Pinned toot

Hi there! I'm moving here from @silmathoron that I'll keep as an alt, mostly (tbh) because server issues have been ongoing for months, but also because I think a smaller instance that is closer to my interests might be better.
(I was new to the fediverse when i chose mcloud as my instance so that was not the most educated choice).

I'm , interested in (surprise!) and socio-environmental challenges, but also in culture and language.


What wellness is marketed as:
-Body lotions
-Fancy juices

What wellness ACTUALLY looks like:
-Health care coverage
-Access to therapy
-Walkable cities
-Green spaces
-Living wages
-Paid time off
-Physical activity
-Close knit communities

I might have contributed to the "toot" pile-on and I feel it got a bit out of hand. Not feeling great about it.

To be very clear, the PR in question renames stuff in code, but does not change the UI. "Toot!" button remains:

There is a mention that there might be a conversation about it later, which is what (re)started the whole controversy now.

It's fine to shitpost 👀 a bit and have one's wordplay-related fun, but when it starts feeling like a pile-on, that's uncool.

A reminder that #HorizonZeroDawn has just gotten a temporary 100% discount in #Sony's #PlayAtHome campaign for the #PS4 and #PSVR.
You can claim it now for #free at (even when you don't have a #PlayStation 4 or 5). Offer lasts till May 15th 2021, 3am UTC.

A list of other #games currently free-to-claim can be found at
For example: #Abzu, #EnterTheGungeon, #Subnautica and #Rez Infinite.

#Gratis #GratisGames #FreeGames #gaming #PlayStationGaming

Hi I'm looking for work again

Notable experience: I wrote the Mastodon documentation and I help manage Pixelfed


Looking for documentation, technical writing, could also do Github issue triage or junior programming, project/product management

Can be either a permanent role or a temporary contract thing

🐧 I'm one of the Guest of Honor at Penguicon 2021! 🎉 I'll participate to talks and I'll also give a Krita workshop. You can find more information here:

#penguicon #penguicon2021 #krita

Try out our new #ReproducibleBuilds support! All signature types are supported The "fdroid build" CI job on app merge requests will run a complete test and give rapid results before sending it to the production buildserver.

Initiative to ban mass biometric surveillance in EU

European citizens campaign to prohibit biometric mass surveillance practices

This is one of the few posts I put publicly and I ask for a Boost!

If you are from EU or you know EU people, it could be interesting.
This is not an usual random web petition, this is an official ECI (European citizens initiative)


We are now automatically scanning apps for API Key Identifiers like #GoogleAnalytics' ga_trackingId that are used to enable tracking APIs. If your app includes these, it will be marked with the `Trackers` Anti-Feature. To fix that, either remove the tracking API Key entirely or move it out of the build flavor used by F-Droid.

🚨 Important: starting July 15, 2021, Tor will no longer support v2 onion services. If you are a site administrator, you must upgrade to v3 onion services. Here is the full deprecation timeline:

If you decide to move to another instance on Mastodon, you can take your followers, follows and other data with you.

Here's how to take your followers to your new instance:

Here's how to take your follows, mutes, blocks etc to your new instance:

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

Show thread is a search engine for #PeerTube #video and channels

Don't miss the "Filter" button that leads to advanced search based on duration, license, tags...

Example: here are some clips we published and tagged "purple":

On you will also find links and info about joining a Peertube instance to host your videos, or creating your own instance

#software #decentralization #broadcasting #stream

Someone in the #gemini Matrix room just posted this: it's a fantastic 'getting started' intro for non-tech people.

Librem 14 Begins Shipping

"We set out on a multi-year journey to build our dream laptop—the Librem 14—and today that dream is reality and is shipping."

#Librem14 #privacy #freedom

Hey Europeans, there's a European citizens initiative going round right now for universal/unconditional basic income.

The deadline has just been extended to the start of May.

Be cool if you signed it!

🙌 Thank you 🙌 to everyone contributing to a lively discussion just now on #ActivityPub for Administrations! And especially thank @redchrision for the clear presentation 👍

Important points were raised, on how to engage with citizens as an institution, what moderating capabilities the #fediverse offers, possible administrative limitations to self-hosting / moderating. The next webinar April 26th 10 am CEST delves deeper into ActivityPub with co-author @cwebber ->

"The matrix: URI scheme has just been officially accepted (safelisted) into the HTML standard!" - one important step to become widely accepted standard. Let's see how long until browsers actually support it. #matrix

The negative impact of global heating on agriculture has wiped out the gains due to technological advances over the last 60 years 🌍🥵🔥🌿🥀

Whilst there's certainly a debate to be had about what sort of farming we need, what's beyond doubt is we are putting the ability of humanity to feed ourselves at risk by our current emissions trajectory.


UBI Europa

I believe we need UBI.

It’s one of the few policy proposals I’ve seen in many years that has the option to make live drastically better and safer for millions of citizens. #texts #politics

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