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I've started selfhosting Pleroma and am starting to migrate my account there!

Followers don't automigrate, so you may follow me at @earnestma@fedi.earne.link

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I've started selfhosting Pleroma and am starting to migrate my account there!

Followers don't automigrate, so you may follow me at @earnestma@fedi.earne.link

fedi.earne.link/earnestma

I've started selfhosting Pleroma and am starting to migrate my account there!

Followers don't automigrate, so you may follow me at @earnestma@fedi.earne.link

fedi.earne.link/earnestma

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fuck RMS: a personal anecdote 

tbt the time RMS made a shitty gay joke on csail-related@, and a couple people told him off

and he said that since only a couple people were offended, clearly everyone else was fine with it and it wasn't a problem

and then all of us told him exactly what we thought of that

and then some rando told us to stop dogpiling RMS

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Oh my god, please, use a blog. Even something like Pastebin will do. Anything but THAT. PLEASE
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password requirements joke 

*enters password*

“Error: Invalid character”

:blob_disapproval: How dare they?! My character is perfectly valid, thank you very much! Humph! 😤

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Serious question: what site can you use to make mastodon bots now, or do you have to code them from scratch?

trying a shell other than bash for the first time - fish. its pretty interesting and the autocompletion is pretty nice.

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Essential oils imply the existence of optional oils

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The #FSF's refusal to demote #Gitlab.com from a "C" rating to an "F" rating is an embarrassment. sopuli.xyz/post/1865

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I really would love a desktop-native fedi application that I can have sitting in my systray instead of using my dumb browser.
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Another thing about community management, which came up in this very thread: I really wanna re-emphasize the whole "Let people delete their past selves" thing.

Everyone, without exception, says stupid things online. Everyone, with very few exceptions, reflects on the stupid things they said once upon a time, and cringes. The only people who don't are people who don't grow, change, and learn.

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Every bit of personal info you have about your users is a legal liability and bait for hackers. Treat personal data like toxic waste, keep it as far away from you as possible and minimize your exposure.

What you actually need from users is a known-good email address and the last few IP addresses and browsers they used (to help spot when an account has been compromised). That's it. Anything more than that is WAY more trouble than it's worth.

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There is git send-email but where's git send-mail or git send-carrier-pigeon?
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god bless whoever took the sample pics for cheese's page in the ubuntu software center
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YouTube livestreaming is truly bad

How is it that Owncast, a small FOSS project, can do livestreaming better than a multi-billion dollar company?
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🔥 Here's everything Google tracks about you !

Apple's App Tracking Transparency rule forced Google to reveal and clarify what personal data Chrome and other of its apps collect on you.

Read: thehackernews.com/2021/03/goog

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Why is github a baffling ordeal? 👿 It's yet another software that people swear to me is easy to use while they utterly fail to explain how to use it.

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Internet went out twice during classes for around 15 minutes each time 🤔 supposedly fixed now though

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