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Upgrade finish. Every instance on Masto.host is now running v3.5.1

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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#WhatsApp is currently down. This is your regular reminder that centralized platforms are centralized: a single point of failure and control.

Help spread the word about open decentralized networks.

If you want to migrate your family or other social group away from proprietary apps but don't know how, that's what we're here for. You can self-host Snikket or sign up for our hosted platform. After setup, invite your contacts with a simple link and you're done.


Good luck!

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Like #RSS? Know #CSS? I created a tool to generate RSS feeds from arbitrary websites using CSS selectors.
And it's called... Feed me up, Scotty!


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When you write hashtags, remember to use CamelCase (where each word has a capital letter).

This makes it much easier for blind and partially-sighted people's screen reader apps to read the hashtag out loud, and makes your message much more accessible.

For example #DogsOfMastodon is easier for a screen reader to say out loud than #dogsofmastodon, as CamelCase makes it obvious where the words are.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Accessibility #A11y #Hashtags #ScreenReaders

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Final week for SUB by Kurt Hentschläger! Last chance to discover this amazing immersive installation in Brussels.

All information & reservations: imal.org/en/events/sub

#expo #finalweek #brussels #kurthentschlager #installation #immersive

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Can we please get the GDPR to tell website owners to make "Strictly necessary cookies" as a category go away?

Because you and I both know that you're gonna smuggle all the tracking in through that category.

I don't care if you think your cookies are "necessary" to generating raw HTML. (Hint: They're not). I still don't want 'em.

Maybe ONE cookie saying "no cookies". But I don't actually trust you, the website owner, to set that one.

Labirint: 18 local artists in Brussels, 1 weekend in June. My contribution: hansup.be/2021_Labirint_groupe First time back IRL since 2018. Weird.

So what is now the best choice for an external HD for backups? Classic or SSD? Which of the 2 is more vulnerable?

Yes! Got my 11 year old MacbookAir repaired. New SSD, cleaned inside, good as brand new. Thanks to One-Tech ASBL here in Brussels. Looking forward to use it another 5 year. At least :)

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for participating in this charity auction in support of Tor's work, to PleasrDAO for the closing bid of 500 $ETH / $2M in support of privacy online, and to ix_shells for her incredible piece of art based on the very first onion service key.

Quite happy with @elementary The mailing app is however very, very basic. I try get together all my different email accounts in the app. It works, but today the mails of one of the accounts suddenly are not appearing anymore. But account is still in list of accounts and I receive notification from mails send to the account. Weird bug?

Paying taxes like a good citizen and at the same time buying stuff on Amazon is like enjoying peeing on yourself: theguardian.com/technology/202

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Oooh: tinytools.directory/

"This is a list of small, free, or experimental tools that might be useful in building your game / website / interactive project. Although I’ve included ‘standards’, this list has a focus on artful tools and toys that are as fun to use as they are functional.

The goal of this list is to enable making entirely outside of closed production ecosystems or walled software gardens."

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And now the video for last week’s Small is Beautiful, introducing the Svelte Nano Donation component, is up on our site with a transcript.

Captions coming shortly, just trying to work out why Vimeo isn’t showing them correctly…


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The interest in this essay has been incredible and overwhelming, thank you so much, it's been 48 hours of seeing this being picked up and discussed. I am really grateful too to the artists of @hicetnunc2000 who have jumped into those conversations to answer further questions!
I finished it ! Here's my essay about @hicetnunc2000 This is been two weeks in planning and development, and I hope you find it a balanced and informative r…

Installing programs on Linux is still such a confusing thing. So many different ways, so many different opinions.

Some weird things always seem to happen when playing with Linux. After I had first ejected an USB properly by clicking on the eject icon next to it, I removed the USB stick, and then my whole computer shutdown, just like that?!? No worries for now, because I can't loose anything important yet. But still these kind of linux glitches still tend to keep me on my very old (11 y), and stable MacAir for a while.
Meanwhile the Elementary Linux box started back just fine.

First impression of elementary is super! Really looking forward to use this. @elementary

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