Hey, some real talk: I’ve realized lately that I’ve been very burned out. It wasn’t from my coworkers or company, who are all awesome, but with the sheer amount of unpredictable work landing in my inbox every single day. Make a plan for the week? Hah, no! Here’s some stuff you have to deal with *right now*! Make a plan for the day? Oh look, all your coworkers are blocked doing stuff until you fix a thing! Make a plan for 5 minutes from now? β€œHey, got time for a quick Zoom?”

Me: Do the dishes, please.
Noah: I'll try.
Me. Do or do not! Th... wait, scratch that. Do.
Noah: Okay, 'Yodad'.

Having experienced the frustration of trying to to use Western Union for international payments, I'm overjoyed to see drinking their milkshake.


Apparently, on Facebook, advising people to learn more about Mastodon is "spam". πŸ™„

Don't worry if you pick the wrong instance, because you can move your Mastodon account from one instance to another. If you move, you can take your followers, follows and additional 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 #Fediverse

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I get why leftists can't stand social conservatives, but sprinting headlong towards authoritarianism just to "own" them is, in a word, illiberal.


RIP to reggae and dub pioneer Lee Scratch Perry, who Keith Richards once called "the Salvador Dali of music".

I'm not usually one for childish nicknames, but I just saw someone refer to Stephen Miller as "Pee Wee Hermann GΓΆring" and I will never think of him as anything else ever again. πŸ˜‚

Mastodon is part of the Fediverse, a collection of independent social networks which talk to each other using a common technical standard called ActivityPub.

People you follow on Mastodon might actually be on other networks like PixelFed (pixelfed.org) or PeerTube (joinpeertube.org), or many others.

Because the Fediverse uses a common standard, interaction between the different types of networks is so seamless that it feels like one network.

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse

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"TikTok feels like eating fried chicken covered in frosting and cocaine." - Greg Frontiero

I signed the Apple Privacy Letter. My only quibble was about Apple's change being "almost unquestionably well-intentioned", since that's total bollocks.


The Atlantic on how requirements to comply with bureaucracy hurt the poor the most. It's not about voter suppression, but one can see the relationship.


Senfcall.de is a FOSS-based video conferencing site which aims to provide a privacy-friendly alternative to proprietary services. You can follow them at:

➑️ @senfcall (in German and English)

Their website is at senfcall.de/en (English) and senfcall.de (German)

Calls are made within the web browser using the libre BigBlueButton system.

#SenfCall #BigBlueButton #FOSS #Privacy #VOIP #Deutsch #AufDeutsch #Libre #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #ConferenceCalls

Hey, #Fediverse, do you use (say, at least once per week) any Mozilla products?

Context: some people are claiming "nobody uses Mozilla's products anymore". I'd like to see if that's actually true.

I'd rather Jeff Bezos spend his money on rockets that carry people than the U.S. government spend his money on rockets that carry bombs.

Linux help:

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 21.04 and working WiFi. But I want to give it to my mother, and just switch out the SSD from her old laptop to this "new" one, so she won't have to get used to anything new.

But her SSD is running Zorin OS, and when I put that one into the "new" laptop the WiFi is not working…

So: Is there some wireless driver files on Ubuntu that I can copy over to the Zorin SSD to get WiFi to work? How do I find them?

Thanks a ton!

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