It also doesn't help that none of my friends are in here, I'm basically talking to strangers (which I'm not a fan of). Anyway, I might not delete my account like I did for Facebook, Instagram, etc. I may just uninstall Tusky and leave it at that.

I guess the point of this toot is: privacy respecting social media platforms are great, but there's still some disconfort which is inherit to social media, at least for me.

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I've been thinking about leaving Mastodon. Last year I quit most proprietary social media I had (Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and Instagram) because of privacy concerns. I was surprised at how easy it was, and how reliaving it was in a way.

I remenber I kept finding myself felling frustrared and annoyed at social media. Though Mastodon is privacy respecting and the community in here is generally nicer, I still felli tired of all this.

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The LCA (linux.conf.au) 2022 call-for-proposals is open!

lca2022.linux.org.au/programme

It's going to be online again, January 14–16.

Which, again, might be a plus considering that Australia is located on another planet and getting there takes a generation-ship followed by six-to-14 months of jet lag, after which you WILL be food for a wide variety of poisonous local lifeforms. 🐨)

Still, it's a good time, and one of the nicest regional conferences I've been a part of.

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Daily reminder that for many blind people, #Apple is the most useful and productive mobile operating system. It's not that Android is hard to use, but when text selection, especially on the web and in email, is from hard to impossible, and when one cannot spell check what they've written, and typing is either a minor annoyance (braille (input not registering sometimes) onscreen keyboard (very slow usually) external keyboard (yet another device to manage)), you begin to understand why people who don't enjoy customization, or getting the "most" out of a device choose iOS, especially for accessibility, and the AI of image recognition and such. And FOSS phones, like the PinePhone, won't be accessible until Orca/ATSPI can communicate with touch screens, and that won't happen without developers.

So, when you get that urge to say "I told you so you Apple sheeple, you should have been using FOSS!" Try to remember that some people don't have much of a choice.

#a11y #FOSS #PinePhone

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Second image made with didder.

didder -i input.jpg -o output.png --strength 60% -p 'black white limegreen yellow blue' -x 300 -u 2 --brightness 20% bayer 8x8

github.com/makeworld-the-bette

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Seeing that the pip documentation has switched to MyST (Sphinx-compatible Markdown) makes me think the days are numbered for good old reStructured Text. The new shiny furo theme for Sphinx explicitly recommends MyST and Read the Docs mentions it in the quickstart guide.

#Python #SoftwareDocumentation

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Why has it been years and the GTK file dialog still does not have a textbox to type the file path?

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Oh, a few days/weeks/centuries ago, I found out, by trying it out, that Ruby actually *does* support the and/or/not keywords, and not just the Java &&/||/!@#$%^&*()_+| stuff. So that's good. I'm kinda starting to like Ruby a bit because of stuff like that, like, there are multiple ways of doing things, and if one doesn't make sense to you, then there's sometimes another way that might.

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@devinprater I was researching how to produce accessible content in mathematics after our last interaction in here, and I found out about this: aimath.org/aimnews/braille_ful

This is a courtesy of the BlindMaths mailing list. PreTeXt seems like a good candidate for me.

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#Pegasus #CyberSecurity #Surveillance : « Mobile Verification Toolkit (MVT) is a collection of utilities to simplify and automate the process of gathering forensic traces helpful to identify a potential compromise of #Android and #iOS devices. » github.com/mvt-project/mvt

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gnu software opinion 

@bob @polymerwitch The lawsuit is never as important as the bad publicity a corporation gets for exploiting a little person and getting caught doing it.

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GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and GNU stands for GNU’s Not UNIX and UNIX stands for Uniplexed Information and Computing Service so the full proper name for GIMP is actually:

GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program

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