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Wow, just wow.

Tonight I tooted about a little project called Beehive... and apparently you people starred that project on GitHub that much, it actually made it to the list of trending projects today 😊

Even better: a bunch of contributions and pull requests are already rolling it and, frankly, nothing feels more rewarding to a programmer than that.

Thank you everyone, you people are simply amazing! Nothing but love for the community on the fediverse!

Is there anything that I have to be careful about web scraping websites? Like ebay, amazon and others... Do I have to put any limitations to my scripts, that don't make too many queries in a short period of time? Looking for general informations... Thanks🙂

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Times #Discord has tried to track me in the past day: 500+

Times #Reddit has tried to track me in the past day: 1000+

Times #Google has tried to track me in the past day: 2000+

Times #Mastodon has tried to track me in the past day: 0

Times #Funkwhale has tried to track me in the past day: 0

Times #Matrix has tried to track me in the past day: 0

This is why we need to leave proprietary network services. They will *always* track you. #privacy #selfhosted

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ICYMI: ZDNet published an exclusive story by veteran journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols about the launch of the Pioneer Edition #FreedomBox.

"We can, in short, rebuild the internet so that we, and not multi-billion dollar companies, are in charge," says Vaughan-Nichols.

Read the full article:

zdnet.com/article/put-the-inte

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Powerful Ted Talk about the effect Facebook had on the Brexit vote.

Glad I deleted my account and block ads!

ted.com/talks/carole_cadwallad?

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Well, sun is shining so going outside.
To all my transgirls and transboys, to all my agendered people, to all skincolours, to the CIS people, the straight people, the gay people, the asexual people, all genders on the spectrum of genders. To all ages, preferences, fandoms and furry levels, to all interests:

Jesus you guys are not just awesome, but smart, sexy (if you wanna be), cute, ingenious, rebellious. Lets go and make tomorrow look outdated. <3

(had a beer while working feel kinda lovey)

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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!"

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@rudolf @kev That is what I wanted. A few suggestions, where to look for good/bad stuff🙂 . Thanks

I'm thinking of buying old HP EliteBook 840 G1 for personal/testing/learning platform. It is 4-5 years old laptop. As I looked it is well accepted software and hardware wise. And diy maintenance is easy. It has i5-4200U proc, 130GB ssd and 8GB ram, bunch of them for around 200EUR/piece. What do you think? Any better alternatives/recommendations? Thanks :linux:

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We have been quietly working on a NAS setup for the last couple weeks. Details within. 

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Just read the monthly blog, and it's a bit disheartening. Besides updates it very honestly talks about the relation betweens devs and users, negative feedback, and on the demoralizing side of development: blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3736

isn't just a great distro, it's also one of the main portals to the Linux world. I left them a nice message and a donation. Maybe others could too?

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We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

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Thanks to reader @attac_hl for pointing out the customisable route planning site OpenRouteService:

maps.openrouteservice.org

It uses OpenStreetMap data, but offers more options for routing and vehicles.

#Maps #OpenStreetMap #Alternatives

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If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

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