PSA: Hey new users, if you get stuck with something, feel free to ask for help. You can even ask me although I might not always have the answer. Just remember that this isn't birdsite, it's the happy place we all make it, together.

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the general vibe of the site right now

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PSA:
Take a look at PiHole if you've got a moment.
This great piece of Software can block #ads and #malvertising in your home network.
All whilst looking slick and sexy.
And did I mention it's Open Source? <3
github.com/pi-hole/pi-hole

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@dredmorbius @kensanata Well, as I said, depends on the the language. And they have quietly just updated the language, in fact: apnews.com/ef95c6a91eeb4d8e9dd

So not a fraud anymore. Just one big "fuck you" to the users.

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Hey do you notice how there isn't a single ad or piece of sponsored content anywhere on this website? Isn't it great? It's great.

Here's the bad news: this website is NOT free. Since we're not paying a corporation with our private information or advertisers with our eyeballs, we need to pay directly the people who are running the servers and banning nazis.

Do what you can, folks.
patreon.com/mastodon/overview

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@phessler @mwlucas Just in case you get even more followers add this to CONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE
DOS=HIGH,UMB

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“Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur.” — Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.

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Hey guys, last week I've finished a huge guide on photography composition. It made a lot of buzz on some sites so I thought I'd share it here as well. Please check it out: antongorlin.com/blog/photograp

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probably very bad take Show more

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Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.

Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.

Use different tools designed specifically for this.

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HOW TO USE MASTODON, AN EASY GUIDE:
1. see something nice when going about your day
2. write about it
3. revel in the fact that we are all just people
4. give emotional support and validation to others who write about that nice thing they saw today

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SSH User enumeration PoC (shouldn't matter if you're using key-based auth): seclists.org/oss-sec/2018/q3/1

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This thread seems like a perfect example of how NOT to treat OSS project maintainers, jeez. :flan_tired:

".. get this done"
"make it a priority"
"do you have a political agenda" "why has it taken so long .."

Who really thinks that it's okay to do that? I don't even care what the feature is. :flan_angry:

marc.info/?t=153410962300001&r

marc.info/?t=153412877700001&r

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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#librehardware #handhelds #unix #eelo / #e #scheme #löve2d #interactivefiction #rpg #nintendo #olderishanime #uspolitics #tokipona #socialism #anticorporatism #lgbtq #privacy #books #ethics #philosophy #religion

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Lots of new followers today. Thanks for making the effort to come here. If you'd like to find more people, search for words or hashtags of interest, find people who are talking about interesting things and follow the people they follow. Feel free to check out whom I follow as an example.

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there's so many videos on youtube which are like. some really obvious thing, that i thought everybody knew, yet someone is doing a video about it and millions of people are like "wow!". like they'll do a video called something like "cars: the history of cars" and all the comments will be like "wow!! i never knew that cars had 4 wheels. ive only seen maybe, 2 or 3 at a time, maximum. thanks for putting out this great, well-edited, well-researched content"

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I sometimes wonder what crazy magical things might happen if mastodon integrated RSS

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