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A new version of Sequeler is available on the elementary OS AppCenter. WARNING: This version introduces SSH tunneling and lots of drastic code refactor to handle async and multi-threads methods. BACKUP YOUR CONNECTIONS before updating!!!

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Sometimes I imagine a future where I can only work on Akira and other Linux apps, reviewing contributions from other developers, and buildings a sustainable business around Open Source Software.
I'm not sure I'll ever be able to achieve that, or if my dreams will remain such.
I'm excited about the challenge, but I'm scared shitless.
I'm 33 years old, and my goal is to be self employed by 35, releasing tutorials, and building Linux Apps.
Will I be able to make it?

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@strypey @rbe_expert @Adoxographer

Individual decisions matter as political messages. It makes a HUGE difference to get wearing a corporate logo to be seen a *shameful* on a widespread basis. But the actual individual purchasing decisions are not the point.

It matters for our own dignity that we care about our actions. To be blatantly hypocritical can hurt our messages and our self-perception…

But still, real change is on social and not individual level.

Co-ops as a *model* matters…

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[Hacker Breaks Down 26 Hacking Scenes From Movies & TV | WIRED - YouTube](

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I truly believe that #ActivityPub (the protocol behind #Mastodon) has the potential to redefine the way we create and connect on the internet. But to get there, we need to spread the word - a network is only as valuable as the people in it.

I want to get that ball rolling - I wrote a blog post about how ActivityPub is going to change the internet. Check it out here: And please boost/share to your other networks so we can keep making the Fediverse bigger!


Accidentally sussing out the melody to I Walk the Line on my grandparents' piano.

Using the yellow jacket inhabited outhouse in our backyard.

Eating gooseberries in our backyard.

Discovering abandoned exoskeleton of a cicada clinging to a tree trunk.

Accidentally brushing my teeth with Brylcreem.

Hearing Bernadette for the first time (Four Tops).

Hearing Heart of Gold for the first time.

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"We found that at least 61 percent of apps we tested automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment a user opens the app. This happens whether people have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not."


Investigating Apps interactions with Facebook on Android | Privacy International

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If you do #WordPress stuff and aren't using #wpcli then you're missing out. It's genuinely a wonderful addition to my toolkit.

The best software has a beautiful intuitive front end and powerful command line.

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I dont know what I'd do without mastodon

That goes for all free open source software #FOSS

Especially the decentralized ones

#decentralize #federate


People blithely go about their day not knowing what they don't know.

I don't know what I don't know. And the amount of what I don't know keeps getting bigger by degrees of magnitude that... I don't know.

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linux: just type the name of the package into the terminal and it'll automatically download and install uwu
windows: go to the program website, find the download link, download the .exe, launch the installer and wait for 349534 hours for the installl to finish and then do it for 20 other programs

why is windows the industry standard tbh

I am beginning to grok how valuable a tool is for , keeping track of , and making available food for thought. For me this is mostly accomplished by taking advantage of mastodon's user interface.

Old dog. New tricks.

Idle thoughts: Big tech isn't going away willingly. I see a fair amount of talk about doing it harm, either legally or illegally. Wouldn't it be good to advocate for more government oversight, ie, sensible legislation. And at the same time push for small-scale solutions, such as those being talked about on forums like this. Can't these two approaches coexist? Different strokes for different folks.

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Historians 10,000 years from now will find the Remains of the Disney castle and think people in Florida worshipped a mouse as their king.

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Measles cases at highest for 20 years in Europe, as anti-vaccine movement grows

Bloody idiots. Not just endangering their own stoopid selves, but putting everyone else at risk. The concept of herd immunity needs to be taught VERY CLEARLY at school.

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This week, I was considering looking for a position at a self-driving car company, and I found myself lamenting the impending death of the driving experience. I think growing up in metro Detroit's car culture probably has something to do with it. Most people are bad drivers, and worse now w/ cell phones. Self-driving cars are probably a good thing for safety, traffic, etc. But it is going to take away a part of our culture. I wonder if people who grew up driving horse and buggy felt the same way
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