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We're happy to announce our new GNOME Inclusion and Diversity Team! Click the link below to learn more about this new team and their goals

blogs.gnome.org/engagement/201

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Not a fan of RT but I do respect Hedges greatly and this interview with Lowkey is brilliant.

Ironic you would never see this in Russian on domestic TV.

"Wreckage of imperialism & neoliberalism with rapper, Lowkey"

rt.com/shows/on-contact/465235

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Pixelfed will be a year old in a few days.

I'm a high school dropout that has never taken any CS or computer classes.

Web development is just a hobby of mine, I work in the auto industry.

I'm so proud of this project, I never would have imagined that I could make something like this.

Thank you for helping me realize credentialism isn't so important as you think. ❤️ :pixelfed:

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Much easier than regulating to break up Facebook, just regulate to force them to make an API for us to get data in and out. We can break them up ourselves once we have that.

They used to have one, and IndieWeb was doing pretty well with that until FB decided to turn it off. Now *that's* monopolistic behaviour and anti-trust.

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RT @dominucco@twitter.com

My son asked me what I am doing told him Im installing @elementary@twitter.com and he asked if it was Apple, I said no “my friend Cassidy.” He wa so excited at the idea of software by “friends”. This is how we get #FOSS to the next gen @CassidyJames@twitter.com @ChrisLAS@twitter.com @wespayne@twitter.com @carlrichell@twitter.com #linux

🐦🔗: twitter.com/dominucco/status/1

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Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.

Free and ethical technology use denounces such crony nepotism oppressing individuals from practicing technological liberties and hacker culture. Please consider using sourcehut.org/ as your new host for your projects. Sourcehut is 100% libre, composable, Javascript-free, and does not track you at all!

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Paying fines for corruption in 4 countries now... but of course it's not Microsoft's fault. newsweek.com/microsoft-hungary Things that make you go "yeah, right, whatever."

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The darkest of UX patterns. Interrupt what people actually want to see (their feed) with a thing that sounds like it’s good, with a big obvious blue button that will make it go away, while uninformed users are actually “opting in” to invasive, privacy-destroying tracking.

RT @chrismlacy@twitter.com

Is this a question? Because it doesn't seem like I'm able to say "no".

🐦🔗: twitter.com/chrismlacy/status/

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Just installed @elementary on new laptop. I must say it's far closer to what I'm expecting from a desktop OS than Ubuntu! At least no purple backgrounds and icons look better.
However my feeling is that if was 25 now I would still probably start a new Linux distro 😅

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Replacing openSSL with Rustls can improve execution time, memory usage, and security! zdnet.com/article/a-rust-based

The potential performance improvements will probably motivate adoption even in C/C++ programs.

Has anyone successfully engaged/petitioned their local city council or similar municipality to get a presence in the ? I feel like I miss out on a lot of important local news and information because I don't participate in centralised, corporate controlled social media.

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If you're looking for an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly alternative to Microsoft's Skype, you might want to try Jami:

jami.net/

You can also follow them on here at:

@Jami

It's free, open and distributed, and available for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux.

It has no servers, calls are connected directly peer-to-peer over an encrypted connection.

#Jami #Skype #Alternatives #VOIP #DeleteMicrosoft

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tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism 

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@switchingsocial looking for something like strava but FOSS and privacy-preserving (ideally, self-hosting instead of posting tracks to someone else's server) - any recommendations? I know there are many apps that record a gpx trail, interested to hear what actually works well in practice. Android for preference

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Just a personal instance for me to connect to the Fediverse :)