While looking for an alternative to #Google Photos, I came across something called Recall https://recall.photos.. Which has unlimited free encrypted storage, and the ability to host your own at if you want..
Recall is powered something called #Blockstack, which I'd never heard of... Blockstack has more apps than you can poke a stick at 😲
Something for people to check out https://www.blockstack.org. Certainly worth more investigation
Some new toys have arrived. Just need to work out how to use them now! 😀 #yubikey
#introductions - Hello all, this is technically my first post. I stopped using the majority of Social Media Platforms a couple years ago. I use Minds sometimes, but still find it lacking. Mastodon in general looks promising. I'm a Unix Guy "Solaris Admin". Oracle Build Guy. IT Manager. Drupal Developer. Ex Smart Phone User "Thank you Alcatel". Canuck. Hockey Player and a Musician. #Anthropophagy
I'm really looking forward to my time here. I'm liking what I'm seeing already.
Yay, finally managed to cancel my monthly donaton to my previous Mastodon instance I no longer use. Now I can donate to #Fosstodon instead!
Big accomplishment this evening: finally removed all documents and personal info from #google drive.
Gmail - ✅️ (fastmail)
Gmaps - ✅️ (openstreet map)
Google Search - ✅️ (searx)
Google Analytics - ✅️ (none)
Chrome - ✅️ (brave or firefox)
Drive - ✅️ (NAS in the basement + Dropbox backup)
Next step is review https://nomoregoogle.com/ to see what other Google products I'm forgetting.
I really like the toot feed I get from people I follow. I also like the instance feed. The global feed not that much since it's chaos 😀 I like that you can simply block an annoying bot/reposter-maniac and continue enyoing the content. Don't remember being on a such well self-curated platform ever. Also people are nice and helpful no matter what topic discussed. Kudos to all of you making it a welcome place! 👋
Of all the free music I've found on the internet, http://50footwave.cashmusic.org/power+light/ has to be my favorite. It's not metal this time, try it out. Kristin Hersh is a rock goddess.
Hi all! I lurked for a couple of days to get a feel and will be keeping an eye out for new things to try!
I work IT support for schools and enjoying playing with anything cool I can get my hands on. I've been getting back into exploring FOSS and have done some rounds and several distros over the years on my aging laptop.
I'm tied to Windows professionally, but in my own time FOSS let's me explore and build on my own network, with my own hosted services.
Enjoying trying out Green Cola. It’s supposed to be more natural than standard diet / zero colas, so better for you. Bought a box from Amazon on spec. Tastes suprisingly good! https://us.greencola.com/
Strangely enough, Ireland didn't erase their history when they tore down this statute of their oppressor. They were starting a new chapter in their history. Sounds like a reasonable thing to do.
1948 - Ireland becomes a republic and Queen Victoria is removed from outside parliament. 32 years later Sydney was looking for a spare Queen Vic and the Irish loaned it to us. This very severe statue now sits out front…
Can anyone advise what the pros and cons are of allowing bots like followbot to follow you vs blocking with #nobot, please?
My 40th post in my #100DaysToOffload race..
Why you should own at least one domain.
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