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Andy Balaam @andybalaam@mastodon.social

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reminder:
my main account has shifted to todon.nl
here: @paulfree14

The mastodon.social account I will continue to use to boost from time to time, or to engage with the local timeline.
If you prefer just reading some of my toots the paulfree14@mastodon.social is just perfect.
If happy to read more you'll go to this one @paulfree14

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Why is the Debian running on a virtual machine with no access to the internet saying "You have new mail." when I log in?

Where did that mail come from?
Who sent it?
How do I read it?

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okay this won't actually be possible in the game itself, but it's still a nice illustration how all upgrades can work with each other to create fun stuff

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When I joined masto, I gravitated towards following creative peeps and noticed a thing that's pretty common to all of us: we feel guilty for promoting places that people can buy our work or otherwise support us financially. So I started the hashtag for that very reason. Got an Etsy page? Online store? Patreon? Selling a piece of art? Throw that tag on it. Do it with unfettered abandon. Everyone else: Look at that tag for artists to support. Buy their stuff. Help them create. <3

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omg all you comics folks are awesome! Welcome welcome! These are for you 🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍🍍

Top tip: use the "mute tab" option in Firefox as a signal to self to stop checking social media and do some work.

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I'm heading to bed (UTC-7 here) delightfully overwhelmed by all the new artists filling the #fediverse with #art, #creativetoots, & inspiration 😍 lub. Keep on arting while scrolling endlessly down the local timeline to say hi, fave, follow & boost those toots. Welcome again & thank you for inspiring others!

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lets talk about small instances (under 1000 users). Tell us about small communities you know, new upcoming interesting instances, special theme or topic instances.

tag them with #under1000

lets decentralize a little. :)

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Every time you write code that requires Chrome or CEF or Electron, just remember: you are giving Google control over you and your users.

You are letting them dictate what you can and cannot do. You are letting them view your user's potentially private activities (URLs are always sent to Google without Debian's patch set).

You are becoming a part of their toxic culture, their neocapitalism.

Remember that.

Beautiful puzzly and storytelly worlds to create and explore wonderworlds.me/ made by the awesome @mike_ducker

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If you are thinking of suicide, you can call +1-800-273-8255 in the United States, or one of these abroad:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_

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Consider writing a proposal for @ACCUConf - the organisers are encouraging new submitters, and welcome questions: conference.accu.org/posts/2017