@Smithums you can use an AOSP Android Rom (open source variant) on almost all modern smartphones. This link will answer most of your questions: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/using-android-without-google/
Oh, and I'm releasing my own fork of Mastodon based on my experiences running Friend Camp for a year. It's called Hometown, and you can read more about it here:
It's not fully documented yet but it will be. Experienced Mastodon admins should be able to switch over with a minor database migration and minimal fuss.
TimCast made a good and pretty accurate video on the fediverse and gab
@16:45 Watching Gamera at his best - "Destroy all Planets" on B-Movie TV. Yes, I try to keep the TV viewing classy in this joint.
@07:30 on Friday morning I am happy this week is coming to an end. Tomorrow will be long and super busy. Time today will be spent preparing for that.
@22:30 stressed from the day, hoping to relax enough to find sleep soon. May reach for the melatonin, haven't done that for awhile.
@14:30 a large crew of guys is working on the trees in both front yard and backyard. Lots of cutting gong on, hopefully to be followed by lots of removal.
@04:00, after being awake for an hour in this insomnia break, I am convinced that today is Thursday. So... good morning, Internet. We are one day closer to the weekend.
Oh Good Lord! Just realized I started this Tuesday thinking it was Wednesday. Maybe because I got two days worth of work done on Monday. Or maybe because my always tenuous grip on reality was even looser than normal. Whatever! Maybe tomorrow will be "Friday" when I wake up. With that thought I just better step slowly away from the computer...
@16:30 the larger part of this Tuesday has gone quietly and well. I broke nothing, fixed a few things, and discovered a few more hundred dollars in my budget than I had planned for.
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