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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.

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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 😈

Considering we got a mediocre score on the we still came in second in the intermediate class. Great to benefit American Association if University Women

@klaatu I was lisenting to , (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.

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@murph @tekmav Just realized we were talking after decentralized media talk. Look forward to your screen talk tomorrow

Heading out to in the morning. Looking forward to giving my talks, and seeing great people.
southeastlinuxfest.org/

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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.

dailyherald.com/business/20190

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: opensource.com/article/19/6/cr

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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:

pix.diaspodon.fr
pxlfd.me/
pixelfed.de/

You can find more at:
fediverse.network/pixelfed

PixelFed instances federate with the Fediverse, so you can follow PF accounts from Mastodon etc.

#Alternatives #DeleteInstagram

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robot at the grocery store last night. definitely creeped out watching it wander the store on its own. those googly eyes don’t fool anyone. customers around me were all pretty unnerved too.

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.