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Hey everyone!

Due to constant downtime of the mastodon.cloud instance, we've now set up our home here on Fosstodon. We're getting all settled in so, expect a lack of post history. Might see some re-toots of the old account.

And omg I can use :solus: now. - @JoshStrobl

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Hi folks! I'm a not-so-young Senior Linux System Administrator.

I really love Mastodon by long time, own an italian "cat" instance with some personalization.
Heavy linux user by Slackware 7.1, currently on Arch and Debian for workstation.

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Hi everybody, my name is Tanner, I'm a student and Sci-fi/Fantasy enthusiast who also really likes Linux. I'm running Kubuntu right now, but I've been looking at Fedora and also thinking about going down the Arch rabbit hole lol so we'll see where I am in a few weeks. Anyway, nice to meet y'all!

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Yay, finally managed to cancel my monthly donaton to my previous Mastodon instance I no longer use. Now I can donate to instead!

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It's done. I have my own Mastodon instance up and running. Not sure where this is going, or how long it's going to be there, but I can now be reached at @maique.

Thanks to @mastohost and the amazing @hugo the whole thing took less than 10 minutes to set up since I signed up. Amazing service, great support.

Still using this one as _main account_ for now.

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First day on Mastodon after reading a great post by @kev!

Any tips on who to follow are very welcome! 🙏

Anyone notice the adverts at the top of my site over the last month?

Well, they're gone now and here's why...

kevq.uk/codefund-adverts-this-

I've seen lots of posts and opinions recently about how email is broken, mainly due to (I think) the rise of Hey.

Here are my thoughts...

kevq.uk/email-is-not-broken/

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Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:
github.com/freedomofpress/secu

We're happy to be here!

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@kev Couple of weeks ago you wrote a blog post about doing work that you love. I thought about it a lot and realised that I don't enjoy my work anymore and that I'm stuck in a rut - anyway, the result was that I applied for a secondment to a different team at work and I got told today that I've been successful.

Just a long way of saying thanks for writing it really.
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Hi, my name is Markus. I am an engineer but very interested in . First install was :redhatalt: 4.2 or so ... definitely 2.x kernel. I am more a user, but have some programming experience, even Fortran :D ... :python: to come for on :raspberrypi:. My main hobbys are and and being .

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Hey everyone, I'm taking my first stab at this Fediverse thing. I am a developer interested in a variety of languages, particularly , , , , etc.

I have been using Linux as a daily driver for a few years now, currently using .

I'm a huge fan of decentralization and self hosting. I'm currently working on a personal website with a blog attached @Zambyte and I'm working on DApps using the blockchain.

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Hi everyone, first starting to delve in mastodon, and this seemed a good place to start.
Biologist with a passion for open-source and programming in general mostly .

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Don't Open! 

Had been reading about Reverse Psychology lately and if you've opened this, this is what it actually is.

Good day :ac_amazed:

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revers

People of Fosstodon, your eyes do NOT deceive you...this is, in fact, an Ubuntu printer test page!

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On removing GA: @elementary founder @danrabbit

"Our motivation has been to find something Open Source and built around privacy. A big part of the reason we chose Plausible is that they are not an ad platform and therefore have no obvious incentive to collect and sell user data.

They make money the same way elementary does: by directly charging for their product. We know the importance of building your business model around your ethics and we wanted to support a company who shares our values"

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