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Hello everyone !

📢 🔴 URGENT 🔴

An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.

It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (natrongithub.github.io/)

Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.

Boost very appreciated

Thanks in advance for your contribution !

#Dev #Mastodon #C++ #Python

:fedora: Kiri :gnome: boosted

Stick to your curated app stores, folks. Or at least sideload using lower risk technologies like snap and Flatpak. And app developers, DO NOT MAKE YOUR USERS PIPE CURL TO SUDO to install your apps. Provide your apps in a sane format.

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Mastodon + Keybase. Can we not reproduce the antipatterns of centralization around particular sites? Keybase is hardly decentralized, and you don't need it to do encrypted chat.
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Very little motivates you on your evening jog more than being followed most of the way by two or three (probably two, but maybe three) coyotes. I'm sure they were just curious about me. Or they were hungry. But probably just curious. Probably.

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


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Tor's ebook club is giving away Cory Doctorow's book Walkaway.

Read the story of people that are no longer needed by the "zotta-rich" who own all the automated production, so they "walkaway" and build their own communities with open-source versions of the very same automation technologies that rendered those people superfluous in the "default" world.


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"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." --Edward Abbey

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Let me tell you something, townies and listeners.

I'm here on HT because this community has it going on. Cool folks, cool projects, cool ideas. Yeah, a lot of us love a good fire, particularly if it's flying a megacorp flag. But I want to see what you're building, from physical to philosophical. The weirder the better.

There is a lot to burn down these days. And burn it we shall. But at the end, when we're sitting in the ashes, successful beyond our dreams, what the fuck then? If we don't already have a culture of creation, then there will be nothing left.

So build some stuff. Dream some new dreams. Post that shit up here. And if the haters come, well, I did promise you something to burn.

Image source: leasticoulddo.com/comic/201904

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I’m going to try convincing my company that #FLOSS contributions on company time are a good thing. I’ve already collected a number of ideas how it can help, but I’m open for suggestions

how would you convince management to consider it?

boosts appreciated!

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I tolerate using iOS. But being an expat family with multiple region Apple accounts is testing my sanity. Finally decided to move my US account to Japan to make things easier and find I can't because I have Family Sharing set up. I try to remove that, but it doesn't allow for family member removals. Only member transfer to a new family within the same region. And I also have to wait for canceled subscriptions to expire that I don't even use. Seriously can't wait for Librem 5 to be out.

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Side note: if you are my ages IE creeping towards middle age like a slug on a cabbage leaf, please please listen to younger people (ethnicity, skin colour, sexuality, gender expression etc)& support the shit out of them! It's our job!

My granddad said a thing about racism I still remember:
"Young people get to do dumb shit, thats the point of being young - but if you're old you've had time to learn and have no excuse being an arse! Never respect age if it comes with a side order of ignorance!"

Yesterday a sibling of mine discovered, through trial by fire, that they are no longer allergic to peanuts!

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@sean It's se same problem with all federated platforms really, a few instances have most of the users.

But even this is a gazillion amounts better than 100% on one instance.

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.@starz demanded Twitter remove a tweet from @torrentfreak linking to their article about leaked TV shows. Here's why the takedown was bogus: torrentfreak.com/starz-doesnt-

I could straight up make a different doodle each time and nobody would notice.

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Dystopian authors: *write dark fiction to show all the ways the future could go wrong and to expose the flaws in current societies*
Dipshit millionaires: well that? That's actually good and I'm gonna do it in real life

It's amazing how people still ask you to sign whenever you pay with a credit/debit card (at least here) despite written signatures doing nothing to provide any guarantee that I am who I say I am.

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