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If you have $4 and like cyberpunk, help me put some food in my kids' mouths!
"This is secretly the greatest and also funniest cyberpunk point and click adventure game on Steam. Very low-fi art style but the gags are just too good to pass up, and a lot closer to a "real" cyberpunk dystopian future than most favorites of the genre."

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tech, TVs 

Y’all, my newest housemate brought their 11-year-old TV to the house and you would not *believe* some of the features it has:
- literal 1-*second* boot up time. Unheard of
- UI responds instantly to input
- UI Design & UX is clear, consistent and well-suited to the input method (remote)
- doesn’t know what wifi or Ethernet is so it isn’t in a botnet or mining bitcoin
- isn’t sending private tracking data to who-knows-how-many companies’ servers, because see above
- doesn’t demand software updates or brick itself
- has things called “HDMI ports” for if you want to augment its functionality

How about we make 2021 the year of the return of non-smart TVs

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A lot of applications that I want to self host sometimes try to take over the port 80 or something already in use. It would be a lot helpful if the how to guides also listed how to change the default port. I am tech savvy but not that tech savvy. I can work my way through the source but sometimes I don’t even know where to begin looking.

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I will never forget that on this day, last year, I was forced to go to a food bank for the first time.

A job in RVA had fallen through, and my grief over the death of my cat had slowed my frantic search for a replacement. Savings ran out.

My application for SNAP benefits was denied, and I was shamed and treated like a scammer in the process.

I was facing down a long holiday weekend with not much in the house to eat. I was scared, and I didn't know what to do.

I drove to Feed More, off Rhoadmiller Dr. There, a kindhearted older woman interviewed me, repeatedly suggested I stopped feeling ashamed, and sent me home with two sacks of food, and info about further local help.

It was the first time in my life I'd asked for a public handout from strangers, in person. And they gave it. Kindly. With encouragement.

I'd been the recipient of help from Mastodon before that. Between those tow experiences, the lesson that it was okay to ask for help finally sank in, after a lifetime of being brutalized whenever I had done. There are good people in this world, folks who want to care for others with no strings attached.

I learned that at 41. I'm glad I had the chance to.

I want to give back, here or wherever I go. "Independence Day" to me is bunk.

I celebrate Inter-dependence Day now.

Ran Miniflux and FreshRSS together for the last few days. Both are very good feed readers. Miniflux is snappy and minimal but FreshRSS is more suited to my needs. I like to brwose category wise, mark the items I want to read, more than just the headlines, as favorite to peruse when everything else has been marked as read (skipped). Its even supported by Reeder on iOS. Though I have seen some articles appearing with *every* feed refresh its not that a big deal.

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New commission post! I do these digitally, and provide them as such. 300x300mm flattened files, 300dpi, for personal use only.
🖌️ With a background (like the pieces below) - £65
🖌️ Full figures - £40
🖌️ Busts - £30
I'll add more CW'd examples below, but my insta is linked on my profile, there's loads there. Boosts appreciated! 💙
Full terms and conditions and info here:
#mastoart #art #commission #commissionsopen #commissionme

Not afraid to show the contents of my Google Password manager.

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We had a busy June and released several important updates! Check out this month’s recap:

Evaluating Ghost and Hugo to self-host on Pi. What would you suggest?

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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Hey yall, I'm an extremely new developer who also writes.

Please change my mind. DietPi has Ghost in the repo. Tempted to self-host my blog. Please change my mind.

Huh. I was expecting "toot upload <image>" to post a toot with the image but it uploaded to fosstodon instead and returned a link. I didn't know that was possible. Won't this be misused? 🤔️

I was wrong about not sticking with toot. The only feature I miss is auto refresh of timeline which I work around with going to Local Public timeline and then switching back to Home timeline. It's good in a way that I can check new toots whenever I want to and not when the app says so. Currently using Firefox and toot side by side and I am not missing out on anything.

Not at all excited about paying $99 a year for a platform for features that I won't need. I achieved Inbox Zero without any gimmick. If you are buried under email everyday and have that kind of money to spend to manage your emails then maybe Hey is for you.

This StarLabs systems laptops hit a real sweet spot. Perfect size and specs aren't bad either. Hardware also looks good.

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