminder to seek out the positive too.

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🇬🇧 gofoss.net 🕵️

1. safely browse the Internet
2. encrypt your conversations
3. protect your data
4. switch to Linux
5. free your phone from Google & Apple
6. join the Fediverse & use alternative cloud providers
7. self-host your stuff

James :fedora: :sway: boosted

Spent a good couple of hours figuring out to understand how to make a boot animation for my

Pretty happy with the end results. Theme posted here:


Just realized that was not downloading several MMS messages from group texts. Have to fall back to the stock Google Messages app.

Is anyone else using a different SMS app on their phone?

Wrote some Javascript logic within an Adobe PDF document... Not my proudest moment. 😔

#taxes #charity 

Friendly reminder for USA citizens the first $300 single / $600 married couple of cash contributions are tax deductible without having to itemize.

Some of the ones I have done that are technology related:

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia)
Internet Archive (Wayback machine, archive.org)

They also have excellent ratings on Charity Navigator.

James :fedora: :sway: boosted

Was just thinking... I've been scanning important documents as for a while. Is there a dominant alternative open source format?

I haven't had any issues sending odt docs to people that use the Microsoft Word. Don't mind converting to PDFs later to share with other people as I need to.

Would like to know your thoughts.

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