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Don't use a piece of software just because everyone else is. Do some research and make your own decisions.

@fosstodon Merry Christmas to everyone that hasn't heard from me in a while. I still check in, just not much to say as of late. Hope everyone's holidays are joyful.

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I stopped along my bike ride to get water and I saw this antique American car at the local Tim Hortons/gas station. Clearly a Ford Falcon, not sure of the exact year, probably mid to late sixties? Not in the mood to search. 🙃

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How to make a computer secure:

1. Turn it off.
2. Unplug everything.
3. Remove all batteries.
4. Actually, just smash the whole thing.
5. And drop it in some kind of strong acid.

The computer is now safe from most classes of malware and tampering.

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800 medieval books and transcripts, including all of their engravings and embellishments are, for your enjoyment, located here:



@starwall @chucknorrisfacts

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I want to vent out a bit.

Humans, the worst species on Earth. Always attacking each other for being different. Whether it is opinion, belief, politics or sexuality.

Why do others have to agree with you? Why care so much? What personal gain will you achieve? Satisfying your ego?

Live and let live. I don't care what you do or believe as long as it doesn't personally harm me. By harm I mean physical or verbal abuse. Criticize thoughts as you wish as long as you keep it civil.

End rant.

OK so the Markdown styling I used didn't seem to work here, so hopefully it's not too much of an eyesore.

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Was perusing around and found this, while I use Kanboard on @yunohost for more detailed tracking for day to day stuff I may well start using this: [nullboard](github.com/apankrat/nullboard). Just thought it was cool looking.

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#Mastodon 2.8.3 for #Yunohost has been released.

#Mastodon is a free, open-source social network.

Install with the following command:

$ yunohost app install github.com/YunoHost-Apps/masto

or upgrade using:

$ yunohost app upgrade mastodon -u github.com/YunoHost-Apps/masto

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Recently, I had asked for input on blue light blocking glasses to use at work. Several suggestions were made and ultimately, I ended up trying 2 different pairs of glasses. The first pair worked but, the lenses were made of resin and smudged easily. The other pair (see pics) has lenses constructed from poly-carbonate. They run around $40 but, the lens quality is much better. I'm very happy with the purchase and noticing a big difference. 😃 Thank you for all your input.

Thought I'd chime in, since I haven't in a while. I've been looking in just haven't had anything to say. If you haven't heard of it and use `ssh` a lot then check out: asbru-cm.net/. I use it on my local network for doing things on my rpi's and I just find it useful.

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21st century rant 

I absolutely **HATE** going to any kind of show and see a sea of lit smartphone screens to record the moment, just so people are able to show off minutes after in social media.

When did we forget to EXPERIENCE stuff instead of living things through a screen? Am I alone in this battle? 🤬

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As a fairly new user of mastodon and a one week member of this community I just want to say thank you guys for being just great! I am enjoying fosstodon too much!
Cheers 🐘🍻

I'm currently beginning to use github.com/laurent22/joplin and liking it so far. I like that it is simple, at least to my mind. I've tried looking at a couple of other note-taking apps that just seemed overly complex.

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Thank glob for googling serial numbers on weird chips you find in your devices to find out what they are.

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I get a lot of email from "hackers" who have apparently hacked my computer and recorded me doing various things. Ignoring the fact that, uh, no you didn't, I'm not at all intimidated by the fact you have "Mike.mp4". How incriminating could this video possibly be? Really?

@gentoorebel Thanks for the follow, I used Gentoo once, back when I had a 486 to spare and compiled everything, I swear it took me like a week to get it working right through all the waiting. Just not my flavor now. Be good my friend.

I will shamelessly plug projects I use or find useful to help bring attention to them, especially single developer projects that I come across. Not a programmer myself, yet. That may change, but for now I like trying to contribute through documentation and awareness.

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