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- ... and more or less any other out there...

Other like etc. also runs well under Linux .


Now that we ("all") are in extra jeopardy due to the and , it may be ( ) time to have a look at the 4.0-rc4 from 2018-01-31, which provides the best so far.

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Very interesting. I just registerred a account. (First tried with Chrome for Android, but failed with a looong db debugging error message. Then registered successfully with on the laptop.)

Will schedule a event tomorrow, perhaps even with as competitor among the main topics :-)

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Since around yesterday (?), I am not abke to see or do anything with/through my @EzqimoXV user. Something is seriously wrong, looks like "all server functions" are affected.

If you see our Small Technology Foundation videos on something called Smartlike, please know we didn’t put them there and we aren’t getting donations on them there.

I wish people wouldn’t do stuff like that. Have asked them to take them off.

This week's donation went to Mobian. Those who haven't heard of them, they make one of the only mobile Linux distros that has support for full disk encryption as well as give a choice of file system during install. Great work being done on it.​​

#mobian #linux

Our web installer will make installation a breeze!

We understand not everyone prefers GUIs, we're also simplifying our installation process, documentation and working on an official docker image too!

Shipping soon. #pixelfed

Flashing so-called "platform firmware" which implements #UEFI, like u-boot, to this #SPIflash would allow the user to boot generic UEFI images not made specifically for the device in question. Finally you'd be able to properly live-boot a distribution through e.g. sdcards, USB sticks, etc. And you no longer have to wonder if your distro supports your particular device, you just have to download their generic UEFI image!

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Welcome to all the Twitter refugees! 👋

Mastodon and the Fediverse does NOT use NFTs or blockchain or cryptocurrencies. No one is on here trying to get rich, no one is promoting anything.

The Fediverse (which Mastodon is part of) is a federated computer network spread across thousands of independently owned and operated servers. The millions of people on the Fedi can interact with each other regardless of which server they signed up on, because the servers talk to each other through federation.

Federation is a proven and stable way to make a network, it's how telephones and email work for example. It's how social networks should be.

We aren't trying to break anything or compete with anyone. There are no shareholders or venture capitalists. Instead, we work together, donating time or money, and collaborate to make a better social network for its own sake.

Here are some hints and tips for new users:

#Fediverse #Mastodon #FediTips #MastoTips #Introduction

NFTs are about money, not art. They do not serve the best interests of artists, and it's increasingly common to hear of artists who've had their art stolen by NFT sites. If you're thinking of getting into NFTs, *please* research thoroughly to avoid getting scammed.

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The UnFound Accelerator is a 10-week free business support programme for
ethical digital start-ups. It is seeking applications from aspiring
UK-based businesses. UnFound supports founders in turning their
pioneering ideas into successful platform coops.

Platform co-ops use websites, apps or online communities to trade,
connect people and pool resources or data. And they’re democratically
owned and controlled by the people who work in and use the business.


So by popular demand*, you now have a text-only CSV route for the web0 manifesto ban list (aka the self-maintaining crypto bro douchebag registry) to make it easier to add to your block lists:

* @jens asked a few minutes ago ;)

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Hah, they’re still going… so, ok, crypto bros, you want to create a self-populating douchebag registry, who am I to stand in your way?

Here’s a live list of spammer emails that you can use to protect your own apps, etc.

#web3 #web0

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Oh, would you look at that… some #web3 crypto douchebags decided it would be fun to spam the web0 manifesto site so I just rolled a ban feature.

Must say I enjoyed clicking every checkbox :)


Today we're excited to release a very first beta release of the new Briar Desktop:

We're also planning to supported more features from the Android client: disappearing messages, private groups, forums, local network communication, and more!

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Framasoft is a brilliant non-profit organisation which promotes free open software and libre decentralised services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @Framasoft (in French and English)

They have been around for years, and developed Fediverse platforms like @peertube and @mobilizon for example.

They depend on donations to keep going, and they're currently doing a fund-raising drive at:

#Framasoft #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Français #Francais #NGO #NGOs

Good news everyone!

We are entering the beta-testing phase for #Yunohost 11.0 / #Bullseye 🥳 !

We are looking for tech-savvy folks to try it, especially the Buster->Bullseye migration :clippy:, on their production server and provide feedback 💚

More info on the corresponding forum topic:

So the cool thing about SVGs is that they’re just text. Screenshot shows before/after of hand-tweaking the NodeKit logo as exported from the excellent @penpot – much neater ;)

(Even though I’d snapped to pixels in the interface, the export had floating point errors.)

#svg #NodeKit

We compared 20 e-mail providers for use with Delta Chat and some do not provide "ICQ" capabilities ... meaning IDLE/Condstore/Quota features beneficial for instant messaging usability ... more details and results here ... and thanks for funding!

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