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Why #Medium is Not the Home for Your Ideas – by Rahul Chowdhury.

Host your own content if you can. Use free, open and federated platforms and protocols. Use #Peertube instead of #Youtube and #Mastodon instead of the #birdsite. Et cetera boosted
Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives to well-known software
How to switch from goog, bezos, fb, msoft, twit et alia.
Some people still don't know. Help them out. boosted boosted

Here's a threat to all FOSS-loving people you may not know about: XFA forms. Also just called "XML forms", this is a new feature in PDFs. If you try to open a document using this technology in a PDF app that doesn't support it, you will just get placeholder text telling you to use Adobe Reader. As of today, no FOSS PDF app supports it.

Imagine you get a new job, and before you are issued a company computer, they ask you to fill one of these out on your personally-owned box. boosted
@coolboymew @null0x0 The average residence gets an alocation of 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 ipv6 addresses. Saying "by the milions" is an understatement. boosted

1995: "The internet sees censorship as damage, and routes around it."

2020: "One shitty company had a bad day, now nothing on the internet works."

Ah, progress. boosted

I crashes to sleep so hard yesterday lol just woke up after sleeping at 8pm. boosted

What pixelfed instances do you guys suggest? boosted

I've joined the Profile README club and automated the process to display my latest blog posts 🎉 Here's a short write-up 👇️ boosted

FINALLY! Got enough of Partis ZipFS (Powerzip) installed that I can use the Zip drive to copy over SparkFS and the J233 hard drive image. Goodbye unreliable floppy disks!

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Server will be down for maintenance and upgrade. boosted boosted
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