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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 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!

Day 12

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?

Tucker :mate: :vim: :osm: boosted

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.

Tucker :mate: :vim: :osm: boosted
Tucker :mate: :vim: :osm: boosted

“A user interface is like a joke. If you have to explain it, it’s not that good.”
– Martin LeBlanc (heard from Quincy Larson)

I ended up rewriting my XMPP bot scripts using python instead of go (they used to be in node.js). I used the slixmpp library (

All the bots live happily on my little raspberry pi zero now.

I need to move my websites to a new webhost soon. Where do you fine people host your servers?

I don't need anything fancy and I prefer a host without cPanel. Think AWS but without the A.

Tusky is a lightweight open source (GPL-3.0) client for Mastodon. Most of the Mastodon APIs have been implemented and there are also some features not found in the web app (multiple emoji styles and draft toots 😀).

Tusky supports multiple accounts so you can keep track of all the spaces you frequent (but why would you is where it's at 😉).

Install from the Play Store, F-Droid, or an APK.

Day 11

I figured out why the corporate web application I work on runs so slow. It is making 10 external curl requests for every single page load 🤦‍♂️ (most of them duplicated as well)

What is your favorite ?

Tucker :mate: :vim: :osm: boosted

Come watch me and my colleagues discuss what we're working on for @fedora and #CentOS at this year's @fosdem and CentOS Dojo! From speeding up #RPM to managing desktops and servers at scale, these should be fun.

Both free to attend. And our time slots should work for both EU and US attendees since we're doing this from our homes in the US.

This post is day 13 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge


Want to contribute to (openstreetmaps) but don't know where to start? Try (SC)!

SC is a simple OSM editor that presets simple edits in the form of quests. Most quests are to update tags and meta data. In the app you download quests near you and answer simple questions (such as "is this way lit?" or "what are the open hours of [shop]?"). SC automatically uploads your changes (using your OSM account) for you! Happy Mapping 🌎!

Day 10

Xfce4 is a lightweight GTK based desktop environment. The main goal of Xfce is to be fast and have a low system resource footprint. For the most part Xfce is a complete desktop environment that doesn't make decisions for you. The Xfce UI is simple but functional and stable. Being GTK based there are multiple themes that can be used (🧡 Numix). In the end Xfce stays out of your way so you can do your work.

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