“Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication … As we move away from the centralised web to the peer web, it’s time to rediscover, re-embrace, and reclaim RSS.”
#howto use the #fediverse with nearly no internet connection with #AndStatus:
Choose in the settings:
- to not fetch images
- to not fetch avatars
- increase the time of sync
Now next time you got internet connection, even if shitty as ~1kbs you can let AndStatus sync.
Also no problem if internet connection is just accessible for some minutes.
Messages get stored offline. You can read, fav., boost, and reply to them any given time. Once you've got internet again even you're replies will be sync.
.@snowden has stepped forward to help confirm the authenticity of a document that the NSA has refused to authenticate, as they try to prevent the courts from ruling on the legality of mass surveillance. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/11/snowden-files-declaration-nsa-spying-case-confirming-authenticity-draft-inspector
To me, the thing that exemplifies "work smarter, not harder" is the Fallout 3 train hat - instead of creating an entirely new system for a train, they just have an NPC wearing a hat which is an entire train, hidden under the floor and running very quickly.
It's absurd, and someone could have spent a lot of time and effort on a new system to get the the same result in a less absurd way. But this works, so why not?
So my new motto is, "don't be afraid to wear a train as a hat."
Request for aid, anti fascism, antisemitism Show more
A Jewish FSU student confronted GOP volunteers days after the synagogue shooting for normalizing & promoting fascism. When they mocked and belittled her she threw her chocolate milk on them and kicked a sign down. She spent a night in JAIL then David Duke and other dangerous white nationalists publicized her story and now she and her family are being doxxed by Nazis. Venmo: Shelby-Shoup to support her. Don’t @ me if you don’t. https://buff.ly/2SGKk5t
attention to people dual booting windows 10 with linux: windows 10 is doing a fun thing where if windows update needs more room for said updates, it will *delete other partitions on the hard drive*
I published the release 1.19.0.
- Full redraw of the light theme
- Some changes in color schemes
- UI improvements for the notifications timeline (all themes)
- Direct messages more visible in notifications.
- Bookmark button
- Application names in toots
1. Go to `about:config` and convince it that you know what you're doing.
2. Search for `media.autoplay.default`.
3. Double-click `0` and enter `1` if you want to always block, or `2` if you want to be prompted for every site that tries to autoplay (which can help with some sites that don't work quite right with blocked autoplay.)
4. Enjoy your significantly-more-pleasant browsing experience!
Absentee ballot sent in today. Now just need to wait until the county says they got it. #USelection
Right, it's Halloween, I'm done with work today. Time to watch bad horror films! First up is the Canadian "Zombie Nightmare", staring the immortal Adam West, Tia Carrere, and Thor.
Politics, RPG.net banning trump supporters Show more
And they're following through on it 👌
The Tree of Life Synagogue is holding a fundraiser to support medical bills, funeral costs, and building repairs needed after a Neo-Nazi from Gab.ai shot up the synagogue during Shabbat morning services.
Please turn out to support them if you can. This is one of the worst individual antisemitic attacks in recent American history
Don't let Google News decide which stories you see, control your own news with RSS:
Also, did you know you can follow any Mastodon account through RSS?
Just add ".rss" to the end of the account's address, for example:
Just got a request about Facebook alternatives on the Fediverse.
There are a number of options, but the one most suitable for non-technical people is probably Friendica.
Friendica's major instances are already federating through ActivityPub (on the development branch of the code), such as:
Friendica has a Facebook-like interface, and FB-like features such as events and photo albums.
Statistician/programmer/PhD student currently living in SW Germany. From Western US originally.
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