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@kurtm @rey @Erin @mxsparks @tastymochafox

I am disinterested in disputing "the best". I am, above all, interested in what *I* like, followed by what family & friends like (eg, present company), and then most broadly but of only practical interest because it dictates availability, what "'people" like.

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I must not tweet.
Twitter is the mind-killer.
Twitter is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my tweets.
I will permit them to pass over me and through me.
And when they have gone past I will turn the inner eye to see their path.
Where the tweets have gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

(Apologies to the memory of Frank Herbert.)

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The fundamental freedom to fork and the ability to federate are complementary.

Forking establishes a divide, federation is the set of techniques for communication, collaboration, and navigation across divides to create a whole that is distinct from and often greater than the sum of the parts.

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Social media alignment chart:

Lawful good - Soundcloud
Neutral good - Goodreads
Chaotic good - Mastodon
Lawful neutral - LinkedIn
Neutral - MySpace
Chaotic neutral - YouTube
Lawful evil - Facebook
Neutral evil - Twitter
Chaotic evil - 4chan

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Snarky :googlescholar: opinions Show more

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i don't pay much attention to the seasons but I do notice how much of the day it's dark out. And as of yesterday, current amount of dark is: Too Much

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At best, opening AMP's governance is about corps scratching each other's backs.

At worst, AMP is the proprietary web.

And now they plan to strong arm the rest of us into using it.

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Server Financial Issue Show more

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software stewardship Show more

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which just means incoming follows require approval

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anyone have experience with a decent speech to text note taking app for android that doesn't uhh sell out your privacy? paid options are okay to recommend. (it's not for me)

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@nico @freakboy3742 Yup! What technical skills would you say you have? I've helped them a bit by bringing to light that their documentation needed tweaking in some places, and I suspect that as I make apps for myself (as practice with #Python, which I'm still a beginner with) I'll be able to contribute by recording videos of working with the Beeware suite and keeping a public journal ("blog") of my experiences with it. [General community building and benefitting tasks.]

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Hey new users! A few suggestions for better homes: Show more

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if you're actually new here, just do what you want to do, as long as you are nice to others.

if people tell you what to do, don't take it personally: some people have not yet figured out the concept of personal space. that's okay, I guess. if they keep doing it, you can tell them to fuck off or block them or something.

you can use Pleroma's subject feature or Mastodon's badly named CW feature to attach a summary of what you're posting, this can be useful for letting people pick and choose what they want to see. it is true that Mastodon hides all messages with CWs attached to them by default, but this isn't a form of self-censorship. if that seems like something you want to do, then do it. but, don't feel pressured to use it. don't give others the power over your own experiences.

there are two things I would suggest doing, however:

1. attaching image descriptions when possible (this isn't possible in Pleroma frontend, but can be done when using Mastodon frontend on Pleroma, and Mastodon itself always supports it, and all the mobile apps you would actually be using support it), this is nice for people who are blind -- there are actually blind users of the fediverse and they have expressed appreciation for this feature.

2. marking stuff that would be inappropriate to display in public as sensitive or NSFW. in mastodon (and mastodon frontend on pleroma), you can do this by clicking the eye icon which appears when you attach an image. in pleroma frontend, you can do this by tagging the post #nsfw.

beyond that, please aspire to give everyone their own personal space. this platform isn't twitter, and the fact that most generally give each other the common dignity of having their own personal space without others coming into it and telling them how to use the platform, is generally seen as a feature.
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Hello everyone, I'm in the process of planning a mini conference for the students in my graduate program. I was wondering if anyone had any cool/ fun ideas for different "sessions." We want it to be exciting not just the regular 20-min research presentation schedule. Ex: we were thinking about people talking about their least favorite line of code.... please help!

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The Free Software Directory needs you! Every Friday, volunteers meet on IRC in the #fsf channel on to add new entries, update existing ones, and talk about free software together. Learn how you can help:

giving tootstream another go after not using it for several months

getting chain validation errors in Mastalab with my sdf account :(


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Neil Ashton. Our aim is exactly that.
However, we have a ways to go as a technology.

Openwords will be entirely #opensource #OER .. we hope to exit as a #workercoop or benefit Corp. We're watching platform coops closely.

You can support us in different ways, feel free to contact us directly.

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