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I moved to this account over from linuxrocks.

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Remember when I said Twitch was afraid of losing it's big creators to YouTube, turns out I was wrong because the management might be a little too dumb to be afraid

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As an alternative to FediTips, you might want to also check out @noelle's "Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon":

It's got slightly different takes on many issues, but hopefully seeing a different perspective will give you a fuller understanding of how Mastodon works.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips #Fediverse

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As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.

Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.

While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.

Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!

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That's what I can say to all the new people joining!

Remember - if you feel that this instance is not really for you, you can always export your data (that means followers, follows etc) and move to an instance that you like.

There is no lock-in, no walled garden, no algorithm designed to hook you.

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I'm completly out of the loop when it comes to and haven't kept up with the musk circus regarding it.

What kind of people are leaving twitter now for mastodon,
is it any perticular grouping or is it people in general?

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I'm not sure why people are upset with the "official" Mastodon apps not being up to par with everyone's expectations. Forget them.

Support the talented, creative 3rd party developers who are building for you. And if you don't like what they have to offer, then build your own that takes your vision into account.

Clients should be personal. There should be 100 different kinds, all offering 100 different feature sets. Don't let the Fediverse become centralized by supporting only one vision of it.

Really got a nostalgic vibe from the tuxmachines website and it's not even attempting blind me with a pure white background.

Ah yes it is also using colums around around the text that is in focus, that is very reminiscent of old websites that were around at the turn of the millenium.

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The chrome's developers themselves are explaining why you should *not* use their browser:

#chrome #google #privacy

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@ajroach42 there is a bit of a misconception about GNU Taler being associated with blockchain or being a cryptocurrrency when its aims seem to be more to provide an accountable, privacy-respecting and open standard for transaction processing so you are not beholden to any particular payment processor.

It's a shame the mindspace around digital currency is so dominated by blockchain BS because it would still be nice to have a decent way to transact amongst people and merchants and institutions like credit unions without a Paypal or Stripe or the like getting in the way...

at least until such time we've finally gotten around to fully automating gay space communism :blobtonguewink:


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Please, if you are an open source maintainer, do not do this!

Not only is potential important informationed locked away and fragmented in this case, but you are also forcing people to register to another platform.
Also worst case, you are also having this part of information on some platform which is not made for documenting such stuff like Discord in this case.

#open #source #maintaining #discord #documentation #issues #project #management

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Well, then.

I used the weekend to make a proof-of-concept port of #Lagrange to the terminal, using ncursesw instead of SDL.

Yup, that's right. The custom GUI framework I've built for Lagrange is quite happy to run on a text-based canvas instead of a graphical one. 😁 Even all the UI animations are working.

There's a lot of polishing and tweaking still required, but it is already perfectly usable. I'm quite excited about this!


Came across this video and it made me think...

Why are there no FOSS/H Printers?

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@canadianwotaku Peertube isn't centralized in one place. It's kind of like publishing a blog on your own website... but with video. Or on a friend's website (if you share a #peertube site with other video creators).

So you can indirectly monetize with #librepay, #substack, other types of donations or "listener supported" methods.

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Oh wow, I didn't know that #dendrite the #matrix server finally got push notifications. That means it's pretty much good for anyone who wants to self host a matrix server. We're really close to matrix actually be possible to self-host on a small VPS

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