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I've been lurking for a few days now, so it's time to finally post something. Hey everyone! I'm six months out of uni and still trying to figure out what comes next.

I work as a research assistant. Interests include bushwalks, drawing, languages, reading, and tinkering around on the computer. Excited about foss programs for telling weird stories (twine), but I've also dipped into vsfm and photographic reconstruction, 3d modeling, and every three months, distro-hopping.

Which widely-used technologies do you believe are the most pernicious? And if you could convince people universally to replace them, which technologies would you propose as candidates? Curious about your top-5. Mostly thinking software here (social media platforms, search engines, browsers, OSs, apps, whatever). But I'm also intentionally using the word "technologies" loosely, so interpret freely.

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@ekrem #Brave is a pretty nice mobile browser, I must say. I've also been using #Chromium on the desktop full time the last couple of days. There has been nothing technically missing from those two as a browsing solution.

Honestly if it weren't for the fear of a #Google controlled browser engine monoculture I'd chuck #Firefox in the bin and not give it a second thought.

Ruud van Empel
Floresta #2
Archival Pigment print
105 x 150 cm

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I have never seen a marketing video for a terminal before. I didn't expect Microsoft to be the first to do it, and do it so well.. youtube.com/watch?v=8gw0rXPMMP

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#xkcd #gammaTest Effects of High Altitude - If she'd lived in Flagstaff (elevation 6,903 feet), Cruella de Vil would only have needed 89 dalmatians for her coat. - Wed, 22 May 2019 04:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2153/ #poweredByAwk

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Just discovered Mastodon - I've been thinking about what an alternative social media platform that respects well being over destructive profit seeking could do & I'm hoping this place is it. My undergrad is in ME but I moved away from anything technical after going to law school. I've dipped a toe into the water of Python & am eager to dive deeper into programming, but am limited with free time. Milwaukee, WI resident & curious to see what this is all about.

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Are there any interdisciplinary art instances dedicated to collaboration between artists working in different mediums?

Hi! I found Mastodon through a New Yorker article ("What it Takes to Put Your Phone Away").

I have a degree that uniquely qualifies me for precisely nothing. So, I am teaching myself to program for a chance at a real career (also for fun!).

Mastodon fits nicely into my desire for a world that will move away from systems optimizing for profit and toward systems that optimize for wellbeing. I think our economy and its metrics need updating.

I like art, tech, and science.

Fosstodon

Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.