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Very, very Canadian news.

"Internet down in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia, after beaver chews through fibre cable."

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In case you missed it, Google Play recently removed the @Tusky Mastodon app without proper explanation.

Tusky is one of the best Android Mastodon apps, with nothing controversial in it at all. It's quite disturbing that Google can and does act like this.

An alternative and much better way of getting Tusky onto your Android device is by using the independent FOSS app store @fdroidorg

You can find instructions for installing F-Droid here: switching.software/replace/goo

#FediTips #MastoTips #Tusky

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I hate the day after you're forced to change your password at work. It's like a game show where someone points and laughs every time you type your old password.

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is a cryptographic identifier.

hashID is a regex based identifier for cryptographic hashes. HashID recognizes outputted hashes from many different hash algorithms, including common families like and . hashID is useful for narrowing down possibilities when reverse engineering.

Website 🔗️: psypanda.github.io/hashID/

apt 📦️: hashid

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#ICANN halts sale of #dotorg registry, but questions linger. I mean, was it really necessary for all the backlash to finally realize that that halting the sale was "the right thing to do"? :think_bread: #SaveDotOrg

theregister.co.uk/2020/05/01/i

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

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#Eclipse just released a fully open source alternative to #VSCode called #Theia :thonking:
theia-ide.org

Because it can run in a browser, you could have a single dev environment on any computer and it would work exactly as if you were using it on desktop. I might have to set this up :tinking:

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I spent 7 hours cleaning my room yesterday just to get clutter off of my desk; you could only really see the table where my arms go lol. It's nice and clean now 😊

I really need to finish that PC and get some decent monitors rather than a laptop and a tiny 11" monitor though 😢

#ShowYourHomeoffice
#ShowYourWorkspace

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Just heard live on the phone:

"If you are calling from a rotary phone, please stay on the line and an operator will assist you..."

@2600
@Rob_T_Firefly
#backwardscompatibility

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Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software: Get off fb, goog, amazon, apple and msw!

I don't normally beg for boosts, but this is worth sharing with your IRL friends via email and w/e else. Older Mastodonians pretty much know most of these. I hope?

switching.software/

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Congratulations @fosdem for 20 years of welcoming the free software community, truly an inspiration. ♥️

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Did you know?

Percentages are reversible. 8% of 25 is the same as 25% of 8, and often one of them is much easier to do in your head.

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PSA: If you do use #Brave browser, be aware it doesn't block #Facebook or #Twitter trackers

For Facebook tracking Brave white-lists
connect.facebook.net
connect.facebook.com
staticxx.facebook.com
www.facebook.com
scontent.xx.fbcdn.net
pbs.twimg.com
scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net

According to Brave developers, it's white-listed due to causing Facebook login to break if blocked.

See issue #1108 on Github
github.com/brave/brave-browser…

#privacy

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