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Anybody got some good tips on how to type fast with talkback on android? I'm an iPad user, so I usually use Braille Screen Input, but find both iOS and Android's keyboards to be cumbersome to use with a screen reader in general and I'm pretty proficient with my tech.

What happens when your kid drop a glass of water on your cheap keyboard?

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@kaushalmodi I see the default use of -hugo is to use a single file. I'm curious about the impact of always changing the same file over months or even years. Do you have any challenges ever time?

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Found a bug in my software. Discovered it's a problem in one of my dependencies. Reported it.

They decided it was a bug in one of their dependencies. They reported it.

Less than a week after the initial report: Bug fixed, then bug fixed, then bug fixed.

I've never seen that before.

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reminder that the laws of australia override the laws of math

"The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia"

-- Malcolm Turnbull (Prime Minister at the time)

Tonight, planning to finish installing kubernetes on my new (used) dell R410 with KVM in Debian. So far, VMs are booting so fast. Cold boot to login prompt in 3 or 4 seconds on the VMs.

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I was going to announce it a bit later and more properly, but Mastodon received a $70k grant from Samsung NEXT through OpenCollective. I intend to make it available to those who contribute to the project, and have already notified some of the most regular contributors. The way OpenCollective works is that anyone can submit an expense and all transactions are listed transparently. It also holds the money.

As for myself, I intend to continue using Patreon for my own wage/costs.

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Does anyone know how I could natively connect to Microsoft Teams? Browser kind of work, but notifications are broken. I hoped for a bitlbee bridge, but no-one seems to talk about this.

@Trav1sty this command is supposed to help preventing creation of new toot by mistake. But I posted it in the public timeline and not in the main channel :P

@hund 2nd try at mastodon on bitlbee. I like it so far!

Anyone running mail in a box? It seems to meet my needs for price, flexibility, security and features to run two custom domains for < 10 users for my family. My current subscription is ending in 2 months so I'm looking for options and fun :)

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"How Microsoft uses biometric profiles to track & de-anonymize Windows 10 users with various third party services"

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In 2014, when Sierra Leone was hit by the Ebola outbreak, three local software developers kept the country's infrastructure working by rewriting it to #FLOSS. They saved hundreds of thousands lives when companies like Google and IBM backed off, calling the project too risky.

And their own recollection of the events with some technical descriptions:

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I'm I the only one who thinks bots from is a nonsense?
3 bots are following me in the last couple of hours...

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ah lol google is already stopping support for their first gen pixel - only one year of security updates left, what a joke

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