I was so tired last night I was in bed before 10. @kev can attest, this is WAY outside my norms.

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Just read an interesting chat between @nolan and @bobstechsite about what got them into Linux (fosdem link is interesting too).

Anyway, it got me to thinking about why people question the status quo and move to Linux, so please let me know your stories below...extra challenge - try to stick to a single toot!

I’ll add mine by way of reply...

Nolan/Bob link: toot.cafe/@nolan/1016044001336

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We just posted our first poll for project donations on Patreon where one of the projects listed will get a $150 donation from us!

If you're interested in getting having a say on where the donation will go, you can sign up to become a Patron using the link below.

HUGE thanks to all of our current Patrons, we wouldn't be able to do this awesome stuff without you guys!


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Giving Mastodon a go again. Had a very difficult time choosing which instance would be best, but @fosstodon seemed the most appropriate.

Linux as a daily driver for about 10 years both in my profession (web developer) as well as my hobbies. I enjoy tooling around with ham radio, building circuits, vintage electronics, and some coding on the side.

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I can't believe I've only just discovered

I was looking for an open hardware heart monitor and stubbled across this site . It's like my dream site .

For those interested

We're at the Southwest Maker Fair today. My kids now want to build a robot.

We're doing something right.

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Woohoo!! Firewall updates got cancelled for the weekend! I have 2 days off! What am I going to do??

Anybody have any they'd like to add to the list?

I've tried and failed to listen to podcasts on a regular basis. Not sure why, but I just can't get into them.

"Top 5 podcasts for Linux news and tips | Opensource.com"


Yesterday was a good day for the most part. Spent about 2 hours at the local park with my daughters, went to lunch with my wife, took a nap in the afternoon. Had to work in the evening, but only for about 2.5 hours. All in all, not a bad day off. What did I miss?

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Happy to announce that Linux Pro Magazine is a sponsor of this year's Conference!!!

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Hi Everyone, I'm new to the group 👋 I'm a QA Analyst by trade, and love trying out new FOSS projects. Mastodon looks like a neat platform, so I'm giving it a spin 🌀

We all know how important backups are. I'm looking to build a new backup system sometime this spring, but for now I'm just rsyncing to an external drive. What is your solution?

"Which open source backup solution do you use? | Opensource.com"


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Hm, now if only I was even on the same continent as Cambridge.

"The Raspberry Pi store is much cooler than an Apple Store"


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