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Almost forgot it is a bank holiday today... 😓

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@peanutbutter144 exactly. i think design trends are sad because holo was functional and coherent, but now everyone looks down on it because it looks dated

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@peanutbutter144 @george_ isn’t that what “favoriting” (the little star) is for?

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have i moaned before about googles material ui ?

not quite surevwhat the goal is, but so much stuff fades in, fades out, changes size, colour,,,

its less representative of physical material than holo was

vanilla html is more material than material is

I really wish there was a 'save post' function so I could come back to a thread later to see how the conversation has developed.

Currently I usually only ever see a post once, unless someone boosts it later.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, please tell me if so, but I would like to just press a button on a post and have it saved in a private list (without notifying the poster).

Kinda (read: exactly) like reddit's save function.

IDK tho maybe that isn't how microblogging is supposed to work.

Oh, and as for the registrar I went with Gandi. Just in case anyone wanted to know.

I ended up getting .com because it's the de facto standard TLD.

They're all reasonably priced and don't conflict with what I will be hosting.

OK I've narrowed down to .com, .org, .net or .xyz.

I think to help me choose I'm going to limit myself to generic TLD's

There are so many TLD's I've run into the paradox of choice...

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"don't use Discord! they are an evil proprietary service"
"okay. what do you propose instead?"
"ummmmmmmmmmmmm matrix? or irc"
"come on those are all just as good!"
"they are not. that is the point."
"so what, we should all use Discord then?"
"no - we should stop saying that what we have is good enough, and make something better."

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@Matter @mooshoe Why does Mozilla need to be ideologically pure with regard to the development process? They're going to use the tools that suit them. Millions of Linux users install proprietary binary blobs to get basic processor, GPU, or Wifi functionality. They install non-free software like games and use Google services like crazy. The point I'm trying to make is: It's not the end of the world and it's not going to herald the downfall of Mozilla/OSS.


- online & IRL identity completely separate, not linked (you cannot find your real name from your username)
- online & IRL identity linked but different (you can find your real name from your username)
- online & IRL identity linked & identical (your real name is your username)
- something else?

Which one, and why?

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In case you missed it:

The free open self-hosting software makers @freedomboxfndn have teamed up with the open source hardware makers @olimex to produce a #FreedomBox kit that lets you easily set up a home server straight out of the box:

You can also win an Olimex FreedomBox kit by tooting @olimex with suggestions for new features in the kit's software or hardware (competition closes on Monday):

#SelfHosting #Privacy

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