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Hi! I found Mastodon through a New Yorker article ("What it Takes to Put Your Phone Away").

I have a degree that uniquely qualifies me for precisely nothing. So, I am teaching myself to program for a chance at a real career (also for fun!).

Mastodon fits nicely into my desire for a world that will move away from systems optimizing for profit and toward systems that optimize for wellbeing. I think our economy and its metrics need updating.

I like art, tech, and science.

I used to love my job. Now I mostly attend meetings and tell people what to do. How did I get here !😕

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Just watched both John Wick 1 and 2 again. I am probably not the first one to say this, but I am sure that John Wick (and by extension Keanu Reeves) is this generation's Chuck Norris. We should start making "John Wick Facts" memes the same way that we had, and still have Chuck Norris facts. Stuff like "If has one bullet and you have 10 bullets, John Wick has more bullets than you."😀

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@pranav I don't do cartography for work but I do enjoy maps and building web apps with map capabilities. I spend a bit of my free time doing GIS based things on QGIS (qgis.org/)

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The story behind this is that the Ecuadorean government tried to sell Amazon lands to oil companies for drilling. The Waorani, who live on those lands, took them to court over it, and they won.

The ruling "has created a significant precedent for the Amazon," said Lina Maria Espinosa, attorney for the plaintiffs, outside court.

"It has been demonstrated that there was no consultation and that the state violated the rights of this people, and therefore of other peoples."

phys.org/news/2019-04-ecuador-

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Will warn about the services freevpn.me and Protonmail. They are not safe. The Norwegian police took down both.

so you're not safe in the EU's GDPR any more. No services in EU are safe.

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An estimated 50 million tons of E-waste are produced each year. The USA alone discards 30 million computers each year. Linux can help reduce this problem by giving a second life to laptops and PC's. It takes volunteers like many of us here to help people to install Linux and provide them with a fully capable second hand PC.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electron

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How to increase the percentage of items recycled vs produced:

Cans and plastic bottles are now worth double the cents for return

Soda companies actually put ad dollars into recycling

Soda companies actually donate money to recycling programs

Soda companies go out of business

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I've been lurking here for a while now thought I might officially introduce myself. I am a software developer, cartographer, FOSS enthusiast, and bird watcher. I love to develop in and on with an

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The Akira dark mode is looking sexier every day 😍

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Happy Mother's Day to my mom, my wife, and all the other mothers out there! I love you! I hope that you enjoy your day!

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friday: I'd like to thank @inkscape for existing, because I got an A in arts class with designs I made using it (partially recycled as my current avatar and banner).

I know a lot of people probably will have heard about it already, but I really wanted to say thanks :)

Hey @elementary my Bluetooth turns on automatically everytime I login. How do I turn it off permanently ?

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Going to next week for work. If anyone is up for beers or whatever just PM me! 🍻

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Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.