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Regex-Man, Regex-Man,
Does whatever a regex can
Spins a web, any size,
Catches text just like flies
Look Out!
Here comes the Regex-Man.

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Did you know that you can schedule a boost with #Fedilab?
That will allow you to reach people in another timezone

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Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.

Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?

arrived to USA. data in roaming turned off, mobile data at all turned off. turning off airplane mode... "your device uses internet"


I got charged over 60 PLN for now. my plan is 25 PLN monthly.

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"In Europe we are different and we think differently about Privacy"

Thank you very much Margrethe Vestager for your support!

Another Web is emerging, it embodies European values.


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The fediverse will fork itself for every small feature required and eventually you'll have to choose between the Mastodon with custom emojos, the Mastodon with upvotes and downvotes, the Mastodon with trending topics, the Mastodon with iframes, the Mastodon with Google Play Services, the community fork of Mastodon after the original gets bought out by Facebook, the community fork of the community fork of Mastodon after they introduce a redesign, or the Pleroma

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I'm going to USA very soon with my team (for finals of a competition). I'm seriously considering to come out to my teammates there. I've got a big (1,5x0,9m) bi pride flag already. What should I know before that?

I'll be in Michigan (most of the time), Chicago (the day we arrive) and New York (2 days?) with all of them.

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meta, a short list of Mastodon forks / long Show more

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The Fediverse has a couple of great alternatives to Medium too:

They federate with ActivityPub so people can follow your blog on Mastodon etc.

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"Can we all please stop using Medium now?"

Good post by

If you really must use Medium, publish the post first on your own blog and then use "Import a story" feature within Medium to post it there too. You get best of both worlds that way.

my last hours in school before the trip. I'm so excited! ♥️


is there any open source Android apps for Yandex/DeepL/Google Translator that works? I tried OpenL from F-Droid but didn't work (`Network error`)

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France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:

Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.

It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.

You can also follow its Mastodon account here:


#Mobilizon #DeleteFacebook #Events #Alternatives #Fediverse

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Well then, teach your stupid customers not to litter the entire Earth, thanks.

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Starting out in #Mastodon? Need recommendations for good mobile and desktop apps?

Good news! now has a listing of commonly used apps, check it out!

Boost this so other, newer Mastodon users can see it, or recommend it to a friend who just started!

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Microsoft has released their new Terminal application to GitHub, marketing it as another demonstration of their commitment to "open source". While the project is MIT licensed, did you know it is inextricably linked and dependent upon numerous proprietary SDK tools, headers, and the Visual C++ ATL.

Do not be fooled, see through the mirage of feigned support to undermine and sabotage the original ethics of the free software movement!

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