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Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services — Free Software Foundation India

https://fsf.org.in/article/better-than-whatsapp/

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Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.
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Ruben friendica
Haha, love this,
2020 Game

Play through all the major events of 2020: the Australia wildfires, COVID-19, quarantine, the rise of TikTok, the USA elections, etc.

https://2020game.io/?

Ruben friendica
In the bathroom at my work there is an instructional poster guiding the user in the correct manner to retrieve a paper towel for hand drying. It's just that kind of place.



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Dell computer prices from January of 1991:
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My 1 second of fame at exactly 1 minute in.
My $3 reading glasses askew I look like a muppet, I would have it no other way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4P5ByQYcY4
The camera loves ya, baby.
Many thanks for taking the time to put this video together so promptly. Obviously the standard and provision of healthcare out in remote areas was a concern but this is most reassuring.
Basil mastodon (AP)
woman at 1m6s has definitely left her teabag in her brew too long.
Ruben friendica
@Andy C
Desperately trying to attract more healthcare people out bush... It's not so bad, we have coffee shops and cocktail bars... and some flies

Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson You're not wrong :D

* Teens/twenties: How does it work?
* Thirties: How should it work?
* Forties and older: In what ways is it f**ed up?

https://mjd.id.au/node/69903529

Ruben friendica
Crikey. It's 2021 and I'm awake after midnight (I had to set an alarm). There was fireworks and everything. Lots of fireworks... this is such a small town the Mayor asked everyone to watch them from home or 'if they really had to get a better view' to sit in their cars. H and I watched them from the veranda before a skinny dip.
Basil mastodon (AP)
is covid gone in 2021 as promised?
Ruben friendica
@Basil
Yep, it's all green grass and daisy's. Trust me, everything's better. #2021
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Ruben friendica
Happy 92nd Birthday Bernard Cribbins
Thanks for being great !

https://youtu.be/-sw9waNjReE


Ruben friendica
What a stout fellow,
George Borrow - Wikipedia

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Lemmy is the Fediverse's alternative to Reddit, allowing discussion and link-sharing in a familiar format. It's FOSS and federated, so different communities are hosted on different servers.

✅ You can try out Lemmy on its flagship server at https://lemmy.ml or find out more at https://join.lemmy.ml

It's currently only federating between Lemmy servers, but it will eventually federate with other Fediverse server types like Mastodon etc.

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Ruben friendica
As somebody who bought every bootleg he could find in the 80s, and later torrented and listened to the whole 90-odd hours of Nagra reel recordings from the Get Back sessions, I'm so looking forward to this.



No amount of # punishment is too much.

Ruben friendica
The Art of Fiction No. 85

. “Actually, the suburbs are far more sinister places than most city dwellers imagine. Their very blandness forces the imagination into new areas. I mean, one’s got to get up in the morning thinking of a deviant act, merely to make certain of one’s freedom. It needn’t be much; kicking the dog will do.”

https://theparisreview.org/interviews/2929/the-art-of-fiction-no-85-j-g-ballard?mc_cid=a635fc9104&mc_eid=0abc291c6c


Ruben friendica
new article on # magazine that I'm sure will resonate with a lot of folks here:

'How and why I stopped buying new laptops'

https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/12/how-and-why-i-stopped-buying-new-laptops.html

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Ruben friendica
disgusted with myself that I didn't think of the Fall lyric "I really think this computer thing is getting out of hand" in time to put it in the preface of my phd thesis. so perfect


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@Matthew Davidson
Speaker’s corner at the Domain. Sydney, NSW, Australia. 1973 | All The Dumb Things

http://blog.allthedumbthings.com/?p=533&cpage=1
@Ruben My mates Dave and Jack knew Webster.

I think I know the commenter Andrew, who posted about Webster's death. If it's the same Andrew, Dave informed me about ten years ago that he'd taken up nudism in a fairly major way, and was now given to speaking at the Domain sans clothing.

Andrew, a tall, lean, outdoorsy sort of man, was always a fairly combatative speaker, and the idea of all those loose folds of brown leathery skin shaking about every which way as he jabbed an accusing finger in the direction of an interlocutor… Not sorry I missed that, actually.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
Haha, he sounds excellent. I'm all for it. There are not enough of us nutters in the world. Well not many who are brave enough to put their crazy beliefs out there for the world to experience.
Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson
I expect it would feel quite liberating....

Ruben friendica
Tregeagle was my favourite too, https://youtu.be/56sNG_0wmMs #


Ruben friendica
Yes, listening to truly new music makes me angry too. Mind you it's been about 30 years since I heard anything like that. https://pitchfork.com/features/article/listen-to-music/

Ruben friendica
I don't think I have had a single puncture in Broken Hill yet. Plenty of multiple punctures though. Two today. I once found seven holes in my tyre and 4 in the bonus son's tyre ... on the same day. I'm fast running out of patches.

Ruben friendica

Pelican and OSM

Trying to stick my OSM traces on my blog https://tregeagle.com/demo-map.html
If only I had all day to tinker. The odd twenty minutes here and there means I have to write down all my random neural connections. Otherwise next time I get time I spend on it I spend it all trying to remember what it was I had decided to do. #
#old

Ruben friendica
Enjoying the breeze whilst sitting outside the backdoor has quickly turned into a raging dust-storm as the desert pays the town a visit. My keyboard, screen and eyebrows have a thin layer of dust. Should I give up and move inside I wonder...?
Ruben friendica
The flies have arrived and they say, 'Yes' #

Ruben friendica
It has been announced by # Monthly!

2021 will be the Year of the Beleaguered Badger ! #
2021 will be the Discworld year of the Beleaguered Badger[/share]" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://youtu.be/Sc7B0CMUivA[share author='ghostdancer' profile='https://mastodon.sdf.org/users/ghostdancer' avatar='https://social.mjd.id.au/photo/17380003115f02d83f4ca37292586125-5.png?ts=1606939939' guid='268c77b3-fd2e89df930d8f62-cff6aa58' posted='2020-12-02 11:31:52' link='https://mastodon.sdf.org/@ghostdancer/105310369391288408']It has been announced by # Monthly!

2021 will be the Year of the Beleaguered Badger ! #
2021 will be the Discworld year of the Beleaguered Badger

Ruben friendica
My first dev job ( if you can call it that) was using Microsoft FrontPage to build a website. I really went down the rabbit hole. By the end of it I had integrated that fucker into the old ODBC client and server connectors with a huge MS Access database. MS Word mail merges and ASP scripts even linked up. It was a monster.

https://invisibleup.com/articles/33/


Ruben friendica
Obviously, COBOL programmers for example. What's your point?

Ruben friendica
good morning, speaking of identi.ca, are there any old denters on here that I might have missed?


Ruben friendica

Gilgandra

Back in the middle of nowhere, 8 hours or so from the coast. Another 8 hours to go tomorrow. Not much to do here in Gilgandra so I watched 'A Current Affair'. The bog standard stories about tradies ruining homes and how we should all get out and go shopping. The shopping story went on and on. They gave us very clear instructions to shop early and often to ensure no disappointments over Christmas. I'm looking forward to next months stories on the penniless families; domestic violence and mortgage defaulters homes going cheap. #
#xmas

Ruben friendica
@Matthew Davidson here's a referral link for my power company. $100 credit each. I have no complaints, yet... https://secure.powershop.com.au/r/rubenh-hiSWFeP?p=909


Ruben friendica
30 years ago today, Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau published their formal proposal for the World Wide Web.

This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Ruben friendica

ActivityPub

https://www.drupal.org/project/activitypub
Implements the ActivityPub protocol for your site. Readers will be able to follow content on Mastodon and other federated platforms that support ActivityPub. Responses are possible too (Reply, Like, Announce) with more to come. #

Ruben friendica
Q+A: Malcolm Turnbull attacks ‘shocking legacy’ of Murdoch and News Corp on climate crisis – video

In a heated debate about media bias on the ABC’s Q+A program, former Australian prime minister says global media company has 'done enormous damage' to western democracies

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2020/nov/10/qa-malcolm-turnbull-attacks-shocking-legacy-of-murdoch-and-news-corp-on-climate-crisis-video

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Friendica

I thought I sent @Matthew Davidson a message about Drupal but I have no idea where it went. Did you get it? Friendica is better named Fiendica, 'the message misplacement fiend'
Yes. It was apparently posted to my wall. I never knew I had a wall. If I had another three I'd have a room.

Ruben friendica
The deep-fakes are good but the show so far is pretty awful https://youtu.be/9WfZuNceFDM


Ruben friendica
Mr Wren may or may not be suffering from dysmorphic optimism:

Land sold in outback NSW for less than the price of your coffee

Feeling daunted by capital city housing markets? Head to the outback, where houses in some far-west NSW towns sold for just 3 per cent of Sydney's median house price.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-03/blocks-of-land-in-far-west-nsw-sell-for-a-dollar/12839472


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