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@doctormccoy Dammit Jim, I went to the I School, not the Eye School.
/cc @ben

ischool.social is now upgraded to 2.6.1

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Write.as is now #FOSS! 🎉 We've named the software behind it #WriteFreely.

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: writefreely.org

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I just wrote 3000 words about why I bought a Window/Linux computer and why I’m worried about the Mac

How did you spend your Saturday?

“Seams, Stitches, And The Decline Of The Mac” baldurbjarnason.com/2018/11/03

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Well, #ElementaryOS feels a lot like Linux Mint felt when Cinnamon was just created. Pretty decent, pretty fast and pretty beautiful.

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Hey!

I wrote a small write-up about the e-ink computer/digital typewriter I made 4 months ago.

https://alternativebit.fr/posts/ultimate-writer/
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I've experienced both good and bad managers in my tech jobs but I assure you I will never write a days-long tweetstorm shitting on them individually.

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After months of hard work by our operations and marketing teams - we have an awesome new website! Check us out at puri.sm/ - You can still pre-order our Librem 5 phones see puri.sm/posts/librem5-progress for our latest update on our phones. #BePure

Server updated to 2.5.2 -- please report any weirdness or old assets.

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Uhh, so I've received an Advance Reading Copy for Charlie Stross' new book Labyrinth Index. But I still haven't read Delirium Brief, so I guess I know what my weekend will be like. #amReading #scifi

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@jalcine The ethical alternatives have to be funded from somewhere. VC isn’t going to fund them. So if we want accessible ethical alternatives, it’s way past time to seriously start discussing funding them from the common purse for the common good. If our taxes can pay for bombs, they can sure as hell pay for ethical technology.

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I ordered Vinge's True Names from the local bookstore. It was more expensive than ordering on Amazon by $10, and now I have to wait ten days for it to come in, but I'm trying to not give into the convenient but unethical habit of just ordering things through amazon

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I think I can do the first release (0.1) of Goblins next week. Step 1 on the path to Spritely (step 0 being existing infrastructure)

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Does anyone have any #PeerTube instances and/or channels that they follow?

Here's mine that I work on with original content: video.jacky.wtf/video-channels

Here's two others that I follow:
video.jacky.wtf/accounts/chris
video.jacky.wtf/video-channels

Let me know if there's any you have an interest in!

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I've been using Firefox as my only browser for a week now, and... it's not that different from Chrome.

There were one or two differences I had to get used to, but I don't see a pressing reason to use Chrome anymore. Firefox is just as fast, and has all the extensions I need.

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