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Best wishes for the new year everyone! πŸ™‚

And to start 2021 the right way... I've deployed a beta version of my little #ActivityPub side project to permit following #Twitter users on the #Fediverse very easily (you just have to search for the user on the instance).
Before I go fully public with it, I'll need some beta testers so that I can monitor the hardware usage of my stuff, maybe run into early bugs, and maybe even run into some security issues that will end by burning the web to the ground (maybe).

If you're interested to be that kind of fearless users, being la crΓ¨me de la crΓ¨me of beta testers, please contact me via this status or via DM, I'll give you access to it. πŸ˜‰
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The Free Software Foundation is asking for suggestions for what its new priorities should be. You don't have to be a member, anyone can send a suggestion by email.

It would be great if we could get them to prioritise the Fediverse including Mastodon, PixelFed etc, you can find out more here:

fsf.org/blogs/community/help-u

They need suggestion emails by 8th January 2021.

I know FSF generates mixed feelings on here, but it would help get the Fediverse noticed if they promote it.

#Fediverse #FSF

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And with two days to spare Precursor is funded! Thanks everyone for contributing to this valuable project :fallout: -> crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi

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"Do you want to join yet?" the Galactic Federation's envoy asked.
"Have you dropped your stupid demands yet?" their human counterpart said.
"Universal right to food, shelter, education, and healthcare? No."
"Then no, we don't want to join."
"Are you sure you've asked everyone?"
#TypoCorrection #MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Tom Cooks is a cooking channel very much of the Fediverse. It takes a totally different approach to food preparation, looking at its roots with our cave-dwelling ancestors and how it developed from there onwards. You can follow at:

➑️ @tom

Here's Tom making flatbread:

spacepub.space/videos/watch/06

#TomCooks #Cooking #Cookery #Food #FoodAndDrink #FoodPreparation #Videos #PeerTube #PeerTubers

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M42 the Great Nebula in Orion. Just because a pleasant image would be nice tonight.

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Very cool -- teddit.net is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code: codeberg.org/teddit/teddit

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)

#Privacy

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Hello #fediverse,

we are #Senfcall and we are #hosting #privacy-friendly #BigBlueButton #videoconferences.

Free as in #freedom AND #free as in beer. (donations are welcome)

You don't even have to register an account (unless you need persistent rooms). Just visit senfcall.de/en/ - klick on "start meeting", enter meeting name (password optional), press "start" enter your name and have fun senfing. The call-invite link you find at the top of the chat.

#FreeSoftware #Introduction

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To people with money:
Don't forget to give donations to your favorite projects. Not talking about myself here, I already have a job. But some projets you use everyday would improve faster if they had enough to pay full time devs.
From small apps/softwares/libraries to bigger projects like GNOME, KDE, elementary OS, perhaps even firefox (not sure on this one) etc.
If you have some money, it's better to spend it here than paying an amazon prime account for example

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Services Core v0.2.14.204115 released.
- Includes fixes and improvements for Exposure Notifications API
- Also fixes a lot of issues with other apps.

If you are using microG Exposure Notifications API, please update ASAP as you might be missing out exposure warnings.

See details at github.com/microg/GmsCore/rele
Download via F-Droid repository or microg.org/download.html

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Just released a new version of the Firefly III @bunq 🌈 importer. Version 2.0.4 can be downloaded from GitHub today! github.com/firefly-iii/bunq-im

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#HedgeDoc isn't built by paid team. It's all done by people who enjoy working on something useful for the community. And when we can do that, you can do too.

Want to implement a feature? Check our development room on Matrix or open a PR on GitHub.

You think programming is boring? Check the community chat if someone needs help or the translation page to bring HedgeDoc to your native tongue.

All not for you? Maybe writing nonsense on Mastodon is more like your taste? Take on social media.πŸ˜‰ /sh

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Another Linux app I find useful is Flatseal.

Allows you to manage permissions for individual apps including network access, geolocation, microphone/camera, and system files and directories. Easy and simple to use. Like on mobile devices.

flathub.org/apps/details/com.g

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In case you missed it, #CodiMD (my favourite collaborative tool for Markdown writing and code sharing) has been renamed to #HedgeDoc (with a cute new logo). You can find this beautiful, healthy #FLOSS project on the fediverse: @hedgedoc

One example of how good the team is: I submitted a feature request for a size picker to create tables, and a pull request was submitted... 2 days later: github.com/hedgedoc/react-clie πŸ’š

And you can also find that bunch of helpful people on Matrix.

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"What's that weird thing on your arm?"
"This? It's my latest invention, a temporal pincher."
"A what?"
"It's to stop myself saying things I later regret saying. I can send a pinch back in time, and- Ow!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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🐧 New entry & Review: Pac-Man (by Shaune Williams)
Conclusion: πŸ’–οΈ One of my favorite in its category

πŸ“œοΈ What's: A libre, cross-platform, and accurate HTML5 clone of 3 variants of Pac-Man: Pac-Man, Ms Pac-Man & Cookie-Man
🏠 Home: masonicgit.github.io/pacman
πŸ”§ Dev: github.com/masonicGIT/pacman
πŸ“– Our entry: lebottindesjeuxlinux.tuxfamily
πŸ”– #linux #freegame #opensource

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I don't know anymore how I've stumbled across this (probably through fediverse): if you are interested in life-long #learning, you should check out #learnawesome:
learnawesome.org/about

It's an #OpenSource project with the vision of creating "humanity's learning map". Pretty awesome!πŸŽ‰

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"We are perplexed why you humans keep overproducing," the alien said.
"Huh? We moved on from capitalism, we only produce what we need."
"You have more stories than any of you can ever consume."
"But not all that need to be heard, or that need to be told. Or are a joy to tell."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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