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"looks like the cat's out of the bag" good. they deserve to be free. why are you putting cats in bags in the first place? shame on you

It worries me that the free software community gets the "how" for making GPL-licensed federated equivalents to popular web services, but they rarely understand the "why".

This is evidenced when new services pop up with poor/missing moderation controls and no ability for users to downloading & migrate their data.

If users who don't or can't self-host are expected to swap one unaccountable group for another, and the community is no better, then there is no benefit to them for making the switch.

gnu image processor stuff, unintentional bdsm :/ 

This fake Jaws 19 trailer from the Back to the Future II 30th anniversary blu-ray is pretty great. It recaps all 18 of the Jaws movies that came before 19.

Yesterday I received my #Librem5 from @purism! Today I had fun with it, here are some photos:
- the default applications
- the Fractal @matrix client
- the Komikku webcomic reader
- the terminal application

2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

@claudiom New Android 10 update for the 6T, BTW.

(I'm in Germany, and it supposedly rolls out here first for whatever reason. So, if you don't have it already, you should have it soon. Hopefully.)

optical illusion 

I think the three R's (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) are missing a critical fourth R. (Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle)

hermit crabs evolved bubble sort for trading shells 🦀

As there's a gooey version of Luigi called Gooigi, is there a Wagooigi? (Or is gooey Waluigi… Goowaigi?)

And there's gotta be a Gooario too, right?


Just opened a #peertube account graciously hosted at
You can follow us at @lgm

The plan is to import all past Libre Graphics Meeting recordings over there and make them available right from the #fediverse.

Me, today, at my desk: PS4 remote app on phone, navigating to No Man's Sky, hitting options, "Check for update".

(I'd like the update already downloaded and installed when I have time to play.)

(BTW: The "Synthesis" update hasn't arrived for PS4, yet.)

If you haven't listened to Mouth Moods or any other of Neil Cicierega's music yet, quickly visit and download the albums (for free). Or find them on various music services.

The albums are comedic mashups, all very well done.

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Mouth Moods is a secret masterpiece of sampling/remix culture; in this essay I will etc etc

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