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Updated the emojis on my profile to announce that, as of yesterday, I'm now a @debian maintainer! One step towards becoming a developer.

Everyone's been super friendly and helpful, I'm looking forward to writing about my experience (and writing a Rosetta Stone comparing the terminologies and processes of and )

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Why I'm deleting my account, and how people can migrate to the and even still follow people on the old site.

This post is day 20 of my challenge

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I implore any group using to consider switching to @matrix for public (unencrypted) and private () chats, and services (Mastodon, Pleroma, etc) for announcements. And Discourse.

Today I learned about a new and improved Pomodoro-technique:


You first make a 25 Minute break and then try to work on something for at least 5 minutes (and if you happen to get into a flow, you might as well continue)

Updated LKMPG to kernel 5.18.14.

It could be said that I am doing the work of BigTech for them. Any of the Linux Foundation members could just hire someone to maintain a book about kernel modules with up to date examples and it wouldn't even make a ding in their profits. But of course they won't do that, and would prefer knowledge about the kernel to be obscure.

Fedora has been real nice on my Thinkpad during the month I have used it.

I guess I'll be staying here for a while


top posting

OK, now that I've got your attention with a controversial topic, can someone point me at a post on whether or not top posting is an advantage for those who depend on screen readers?

I have seen posts over the years that top posting with context is much easier for screen readers

In a web search I'm getting a guides to make a web site accessible or ads for services. I'm glad to see enthusiasm for accessibility, but web site optimization doesn't address mailing list etiquette

3rd party cookies and trackers are like if you agree to meet someone for lunch and without telling you they invite a bunch of random strangers to also join you for lunch and the strangers keep licking your plate and searching your pockets



I often hear Americans & rich brits justify buying oversized, polluting vehicles by claiming they need them because they live in the "countryside".

I call bullshit, Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce, the Citroen C15⬇


How does this cat have its life together so much more than I do mine

if you overload microsoft.​com with requests, that's an MS-DOS

:covid19: With calls for relaxing protections in , there is a moral urgency to protect all students and staff, including those who are most vulnerable.

⚠️ Kids are twice as likely to develop heart and kidney problems after . Covid protections keep kids, staff, and families, and communities safe.

💡 This toolkit can help schools and parents make the right decisions:

delisting one of my fediverse ID 

I've delisted my account from my @keyoxide proof -

TL;DR - will write about it - but suffice it to say I prefer the company of people who can engage in civil discussions without namecalling and banning (while hiding behind anonymous fictional characters)

On the right to repair 

It seems to me that if we actually paid the full ecological cost of the electronics we choose to buy, nobody would tolerate electronics that could not be repaired. In which case there would be no need to separately enforce a right to repair.

pandemic, cons 

asiabsdcon is going meatspace next year? :flan_worried:

✨ Android + Pixelfed

We haven't forgot about Android users!

We're putting the finishing touches on our app before the iOS beta release and will do our best to release the android version as soon as possible! #pixelfed

Good news! #Guix10Years talks will be recorded *and* live-streamed!

Many thanks to Nicolas Dandrimont of the Debian video team and to Leo Famulari of Guix for making this happen.

Ooh, another use case for using containers for specific development workflows (apart from keeping the host clean of unnecessary packages): you can `sudo config --system`

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