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I wrote a short script that downloads YouTube videos from channels I like so I can watch them wherever I want, whenever I want, and with whatever media player I want.

Does anyone have a recommendation to comments and posts in bulk? Would like to keep the account in general, but get rid of posts > 1 yr.

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There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science


Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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Time is 13:37, so let's make this 🎉

This is the new dedicated account for the project, easy and for all in a fully and friendly package!

Developed by @yarmo
Read more about the project here: yarmo.eu/post/keyoxide

Let's make distributed identity happen! 😎

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Just playing a bit in #Krita. Really have to practice some more. I used to be better at this :(
Still. If anybody likes this mastodon, it's fair use. #MastoArt

I noticed has fixed the virtual keyboard to appear when selecting text fields again in touch screen mode! This was working on 19.04 and wasn't working on 20.04 on launch.

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Huge personal news! I'm super excited to announce that I'm joining System76 as a Customer Support Technician! As most of you know, I've been a huge fan for over a decade, and I can't wait to help support our customers and drive more people toward FOSS!

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I caved to peer pressure and started a blog. The cat is out of the bag and now you know all of my secrets! 😜


Luckily this was mostly written down earlier, so I get to catch up on my which I'm sorely behind. 😃

Getting Started with


Mostly out of the box but it gets the job done, which is what ultimately matters. I also forgot a I had a post drafted! Will finish that up today.

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Last night I was talking with my mom on the phone. She was telling me she wanted to share large files with my aunt, but wasn't keen on using Google Drive and the likes.

I bursted in laughter. "Mom", I said, "I just set up an account for you on my instance. Here's your username and password." 🤓

We spent the next 20 minutes going over the thing. She was pretty excited. She'll turn 75 this year. I'm proud how she's embraced technology. 😄

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So apparently was down for like 10 minutes. My friend told me about it. I didn't notice as I was using 😆

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An anonymous contributor just donated $370 to us via opencollective! 🎉 Thanks, whoever that was 🙂 .

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Instagram Import Status

✅ - PR created (github.com/pixelfed/pixelfed/p)

✅ - Deployed & Tested (delta.pixelfed.net/dansup)

This is actually happening 🥳

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So good friend of , @jamie is building what looks to be the makings of a great tool for blog discovery (think HN/Lobsters for bloggers with some webmention thrown in).

He has high hopes for this project (as do I), any webdevs out there want to jump in and help?

Link to the project:


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