This is a new account for me, I wanted to try another instance, and fosstodon seemed like a great place. I feel that my no agenda account was being blocked. I am hoping to get a little more reach for my free/open source software interests, as well as other stuff. If you care to follow me here, I'd appreciate it.
To the #LUG !
(Well, soon anyway)
social sites, such as Mastodon, do in fact live or die based on unfair comparison to silos such as Twitter. when you cross-post, you're leaning into that comparison: nothing to miss, sure, but nothing new either. and people will not move over. post here!! post screenshots of unique/interesting mastodon/etc posts on twitter 😈
@dannSwashko Welcome to the fediverse!
@klaatu I was lisenting to #gnuWorldOrder, (don't recall witch one) and had a comment about the ^H tale you were telling. It was additionally used as a sarcastic/funny commentary, based on "accidentally" using it on systems like usenet/fidonet back in the day. For example: Bad actions by "MicroS^H^H^H^H^H^HAn unnamed Seattle software company cannot be excused." Used to falsely erase the real thought, and replace it with something more palatable, but exposing it by "mistakenly" deleting it.
Bloomberg thinks that Microsoft has won over Open Source. I can't speak for them, but they certainly haven't won over me or any Free Software folks I know.
Every action they've taken is in line with their Halloween Document goals. They've embraced through acquisition, and they've put themselves in the line of information and fiscal flow through controlling Github and now this payment system.
The risk to our community by them taking it away is too great to ignore.
#SoutheastLinuxfest begins next week! It's a great conference if you can attend! They accepted two of my talks, one of which I was asked to write about here: https://opensource.com/article/19/6/create-centos-homelab-hour #self2019
Instagram alternative #PixelFed's flagship instance pixelfed.social is now permanently closed to new registrations in order to prevent centralisation.
You can still sign up to PixelFed, just pick another instance.
Here are some we'd recommend:
You can find more at:
PixelFed instances federate with the Fediverse, so you can follow PF accounts from Mastodon etc.
After a rainy week, nice day to ride in. #motorcycle
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.