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There's something incredibly... wonderful about writing a person an email after you've read their gemlog which you randomly stumbled over. And if they answer and you actually end up having a real conversation. This. This is peak internet.

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SimpleerTube, a text-browser compatible, JS-free front-end for all PeerTube instances. Includes js-free SepiaSearch on the main page
Part of the "Simple Web" project

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I love these kinds of people, both the homeless guy and the guy who's sitting there with him. No joke, I would definitely consider just joining this guy and living like he does.

We finally got another instance of it's currently running a testing version but we're in the process of getting the patches it uses on the main branch. Amongst other things, it introduces subtitles support.

I just found out about the difficulties that is currently experiencing. It sounds like they may have to eventually shutdown their Mastodon instance (as well as PeerTube and Matrix), which is not great for their users. Unfortunately, they don't have a lot of options. Whether they're going to fire those back up under a new domain is still under discussion. I hope their users can migrate off to some other instance, and of course they're welcome here.

In the past 48 hours I've seen "If you use a tiling window manager you're probably a racist toxic fossbro", "if you support FOSS you're likely a liberal or a toxic fossbro", "If you use emacs you're part of the problem" and uh...

Can we just stop putting people in bins based on what tools they use and, more likely, what they had available to them when they first learned how to interact with tech?

Y'all stressing me out because I've seen these funny little takes go viral and become zeitgeist material.

Das Niveau beim olympischen Tischtennis ist sogar noch höher, als damals beim Nachbarn auf dem Dachboden!

Hi, my name is Christian 'jaller94' Paul, I moved to #Berlin in 2019 and I'm a #Matrix bridge developer / #webdev at Element.
Most code I write is #opensource, which I think is important to bring humanity forward, without making people reliant on proprietary software services.

I mainly post about my hobby projects and occasionally about Matrix/Element news I personally find interesting.

Have you ever felt that once somebody leaves and you know you're not going to see them for roughly 5 days you go through the same feelings like this person just died and you're never going to see them again.. every fucking week?

This little MP3-Player is amazing, ever since I've bought it (this tuesday) it has hold up it's battery, I didn't have to charge it even once, the only time it had the opportunity to charge up is when I modified the files on it and connected it via USB, and even then it only stayed there for roughly 1 minute at a time. It's still got 2 out of 3 battery thingies

Wow.. after spending some time putting genre labels on most of my music.. I think I'm mainly into Rock..

I finally got all songs on my walkman equipped with album title and cover art and I love it :3

For some reason I can't seem to change my GTK theme on sway.. anybody know a fix to this issue?

Showed my dad NewPipe and my dad's exact words were "Why would anyone ever use the YouTube app then?" He's right, use NewPipe ladies and gents

Glog Post for Tomorrow: "Consider picking a job that doesn't leave you completely exhausted when you come home."

Is there any iOS app developers who can work on the xmpp communication app,

message @snikket_im for info and details about the job .

Personally I don't benefit as I use Android but the community and the project will be grateful .


software politics 

Ultimate Guitar's interface is terrible. It doesn't serve the lyrics and chords directly, but sends some JavaScript that fetches it. It's a broken design and arbitrarily restricts how one can access community-provided chord charts. I'm working on a Python script that scrapes it, but we need a better way for the community to share chord charts. is very convincing option, and I will be contributing to it. The only problem is that I can't find the source code for the program. Although that's not a big deal as it's easily scrapable and works without JavaScript.

Community-sourced data should belong to the community. It should be easily accessible to anyone who wants to use it, and decisions relating to the data that affect how it can be used should be made by the community. Proprietary control of crowd-sourced data has been used against the community in so many ways in the past, including with MuseScore's sheet music.


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