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Welcome Tux :tux:

Gruntled to have had my first post-lockdown tattoo.

This awesome design (shout-out to the talented @kev 🀘 ) was jabbed into my skin today (by the wonderful Joana at Pulse ).

Couldn't be happier with how it's come out!

Gooooood Morning Fosstodon!

I'm ready to reclaim my music library, and my control along with it.

What are people using to stream their own library to multiple devices and what works well?

I'll probably want to do the same for video at some point, but less urgent. If there's something that solves both, that'd be neat though.

Bloggers of the decentralized web, let's unite and share our knowledge and solutions.

Today marks the beginning of or "Explain Like I Use Facebook" where we post content about how this new internet works and link to other blog posts that share similar knowledge. The target audience is, obviously, the userbase of websites like facebook that breathe the centralized internet but start to see the flaws of their internet.

The first of many posts:

Welcome Tux :tux:

Gruntled to have had my first post-lockdown tattoo.

This awesome design (shout-out to the talented @kev 🀘 ) was jabbed into my skin today (by the wonderful Joana at Pulse ).

Couldn't be happier with how it's come out!

A friend of mine has recently posted a wonderfully written review on the Netflix reboot of She-Ra.

I promise I'm not just sharing this *because* I recommended the show to him... πŸ˜‡

Whelp, looks like I've misunderstood how my spot instance reservation was working for my VPS on AWS, bye bye website... Thank goodness for config backups but now thinking of alternatives.

What VPS hosting services would you recommend?

(Don't really have the infrastructure to run a home server like I'd ideally want to rn...)

My wife and I are going through a bit of a rough time at the moment. We're privileged to be in a better position than a lot of people right now, but we're stuck indefinitely outside our country of residence (China) and surfing from couch to couch. Most of our money is in a Chinese bank account we can't access while outside China (looong story). If anyone can offer me some paid work I can do remotely from #Aotearoa (#NZ), that would really help.

If the only way you can help is a boost, cool :)

Yes - I wrote all of this out before breaking it up and posting as separate toots.

Yes - I really do need help.

Yes - I'm procrastinating work.

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Finally, I suppose I initially misinterpreted how ActivityPub worked, I thought of it as a sort of "decentralized login" such that I would be able to go and visit other ActivityPub sites, logging in with my user credentials from here and then using the platform over there. This, I'm now aware, is completely wrong. But I wonder if the ideals of "one decentralized account to rule them all" is possible still?

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Further to the above, how do things like PeerTube work the other way around? It's all great being able to subscribe to PeerTube channels and see them in my feed but what if I wanted to post some content in a similar manner? Would it be more appropriate to just upload a video in a toot, or should I actually create a PeerTube instance for hosting content? Would audience reach be better on one than the other?

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Afaics, I can follow people from various mastodon instances. I can also, seemingly, follow people on PixelFed instances. What interests me next is how these 2 integrate, it makes total sense that a PixelFed post would appear in my feed with no issue, but how would text-only posts look on PixelFed if someone from there were to follow me?

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Another day, another request for this awesome community.

I'm currently struggling a bit to understand the limits/thresholds of overlap between various ActivityPub projects (Mastodon/PixelFed/Peertube).


I guess what I'm ultimately asking is:


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As I am stepping closer to getting the keys of my new house every day, more and more information and projects pop up. Does anyone know a good, selfhosted, browserbased project manager (foss) that features project piplines, Notes and the ability to store documents?

GerdaOS looks like a promising expansion of functionality over KaiOS but it currently only seems to support one handset (Nokia 8110 4G) which is at least one option

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I miss the days of keyboard phones, becoming increasingly frustrated using touch keyboard and just want to simplify.

Is it too much to ask for a phone with:
- A decent battery life
- A keyboard (not even full qwerty, happy to go back to classic candybar)
- A privacy-focussed OS with some decent app capabilities (pretty much need telegram, some kind of maps app and a decent email client)

KaiOS honestly looks like a promising platform, anybody out there with experience using it?

Hey FOSS Friends, I need your help!

Looking to find a decent home instance for my partner, something that fits her interests! Art/tattoos/witchcraft.

Any suggestions?? 🀘

Stuck in a music loop, for the past month or so I've been listening to nothing else but All Hail (Norma Jean) and Cosmic Thrill Seekers (Prince Daddy and the Hyena)... These albums are all I need right now 🀘

There were 3 games I was worried about running now I've ditched Windows; Rocket League, Civ V and Heroes of the Storm.

Thanks to and (because why mess with Wine when awesome people have put so much time and effort in?) I'm able to play all 3!!!

I will admit that there are performance hits, odd stutterings and the need to drop game settings to lower quality BUT it still counts as WORKING.

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