I'm interested in opinions on TextNow or other alternative phone number and service providers. I'd like to drop ATT and find a better alternative.

So I've hear about this stuff before... My boss scored a case of it and shared with the office. Delicious!

Alright, time to see what is all about for myself now

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Mastodon's a cool place, but it's private like a local coffee shop, not a home bathroom.

Remember that the admin of your instance can see EVERYTHING you post, including direct posts. They can even disable 2 factor authentication, if you have it enabled (and you should. No really, enable that stuff now.)

Bottom line: Find an instance where you feel you can trust your admin, and don't send direct toots unless you trust the admin at the recipient's instance as well.

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To the Tumblr refugees: welcome!

Having been on the Internet for over thirty years, I have one piece of advice for creative folks working online:

Control Your Platform.

Don't build a business around Facebook, Tumbler, G+, Geocities, MySpace, AltaVista, or any of these other third parties that claim to offer quick and easy results.

They all go away. Every one of them.

Build your own site. Use third parties to steer people to your site.

Third parties are the devil--useful devils, but devils.

The realization just caught up to me that somewhere during the madness of the past 72 hour game jam I spent ~$150 on board games..

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Pro Tools keeps crashing now that I'm really trying to crank out sfx 😞

This has been a bit slower to get going on the audio compared to past jams. I've spent more time in the code than I usually do, but I've been enjoying it more than doing the music/sfx for this one.

Final day of the game jam, 7 hours left! CRUNCH!

Final update: He's in!

He finally made it into the lineage os irc channel and asked for help. Not long after, someone hooked him up with a .zip archive with a working installer.

It was definitely a learning experience for him to realize how much of the free and open source community relies on the community itself to make things happen.

I am no longer 😢 I am now 😀

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So he has concluded that it's not bricked. But after staying up until 6am trying to get it working he's feeling pretty defeated. He's cursing the official installation guide and says he has little faith in long term success with the distro.
Makes me feel defeated :cry:

I'm having a look at now, but I can't tell the differences between instances, like i could with Mastodon

oh snap... I convinced my friend to try out lineageos so he just bought a brand new phone to install lineageos on it... Now I'm hearing he bricked it 😩
He said he followed the directions exactly, but I don't know if there's anything I can do for him now...

I'm not sure if I make a lot of mistakes but never notice them because I catch them myself because I work alone,
I only make a lot of mistakes when I work with other people who can catch them.

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Big lift on hackers.town lately...

Server upgrades, emojo wars, new users...

We are on a roll folks.

Though we are not here for these reasons.

We have a mission.

We are here to touch the minds of the world, change where, and what our world is.

To restore the future state that was stolen from us all.

We have the capacity for utopia, yet we were delivered into the arms of the dystopian system we we re warned about.

The world doesn't have to be what these men of steel tell you it must be.

Unshackle your mind and rethink who and where you are.

The veil is thin, the visualization is strong.

Envision your will a digital blade, and use it to cut away the fat of the digital era.

Arm your endpoint, arm your mind, arm yourself.

Retrieve the snapshot.

Restore the future.

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Writing a Christmas card for relatives:

Christmas is a time for rejoicing the birth of a poor, brown skinned refugee who preached against the wealth and religious hypocrisy until he was killed by a military superpower.

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