Instance Hazing Rituals
knzk.me: they make you watch 100 hours of anime
jorts.horse: they chop off all your jeans into jorts while you’re asleep
witches.live: ritual sacrifice to Anna who is not a cult leader
radical.town: you all go out to drinks, it’s a lovely time
glitter kittens: you get glitter bombed
sunbeam.city: they bury you and see if you sprout flowers
piss.restaurant: don’t ask
I'm convinced that every website should be #ActivityPub capable. All dumb walled gardens would be destroyed when we do this.
How much longer is Facebook's gross negligence and deliberate disregard for security and privacy going to be tolerated?
Facebook must be broken up, and all tech companies must be comprehensively regulated.
Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords unprotected
Two definitions of the word: Hacker Show more
Noun: an ethical individual who uses their computer skills to make the interweb and the world a better place.
Noun: pejorative; a malicious individual who uses their computer skills to attack and undermine and generally make the world a worse place.
Any suggestions for a newbie on what distributed network has the following:
- long posts with good formatting
- messaging, both private and group chats
- very nice and modern design
- mobile apps for Android and iOS
- events and calendar
- private groups/channels for a limited audience
- moderation, be able to block a user from a group
- cross-posting from and to other services or a way to write a script for that (I'm a programmer myself)
Google, Thunderbird Show more
I have been avoiding my RSS reader for some time now because it’s gotten out of hand. Over more than a decade I’ve subscribed to 100s of feeds, which I haven’t pruned as my interests have shifted. The end result was too much to keep up with.
Last night I marked all as read and will be reviewing each new item and unsubscribing from feeds that are no longer relevant to my interests. I hope that RSS can once again become a primary source of reading material for me. #RSS
Tech interest / discussion website Show more
Just over 5 years ago some dis-satisified users of Slashdot broke away and started their own site: SoylentNews. Here's an article posted there about a month ago: https://soylentnews.org/meta/article.pl?sid=19/02/15/0416210 .
It is a community run site which aims for 70% of their stories to be technology or science related and the remainder general interest.
The site runs on Slash CMS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(software)
Linux terminal getting started Show more
Type cowsay 5-mins-wasted
into your terminal.
If the game cowsay is on your system this will work. If not install it. On Debian-like distros(Ubuntu, Mint etc) this can be done with the command:
sudo apt-get install cowsay
On Fedora or Centos try
sudo dnf install cowsay
sudo yum install cowsay
Probably also available as Flat-Pak, AppImage, and other various software installation methods.
Note: installing software is simple on Linux
Tech tip: Firefox Show more
If you prefer to operate your computer without a #Mouse and use #Firefox there is an add-on called #Tridactyl which has Vim-like keybindings. Disclaimer: have not tried it on the #Mastodon website(suspect it won't work; Masto has #HotKeys) but it works very well on other sites: scroll down, open link in current tab or new tab, choose a tab to switch to from a list...etc.
Mastodon tips and tricks Show more
Try typing #Askfedi or #Linux or #Hackers or #TvSchedule or #Whatever and waiting a few seconds and suggestions should pop-up. the Tab key can be used for auto-complete and multiple combinations can be experimented with. The search functionality in #Mastodon is a bit 'hit and miss' I find and many people unfortunately do not use #Hashtags which make searching easy.
#Mastodon #Interface #WebInterface #Search #AskFedi #AskTheFediverse 3/3
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