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DMs, Circles, Instagram Import, MicroUI & S3 Support have been in development for a while.

They will ship as beta features this week on supported instances!


It was just announced that (200,348 accounts) and (59162 accounts) are shutting down at the end of June! that is more then 6% of fediverse accounts disappearing overnight.

I would like to do anything in my power to figure out how to prevent this from happening.

Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

New #introduction:

Hey! My name is Blair Vidakovich. Online, I call myself 'vidak'

people also used to call me 'bootlicker' because my big blog, which i am rehosting soon, was called

I live in Perth, Australia. I lived in Sydney for about half a decade, and did a lot of stuff there, too.

I am an active libertarian communist. I have been a radical communist activist since age 16. When I was 16, I hung a red and yellow hammer and sickle flag from my English Literature school block, the B block, at Hale School here in Perth.

My family roots are from the Swan Valley. I am a slav, and my family comes from Yugoslavia :-) Discovering anarchism / libertarian Marxism really set me free from the rigid Catholicism of my slavic family, but I still share an amazing joy for life like they do :-)

In Sydney, I helped organise big protests, ran unsuccessfully for local council in Leichhardt, occupied the Villawood detention centre, gave seminars on Marx and Marxist philosophy---and, for some weeks, I was the sole person organising a state upper house election campaign in Victoria for Socialist Alliance.

Actually I did even more than that, but, I suppose, by now, you're thinking, "I get it. You're a communist. You can stop now" XD.

I love computers and philosophy. I am still yet to submit by thesis for my PhD in philosophy, on Hegel's Philosophy of Nature.

I am proficient in Common LISP, 6502 Assembly, and Smalltalk. I am now trying to get into Ada, so I need to find some sort of project to start creating in it :-)

I have been a Linux user since age 14. These are the distributions I used, in the order in which I used them: Ubuntu, Debian, Arch, Gentoo. I am still using Gentoo, and I am going to be migrating from Gentoo to GNU GUIX in the very near future---to which I will port the Hurd kernel, following some instructions and some previous attempts logged online.

I absolutely love electricity. I taught myself university level electronic engineering when I was recuperating from being diagnosed with schizophrenia. I have schizophrenia, but it does not really affect my life too badly. I take 20mg Abilify and 30mg of Lexapro every day.

Anyway---I absolutely love all sorts of transistorised circuits, be they amplifiers, oscillators, synthesisers---anything analogue. Actually that is the primary lens through which I see computers. The digital world is indeed piggybacking on the analogue electronic world, for me.

I have built many radios and incredible other analogue projects. My next project in the electronic visual field is going to be one I have been planning since 2013. It is a fully hand-soldered discrete transistor computer. When my blog gets back up, i'll link you all :-)

I dream of a worldwide communist revolution. Only then will we be able to rid ourselves of the muck of ages, and leave the pre-history of human kind :-)

Our real history is going to be the one we make after capitalism :-)

Total/Covid fatalities: 

The surplus between those dates is 3462 fatalities which coincide pretty well with estimated Covid fatalities within the same date which is 3343.

Which means Covid data from Sweden is pretty accurate.

Source: [Excel]


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Total/Covid fatalities: 

Looking at total fatalities 2020 per day in Sweden. Calculating every fatality not just Covid-19 related. Comparing with the median fatalities per day of 2015-2019.

1 Mars - 12 May ~ +47/day
1 April - 23 April ~ +89/day

Which means from 1 Mars until 12 May about 47 more than normally have died per day. During the first three weeks of April it was 89 more than normal per day.


covid risk assessment 

Why is this article by Prof. Erin Bromage the first thing I've read that (felt like it) gave me the tools to asses my own covid risk?

Have I been in a bubble & this stuff is everywhere?

Are the "I'm an expert because I'm loud and I'm going to tell you what to do" voices drowning out the "here's good information" voices?

Is it because it's not "news" (In the "it's not clickbait or outrage fuel") sense)?

Was I just not ready to listen until now?

I recently got the early bird version of @hund @iokeyboards new 65% ISO, hotswap, RGB underglow PCB.

Although it being an early adopter model I have to say that it is already really matured! Everything worked out of the box; the soldering joints of the components are all perfect and the hotswap doesn't feel flimsy at all!

It is a perfect board for newcomers and tinkerers who don't like the awkward and time consuming process of (de-)soldering their switches!

As the release of GTK4 inches closer, one final item we're working on is WebKitGTK, and we can use your help! Learn how you can join us in building WebKitGTK for GTK4:

US pol.. 

If people didn't believe Trump being under the thumb of the company making chloroquine... they must be know. Why in hell would he otherwise claim taking it? It has been proven to have some pretty server side-effects... He will probably also claim to drink disinfectants soon too..

Android is killing the one thing on the platform that Does Not Completely Suck: #Termux

Android is already a fucking blight on Humanity. It and the rest of Google can DIAF.

#PinePhone #PineTab #Purism I'd REALLY like to see a sane, fully-Linux, sensible hardware keyboard-option tablet. The form factor's wonderful, the execution, OS, and app landscape, on both Android and #iOS have been abysmal.

Here's my long-standing feature request:

wow, an incredible read! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

Drive is going to be huge for Pixelfed, a real Google Photos alternative ๐Ÿ˜ #pixeldev

I may have misunderstood something though...

hmm... perhaps @Bells could chime in to see if this is completely wrong?

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