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This sort of asshattery is why I focus on the so that we can stop giving these billionaire assholes more and more money and control over our lives.

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Getting ready to enjoy the first session of my first FOSDEM :)

Looking forward to seeing everyone in person (for the first time for many people) at this weekend :). Send me a DM if you want to coordinate a meeting time.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.” --Anne Frank

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If you only do one thing on make it changing your search engine. Google and others learn a great deal about you based on what you search for.

There are better alternatives out there.

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It is in our best interest as developers and users to work together in the fediverse.

Pixelfed is not competing with Mastodon or any other fedi project. The amount of MAU the whole fediverse has is under 1m users. A drop in the bucket compared to centralized, corporate, social media.

(MAU = Monthly Active Users)

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My cousin is a very talented artist. Check his stuff out on instagram (@milomatthieu)

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climate crisis / deforestation / solarpunk 

We're actually capable, if we choose to, to increase the amount of biomass Earth is capable of growing. We just need to change how we organise our cities. Stop covering everything in concrete and allow trees to grow.

This is the #solarpunk I signed up for. In the end, if we don't actually help the planet, everything else is irrelevant.

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Pinafore is now on Mastodon! (How meta is that?)

Follow this account for updates on, and toot at us to report bugs or ask for features.

Proof this is us:

All of this activity has me excited with playing around with all the different platforms...probably need to start using different icons or adding platform icons to them...

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Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.

Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?

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MakeUseOf: "It’s ultra-secure and ultraportable, lightweight, powerful, easy to use... overall the Librem 13 is one of the sexiest laptops available. Sexy AND running Linux? No, really."

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our CEO Todd Weaver contrasts Purism as a Social Purpose Corporation with Big Tech: "The unregulated tech industry means that maximizing shareholder value, by definition, means to exploit society; that's why Big Tech exploits society..." #WomenLeadRadio

The Apple Lisa introduction commercial from 1983. "When Apple invented the personal computer..." **eyeroll** but still nice piece of

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Looking forward to another great year at #FOSDEM! Plus #CHAOSSCon & #CopyleftConf too.

Our team is eager to talk about #FLOSS for social good, humanitarian response, international development, and general "saving the world" with #OpenSource.

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Asynch programming in Rust book

Getting Started -

Not complete, but it looks like a good start.

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♲ Friendica 2019.01 released
We are pleased to announce the availability of Friendica The Tazmans Flax-lily 2019.01, which bundles up our work since September 2018. This includes over 130 fixed issues and some exciting new features. If you are interested in all of them, please have a look at the file.

Most noteworthy of these changes are:

Friendica does now natively support ActivityPub (AP in addition to the DFRN, diaspora* and OStatus protocols. The AP functionality was tested with Hubzilla, Mastodon, Nextcloud Social, Osada, PeerTube, Pixelfed and Pleroma.
The configuration structure has changed again! Your old .htconfig.php and config/local.ini.php file will still work, but you will get a notification in the admin panel with some hopefully explaining text on how to convert your settings to the new config/local.config.php config file.
The manual and automatic installation process was enhanced.

Thanks everyone who has made this release possible. Your work is much appreciated!

Please note, that this will be the last version of Friendica supporting PHP 5.6.

How to Update

If you are updating from an older version then the 2018.09 release, please first update your Friendica instance to that version as there were several important changes in that version.

Please further note, that since Friendica 3.6 we use composer for dependency management. If you are updating via git, you have to remember to update the dependencies as well.

Pre-Update Procedures

Ensure that the last backup of your Friendica installation was done recently. While testing, we did not encounter problems, but better save than sorry.

Using the Archive files

If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (zip or tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive from GitHub ( and friendica-addons-2019.01.tar.gz and unpack it on your local computer.

As many files got deleted or moved around, please upload the unpacked files to a new directory on your server (say friendica_new) and copy over your existing configuration and .htaccess files. Afterwards rename your current Friendica directory (e.g. friendica) to friendica_old and friendica_new to friendica.

The files of the dependencies are included in the archive (make sure you are using the friendica-full-2019.01 archive), so you don’t have to worry about them.

Please be aware of the changes in the configuration format. You should follow the instructions linked from your admin panel as soon as possible to move your configuration to the new location.

Using git

Updating from the git repositories should only involve a pull from the Friendica core repository and addons repository. Remember to also update the dependencies with composer.
cd friendica
git pull
bin/composer.phar install
cd addon
git pull
If you want to switch the branch (e.g. if you helped testing the RC code) please do so after the pull using git checkout.

How to Contribute?

If you want to contribute to the project, you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at or let us know in the development forum

Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with git(hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.

Thanks again everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun!…
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