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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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Nifty free software news: the imaging software used by the Event Horizon Telescope, which was able to record the first
picture of a black hole, is licensed under the GPLv3! #blackhole #copyleft https://u.fsf.org/2sm
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Attached are some older pictures of blackholes that predate the one released today, they are real, not simulations. Enjoy.

Just a reminder. Today's "first-ever" picture of a blackhole is not the first-ever. We have countless pictures of blackholes. This is just the first time we have been able to resolve the event horizon such that it takes up more than a single pixel. But like with all blackholes the blackhole itself is invisible and all you can see is the gravitational lensing around it. Something we have had for decades now.

It isnt the first ever photo of a blackhole, it is just the highest resolution of a blackhole we have.

#science #NASA #Blackhole

RT @chrismartenson@twitter.com

Here, we can see the impacts of falling auto sales, retail slump, and slumping Ind Pro.
Wait. No we can't.
All we can see is the effects of the most recent $1 trillion money-dump by the central banks.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/chrismartenson/sta

I've just released Converse.js 4.2.0.
Lots of bugfixes included, including a few OMEMO ones from the Berlin sprint.


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does anyone have a simple manual on #XMPP for the people who don't even know how email works? with a FAQ on questions like "can I use my email", etc?

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Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

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Stanza encryption: wiki.xmpp.org/web/Stanza_encry

Just a motivational wiki page for now, but its a start, so maybe tomorrow we can come up with a poc or something.

I'm at the Berlin sprint, working on improving OMEMO support for Converse.js.

There are over 20 people here and we're testing OMEMO encryption interoperability across 12 different clients.

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TIL there are browser plugins to simulate what colorblind people see in a webpage and hopefully make your websites more accessible

e.g. addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

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whats up i have a new project!!

📺 default filename tv 📺

is a youtube tv website that only cues videos that never had their filenames changed out of the camera

they've got a vibe and i love watching them, maybe you will too:


(also great for obliterating youtube's watch data profile on you)

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the GRUB manual contains the phrase "We hope that you enjoy using GNU GRUB as much as we did writing it." which is either rather nice or extremely threatening

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We're on Mastodon! A big thanks to Fosstodon for the help! We'll be posting updates and news about LibreOffice, along with tips and tricks for using the software.

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This month's XMPP newsletter contains links to all the XMPP-related talks given at FOSDEM:


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