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My other fediverse accounts:

social.gl-como.it/profile/valh my main account, on a community-hosted instance of friendica. Sometimes it has long posts.

pixelfed.social/valhalla pixelfed, where I post WIP and just-finished pictures of the crafts I'm currently working on.

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I swear sometimes I feel like when I use Free / Libre Open Source Software it's like getting a hug from an entire community.

From today's wikipedia anniversaries: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Heral a ferry called Herald of Free Enterprise capsized because both the ship and the procedures were designed to maximize profit at the expense of safety.

how sadly appropriate…

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Imagine living in a city where every passage has a door that is difficult to open, because by doing it you do some work for the owner of that little piece infrastructure. And of course new fences and walls pop up all the time, because they create more opportunities for monetization.

Would you like to live there, or would you rather continue to pay taxes, so that the city can be maintained without such inventions, and everyone has equal access to everything without having to do extra work?

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PSA for schools: Google is not your friend. Google does not want to help you learn. Google collects data on your students and they have no option to opt-out. You sign contracts on their behalf that sign their data away to massive companies who have no accountability. Attending public school is not a choice, and you should not force students to use spyware without their explicit consent. You should not base entire classes on proprietary spyware.

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@big_chip I new a guy that named all of his servers after elements from the periodic table.

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After a bit more than one year since I finished, I finally posted the pattern and instructions for my backpack.

This was my first big #MYOG project, and I've been using it almost daily as my “handbag”. www.trueelena.org/clothing/pro… #sewing
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whatever you clever web kids are doing lately to break such esoteric browser features as "the arrow keys make the page go up and down" and "the Home and End keys work", i wish you would kindly reconsider.

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TIL there is such a thing as (International Correspondence Writing Month).

Now wondering if I want to participate…

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PSA, doodle.com alternative Show more

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Only 2 days left to get Conservancy to their fundraising goal and they're SO CLOSE sfconservancy.org/

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Just 4 more days to help us meet our challenge grant and to have your financial support for our work to build a diverse, community-driven, free software future be doubled -- we are so close, thanks everyone! sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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random PSA apropos nothing:

it is entirely possible for someone to have been in a shitty situation with toxic people and for that person to also be a toxic person

there is no wrong in getting the fuck away from them

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@clacke As I get older I feel more strongly that one should not idolize people, regardless of how great they seem. Idols seem to always disppoint. Also, it's unfair to require humans to be super-humanly good in every way, just because they're good in one way.

If someone does something excellent, appreciate them for that, but don't assume they're excellent in every other way. If they happen to also do, or have done, something bad, condemn that, in a proportional and just amount.

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Now that I have an ebook reader I can go through all of the huge backlog of things I've bought from storybundle, right?

Oh, this harry potter fiction I had been reading has been completed, at ~600k words, let's download it on the reader… together with the first part (500+k words) that I have already read, but is nice to read again before the rest…

What can possibly go wrong?

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