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I feel like people here on the Fediverse generally think a lot more about their posts than they do on Twitter, for example!

Over the years I have seen several examples of people who wonder whether or not to post things, but also many questions whether certain content is allowed or not. And I love this!

Even seen people putting extra effort to reduce file size for videos on PeerTube even to safe space :blobcathearts:

Like uh.. we are more "aware" of the content instead of blasting it out like a speaker on the bird :birdsite:

Thank you for that ❤️ :fediverse: :blobcathug:

FediTips mastodon (AP)
If you want to see the "Local" timeline of a Mastodon server, many of them have a "See what's happening" link on their front page. Clicking this shows that server's latest public posts by people from that server. You don't need to be a member to see this page, because the posts shown are only public ones.

For example, you can try it out on https://mastodon.coffee

(Note that some servers have this switched off, or set to show their "Federated" timeline instead of the local one.)

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Screenshot of the front page of the mastodon.coffee server, without being logged in. The "see what's happening" link is highlighted.
Screenshot of the mastodon.coffee "see what's happening" page showing the latest public posts by people from that server.
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FediTips mastodon (AP)
Yup, exactly that.

Local timelines only show posts by users from that server.

If you look at the example image, all of the posts are from people whose addresses end in "mastodon.coffee".
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thanks!

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Dentist: "Do you floss daily?"
Me: "Do you backup your data daily?"
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H \o N K!

Phew! After a long pause, here the 30th Pepper and Carrot MINI! What were the effects of Pepper's spell on Wasabi?

Link here: https://www.deviantart.com/nartance/art/Pepper-and-Carrot-MINI-30-True-nature-916827778

This episode is linked to the official episode 36, here: https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/webcomic/ep36_The-Surprise-Attack.html

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Erste Testtour verlief erfolgreich :-)
Die. # lässt sich vom ersten Eindruck her gut händeln :-)
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Hart am Wind ohne traveller, wie ist das so?

Sieht ja ganz gut aus auf dem Foto :)

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Quick doodle to test a refurbished Ms Surface Pro 3 (cheap, 2014) running GNU/Linux (Fedora Gnome). Good hardware support out of the box for stylus and touch on this model.

Feedback:
- I could saw almost nothing while drawing, even with backlight to max and no sunglasses.
- It's not precise at all.
- It's super hot today and so was the black tablet.

But a 100% Free/Libre and open-source digital drawing pad with Mypaint on a bench? Very fun!

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A comparison of the drawing on the pad and the building ("Ancien Collège" Montauban). Not a precise and good art, just a doodle.
A close up on the tablet with a terminal showing Screenfetch info, in short: to show it runs Fedora/Gnome.
Selfy with the tablet on my lap and the stylus.
with everyone always going on about how touch focussed GNOME is, how was your experience with it? 🤔

And since I believe this is the first time I'm really interacting with you, let me just take a moment and say that you and your artwork, but especially your focus on libre software were and still are a huge inspiration for me! 😊 I still have my copy of Chaos & Evolutions proudly presented on my shelf. 😊
David Revoy mastodon (AP)
The experience is good; but with bugs here and there. I'm using the X11 session (painting software are not yet ready for Wayland; they runs but not well). I saw/tested better touch/gesture support on Wayland session. One big thing I miss on X11 touch: long click on file manager to do right click. I simply can't decide how to "Open With" an ORA file in Krita or Mypaint. So, it's not Android like touch quality yet; it's in progress.

( :blobaww: aww! thanks for C&E Dvd and nice words!)
Sigma_Wolf77 mastodon (AP)
I use sketchbook on android....I wash memes....and make original memes from base photos.....and news events.

Batman and Robin
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apt install kde-config-tablet
David Revoy mastodon (AP)
Mmm... Hard to tell. A bug?

I'm still on 20.04 Kubuntu; and I'm using right now a bash script with xsetwacom command line (only X11 supports that). That in final the only thing I found reliable on GNU/Linux for tablets.

I made a .desktop launcher linked to the script; so each time I have plug/unplug issue, I can manually relaunch the script and get everything setup as it was.

Unfortunately, there is not much effort for tablet on GNU/Linux (and Wayland really is a no go right now).

@davidrevoy Question qui m'interroge au moment d'acheter une jolie BD à ma fille : est-ce que Glenat t'offre une quelconque rétribution ou aide au projet pour les Pepper&Carrot FR ?
David Revoy mastodon (AP)
Bonjour, alors oui: Glénat envoie 950$ par Patreon à chaque nouvel épisode publié et mécène aussi la création des couvertures (en Creative Commons, donc je les réutilise pour l'auto-edition anglaise). De plus, ils mettent en avant le livre chez les libraires et communiquent dessus (opération commerciales; cahier de vacances, agenda, mise en avant sur Guli, etc...) Bref; en achetant la version FR, ça les aide à m'aider. Même si c'est pas directe, pas contractuel, ça fonctionne.
Merci 😉
Baskit mastodon (AP)
merci bcp pour les précisions. Content que la maison d'édition joue le jeu !

roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you
how am I still occasionally getting boosts on this poem almost a year later lol dang


Out of cofe derp.. :mortyderp: Only a few bucks left hmm.. I should grow my own cofe :thinktink: :blobcatgiggle: Not sure that would work in the NL though.. 🌱
I bet! 😮 I've seen a little docu yesterday but wowww! That's indeed so much work

And again i was wondering.. What was the first hooman to do that thinking :flan_laugh: Like with creating booze haha
cjd pleroma (AP)
Before effective sanitation, everyone drank beer and wine because water was unsafe to drink.
Young children would move from milk to beer, never water.
Drinks were weak though by modern standards.

Less of an issue when we discovered that water could be rendered safe by boiling. Switch from primarily drinking alcohol to primarily drinking tea was a key driver of The Enlightenment.

Coffee was popularized in the Americas as a patriotic alternative to tea - which was being grown in India and was controlled by the British.
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i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future
@Hypolite Petovan Is it a fair pithy summary (and with slightly less of an edge) to say that the right is more into care ethics and the left is more into utilitarianism?

@nae
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
I didn't know about either terms so your attempt at summarizing required me to do quite a bit of additional reading!

Utilitarianism sounds good for my idea of the left, but I disagree about ethics of care for the right. I don't know the short term for the main right-wing ideology (from which racism and discrimination in general is either derived or justified post hoc) but it seems to boil down to the existence of an over-simplified "natural" order with dominants and dominated, and wishing any group of people to be dominated is often enough to feel on the right side of the fence. The famous The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) movie quote comes to mind as well:
You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.


The reality is more complex, of course, many conservatives owning loaded guns don't realize they also are the ones digging, but this particular ideology both makes it harder for them to realize it and doesn't leave any room for improvement even if they do, the best they can hope for is making someone else dig.
many conservatives owning loaded guns don't realize they also are the ones digging [ . . . ] the best they can hope for is making someone else dig.
Once again I get the chance to quote the Ferengi Rom from the DS9 episode "Bar Association":

"You don't understand. Ferengi workers don't want to stop the exploitation. We want to find a way to become the exploiters."
I don't know the short term for the main right-wing ideology (from which racism and discrimination in general is either derived or justified post hoc) but it seems to boil down to the existence of an over-simplified "natural" order with dominants and dominated
Social darwinism and might makes right? I believe the common term for that is fascism.

I think care ethics is the somewhat socially acceptable system of ethics that comes closest to it. Oppression of others is justified by saying that my responsibility is for me and those close to me first and foremost.

See slogans like "America First" for how this can extend to large groups in contrast to other large groups, while within that group it can also be used for furthering your own needs to the detriment of others.

It's a "decentralized" ideology. Adherents can claim that if they look after theirs and others do the equivalent everyone should be well looked after ... and if not it's those other people who failed.
# 's *Three Languages of Politics* might help you understand where different people's politics come from. Here's a review that briefly summarises Prof. Kling's theory: https://quillette.com/2018/08/08/the-three-languages-of-politics-a-review/

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quillette? really? ugh, no thanks.
I'm always a bit nervous about anyone from the Cato institute... (long stories there I can share over proverbial drinks), but I do think that based on the description that the review has that there's something to be valued from understanding the ways in which groups have their intrinsic value in their language and ways we can use that to reach more people and come together, which is very important, especially to vulnerable minorities.
In order to persuade people to change their minds, or to identify common goals for which they might be allies, we must understand why they hold their beliefs. That's especially important when they're wrong.
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
I don't believe you will go anywhere with your understanding of other people's beliefs if you yourself believe they can be wrong in the absolute. Sure, they can be wrong according to your own moral framework, but it doesn't say anything about them, it only says something about your own moral framework.
I read "The righteous mind" by Jonathan Haidt a while ago.
He argues that "conservative" people place equal weight on "nobody getting hurt", but also "loyality", "hierarchy" and so on.

So for some it seems okay to execute a person who has violated e.g. loyalty and hierarchy by openly questioning a political leader.

I try to see this view as something with evolutionary benefits ("holding the group together"). But emotionally, it's strange.
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
It doesn't need to make sense from an evolutionary standpoint. It'll fly as long as it satisfy these people's first moral principles which, as long as they will be radically different from yours, there is no possible understanding, no middle ground where we and they can agree on; except when sharing a third-party scapegoat, which happens a little too often for my taste.

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River otter. These guys love to play!
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I have a small computer at home, hidden behind a row of books. If I remember correctly it's a HP Prodesk, which I bought refurbished last year.

It's powered on 24x7 and provides convenient services, courtesy of dhcpd(8), unbound(8) and smtpd(8) - which causes the system tremendous load at all times, 0.00 to be specific.

Because of that I decided to use it for some light virtualization tasks as well. I could have manually set up vmd(8) vm.conf(5) and quickly installed the two virtual machines I had in mind ..

.. but that would be boring. Instead I spend the afternoon trying to be able to mostly automatically deploy virtual machines.

Having done this on Debian recently I was surprised how simple the task seemed and that basically everything I needed was included in the base system.

Nice! It looked to me as if it were nothing more than stitching vmd(8), dhcpd(8), httpd(8) and autoinstall(8) together.

It took me a couple of hours, but I'm finally at a stage where I have a working setup that, once the metadata for the VM is correctly configured (DHCP, DNS, autoinstall(8)), is pretty close to absolutely non-interactive.

It's rough, really rough, around the edges and I want to polish it up significantly so I can a) use it in combination with Ansible and b) potentially share it with the rest of the world so someone else can potentially use it.

I'm convinced that someone who understands the system and knows their way around # can do this a lot quicker. But it was an awesome learning experience.

But, and especially, given my recent struggles with working & focusing on as well as completing technical tasks, I'd count it as a big win. :)
sounds neat if you have some notes to share that would be cool
gmmi mastodon (AP)
I'm definitely planning on doing that. I'm taking notes for a long-form blog post while implementing the setup, but I hope that I will be able to share some form of automation as well. :)

guten morgen! :nkoWave: wow, quite long! Gooood :clapping:

sтυx💙💛 mastodon (AP)
:nkoWave: Hello and a good meowing everyone :blobcathearts: ☀️ Have a great sunday and stay safe :cathug: :blobcathearts:
Hey there and good moiin! 👋
I just visited a small public observatory in my city to observe the sun... :owi: It was very interesting and beautiful!
I tried to take some pictiures 📱 📷, which I will upload on pixey later!
Enjoy your sunday! 🤗
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Ohhh that sounds very awesome! 🤩 ❤️

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Cocorico !

Hello and welcome! :cat_hug_triangle:

Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
“This video contains content from NBC Universal who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds”

“who”

Lofenyy mastodon (AP)
I'm anxious to share this due to insecurities, but # friends, would anyone be interested in watching something like this??

Also, feedback appreciated. I'm already gunna fix the cropped video and change the noise filter so that I come through a little less choppy. I know my speaking skills can use some work.

(I fixed the link)

https://diode.zone/w/x3rqus1ib22QBfucZeds6f
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Thanks for sharing! I couldn't make sense of the bottom left space with text with regards to the game being played so an explanation seems welcome.

Quality wise, I feel like you need a better mic or closer to your mouth if you want to significantly improve the sound quality without having to resort to heavy post-processing. There's only so much software can do with a limited input. Also the mixing felt off as the game sound was covering your talk most of the time. Combined, I only caught 10% of what you were saying, but please bear in mind English isn't my primary language. Please consider adding subtitles, these are huge help to bring your message across.

Content-wise, you shouldn't be too worried about popularity. Do what you feel like doing, and people will come if they like it too. Worrying about popularity puts an undue pressure on something that should be mostly fun to make and publish.
I bought a cheap mic, but it sounds exactly the same as the other one. I've switched out the noise filter and now the sound quality overall is a bit better, but not very much, which in turn effects the live mixing. I could turn down the game volume a bit, but other than that, I'm a bit lost on what to change.
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
The sound quality is way better in this new video. The game audio is still too high, you should think of it as a background ambiance when you aren’t talking, so its volume should be pretty low. It’s particularly true for a game with no voice acting. Turn it down significantly and I believe you’re set audio-wise.
I'd add subtitles if only I had some automated assistance. On Youtube, subtitles are auto-generated. If I could do the same with libre software and just correct the mistakes, it'd be a lot less of a painstaking process.

As for popularity, it's hard to see a point in putting in all this effort if no one's watching. I'd rather keep the lamp off and the mic put away, and just play solo if I don't feel that people care to watch me. For just a small number of views, it feels like it's worth it.
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Now that I could make sense of what you were saying, is the concept “AMA while I play Pokemon”? It may work better as a live experience than recorded sessions. Now that you have your capturing setup mostly figured out, you could look towards Twitch or Owncast to publish this kind of content.

Nation.Cymru mastodon (AP)
New centre to be piloted as alternative to prison for women convicted of low-level crimes https://nation.cymru/news/new-centre-to-be-piloted-as-alternative-to-prison-for-women-convicted-of-low-level-crimes/

# video of the day - Unboxing another Purism Librem 5 (and a glimpse at LinuxPhoneApps.org) 📱

https://tilvids.com/w/wCx1pREQp9nzVnjasy9D4Y

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We disbursed a new tranche of €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine this week.

More will come - we proposed an additional €9 billion loan for 🇺🇦 in 2022.

These funds will keep Ukraine going every day at this critical time.

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We disbursed a new tranche of €600 million in Macro-Financial Assistance to Ukraine this week. More will come.

Nation.Cymru mastodon (AP)
Better educated people with dementia less likely to be diagnosed, Welsh study shows https://nation.cymru/news/better-educated-people-with-dementia-less-likely-to-be-diagnosed-welsh-study-shows/

Petrarca mastodon (AP)
Hi @feditips - I see that some people have an emoji in their display name - I tried to do that with e.g. adding something like :sunflower: in the profile but that just showed up the actual letters themselves (but not the emoji). So, how would I add an emoticon to the display name then 🤔
FediTips mastodon (AP)
I know exactly what you mean.

The profile editor sometimes shows the emoji as letters even when it does actually work, so it's worth saving and checking the final result outside the editor before you decide it has failed.

If it doesn't work, try it again, and if it still doesn't work try it with a different emoji.

Nation.Cymru mastodon (AP)
'Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow': Climate change minister urges less cutting of verges and grasslands https://nation.cymru/news/let-it-grow-let-it-grow-let-it-grow-climate-change-minister-urges-less-cutting-of-verges-and-grasslands/

Nation.Cymru mastodon (AP)
The funding is intended to support investment in new factories to mass produce major components for floating offshore windfarms, including several off the coast of Wales https://nation.cymru/news/consultation-opens-for-160m-fund-to-support-floating-windfarm-projects-off-the-coasts-of-wales-and-scotland/

I feel like this needs amplification. You can conserve water by using automatic dishwashers. They use way less water than handwashing, even if just half full. Use powder detergent, it's cheaper and better (see Technology Connection's videos on YouTube on this if you're interested in the science and technology behind this).

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-05-19/to-pre-rinse-or-not-to-pre-rinse-how-to-use-your-dishwasher-during-the-drought
Catfluoride mastodon (AP)
I'd also add that you can often use the "half charged" program even if the dishwasher is full. Results are good anyway and one uses even less water and thus electricity (because the dishwasher needs less of it to heat the water).
Also: save up your stuff to clean until your dishwasher is full.

Dat Ecosystem are working on relaunching and building a community. If you have an interest in P2P and decentralisation, please give this a look if you have a moment
🌱

https://tally.so/r/w2EXGD
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अनीश hometown (AP)
I thought that rebranded to hyper core protocol?
either way that's very exciting! I love DAT
# became an independent project. See: https://hypercore-protocol.org/guides/faq/#what-is-the-relationship-with-the-dat-protocol

I find that relaunch a weird page.. "fill in this form with your personal details, while we hardly explain what this is all about".

https://dat.foundation/ is deprecated and https://dat-ecosystem.org/ has no mention of this (it builds on top of hypercore protocol).

And at https://codeforscience.org/ there's also no mention of this.

Who's behind this initiative and what does "reconnecting' mean?

InBabel mastodon (AP)
I am discoursing, humblest of apologies to you all.

InBabel mastodon (AP)
All political youtubers are worthless, irrespective of their political affiliations. Youtube and unscripted podcasts are dire. Most come with caveats like “you won’t agree with everything I say, but we can agree on….” like somehow anything they have to offer isn’t the intellectual equivalent of having a firehose of liquid dung aimed at you. “Well if you disagree, make your own video.” No. Learn how to evaluate evidence instead of expecting me to give you my time to fix the cobblers you talk.

The 🇪🇺 stands united in its unwavering support to 🇺🇦 – throughout this war and when they start rebuilding.

We continue helping our friend and neighbour to resist Russia's aggression.

In the long term, we stand ready to help rebuild a prosperous Ukraine.

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til Death do us Part, Ukraine will Find Our undying support During and After. Family are never to be left alone without love and support! If Ukraine falls, Europe does too, but the Rulers Of the world Shall Strike our Friends enermies Down till This Senseless War Is Over!

Nation.Cymru mastodon (AP)
Experience of Abertillery boy who lost a finger fleeing bullies 'sickening' says UK Education Secretary https://nation.cymru/news/experience-of-abertillery-boy-who-lost-a-finger-fleeing-bullies-sickening-says-uk-education-secretary/

Basil mastodon (AP)
Can't wait for this season to be over.
Yep 😅

The more interdependent we become in Europe, the more independent we become from Russia.

This whole approach is #. It will help us:

🗺️ diversify our energy supplies
☀️ produce clean energy
🔋 save energy

This is another milestone on our way to more Europe.
yesfreenet mastodon (AP)
RU:
Атомные электростанции будут наверно, на возобновляемой далеко не уехать. Но не факт. Я рад за тех, у кого это получилось, но на возобновляемой нужна стабильность в природе, в которой не угадать. Буду рад, если получится.

EN (DeepL):
There will probably be nuclear power plants; you can't go far on renewable power. But that's not a fact. I'm happy for those who have succeeded, but renewable needs stability in nature, which you can't guess at. I'll be glad if it works out.
papiris mastodon (AP)
Norway begs to differ. We've had the highest electricity prices in Europe since we hooked into your power market, despite the fact that our hydro-electric plants are almost free to operate
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