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i've been quiet on here for a little while, busy starting my new consulting business!

i'm offering contract and freelance sales and marketing services, with a special focus on institutional sales (biz, govt, edu)

i've worked with lots of great open source companies over the years (System76, SparkFun, LulzBot, Red Hat, OSHWA, FSF)

i'm busy with projects right now but love connecting and brainstorming ideas! learn more about my business here:

Today we're announcing a new website: What can I do for LibreOffice! This helps newcomers to our project and community get involved – learn more about how and why we made it here:

Personal resolution: search for video content on Peertube/LBRY before jumping straight to

Suggestion for Youtubers: upload your content to other platforms as well as Youtube, and encourage your viewers to watch you there instead.

As viewers, we can vote with our views by watching our favourite content creators on those platforms, and if possible make small donations to compensate for the lost ad revenue.

Tagging my favourite Free software loving Youtubers @gbryant and @lunduke

A few weeks ago I enabled for the fist time #e2e for a 1:1 chat in #Matrix and it was really cumbersome until all devices of all participants where verified correctly. Nothing I could do with any "normal" user. Hope there will be a more intuitive solution like #TOFU in the future and leave device verification to the people who really need/want it.

@fosstodon @switchingsocial are there and Android alternatives for tablet. I am looking to root my kindle tablet.

Boost appreciated.

unpopular thoughts 

You get annoyed by having to enter your #Mastodon handle each time you want to follow/interact with someone on a "foreign" page?

I got that too, but I've made a little add-on to solve this "problem". 😃

It automatically "redirects" you to your own instance.

#Firefox #addon #Fediverse @switchingsocial

ICYMI, my latest video is all about the GNOME app developer's open letter to the community.

Anyone have questions for the podcast this week?

One more reason to use only free and open services: one of the largest company on market named just got left without services. And chinese company can no longer benefit from them.

Go to Open side of things. Subscribe to @switchingsocial and use open alternatives.

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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 have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!