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HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Okay, I'm curious, when did you guys first hear about/join Linux? Please boost for a wider data pool. :boost_love:

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@Comrade_Tomato
If the #Owncast server is running a recent enough version, you can follow the channel directly on the fediverse and it will post everytime it goes live. I also use the Owncast browser extension for Firefox, which allows you to add servers and get pop-up notifications and numerical indicators when channels go live (I think there's a chrom* version too). Admittedly, this is currently the most reliable way I get notifications.
@hamishtpb

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Google Topics and FLEDGE are more attempts from Google to put lipstick on the privacy-invasion pig.

We recommend ditching Chrome, but if you must use it, block Topics & FLEDGE w/our extension, which helps protect your privacy holistically in Chrome.

chrome.google.com/webstore/det

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Google's re-targeting method FLEDGE puts ad re-targeting technology directly into the Chrome browser so Google can continue to follow you around the web with creepy ads even after third-party cookies are gone, again without your consent.

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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Google Topics will automatically use your browsing history to infer your interests in topics (e.g., “Child Internet Safety”, “Personal Loans”, etc) & share info about you with advertisers and other 3rd parties without your consent.

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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NEW: DuckDuckGo's Chrome extension now blocks Google's new tracking method "Topics" and new ad re-targeting method FLEDGE.

Google says they're better for privacy, but the simple fact is tracking is tracking, no matter what you call it.

spreadprivacy.com/topics-and-f

Original tweet : twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

Apologies to anyone looking for my current web site post. I am changing a lot of stuff with servers and web sites at the moment and it was temporarily down. For now I have put the text of the last post on the old site up for people who are following the recent link from here.
Sorry again, I was so busy I didn't think about it properly!

HamishTPB :archlinux: boosted

Want to take your first steps in LabPlot? Check out our introductory videos!

youtube.com/watch?v=Ngf1g3S5C0

* How to import and visualize data in LabPlot: youtu.be/Ngf1g3S5C0A

* How to fit a curve in LabPlot: youtu.be/gLDwTVl8XCA

* How to make a line plot in LabPlot: youtu.be/_oNtu49wPFs

What else would you like to know how to do? Tell us in the comments!

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Ok, accessibility recommendation.
If you use #element as your #matrix chat, and you use #NVDASR as your screen reader, it's a good idea to set "automatically set focus to focusable elements" off, at least on an Element specific application profile.
You can find this setting on NVDA -> Preferences -> settings -> Browse mode, or with the default desktop keyboard profile, NVDA-8.

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Kept seeing gamers, developers and so on getting confused so...

What is Proton? What is Steam Play? A Steam Deck and Linux gaming primer

youtu.be/U8n2jaZamL8

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The James Webb Space Telescope is aligned across all four of its science instruments, as seen in a previous engineering image showing the observatory’s full field of view. Now, we take a closer look at that same image, focusing on Webb’s coldest instrument: the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI.

The MIRI test image (at 7.7 microns) shows part of the Large Magellanic Cloud. This small satellite galaxy of the Milky Way provided a dense star field to test Webb’s performance.

Here, a close-up of the MIRI image is compared to a past image of the same target taken with NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope’s Infrared Array Camera (at 8.0 microns).

esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/

I hadn't realised how much the fediverse had grown since I last looked - this website from @pixelfed is excellent.
fedidb.org/software

I would say that last night's inaugural stream was a success. Thank you to my new viewers, patrons and followers.

Tonight's stream is The Battle for Wesnoth - @ChrisWere Vs Hamish (the rematch!) 1900 UK time.

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So, I know that follower numbers aren't that important on Masto, BUT I've just passed my first century in terms of followers, AND I'm really flattered by how much people have liked my latest piece of art.

I couldn't work out how to make it free, but my #UrbanFantasy #ebook, Wickerman Cove, is 99p on Kindle.

There's no paperback, since they're expensive and unprofitable (from my experience), but the ebook can be read on most devices.

amazon.co.uk/dp/B08R5V7H3X

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PixelFed :pixelfed: is one of the types of server that make up the Fediverse :fediverse:

It focuses on photos and images, with an interface that's somewhat similar to Instagram. There's more info on the official site at pixelfed.org and their official account is @pixelfed

You can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon, you might even be doing so already without realising it, because from within Mastodon they will look like any other account. (For example @connyduck is a PixelFed account)

You can get a PixelFed account yourself by signing up on a PixelFed server. There's a list of servers to join at fedidb.org/software/pixelfed, but unfortunately they don't currently tell you anything about how one server differs from another, so you'll have to rely on word of mouth.

There's no official app for PixelFed released yet (though there is one in testing), but you can use PixelFed accounts through Mastodon apps.

#PixelFed #PixelTips #FediTips #Fediverse

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