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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years, but have only just moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: Mint 19 Cinnamon
Laptop: Mint 18 MATE
Old Laptop: Bodhi 4

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.

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If you’re a developer, you care about accessibility, and you’re looking for something to work on, consider helping out with Jitsi.

Reasons we can’t use it for EU events:

- No support for simultaneous translation
- No support for sign language interpretation
- Other #a11y issues

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It's called the American Dream, 'cause you have to be asleep to believe it.
-- George Carlin

#anarchism #quote #bot

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#gemini working on #tor over on Read about it here:


Or on tor:


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Not bad, surprisingly...

It sucks way less than the ones from the early 90's, if nothing else.

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@cadence Gemini is a new collaboratively designed internet protocol that is like the web but serving up text/gemini as the native format instead of HTML, CSS, and JS. Imagine a www made of simple Markdown-like files connected by links. It's fully encrypted, private, fast, non-commercial, and fairly malware-proof. Go to to learn more and download a client. #gemini

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It's finally here, teasing is over:

I'm excited to launch #keyoxide today!

#FOSS solution for easy encryption, signature verification and decentralized identity proofs!

I've been in favor of #DeleteKeybase but I never had something to offer as an alternative. Now I do :)

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

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If you like working and playing in the and you like remote controlling robots and you like the Aliens franchise then you deserve to try the .

- it's great.
Use Plain Text. Simples.

Can be a staging platform for

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Big Tech is the malady. Decentralization is the antidote.

Decentralize, and the advertizing model breaks down. Celebrities turn into mere jerks with over-inflated opinions of themselves. Facebook can only profit if it has billions of users locked in to its walled garden. Without centralization, existential threats become paper tigers.

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And we are on Freenode at #starbase0
Forums and mailing list are next.

The site has links to the src code and the manifesto.
This is where we begin!
Please read, share, and consider contributing.

If you are reading this and you are one that I told I would DM you when the site and IRC launched, I didn't forget you - I'm going to follow up tomorrow. It's late and I'm tired!

Thank you to @jbauer and @deejoe for sharing your eyes and helping proofread the copy.

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Hey Apple,

Saying you block trackers but not blocking Google Analytics is like saying you practice safe sex when you cut off the heads of your condoms.

A guy who makes an app that actually blocks trackers

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Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:

Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!

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Guess what? There is a now a PC available with MX Linux preinstalled.

Star Labs, a UK based laptop vendor, is offering their laptops not only with Ubuntu preinstalled, but also with several other smaller distributions, including MX Linux.

You can check out the offerings at

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