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As a new year is coming, hopefully we can turn it into one where the free software community and #FOSS is becoming stronger and able to address the many struggles we face.

We must continue to fight our fight for software #freedom and towards a better world in general.

I'll post this article that highlights some of our great challenges, and want to say that I'm hopeful we're able to overcome them eventually.

Particularly on #Fediverse when we practice #SocialCoding ..

gavinhoward.com/2021/12/is-it-

tbh looking for a new distro. hmmmmm. already did the whole Arch thing. currently on Manjaro. all of the above please :ablobcatcry:

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the knowledge that "-ing" used to be a regular patronymic suffix in old english has led me to the subsequent realization that "duckling" could mean "son of duck" and i find it hard to deal with this

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Youre telling me Im meant to take Esperanto seriously when the common greeting has the words 'Fart Ass'
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One of the worst aspects of capitalism is that it's often much cheaper to prevent crises but we don't because there's cost involved. If the crisis never happened, we don't measure that as a success in terms of resources, and those prevention costs become "inefficiencies"

mainstream social media really do be fabricating notifications so I check their app. nevermore!

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being on the fedi is somewhat like witchcraft because sometimes you talk to animals
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How many apps are installed on your phone? (not counting pre-installed ones)

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Stop making things that you think people want and just make the things you enjoy making.

People want that thing more, they don't really know what they want.

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We created technologies called "peer to peer" and they were great. But technocrats made whatever they could to kill that because once you take out the man in the middle, people can share anything - even without paying, can you imagine!

People instantly used it to share all the files they always wanted to but couldn't, so companies not only didn't want it but they straight up panicked. Piracy! Got to kill it and fast.

So now we have this cloud bullshit and the future is looking even worse.

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all foss packages sound ridiculous and made-up

% brew update
Updated 1 tap (homebrew/core).
==> Updated Formulae
cromwell jello rollup terrahub

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#TIL that in #Git you can do `--simplify-by-decoration` when using `git log` with `--graph`, so:

git log --graph --oneline --simplify-by-decoration

This will show only those commits as a graph that have a decoration on them (e.g. a branch, tag etc.), so you get a really nice condensed view of your repo without all the "intermediate" commits.

Really handy, if you want to see at a glance which branch is ahead of others, for example.

#GitTips

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back in my days we used to look out of actual windows. i'm having none of this ”windows” ”outlook” shit

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omnivore 

well its been a couple of years but im quitting pesce to eat any kind of meat again. im a big guy with a small appetite so its been hard getting enough protein with a restricted diet.

put a decent dent in my lifetime meat consumption at least. -2-4%? not bad. when im past my prime i may return to vegetarianism. tbf ill probs be priced out of meat consumption in a few years anyway.

if you eat meat remember to be grateful to the sacrificed

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Today is Finland Independence Day, so... PERKELE my northern brethren. May your country be cold, drunk and forever strong!

@hj

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Fediverse, what are some small, manageable, easy everyday things that the average person can do to help end billionaires

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