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Hello World! I've just set up a new instance with @mastohost and figured now's a good time for 🤩

I develop software and firmware, for embedded things and , as well as a bit of too. I can do but much prefer and . I enjoy having a good rant about and , and my utopia is a world where we all develop and use software.

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Damn it, just lost my second pair of sunglasses in two weeks... c'mon it's 2020, surely there must be some kind of miniature tracker I could have on them which gives me an electric zap when I move more than a few metres from them?

It's been really disappointing to see how much rubbish people leave piled up on beaches and parks around the UK, maybe if penalty notices are increased significantly and people start receiving some serious fines then the slobs who think it's OK to just leave their mess behind will think twice!

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🐧 #Linux not #Windows:
#Munich is shifting back from #Microsoft to open source – again
Munich's flip-flop back to open source is the latest sign of Germany's political sea change over proprietary software.

It makes me mad and sad that my employer pays for all these "apps" in their web-based walled garden. This is some next-level vendor lock-in!

It'd be amazing if my employer instead spent even a fraction of this supporting the software I actually use for my day-to-day work. But what can I do?

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Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video ( and download it here:

Note: If the download link doesn't work, check back a little later. The files are being propagated across our CDN.

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We commend ICANN on hearing the concerns of nearly a thousand organizations and over 50,000 people who demanded it reject the sale.

Your voices protected every .ORG website, and everyone who depends on them.

The International Organization for Standardization ( ) publishes standards which "are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of the organizations they represent"...

I dunno, maybe it's just me, but is requiring people to copy an XML file out of a PDF, split over multiple page breaks, _really_ the work of someone who understands my needs??

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You have a #fairphone3 and want to install /e/OS on your phone?
Sure thing, follow the link below and you will up and running within minutes!

#privacy #Smartphones #deGoogled #Android


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So today we announce that thanks to a partnership with @Fairphone we have been able to port /e/OS to the Fairphone 3, and that we can now sell /e/-Fairphone 3 in the EU!
The #deGoogled OS on the #ethical smarpthone!
#ungoogled #android #privacy #mydataismydata

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Instagram removes ability to view posts unless you are logged in.

Another example of why open source alternatives are increasingly important!

#deleteInstagram #usePixelfed

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Hey kiwis, do you like the convenience of Uber Eats, but not the corporate reptiles who run it? Don't like the way they screw over both food businesses (35% commission!) and delivery drivers, and datafarm your food preferences with their app? Here's a homegrown replacement, they only charge a 5% commission, and you don't even need to install an app to use it:

I thought I must be blind or something, but I just realised that Adblock Plus gets a little aggressive against sites and blocks the "boost" button.

Now I've disabled ABP for I can boost again!

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My Dad just asked my why Libre Office changed the save icon to a down arrow, I showed him this pic to explain 😂

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The spam bots and bad actors are out in record force in recent days.

#MastoAdmin folks: If you don't have moderating eyes on your instance 24 hours a day, I implore you: please move to approval-based registrations for the good of the fediverse.

@pixelfed I eventually figured it out! Turns out I needed to copy the full URL to the user's profile, including the "https://" section. It doesn't work when using the Mastodon-style mentions as the search term. So to add me from a different instance the search term should be and not @seanlano

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@pixelfed I just wanted to check I'm not doing something wrong 🤔 , should I be able to follow users on other instances from my account? For example, if I search for @ eljay (without spaces, didn't want to actually mention here), I get "No results found!"

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in switzerland you aren't allowed to have a train with exactly 256 axles because of an integer overflow in the axle counting machine

i wish i could fix my software bugs by making it illegal to cause them

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