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I appreciate Substack and what it represents as a platform that democratizes content while respecting writers.

But the fact of the matter is, its lack of customization will hurt it over time.

I wrote about this topic here: t.co/p6fuvXo7V3

at this point i’m just waiting for google to remove downloads entirely

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ActivityPub can be confusing and/or hard to test or develop against.

I started a new side project called FediDB to help Pixelfed and other implementations debug federation issues.

It will be launching soon, need to test DMs and Federated Stories in Pixelfed 😅

I'm eager to work with other projects on this!

#activitypub #federation #pixeldev #fediverse #mastodon #pleroma #anfora #peertube #pixelfed #funkwhale #honk #gnusocial

A few of us are working to restart the Tech Workers Coalition newsletter. We published our first issue yesterday: news.techworkerscoalition.org/

As the issue says: "Learning about how we’re all connected and building relationships to make positive change across the industry is a slow but necessary process."

Join us!

Just discovered Chronus today. What a lucky find! Reminded me a little bit of The Mute Gods and Volbeat for sure, but some reviewer had the foresight that influences of the good old Ghost are also clearly apparent.

I mean, like the OLD Ghost band, before all that royalties and face-reveal drama happened. Which is just as well, since I don't think the pre-Prequelle Ghost sound is ever coming back, and that was a shame.

Until today, of course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7zO6r4ZoY

#metal #music

Surveillance capitalists, Lord of the Rings 

open-source low-cost ventilator (covid)(pls boost) 

DIY tech project question, please boost 

[BOT POST] ranting about trotskyism again 

Even more #free as in #gratis stuff from #GOG:
gog.com/game/spring_sale_goodi
* Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - #Soundtrack (#mp3, #flac)
* Neverwinter Nights: Darkness Over Daggerford - Soundtrack (mp3, flac)
* #NeverwinterNights: Premium Adventures - Soundtrack (mp3) * #Pathfinder: #Kingmaker - Artbook
* #ShadowTactics: #BladesOfTheShogun - #Artbook
* #Frostpunk, Children of Morta, Moonlighter - #wallpapers and #avatars

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food assistance 

We're happy to announce that the #PinebookPro is back in stock at our webstore! This batch will come with @ManjaroARM @kde Edition preinstalled -- this brings the mainline Linux kernel to the Pinebook Pro as default. Expected delivery worldwide in May.

If the website fails to load, please don't F5 our server out of existence! Wait a bit and try again -- this is a large batch, there will be units available for quite some time

An orangutan named Fu Manchu was inducted in to the American Association of Locksmiths because he fashioned a lockpick out of a piece of wire and kept escaping from his enclosure at the San Diego Zoo. Apparently, once he'd get the door open, he'd take his entire family over to the elephant enclosure and hang out in a tree, relaxing and watching the pachyderms.

just fyi: the eff has set up a template for telling your representatives that the EARN IT act is bad (if you're in the US ofc)
https://act.eff.org/action/protect-our-speech-and-security-online-reject-the-graham-blumenthal-bill

To anyone who is considering rushing to the nearest grocery store to buy the entire goddamned aisle of bread, canned vegetables and beans, frozen food, paper towel, toilet rolls, etc., please consider:

1. You are manufacturing your own artificial food and supplies shortages.

2. You are screwing over people who cannot afford to buy 3 months worth of food and supplies at one time like low income families and the elderly.

3. Washing hands with soap and warm water is better than hand sanitizer.

Something always has to break first, in order to be revised.

Trump: "1,700 Google engineers are working on a Corona virus site."

Google: "Uuuhm, actually: no!"

Trump: "It’s going to be very quickly done, unlike websites of the past!"

Google; "Seriously, we're not..."

Trump: "They have made tremendous progress!"

Google: "WTF, NO!"

forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/

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