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At this point, the only thing I miss in @Tusky is the ability to auto-set reply visibility to something different from the global toot visibility. Use case: normal toots are globally visible by default, replies are unlisted by default. Any chance that this will be implemented? :blobcateyes:

Could anyone recommend an instance focused on Video / Film creators?

How do you organize your files, Fediverse?

I have accumulated lots of stuff over the years: photos and videos, school and university documents, job files, private development projects, video projects, music, screenshots — all of which I want to keep backed up.

The problem I have is the directory structure. How would you organize all this so that stuff is always easy to find and duplicates won’t spawn?

I’ve tried Johnny.Decimal, and it didn’t work for me. Do you have other ideas?

If you're a decent software engineer, your assumptions will be:
- "everyone uses dialup over a shitty phone line that goes to one of those electromechanical telephone exchanges from 60s" instead of "the internet is fast enough these days"
- "everyone MAYBE has 8 GB of storage on their phone, half of which is taken by the OS" instead of "storage is cheap and 100 MB per app is okay, grow up, it's {{ current_year }}"
- "your user won't give a shit about your 'developer experience' and how 'beautiful' your code is" instead of "Kotlin and React and Electron are required, no one uses raw platform APIs/native controls/whatever anymore because it's so EASY to develop with all these new abstractions"

Any recommendations on lightweight and open-source e-book readers for ? EPUB and FB2 are a must, as well as dark mode and font size adjustment. I don't care about other features, really :D

I find it ironic that, in order to make people use open-source Fediverse servers, Elon had to promise to make Twitter open-source 😂

TimeWarrior looks neat, but it's CLI based, so no easily seen HUD and/or keyboard shortcuts for me...

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Moin* Fedi!

Do you have any recommendations on a time tracking app to track work hours? I use Toggl Track now, and it works fine, but I don't like it being a separate entity holding my data when all I need is pure hours.

Desired features: splitting tasks into different projects/clients, generating human-readable PDF (or at least CSV) reports, running locally, being lightweight, F(L)OSS, and keyboard shortcuts for starting/stopping tracking.



I am doing a small project for which I need to edit a video. Haven't done this in ages. I am using DaVinci Resolve (I have only used Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro in the past) and I am so amazed by how well-made this piece of software is. And it keeps getting better with every update, while staying free for casual users 🤩

Might go back to making YouTube videos again, haha

To be fair, it's hard to make it look neat: the font support is at times terrible. Helvetica and Helvetica Neue look great. Inter (used in Codeberg) is also not bad, so I'm keeping it

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There is a Unicode symbol for anything. TIL there exists the COMBINING LONG SOLIDUS OVERLAY (U+0338) symbol, which makes any symbol appear struck through.

I will from now on use it in READMEs of my projects that are in public domain: ©̸

Late Night Blues 

Theoretically, if I don’t have symptoms over the first seven days, I can get a test. If it’s negative, I am free.

But in order to be allowed to do this, I need to have been contacted by the city’s Health Dept. In 5 painstakingly long days, I wasn’t contacted. Let’s hope it changes on Monday.

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Late Night Blues 

I was tested positive for COVID six days ago, and it’s the worst thing that had ever happened to me.

No, not because of the symptoms. I, actually, have none. It’s because of me being locked in for two weeks. I can’t socialize with my roommates (who are out tonight eating pizza), I can’t see my mum, I can’t go for a bicycle ride. Heck, I am technically not even allowed to check my post and take out the trash.

I’ve never felt more alone like I do now.


Neither PayPal nor Payoneer work with Russia any longer, neither for payments nor withdrawal, I can not pay for my servers any longer myself, and also I can not use Patreon to collect donations.

Right now, there's a giant wall separating me from my foreign payments, including my server infrastructure, and my job.


If you want to help keep the lights on in Russian Fediverse community a bit longer, please send any amount of money to the following banking credentials:

Account holder: Hetzner Online GmbH
Bank: Deutsche Bank AG
IBAN: DE92 7607 0012 0750 0077 00

Payment for K1215460315

If you wish to support me PERSONALLY (help me pay utilities, buy food, clothes, etc.), Boosty is still a thing, if you are used to Patreon, you'll feel at home there:

Stay tuned for further info.

I am not a lawyer, but I think this falls under "legitimate interest" when GDPR is concerned. The information being collected is not enough to identify a person and I don't use cookies, so I think the webpage doesn't require a banner...

If you know better than me, let me know in the replies 😅

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The web community has taught me that tracking is bad to an extent where I feel terrible for doing this, but:

I have installed a tracker on my personal webpage 🙈

I tried to make it as ethical as possible:
— it's a tracking pixel, so no JS is being run
— the platform I use (GoatCounter) is open-source
— I only collect browser and OS versions, and the country name
— almost any ad blocker, if enabled, will block it
— all data is public

Another point to be done: make sure you even need custom fonts. In 99% of the cases, you’ll easily get away with whatever the user has set up in their OS/browser 💁‍♂️

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google-webfonts-helper[2] is an incredible tool for this task. It has the whole library of Google Fonts, and you can pick the families and charsets that you need without having to self-host the whole font. The web app will even generate a CSS snippet for you!

[2]: google-webfonts-helper.herokua

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