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Evan @darth_mall@vis.social

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Friendly reminder: this isn't Twitter.

If you're mad about something? Use a content warning.

If you want to write a long post? Use a content warning.

Don't share screenshots of toots that make you mad, and don't follow people that make you mad.

You've left the swirling fire vortex of rage birdsite created to keep investors and advertisers happy. Live free! Live well πŸ‘

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Also, just dropping 'jokes' or cheeky hot takes into someone's mentions, when you two are not familiar, is also not a great way to engage with people. It is borderline trolling bc it so annoying.

Thing is, it's 2018. A lot of us have been on social media for a few years now. If you don't know this by now, then you need to watch and learn. Which is what I did when I first got here. And what I did w Birdland.

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Interesting read about how open source software is not achieving its goal, and is aiding the imbalanced distribution of money into the hands of large companies. Original toot by @phiofx


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Want to find your Twitter friends on Mastodon?

There's an easy-to-use tool that does just that:


Please spread the word, it may make new users feel more welcome on here πŸ‘

(via @renatolond )

#DeleteTwitter #Mastodon #Twitter

Alright. Although there is a lot that I find appealing about a) using open source software and b) keeping my design files in a non-proprietary format, Inkscape just crashes on me too much with these non-specific internal errors when I'm doing basic stuff.

I think it's back to Figma for me. 😞

Wow. Inkscape is a lot buggier than I remember it being.

It seems that my background check cleared. πŸ˜… So starting Monday I'll be working on sos.noaa.gov 😁

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what if the real distributed social network was the friends we made along the way?
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Hey #Fediverse. When you post pictures, please please please with puppies on top fill in that description box for the visually impaired. You will be helping us out tremendously. We want to enjoy your pictures as much as others do. You don't have to write a novel, but just fill in some details.

Thanks with much love:
A Blind Dude

Oh, and a proper ellipsis. None of this "three periods" bullshit. 😣 (Look at those double primes masquerading as quotation marks; mocking me.)

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Did you know you can browse #DrmFree eBooks directly on Kobo?

(They seem to have buried the link nowadays, but it still works)






To get your local version, click on any of the links above and choose your country and language at the top of the screen (where the flag is).

(via @damko@diasp.org)

See also DRM-free Kobo search:


#DeleteAmazon #eBooks #Books

I've been using Windows almost exclusively for probably a month now, maybe more, and the thing that I am finding the most frustrating is my inability to enter unicode characters. I'm so accustomed to having a compose key for entering en- and em-dashes and controlling quotes vs. primes. πŸ˜–

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Big ISPs aren't using their enormous tax cut windfalls to improve things for their customers.
Instead, they’re leaving rural America to languishβ€”even after being deregulated at the federal level. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/larg

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If you're an instance admin, you might want to block 101010.pl entirely. They seem to be hiding a JavaScript crypto miner on their site: functional.cafe/@phoe/10054494

Does anyone know if there are alternatives available for getting books for my Kindle besides Amazon? The only other store I’ve found is for Kobo, but that’s for their ereaders only.

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If your "excuse" for dismissing another person's diet is because of "flavor", delete your message and think again. And then don't.

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✌ @Reading@twitter.com "Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy" ing.am/p/52Ph