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Grandma, you really should compile your own operating system from scratch and secure everything against even the most complex attacks and stop using Facebook to talk to your family, you want freedom don't you?

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It's my birthday can I get more people to use Mastodon or whatever

Just watched Bandersnatch and I'm not sure I'll be able to continue surviving.

I really enjoy having family around at Christmas. I also really enjoy knowing that tomorrow I can curl up into a ball and read, be antisocial and speak very little. Whilst not knowing what day of the week it is, of course.

I did ofc mean to write Facebook. Same applies.

On one hand I'm a big privacy nut. On the other I wholeheartedly back the notion that the world is basically ending because of climate change and we are worried that Google might know where we are.
theguardian.com/technology/201

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Unsubscribe from a couple of those newsletters you never read.

Microsofts Teams app is aesthetically pleasing, but functionally awful. I guess people do choose things instead of Slack (or Wire). Seriously though, I do not get why.

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Toot! v1.2 is finally out! This took far longer than I had planned, but it is out!

You can get it here if you do not already have it: itunes.apple.com/us/app/toot/i

Commuting on the same bus daily for this last year has taught me two very important things:
- buses might as well have a single row of seats on each side
- people still think they're clever when they 'check the time' in order to get to the front of the line.

Put an 8 hour 'bonanza' video of birds on the TV for my kittens, and I reckon they think this is what Christmas is.

Public Service Broadcasting have such incredible beats.

Writing regular expressions that actually work is one of the most satisfying things.

Spotify showing me the top 100 songs of my year is really an insight into the sheer amount of Folk Metal I listen to.

What I wouldn't give to have a kettle that produced water only from the spout instead of literally every orifice it mysteriously has.

There must be a word to describe that feeling of disconnect from your current job before moving to a new job, what would it be?

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Probably the most important bit of trivia you new people would find useful is that you can use Mastodon from various apps!

Android, iOS, desktop, even alternative web clients that look differently!

Find an app here: joinmastodon.org/apps

There's nothing more secretly satisfying than adding ASCII art to a project you know will likely not be noticed, but will be used by a stupid number of people.

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Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!

We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and follow the Toot Café list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface and Brian! as moderators.

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