@kaniini It's basically a Facebook clone with 0 original thoughts in its design.

"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

I love this chart. It shows me which services were people using and how many times they've attempted to compromise my privacy in the last month.

really helps me deal with this boring dystopia we're living in.

There's this one house in Ulverstone, Tasmania that's had a Linux sign out the front for years. No context. Just chilling in the front yard. I have no idea why.

@ConnyDuck Do you accept any other non-Patreon mechanism for donations?

It doesn't seem like you can accept payments via LiberaPay at the moment.

@nutomic The trouble for him started when he disassociated himself from a "journalist" who was spreading nothing but conspiracy theories about the opposition protest, while failing to complete a coherent sentence.

She made up that she was threatened with beating by that comedian, the president got involved, the comedian called out the president for spreading a blatant lie, his show got cancelled by the new owner about two weeks later (the network was bought at the beginning of the month).

@nutomic The show itself is a pretty lousy humor (mostly dad jokes) and some interviews, and this is its last never-aired 90 min episode after 10 seasons.

While I'm usually not his fan, he gained my admiration with his speaking out. Some of the quotes from the never-aired episode: "I'm tired of lying to you that everything's normal in this country", "your freedoms are limited, the truths you hear are bended", "I was offered an unbelievably large amount of money to get off the air quietly".

Any sysadmin ready to host something icky and receive a spike in traffic?

Serbian government shut down a comedy show and the TV network decided not to air the last episode episode last night: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ve%C4%8D

Of course, it leaked, but it has been already removed from YouTube and DailyMotion.

One could say they've A/B tested the entire movie.

I would recommend against pirating the new Black Mirror film.

You really do need a Netflix account and a remote in your hand while watching it.

But damn it, world's first interactive film you can stream today is a Black Mirror film. How cool is that?

Note to :

On January 1st, the EU is launching 14 bug bounty programs for popular open source projects. (<-- this sentence really feels awesome to write)

VLC, KeePass, Notepad++, Filezilla and Drupal, just to name a few. juliareda.eu/2018/12/eu-fossa-

@charlag I just use Calibre with a few custom fields, most important of which is a simple boolean: Book Read (Y/N).

@ahanon It's one of those words I will never remember how to spell correctly.

In an attempt to simply the terminology in the fediverse, I propose we start referring to "instances" as "neighborhoods". Here's a short pitch:

Each neighborhood:
* Has its own set of rules.
* Has its own "guard" (sysadmin) that makes sure there are no incidents.
* Is usually (but not always) focused on a common theme.

You can send an update to:
1. A specific person.
2. Your own neighborhood.
3. Entire network.

IMO this proposal would make things about 30% easier to understand for newcomers.

@mjjzf @bikecurious @rysiek I would recommend you to try Nextcloud Social.

While Mastodon updates are mostly painless, they're not one-click-in-a-web-interface painless.

Both Nextcloud and its apps can be updated directly from the web interface, without touching the terminal. Nextcloud also gives you recommendations on how to secure it and offers an external security scanner to make sure you get it right.

Hey Mastodonians, #GNUSocial citizens and others! Gear up for tens of millions of Nextcloud users spread over several 100K servers who can now join the #fediverse in just one click!

Join the global social network!
nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-i
#mastodon #selfhosting #federation

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