@Mastodon great moments! Of course, Trump stealing mastodon's code will be remembered as the craziest thing that happened to the community in 2021.

I have decided to discontinue the free (ad supported) flavor of Privacy Browser. Going forward, I will only distribute the the standard flavor (the flavor that has always been available of F-Droid).

stoutner.com/discontinuation-o

Hi Mastodonians, I'm new around here and I'm learning the ropes. Happy for anyone to point me in the direction of how to get the most out of this platform. I have varied and extensive interests and I'm mostly housebound for 3 years due to #MECFS #Fibromyalgia so have plenty of time to utilise.
Ex-programmer/IT nerd; Ex-Emergency Registered Nurse Manager; Current permaculture designer.

#introductions #introduction

Confession: I have no idea how karma works on Reddit

Only 10 #activityPub projects have more than 10k users.

Most new projects struggle with getting attention and visibility.

I think bigger projects should play a more pro-active role in acknowledging, and if possible, mentoring new/smaller projects.

woke: power from geothermal

bespoke: power from heated gamer moments

I cannot stress enough how important it is to understand that Apple, Google, or Amazon can simply _decide_ to remove access to anything you've "purchased", including many physical goods (if they are internet-connected and running proprietary software), and you have absolutely no recourse.

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Folks making alternatives: don’t recreate the systems of closed, centralised silos. They’re designed with the needs and success criteria of closed, centralised organisations. You cannot compete with them on their own terms. They have the resources to create centralised workflows, you do not. And your success criteria are the opposite of theirs. You do not want to centralise information, power, and wealth. Think about where your strengths lie and design from first principles according to those.

If working with GUIs makes you sad, fire up a command line interface; maybr it'll console you ;)

#pun #puns #wordplay #CLI

In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided.

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