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Hi, I'm a long time Mastodon user who is moving away from mastodon dot social because it's too crowded. The main things I am interested in are:

generating dh parameters on a raspberry pi

> This is going to take a long time

it sure is...

the only thing stopping me is that i am really bad at naming things

give me a valid domain name that is cheaper than £20/year and ill host some stuff on it

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Stop hating on server software!

nginx is ESSENTIAL
apache is ENTERPRISE
postgres is RELIABLE
ssh is SECURE

created my first pull request for an open source project o.o

installed nixos

i think the distro hopping is over for now

the install process for nixos was much easier than that for void or alpine, particularly the luks on lvm part (although i did have to look up a guide online)

anyway i like how nix/nixos works and will probably stay on it for a while


does anyone here use alpine linux on a desktop/laptop? if so what is your experience?

(im distrohopping again)

update: there is a flatpak available for discord on flathub & since flatpak allows glibc software to be run on a musl system, that means i can use the discord flatpak on void musl

is there any way to separate the volume level of speakers and headphones in alsa or would i have to use pulseaudio to do that?


anyone know if its possible to get discord working on void musl?

could be a 3rd party client, i dont mind but the official binary is glibc i think so i cant run it :/

(btw pls dont ask why im using discord i know its "bad"... i dont really want to use it but i kinda have to)

thanks :)

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Fun fact: you can't name any file anywhere in windows 10 "aux.txt" or "aux" anything with any extension, because it was a reserved name in CP/M before dos was a thing.

If you commit "aux.txt" to a git repo, you break it for windows users. If you distribute "aux.txt" in a zip file, windows computers cannot extract it without error.

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does anyone use or has used and what was your experience? i'm looking to move away from tutanota because they don't support imap/smtp and looks like a good service for a reasonable price
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Is it unethical to use Google Fonts? 🤔
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About how long does it take for a new fediverse instance to federate properly? And is there any way to speed the process up?

I've set up a Pleroma instance & my account there is @tom. Follow if you wish!

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Just found out Tusky and Fedilab are now censoring instances that the developers don't like.. To those developers... Who made you king that you get to decide what others visit? You have no right to control other people´s lives. Just because something offends you, that doesn't give you the right to tell us what we can't do.. I don't like SJW´s, but I do not try to silence them.. @tusky and @fedilab developers.... pull your heads out of your posteriors.

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