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Rediscovering the Small Web

"Today's web is mostly commercial. The smaller web of individuals has neither the resources nor the will to compete for visibility and audience the way the commercial web does"

Another great post by @neustadt - welcome to Mastodon by the way, a part of the new small web!


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« A former contractor who helped blow the whistle on the company’s programme to listen to users’ Siri recordings has decided to go public, in protest at the lack of action taken as a result of the disclosures. » theguardian.com/technology/202

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Hrvatski: dostupan! Web-stranica #publiccode dostupna je na još jednom jeziku zahvaljujući @mdimjasevic. Potpišite otvoreno pismo kako bi javan novac bio usmjeren u javan kôd i proširite glas!


@Tutanota any plans to integrate tasks functionality in the app?

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I wrote an open/free guide for #ActivityPub to help other developers.

Can't wait to share it with you! 😁

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Here are some privacy-first apps regularly recommended by the @Tutanota community! 😀 👏

✅ KeePass

✅ Firefox

✅ DuckDuckGo

✅ Qwant

✅ StandardNotes

✅ Singal



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Terrific news: .org has been saved! ICANN’s leadership rejected the sale of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and the .Org top-level domain. See the latest news: savedotorg.org/

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Got some amazing stickers from @fsfe. I hope I'll get more people understanding the meaning of Free Software and its importance in our life.

What is you favourite flavour? If other write it down

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Is your #youtubeDOWN? Try using an alternative that respects your rights: #Peertube, the decentralized free software alternative to videos platforms developed by @Framasoft: u.fsf.org/30q

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Encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems. Learn how with our Email Self Defense guide: u.fsf.org/1df

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Stuck at home and need something to learn? Embark on the journey of a lifetime and give #Emacs a try! gnu.org/software/emacs/

Starting emacs from the defaults or use a preconfigured init file? If so which one 🤨

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As a long time #vim user, I've recently switched to #emacs, particularly for #orgmode. Transitioning between them was a bit confusing, so I wrote a small blog post answering some questions I had while trying to figure out how to think about using emacs


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Hot damn, Emacs hasn't ceased to amaze me yet. The more you figure out how it works, the more you realize how powerful it is. And I know I'm still just scratching the surface. Today, I'm executing my JS work and viewing/filtering my csv output, all with a few keystrokes inside Emacs. I've barely had to leave Emacs today. Just to do some web searches in Firefox (yes I know about ewww), and to post this status from toot tui.

Oh look ...
a Mastodon client ...
for Emacs...


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I just got home and found SO MUCH STUFF! in the mail. Mostly stickers.


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Updating #UbuntuTouch #ubports #linux you don’t have to throw old phones away, they can be repurposed depending on the model. One of these was an #Android phone, now it’s free and running #linux. #reuse #recycle #eco

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Please remember that #Git is by nature distributed. So when migrating from (for example) #GitHub to (for example) #GitLab please, please, please do NOT create a brand new repository and git add the files, or the entire commit history will be lost. Instead, just push the existing repository to your new hosting service.

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