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Lots of UI/feature updates will be shipping soon along with the most anticipated feature: federation.

:pixelfed: #pixelfed

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New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

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The fediverse is kept a largely safe and happy place by a fortress wall of medium articles the bemoan the fact that the fediverse is hopeless and will never succeed. That fortress wall was shoddily built for us by techbros and journalists and we must take responsibility for maintaining it. If we don't start repairing the cracking masonry with new medium articles about how mastodon simply can't grow fast enough for real humans to use it then the walls will crumble. Do your part.

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always remember that Jonathan van Ness went to university on a cheerleading scholarship but lost it because he kept missing class to watch the golden girls. ❤️

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I'm just saying ...

As an alternative to making users edit fstab:
right-click
-> option: "Automount at boot" (prompt for admin password)
-> select mount point
-> would you like to create a shortcut to this folder?
-> select location for the shortcut (eg: home folder or desktop)

Or is making things difficult for normal users the way that #linuxgeeks maintain their illusions of status?

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The first rule of linux club is you have to fix something that was working yesterday

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ugh yes. I need something ngrok for testing with my projects but I didn't want to pay to upgrade. lo and behold localtunnel works JUST fine!

and you can self-host!

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Whitemansplaining genocide h/t Fipi Lele

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#library friends I have a question for you: a curator at MPOW wants to know why so many books have a letter underlined in the last name. They passed along the image below with G in Gladstone marked.

We haven’t been able to give him an answer, just that potentially it helped identify an author quickly. Do y’all have any thoughts or insights?

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I’ll be on Inside Story on Aljazeera today to discuss how we can regulate the abuses of surveillance capitalists like Facebook/Google and how we can create an alternative to surveillance capitalism where we fund ethical technology owned and controlled by individuals from the commons for the common good.

We will be recording at 13:30 GMT and it will air at 17:30 GMT.

aljazeera.com/programmes/insid

You can watch it on the live stream at: aljazeera.com/live/

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If you're interested in supporting a news organization that is focused on slower, in-depth reporting, and is ad free, consider becoming a subscriber to The Correspondent: thecorrespondent.com?ref=56e05

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I like "living" in the console. But I wonder if doing that is making me want more brutish Web experiences.

I'm going to toy around with github.com/veonim/veonim in December.

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Debian builds starting to come back into service on builds.sr.ht... debian/stretch now available and debian/sid being built

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@61 @Purism Purism is doing incredible work integrating Matrix as a first-class citizen on the Librem 5 phone and that is our main focus.

Signal serves a "bridging" purpose: users who are currently in the privacy/digital rights space will expect it to run or have to use two phones (making long-term commitment to Purism very unlikely). This is especially true for our early adopters.

We can't tackle network effects overnight and force people into our choice of E2EE client.

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Just got a year’s subscription to AzireVPN, which I use via Wireguard. (I’m not a fan of Black Friday/Cyber Monday to put it mildly but they are apparently having a half-price sale right now.)

azirevpn.com

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** Many people have told me this is one element in Peter Watts' "Blindsight", which is available for free (to read online, or as PDF, mobi, or epub) on his website: rifters.com/real/Blindsight.ht Looks interesting. **

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