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I wish I had the time and the disipline to reorganize my emacs config ala Sacha Chua

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Here's how it works on sourcehut:

You pay us the subscription fee of your choice and you get access to our services. We spend it on maintaining and upgrading the hardware, and paying for staff to handle development, operations, support, and on-call.

Because we don't take money from investors, we're only accountable to users, and if we aren't working in your interests, we lose our revenue. We are incentivized to work for you, not to generate a return.

Because we're running 100% free software, we're held accountable because anyone can take our shit and run it on their own servers, or even bootstrap a competing company using our own software. We've made it easy to run out out of business if we lose your trust.

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What the internet was like in the old days for a #developer.

Also important to understand where the #git "pull requests" comes from ;)


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It's finally here, teasing is over:

I'm excited to launch #keyoxide today!


#FOSS solution for easy encryption, signature verification and decentralized identity proofs!

I've been in favor of #DeleteKeybase but I never had something to offer as an alternative. Now I do :)

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Fighting racism is not unlike removing mold in the bathroom. You're wondering why it is there in the first place. You loathe wasting time for it. You have to protect yourself and yet be rigorous. Only wiping the surface is not enough, it will quickly resurface. And you have to constantly be on the watch thereafter, since it will likely come back.
But it has to be done, because it is toxic!
Also changing the environmental setting might helt. Dry it out.

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Hey fediverse!

I'm looking for some motivated computer programmers to learn and collaborate with.

I am the sole developer at my job, and the (mostly) sole developer for all of my side projects; and to be frank, I've been lonely.

My goals are to further study mathematics and computer programming fundamentals in order to become a true professional and not just some "guy who makes webapps". I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world.

Feel free to boost, dm, and share links.

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@screenless, the equivalent of your principles in computer music is going . Ditching the universal computer interface for dedicated synths and musical equipment. Some of these have no display at all, not even small ones and 'knob per function' is a thing. The modularity, and the limitations of a setup spur creativity. The haptics of the knobs encourage fiddling around, getting creative and simply enjoying the musical moment.

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Thinking about building a 4 chan stereo mixer in the likes of 4sum, but midi CC controlled. Maybe with a teensy and nice RGB LED rotary encoders.

A smallish device for hooking up Volcas, POs and small synths alike. Sending out a squar pulse with the midi clock for synchronizing would also be a nice feature.

Anyone interested in collaborating? Would be Open Hardware.

Looking forward to the safety ZFS and Zsys hopefully provide. Is it possible to roll back system stuff without rolling back user data?

Uninstalled Snap. Settling for Gnome base and shedding the inconsistent XFCE mashup that had built up on my desktop. Consistency over performance. Reducing mental clutter.

Re-setup my Thinkpad X1 Carbon gen5 with Ubuntu 20.04 ZFS option and installed Regolith desktop. Mi gusta mucho.
Had a Xubuntu i3 diy desktop up until now, luke smith style, but with much less love. It was lacking a lot of polish. Worked, but some kinks I was not able to iron out. Looking forward to the Regolith restart. Happy so far with what I see.

Anyone on lobste.rs willing to give me an invite? Would be much apprechiated.

Our 4yr old daughter found the childrens headphones I bought her for christmas. She was thrilled and told my wife: 'Look mom, dad is going to give me headphones as a present. Let's put them back so he won't notice I know. Don't tell him anything!'. Gold.

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What sets mastodon.host appart?

As a general instance, we are not centered on a specific theme, or a specific language. Everyone is welcome as long as they follow the few rules we have.

We always run the latest stable version of Mastodon, providing you a stock experience, with the following modifications:

  • 2048 character limit (not 500).
  • 512 character limits for the account's bio (not 160).
  • full column width (not fixed size).
  • more search results (20 instead of 5 per type of search).
  • Audio upload (not limited to videos only).
  • full text search of statuses (not restricted to searching tags and users).
  • trending tags are displayed on the main UI ( and a more complete view is available here)
  • boosts and replies are shown in the timelines (more complete view for everyone).
  • Your mastodon.host account is also a XMPP account (Federated Instant Messaging, take a look online to find a client and use your mastodon.host username and password to configure it, you can also use our online web client). Woohoo! two services in one!
  • We also have a very good view of the federation (our federated timeline gives you a more broad view of the Mastodon network than a 'normal' instance, there's a lot to read in a lot of languages).
  • We also host a Peertube instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • In the same vein, we host a Funkwhale instance for the convenience. Try it and let us know what you think !
  • If you want to be on a more quiet, moderated instance, or use another AP implementation, we host a Pleroma instance for the convenience. This is the same fediverse as with Mastodon, but with a different default UI and way more optimized backend. Try and see which one you prefer !
  • Now if you want a different UI, the stock mastodon one does not please you, you can check Pinafore.
  • We do also host for the convenience a video Conference server ( Jitsi Meet )
  • We have a mastodon relay for other instances to bootstrap their timelines: https://relay.mastodon.host

Although we are a medium+ sized instance, we'd like to keep the feeling that you are at home and safe here.