"Bad tech" humor 

What're good tech-themed "Days since X" posters?

"Days without exec'ing into production container:"
"Days since someone pushed straight to main:"

Windows 10: Restart your system now to apply updates!
TiWorker.exe: Om nom nom nom CPU.

This coming from the same person who closes most of his programs before restarting.

With the help of @pixelfed dev, we implemented last missing endpoints for #Fedilab. Thank you @dansup

The beta release should be released in production very soon.

If you use 2FA with #Pixelfed, don't hesitate to give it a try and share your feedback.

If you are a #Fdroid user, you can add our custom repository: fdroid.fedilab.app

Following on from yesterday, this is my command-line only laptop install. Learn about some of the productive and fun Linux applications I run on it. :D

Do I know any UI / UX designers? I'm looking for a responsive layout for a blog with an animated SVG illustration.

Paid work.

#ui #ux #design #job

Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

If a web page in 2021 won't let you highlight, cut and paste text then this television from 1983 might be an improvement:

Really proud of this video interview Branden Bonaby, a May 2019 Outreachy intern with the Linux kernel.

Branden talks about all of the common fears newcomers have about open source: everyone will know more than me, no one will want to interact with a newcomer, and what if they don't like my code?

The answer: just try contributing to open source. The whole community is there to help you improve your code.


(Video CC-BY Outreachy and Sage Sharp -- made with Kdenlive)

Say I want to play around with building my own matrix server.

What are some recommended hardware requirements?

Is it relatively easy, if I can install debian server and then just install the packages?

Any thoughts? Anyone knows where are some good answers?

Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!

OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.

Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!


Day 8 - #100DaysToOffload

#osm #openstreetmap

RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we're reaching out to find out what's going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there's f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vec but it's a few versions behind. We'll post updates here.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

Had a Raspberry Pi laying around not doing anything, decided to put on it. So far so good, although it's scary to see how many requests are sent from my PC to Microsoft :thisisfine:

If you crosspost from twitter to mastodon I would really appreciate it if you marked your account as a bot (see superuser.com/a/1439495 for explanation of the effect).

If it's a dual purpose account (i.e. crossposting AND direct posting), then I would appreciate it if you created a separate account for the twitter crossposting and marked that as a bot account.

Crossposted tweets appear as a mess of broken links, missing threads, and the account is often unresponsive to replies.


I'm looking at our nightly backup logs – apparently (and no one told ME this) the m.t database is big enough that it takes an hour to back up 😳

getting to the point where I need to schedule pre-work ahead of my scheduled maintenance windows.

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We need the assistance of the #Fedilab community to help with some decision making!

So below, we have a multiple choice poll..

Thanks for taking the time to help developing Fedilab, and boosts are always appreciated ☺️

What do you mainly use Fedilab for?

This week in KDE: Plasma 5.21 beta is here; Discover, Dolphin and apps get lots of improvements; and Kate gets a drop-down for when you need to search quickly for options.


The new version 2.37.1 of #Fedilab has been published on FDroid and Google Play.

It fixes crashes when uploading a media while photo editor was enabled and crashes with bookmarks.

It also adds the subscribe to followed accounts feature, with notifications about new posts.


I think crossposting (e.g., between Mastodon and Twitter) is a great idea to distribute your content and stay active in multiple networks, but crossposting should always exclude formats that don't translate well or lose context, such as retweets/retoots, @-mentions and replies. Is there a crossposting tool that automatically removes these?

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