Is there a consensus on what to call a site/pod/capsule/station/port/log/space/home/whatever? We Gemini users are an indecisive bunch.

What do we want? Have everyone move to #Codeberg?
No, but it should just be okay not to be on #GitHub or #GitLab!

We're proud to offer an alternative to those who care, and thankful to everyone who joins us and other free Git hosters. You rock!

Regular reminder that "it's better on the app" means "we want to install spyware on your phone"

Inspired by @chambln post I wrote pp in #awk

AWK is great tool that is installed virtually everywhere.

I'm not sure if this says more about the concise power of or the simplicity of markup.

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I think it's time to finally explain what all the system directories *really* mean:

/usr = Undeniably Severe Repercussions
/opt = Obviously Perishable Trash
/var = Viscerally Annoying Rambling
/bin = Barely Interesting Notes
/run = Rather Underwhelming Nuggets
/sys = Strange Yet Special
/etc = Exclusively True Ciphers
/dev = Delightfully Excellent Vistas

You are welcome.

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Still don't have my own Gemini capsule though :(
I should fix that.

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I wrote a tiny Gemini browser in POSIX shell. It uses programs like
less(1) and fzf(1) for interactivity. There are still a few issues and
features to be implemented, but it is basically usable. I mean, I use it.
Probably just me though.

Can we all just agree that copyright law is stupid and should be abolished? Or, at least, reformed beyond recognition.

As a long time no-panel user, I thought it was about time I tried Lemonbar ... and film the whole thing to demonstrate my incompetence with these things. Now you know why I never bothered.
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Thank you so much for joining us for #LibrePlanet 2021. There’s plenty more to discover on day two, so check out tomorrow’s talks and, and we’ll see you in the morning!

You know there's something wrong with the state of software when the first recommendation on my curated list of programs is to use pen and paper instead.

So far I've discussed sensible password managers and web browsers. All free/libre. All good stuff (except maybe Firefox which everyone hates now).

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