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RT @PhysicsHigh
I love 🤣 this line as a footnote and gives you a sense of @AstroKatie style.

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If you can teach and entertain at the same time, you are a success.

How have I only just discovered and XMPP-based text messaging and phone calls?! This shit is amazing.

Thinking about making the jump to the as it's the only real path left to owning your own data. I have a lot of OSS apps on my Android phone, but the reality there's a lot of proprietary shit in there.

Been on a crazy pilgramage in the land of and I think I had a revleation today. I prayed at the Temple of ZFS and was blessed with no errors when I added a new drive the pool and nothing untoward happened. Progress!

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Reactor No.3 in Chernobyl remained active and produced electricity until the year 2000, 14 years after the infamous nuclear disaster

Original tweet :

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After almost a year of development, I am happy to announce #FediDB will be launching to the public this weekend!

Building ActivityPub applications will be much easier with FediDB.

Special thanks to @NGIZero for funding development of this project!

#activityPub #federation #developerTools is a perfect example of the virtues of FOSS. The original maintainer was unable to make headway, and within about 6 months some folks picked it up and running with it. Love running ML against my photos on my machines rather than an advertising company!

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Typing on a mechanical keyboard during a video conf:

"It sounds like you're speaking. Unmute?"

Yes, the human voice goes tappity-tap.

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Around 8000 clients in Myanmar/Burma are connected the Tor network. This does not count the users connected by bridges to Tor.

In Briar all communication goes through Tor, to protect your identity.
To circumvent censorship, Briar gives you access to bridges in case Tor is blocked by your ISP.

In case of internet shutdown, Briar can use Bluetooth and WiFi to pass on messages to your contacts.

Learn more about Briar here:
#Tor #Burma #Myanmar

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We just need someone to make a list of everything we need to do before we get started, and then we'll do all that, and then we'll be done! We're agile!

WRT all the federated self-hosting, I've also begun to wonder if ActivityPub isn't just a minor evolution of RSS.

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Apple: We're not including a charger in the box because we love the environment.
Also Apple: Make your device repairable so you don't have to keep buying new ones every time a component breaks? *laughs in capitalism*

Been slowly rolling out more self-hosted federated software. For some reason I don't feel compelled to self-host mastodon (or pleroma). I think that's because I love this instance and don't feel the need to move away from it 😄

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I love the QEMU Advent calendars:

Makes me want to go do some assembly programming again :)

@oktadev I realize there are better avenues for support than mastodon, but I noticed a huge uptick in PUT requests from our customers who use Okta for SCIM. That's not a problem inherently, but the PUT does not come with manager information and so the saml2 library we're using diligently removes the user's manager, leading to much gnashing of teeth on both our and our customer's side. This started a little in late August but the logs of PUT requests just blew up 10000x on Sept 9

Fuck me. mbsync's flags are for shit man. Turns out `Sync Pull` doesn't mean anything unless you also tell it not to create new mail directories? ... I like having all my email locally available, but is looking mighty nice right about now.

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You know how in games you get environmental storytelling? Like a "Happy new year 1958" sign in a Bioshock game, so you deduce something bad happened that day?

Today in Spain I saw several shops still decorated with Easter bunnies. In July.

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