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Chris Were's PeerTube channel is an entertaining collection of videos about Linux, FOSS, computing, gaming and sometimes other stuff. You can follow the channel at:

➡️ @chriswere

(Also, if you want to browse the videos in the full PeerTube interface, try going to share.tube/accounts/chriswere/ )

Chris has Mastodon accounts for non-video posts at:

➡️ @ChrisWere (computing stuff) & @ChrisWere (non-computing stuff)

#ChrisWere #PeerTube #Linux #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #Videos #Software #Computing #Gaming

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I've finally installed everything I need onto my . Today is my first day of actually trying to use it as a normal daily device. It's 11am here, and it has 100% battery. Let's see how it fares.

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RT @lrvick@twitter.com

Since the @defcon@twitter.com organizers chose to register #defcon:matrix.org and make it invite only, I made #defcon_public:matrix.org for #defconsafemode hackers that feel we have an ethical obligation to promote open software over nonsense like Discord.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/lrvick/status/1291

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Testing watermarks with #Fedilab (the first picture has the default one, the second has a custom text).
This feature is disabled by default.

With shutting down, it's really neat to see how many alternatives are popping up. The FOSS community finds a way.

Check out :matrix.org if you're at all interested. Good discussion taking place in there.

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WAIT, I AM ABLE TO MAKE
XKCD WITH CUSTOM EMOJI?
:blank: :balloonline_s: :blank: ALWAYS HAVE BEEN
:blank: :balloonline_s: :blank: :balloonline_s:
:beret_r: :balloonline_sw: :blank: :balloonline_se: :blackhat_l:
:body_phone_e: :blank: :blank: :blank: :body_s_w:
:legs_stand_e: :blank: :blank: :blank: :legs_stand_w:
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Hey Fosstodon! I'm Andrew and I'm an Operations Engineer by day (and night, the middle of the night). I've been a FOSS user for about 15 years now and haven't used social media for the last few.

I've rediscovered Mastodon and decided to join you guys. I've already seen a few great posts in 30 minutes, so I'm looking forward to what I'll learn and what I can share!

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Howdy, my name's Jake and I've been a FOSS user for about a year now (Running GNU/Linux) and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and community so far. I've followed a few prominent FOSS youtubers such as @distrotube and @christitus which has led me here! I hope to learn more and make some like-minded friends through Fosstodon. Best wishes to everyone!

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Great to meet everyone! My name is Greg and I've been an IT administrator for nearly 30 years, 13 1/2 of that while in the USAF. I also enjoy weightlifting and family.

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Who led the digital transformation on your company?

A) CEO
B) CTO
C) COVID-19

*not mine, but had to share :)

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Things are not looking good for Firefox

Top web browsers 2020: Firefox ends a sorta/kinda recovery as share losses return

Last month put a dent in Mozilla's plans to try and grow user share for its Firefox browser. Google Chrome continued its climb.

computerworld.com/article/3199

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And you think you're being spied on? 🤣

"In my pocket, I had a burner phone; in my backpack, a computer wiped free of data—standard precautions for Western journalists in China. To visit China on sensitive business is to risk being barraged with cyberattacks and malware. In 2019, Belgian officials on a trade mission noticed that their mobile data were being intercepted by pop-up antennae outside their Beijing hotel."

theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

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Hello! I've moved my Mastodon account from whomst.dog . I'll verify on Keybase so that you can tell that I'm really me. :)

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I've noticed a recent linguistic shift in some young people, referring to websites as "apps". Reddit is an "app". The college website is an "app". "Which app did you see that on?"

I don't know if this is just shorthand (they likely access sites through an app) or a genuine misunderstanding of what's going on.

I don't want to be dramatic, but I'd lying if I said it didn't concern me a little. The WWW is a great resource which is free and interoperable. (Well we're down to just 2 browser engines now, but that's another matter). It'd be a shame if the WWW withered away, replaced by "apps", because people didn't know what they had.

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