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*all the things you're not interested in anymore. I usually "overfollow" when joining a network — to get things going and finding my community. But at one point it's important to clean up. No use following people for the "nostalgia" or for some imagined obligation. Unfollow ≠ unfriending.

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Quarterly reminder: unsubscribe from all the things!

Zuckerfest in der Nachbarschaft und ein „besorgter Bürger“ möchte sich mit mir über die laute (arabische) Musik aufregen. Mhh, ich weiß genau, worauf du hinaus willst. Nein, danke! 🙄

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Gibt es eigentlich klassische Wetterstationen welche sich trotzdem auch maschinell auslesen lassen, und zwar ohne Cloud? Meine Google-Skills scheinen da gerade etwas ungenügend. Ob per WLAN, ZigBee, USB oder was anderes ist mir sogar egal.

Grund ist, dass ich in der Autonomie der Station durchaus einen Mehrwert sehe und die Kompatibilität mit der besseren Hälfte so auch steigt, doppelte Sensorik aber auch irgendwie affig ist.

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@fabian These allegations are false, and have also been refuted by the Swiss public prosecutor. You can find more details here:

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I can't remember who I saw post this yesterday but I think it's a really interesting idea; and something that's worth taking into consideration. I think becoming a 'dark forest' is kinda necessary in some ways; but that we still need outreach and bridges to pull people across from the major social networks etc.

#fediverse #decentralisation #birdsite

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What are people's feelings about the #FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) these days? There was some controversy when they canceled the Fellowship in 2017 (?), but I haven't really followed the debate or been able to form my own opinion.

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«ProtonMail behauptet fälschlicherweise, vom BÜPF ausgenommen zu sein, wirbt zu Unrecht mit dem "strengen Schweizer Datenschutzgesetz" und verharmlost den Überwachungsstaat in der Schweiz» –


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Back when the GNU project was starting, among the first things they rewrote as Free Software were:
- text editor / IDE (Emacs)
- assembler, linker, and compiler
- make

IOW, they made tools that they needed to further develop Free Software without relying on proprietary tools.

They wanted their project to be self-hosting.

Nowadays, we have more free software than ever, but we develop it using github and Discord...

I know, separation of concerns etc., but I replaced Templates with the much more flexible Jinja2 again. Good that these are (almost) first-class citizen in Django nowadays. 🐍

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Not sure if something like this exists yet, I haven't looked too far into it, but it would be really nice to have a FOSS app for advanced timers/alarms.

I've been using "Clock" from F-Droid but it doesn't seem to support timers that go off every x minutes, or setting an alarm relative to the current time (i.e. six hours from now).

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People who share a calendar or events with a significant other: how do you actually do it?

Do you subscribe to each other's 'personal' calendar to see events? Do you collaborate on a single calendar? Invite each other to events the other should be aware of?

Jess and I have tried a variety of these solutions with mixed results. Subscribed calendars sometimes disappear, shared events sometimes disappear.

We're both on Apple devices but she's on gCal because of work. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

First bunch of talks I watched were all of very high quality and information density. Thanks & congrats to all the folks involved in this great event! 👍 🐍

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I gave a talk at #PyCon2019 about #mastodon, #activitypub, and how to use it with #python. And why you might want to! The video is up now:

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Łukasz Langa on the Black formatter for code. The talk goes into some detail on concrete syntax trees & Black's implementation of formatting, which may be too esoteric if you're just interested in using Black, but wraps up with some brief tips on usage.

I think ’s new feature (obfuscating nsfw-ish images in a colorful very blurry fashion) is a pretty good idea – and works well in this first iteration (the best setting might be debatable).

Does somebody not like it? Are there any objective arguments against it?

Who else is using it?

Are there other use-cases besides the stated one?

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⚠️ highly subjective, from my POV as a lazy consumer ⚠️

Sign of a good/successful blog/podcast/youtube chan: a low meta-to-content ratio.
If you are talking about plans, schedules, experiments, past missteps, future promises etc. more often than delivering actual content, you are probably going to “fail” (whatever that means, right?)
Sure, feel free to start something, and don’t care if you might fail. (But don’t ask for Patreon support after your second 500 word blog post, please.)

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