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Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!

OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.

Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!

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I wanna see how far this poll can go, vote and then boost please! 🌐

How long have you been in the fediverse?

Comment if timeframe is not listed!

How do you pronounce kubectl?

I installed Linux Mint :linuxmintnew: on an old MacBook Air (early 2015). It's amazing how zippy that computer is now.

Took me a minute to figure out the WiFi drivers but the Linux Mint team thought it all through (

I just discovered the project....I now have Debian/NGINX running on an old phone....this opens up a world of possibilities.

Anyone using a "classless" CSS theme for your website/blog? I am thinking about updating my site theme and thought classless might be a simple way to go.

I just finished reading the Pragmatic Programmer ( For anyone new (or not) to the programming space it's
an excellent read on the craft we call Programming.

Some of my favorite topics (this time around):

- It's Your Life
- The Knowledge Portfolio
- Transforming Programming
- Communicate!
- Bend or Break
- Coconuts Don't Cut It

The tips from the book:

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is a personal search engine (for bookmarks, kinda)

Apollo is a web crawler to digest your digital footprint. What this means is that you choose what to put in it. Imagine a bookmark search engine that can also search the content of the bookmarked page. This is great for recalling something you have seen before.


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I would like to formally declare today "International WeirdassWorkProblem Day".

Markor ( is a simple text editor for Android. It supports , , and syntax highlighting and can convert markdown and zimwiki to HTML or PDF (how cool is that).

The UI is very customizable and includes several popular syntax themes (gruvbox, solarized, and nord to name a few)

Markor works completely offline so you are free to use whatever sync system you want (I use ). Best of all is completely free and does not have any ads!

Sometimes you do things not because it's a good idea but because you can. Folks I present my remote Raspberry Pi workstation. My Android phone connected to my pi with VNC over my self hosted Wireguard VPN from a hotel room to my home. Complete with mouse and keyboard. :raspberrypi:

I added dark mode to my website (requires JavaScript). Toggle it using the switch on the bottom right.

I just switched my website CSS build system from a simple CSS file (e.g. no build) to SCSS...I wish I had done this sooner. It's so nice to have functions in CSS.

Well that didn't take long. Two months later and I now own two Raspberry Pis (a zero and a 4B)

My zero is happily running a few of my chat bots and server monitoring scripts. I still don't have plans for the new pi but it is fun to tinker with!

@mattj Funny finding you here! Thank you for writing my favorite XMPP server!

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Want to setup your own XMPP server? Try!

Prosody is a modern XMPP server that is built in Lua ( Setup is straightforward and maintenance is done with a built in CLI tool. is built with extensions so any additional XEPs are added with small packages and enabled in a Lua config file.

Prosody works best with small to medium size servers. It is great for creating your own space!

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Pro-tip: when compressing files with `tar` the first "filename" in your list is the new if you forget that part you will destroy the first file you wanted to add to the archive.

I am considering creating my own capsule but I cannot figure out how to point my domain to my server. My gemini skills are weak.

How does "DNS" work in geminispace?

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Happy "I love Free Software Day" everyone 💕

We would like to use this opportunity to let you know that K-9 Mail needs your help.

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