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A practical guide I wrote to help people get out of using the usual suspects of the toxic big text ecosystem
stax.xyz/free.html
It does not cover everything, so lemme know if there's anything I missed.
Ps. I know I missed XMPP. Whoops

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My son is amazed that an eight year laptop can run so smoothly as he completes his school work. He definitely likes Manjaro and the KDE environment. I think it is important he experiences free open source software and what tasks can be completed on a Linux machine. #foss #linux #manjarolinux #KDE

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I'm looking for a in-ear #bluetooth #headset (stereo) which works for video conferences on #Linux.

Currently I have the Jabre Elite 65t, they work nicely as headphones but the microphone doesn't work on Linux. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to find any information about this on any product description.

Any first-hand experience and recommendations?

#followerpower

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New to Mastodon, check out my open-source project! Open source offline neural machine translation in Python: github.com/argosopentech/argos

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@InternetEh existing in a human form is silly and we should appreciate it in all its absurdity imo

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@RobinWils AMP is a google tech for cacheing, reinventing the wheel. Instead just use plain old html.

Stop using AMP, please!

https://www.theregister.com/2017/05/19/open_source_insider_google_amp_bad_bad_bad/
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Here are all the fediverse/peerhub instances associated with fightbig.tech (far-right hub operating under the guise of being anti-big-tech):

tweety.icu
bwzone.xyz
2ar.xyz
political.icu
censorship.icu
antivaxxer.icu
plandemic.icu
voicenews.icu
thepopulist.icu
thecitizen.icu
projectveritas.icu
freespeech.icu
degooglization.icu
katiehopkinspolitical.icu
theduran.icu
rino.icu
povertypimps.xyz

#fediblock

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Mention of bad people and birbsite; Request for help 

@bgcarlisle Also, when you find something, please also add it here:
fediblock.org
Because not all #FediBlock posts reach all instances, so it's good to have one big database of them. It helped me find quite a few of the really terrible ones so far, and I still need to go through it more thoroughly.

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ice cold take:

LSP is a good idea but why is it HTTP oh my god
Microsoft stop trying to make every editor VSCode challenge

embrace-extend-extinguish is still at work, but it's being coated by "❤️​ open source"

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i don’t like it when people call the trump fascists a “cult” cause it heavily downplays the role american evangelical christianity plays in their ideology and organization

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the thing is that it's just not possible to have an honest AAA cyberpunk game. the anticapitalist foundations of the genre inherently preclude the labor practices necessary for modern AAA development

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asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: 

hello!!!

my stimulus check hasn't gone through yet, so i need around $50 for groceries and $60-ish for medical weed

i've been trying to find a job video editing or something, i've been too afraid to apply at anything facing the public because i have asthma and if i catch covid i'll probably die

paypal: paypal.me/v33b33

venmo/cashapp: vantablack420

thank you so much for literally keeping me alive, fediverse!!! :black_sparkles: :blacker_heart:

#TransCrowdFund

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@accessibility Accessibility reminder!

- add image descriptions or tag @imagecaptionspls if you need help with that

- add transcripts to audio recordings

- don’t use fancy fonts, they don’t work for screen readers

- spamming text or emojis can be really annoying for screen reader users, keep it to a minimum or put a cw to warn people

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New years in different cultures, courtesy of the Decolonial Atlas

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#ebooks hey people, my wife wants to publish a book she wrote, but the conversion from docx to mobi (I know, both formats are probably hated around here) don't succeed with some things like inline images and 2-column split within a framed section.

What is generally a good software if my target is .mobi and also, specifically do I or you know some experts willing to do this conversion thing as a service (paid of course)?

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there is no such thing as Christian missionary work that isn't mega evil. hope this offends!

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