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Your fingers have fingertips but your toes don't have toetips. Yet, you can tiptoe but not tipfinger.

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As things are starting to open up, and more and more people are roaming the streets and interacting with each other, it's becoming clear that the pandemic made us forget a really important, hard-learned lesson:

People are fucking annoying.

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I am using the following apps now:
Otpclient for mfa
Tootle for mastodon
Freetube for youtube watching
Geary for mail
Gnome web webapp installer for mattermost chat
Firefox for other webbrowsing
Spot for spotify
Opentodolist with Nextcloud sync for notes/shared shopping list
My own app Tinge for controlling Hue lights -
My own app PassUI for password management -

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Installed latest #mobian on my #pinephone today, and it is very close to being a viable daily driver for me now. I have all the apps I need now apart from some more or less mandatory proprietary apps related to identification and banking in Sweden (BankID, Swish). I can keep an android phone around on my desk for those I guess and keep this puppy in the pocket from now on :).

COVID-19, photo 

Went to the local flower exhibition and found this awesome SARS-CoV-2-inspired arrangement. What a time to be alive.

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I'm not really a fan of Fridman's interviewing style (nor the choice of guests he makes lately), but I completely missed this wonderful chat with Donald Knuth:

What a lovely, brilliant human being that guy is.

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc. shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log:

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Last week, I was thrilled to see Zodiak's "Sermons" being reissued on vinyl. This week, I'm less than thrilled to see it'd cost freaking $25 to ship the darn piece of plastic to Croatia.

Luckily, the digital version ships for free, and the remaster sounds amazing. It's a great piece of music deserving of more attention!

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Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

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Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost


#technology #opensource #ebooks #reading #nodrm

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

- Describe Silicon Valley in one sentence.

- "We started with policy changes that felt simple, reasonable, and principled, and it blew things up culturally in ways we never anticipated."

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The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
―Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach (1888)

Happy 203rd birthday!

I'm not always very clear on the decisions and directions of and , but the approach of pushing towards a single set of native, adaptive widgets that scale well across various platforms is very impressive and has immense potential.

I'm a fan.

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I'm (very slowly) working on a app for , and holy cow I think the development experience is amazing.

Assuming you don't do any platform-specific shenanigans and have consistent versions of GTK on the phone and your machine, it's very likely that you can build & test the app on your desktop — natively. No emulators, no VMs.

Yay, free software!

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My ebook reader is mostly charged.

Charged enough for me to start loading it with books at least.

I'd like suggestions for fiction or nonfiction stories, please.

Ideally, things that are self published, CC licenced, or in the public domain.

I read a lot of science fiction, humor, and adventure stories. I like pulps and stuff. I've been reading a lot of creative non-fiction recently, and historical novellas.

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Goodbye Michael Collins, Gemini 10 and Apollo 11.

Fair winds and a following sea.

Ad Astra.

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