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I think I have enough of a personal following to move some of my more "personal" toots away from public timelines. This is great! I'll still share on the public local stream/fediverse. Especially if it's relevant to my local instance, funny or important/informative.

If you want to see the "other stuff" - go ahead and click the follow button.

Stay awesome and have a lovely day! 👍

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A visualization of the terms of service for your popular web service.

"I agree" 🙃

Well this and their search feature leaves a great deal to be desired.

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Looks like finally added the ability to use non-protonmail public keys in their contact book app.

This is literally the only thing keeping me from moving away from ProtonMail. It's really a shame they're too late :/

Ah well.

Not sure if this helps anyone, but I've heard on the radio that various grocery stores need help. If you're laid off, this is a not-ideal, but possible option to keep some money going. Give your stores a call, good luck out there

- Knock Knock!

- An async function

- Who's there?

I'm going to try and make it a habit to actually write a blog post when I learn something, or try something new. I have at least half a dozen ideas for articles for things I could have written about over the last year or so.

At any rate, Jitsi Rocks
trevdev.ca/blog/jitsi-rocks/

Learned about yet another social media app that's catchy/fun/cool that whores out its users for profit, it's called 'Houseparty'. Don't check it out.

Just learned that Jitsi has a desktop application (using Electron). It includes remote desktop support. Interesting...and perhaps, a better choice for people who struggle to understand browsers?

github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet-el

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Check out the latest edition of Destination Linux where yours truly sits in as a guest host. You will get some hot takes on some hot topics. And be sure to subscribe to Destination Linux!

youtube.com/watch?v=U38cDpcHnX

Advocating and promoting free software is definitely not a path of least resistance.

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Literally, my last attempt at advocating for the use of Jitsi was "I don't want to learn a new thing"

You don't have to. It's. Your. Browser. 💢

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Alright, so I ran the instance for a couple of days, had a few chats and overall am having a hard time seeing the point in having a droplet.

Everyone's hung up on using Zoom. It's actually pissing me off.

And to boot, the technical troubles I've been having with Jitsi on the other end of the connection where my friends/family/clients are seem to be mixed/varied and concerning. Bandwidth issues, artifacting and failure to engage cameras/mics.

Why is it these things always seem to only work for me?

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Quite amused by PETA issuing guidance on how to “ethically” play Animal Crossing.

Apparently the fact the animals are all completely imaginary passed them by 🤷‍♂️

The jitsi server is working really well for me. Now if only I could effectively talk someone over 60 how to properly enable their webcam/mic in the browser :catto:

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I have a Jitsi server!

It's based out of San Francisco. I'm going to leave it on for anyone who wants to use it for the next day or so.

If using it interests you, feel free to have at it, just let me know how it goes :)

meet.trevdev.ca

Update: I still haven't found what I'm looking for by way of a starting point. I mostly need this for 1-on-1 students who struggle with staying on task so I need to watch their face and their desktop.

I'm just gonna spin up a $20 Droplet and see what the heck happens. It only needs to run when I need it anyway

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Does anyone know the minimum system requirements for runing jitsi-videobridge? I may set one up, but I can't seem to find the specs for it.

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