Err, didn't want to mention it for all the follow-up toots, but ok.

Another change is I enabled follow requests for that account. I probably should have done that from the beginning here, but that ship has long since sailed. But on a new account I can just do it. :)

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@alex_m Since the single account option has won, that account will have both posts like I already had here, as well as posts like I have on twitter's alexm_personal account. So IRL stuff, video game stuff etc. I will try to use CWs for it, and follower-only posts for more personal stuff, so I think this can work better here than on Twitter, and most people I know manage it just fine with just one account.

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Announcement: following up from floss.social/web/@exalm/108193, I'm completely moving to a new account: @alex_m

This instance has been very good, and I don't really have problems with it. However, I kinda think a domain-specific instance doesn't suit me very well at this point so I picked a general purpose one this time. :)

I spent the last couple of days working on a library to store your secrets safely using either the Secret Service or the file backend (backed by the secrets portal, compatible with libsecret): crates.io/crates/oo7

Huge thanks to Sophie for implementing the file backend format, @maximiliano for handling the encrypted sessions.

What should the @gnome Foundation do with its instant messaging platform? Use IRC? @matrix? Both?

Our community has spoken, and the result is pretty clear!

blog.ergaster.org/post/2022042

So in light of floss.social/web/@exalm/108132, I made a new account on mastodon.online. Not telling the name yet, so people don't follow it right away.

So, a poll. Should I keep this account for GNOME stuff and use that one for personal stuff (basically twitter.com/alexm_personal) or should I move completely and use it for everything?

Not including "use the current account for everything" because e.g. I didn't have follow requests enabled and so I'm not super comfortable posting personal stuff here.

2/2

Turns out the date was supposed to be 15th and not 25th though. I misread it when creating a reminder.

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Where is the @gnome Foundation even going?

I wrote this post to shed some light on a programme the Foundation wants to conduct, how it will impact the GNOME Project, and how the contributors can help shaping it.

blog.ergaster.org/post/2022042

So we finally have entry rows in Libadwaita as of about 10 minutes ago. :)

Fedi is the most strange thing in the world.

On normal social media, you write a message and people just ignore it forever.

Here, you write a message, it stays ignored for 1 or 2 years, and then all of a sudden, for no reason, with no explanation, someone finds it somehow, boosts it, and it gets 200 likes and 120 boosts.

What the fuck.

I'm sure someone will boost this message in 2021 or 2022.
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Nice, Telegram can support the fd.o dark style preference now. Unfortunately it's opt-in and buried deep in settings.

Also while it's nice and smooth transitioning light->dark, it lags and skips the whole animation the other way around. Looks like the chat background is to blame.

I have finally got around making a new release of Authenticator, here is a very quick summary of what changed: Encrypted backups, shell search provider, camera portal for QR scanning instead of going through gstreamer and a lot of bug fixes

✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️

Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":

👉️ contrachrome.com

Subtitle: How #Google‘s browser became a threat to #privacy and #democracy.

Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!

Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊

And if you do, please spread the word! :boost_ok:

#BoostsWelcome
#comic #comics

Another option would be to just post those things onto this account, but I'm not sure it would be interesting to a lot of people. (3/3)

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In light of a certain clown wanting to buy the birdside, I've been wondering if it should have a counterpart on fedi as well, but not sure what instance that should be. Does anyone know an appropriate instance for this? I kinda find it difficult to choose one as most are either regional or domain-specific.

I'm not gonna use a regional one because there isn't one that would fit me, and domain-specific ones just mean locking yourself down into writing about specific topic again. (2/3)

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