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New to this server, so time for .

I’m an iOS dev by day, enthusiast by night. I enjoy , , , foreign and .

I speak:

- English (native)
- Español [Spanish] (intermediate)
- Русский язык [Russian] (beginner)

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Just signed up. I am 75yrs of age, love Linux and open source software. Particularly like Kdenlive and Gnucash. Using, among other things, Linux Mint on a Macbook Air. Love Wine (both kinds) and am very fond of Islay whisky. Live in Perth, Western Australia.

I've tried a number of times on my , but it's always been a pretty crappy experience to be honest.

If you have a , here's how you can host Pi-Hole on there instead.

Removed the advert from my site. In hindsight it was a bad idea from the start.

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I hear crazy amounts of people who believe these microchip conspiracies.

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I did it 😎 It's actually super-well documented, much less scary than it sounds. Just requires some basic terminal skills and a reasonable amount of time. Highly recommend!

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Redesigned my site. Now using the super-lightweight theme by @kev (with my slight edits) which is based on Susty by @jacklenox

"A theme built to demonstrate how small a WordPress site can be"

I keep the top scores on the speed tests 😀

Just had an email - our sticker store is having a 30% off sale at the moment if anyone is interested. Use code DBH30 when checking out.

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So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

This is what happens when you don't get time to write regular content. 😞

Listened to the recent Late Night Linux podcast and decided to write a thing...

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Day 100 of #100DaysToOffload and I have completed the challenge! Loved the ride, but looking forward to the next chapter of Muse & Reason.

My thanks to @kev for initiating the challenge. A great project and one I can commend to anyone wanting to improve their writing.

One of the great quandaries of the modern age...

Why is ham circular when bread is rectangular?

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Good goshly, I love Fosstodon! Sorry. Just had to get that out of the system.

I wasn’t expecting Dad’s Notebook to get much of a reaction here, thanks to everyone who commented and shared advice.

Would you like me to continue to share links here?

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Hey Fosstodon! I'm Andrew and I'm an Operations Engineer by day (and night, the middle of the night). I've been a FOSS user for about 15 years now and haven't used social media for the last few.

I've rediscovered Mastodon and decided to join you guys. I've already seen a few great posts in 30 minutes, so I'm looking forward to what I'll learn and what I can share!

Remember that new project I was talking about when I was playing with . Well, it's now live...

Something very different than my usual tech stuff, which is why it's on its own site.

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Hello, Zimza here. I'm an open source and privacy enthusiast hoping to find in the Fediverse a good alternative to the other awful social media platforms. Pleasure to be here. :ac_pleased:

So I’ve been playing with recently. I have to say, I like it. I’m considering using it on a new project.

...project is VERY simple and felt like overkill.

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