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Y'all know I don't tend to link Twitter stuff. But this. This Twitter thread is a finalist for the 2022 Hugo Award for Best Short Story. And it is so. fucking. gut-punchy. good.

It's a fast read. It's great. It's on Twitter and not screen-reader accessible. Your call: twitter.com/Azure_Husky/status

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Apparently Github have discovered they technically still make Atom and decided to stop:

github.blog/2022-06-08-sunsett

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An oldie from that I just discovered, but still very relevant questions and reflections for anyone creating open source products and companies
share.transistor.fm/s/461d2480

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Why did you end up coming to Mastodon? Pls boost so we can get some good data 🙌

Your Echos are Heard: Tracking, Profiling, and Ad Targeting in the Smart Speaker Ecosystem
arxiv.org/abs/2204.10920#

If you're looking to expand your Fediverse - I just discovered www.unmung.com/mastoview
You can see a local view of any known instances, or play some masto-roulette!

TIL edition: If you're parsing a value from stdout to compare with an expected value, best to set `LC_ALL=C` first to account for different number delimiters eg 1.23 vs 1,23

What do you think is the real reason behind the acquisition?

So every desktop Mastodon client is rated 3 stars or lower in the software centres I have configured... What are people actually using?

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A new mastodon is looking for an instance for progressives. Any suggestions?

I think my biggest worry about mastodon is that I'm going to be in even more of an echo chamber. Don't get me wrong, there are some great people in this chamber, but my hermitudinal tendencies are already quite strong...

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Your Echos are Heard: Tracking, Profiling, and Ad Targeting in the Amazon Smart Speaker Ecosystem

arxiv.org/abs/2204.10920#

Was thinking that I should build some type of personal social media alternative and then remembered that plenty of people have mentioned this Mastodon thing over the years and I really should finally check it out!

Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.