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"[free software is] free as in 'free puppies', not 'free beer'. Adopting open source solutions, like adopting a puppy, involves some time spent on care and feeding."

, found this passage yesterday while reading Trevor Owens's "the theory and craft of digital preservation" and I won't stop thinking about it for a while, probably

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anyone else feel like sometimes art just sort of develops inside you without your permission or help and then like, forces its way out like projectile vomit?

@flancian yes. Mastodon is a river. I don't see it being useful for longer, deeper interactions, but for spreading packets of information through a larger network in a more ephemeral way.

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I am really rather surprised no one is talking about #RCS #UniversalProfile here on the fediverse. It is a mainstream attempt at huge scale federation across the world and they already have an implementation of E2EE (well the google goons do at least)

I assume the whole standard is probably horrid and based on some asinine XML or something but regardless people should be talking about it here since its in our "federated territory" or whatever you want to call it

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I'm really happy to share that I've transfered the #ForkAwesome project to a group of very passionate individuals. Thanks to their patience and motivation, there is a future for set of #Icons that grew so important for a lot of people in the #floss community. Special thanks to @douginamug who made this transition process so smooth and for driving the community. Follow the project at @forkawesome and on

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Hello #fediverse ๐Ÿ‘‹

Well, it isn't Hello, World because we've been around since February 2018 thanks to @xuv.

But now, we're here as a project. We are slowly taking shape as a true community-run project. We'll post updates about our progress here.

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the fossil power and fuel industry, as well as their regulatory partners in government, would like to thank you for getting very mad at #bitcoin instead.

@onlmaps @mpjgregoire interesting, although I'd really like to see the key/index

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@dsfgs no hate, only interoperable love.

I'm chatting on the Commonmark forum, and wanted to get a feeling for the state of play in markdown

Very Important Question ๐Ÿ˜‰

In markdown, when writing headings, do you use

setext style


## atx style

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This is why we shouldn't consider the "crypto movement" as an all around coherent political one. They are literally describing what is the left wing position as if it's the center

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