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@olivia it isn't poor vs privileged. It is people with lots of free time vs people who are volunteering most of their free time to make the world a better place.

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I have an idea for a patreon like system for software devlopment.
Suppose a software takes $10,000 to develop.
Then you set a minimum amount like $100 per license.
Then once 100 people buy it, the price of the license reduces to $10,000 ÷ 101. The difference is credited to all the original buyers. So as more and more people buy it, the per license price keeps dropping and the differnce is credited to all buyers.

I'd love to see someone implement this idea. Boosts appreciated.

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Use native fonts instead of web fonts for faster pages.

How to choose font-family which covers all systems:
bitsofco.de/the-new-system-fon

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Hello! I've made a thing for

gmsfn is a feed builder for Gemtext pages that I wrote because I wanted something a bit different to CAPCOM and spacewalk.

To find out more:
gemini://calcuode.com/gmsfn-readme.gmi
sr.ht/~callum/gmsfn

See an example here:
gemini://calcuode.com/feed.gmi

Thanks to @sir for gmni, which I used for all the Gemini protocol stuff and Gemtext parsing.

Also, recommend me some gemlogs!

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Most importantly, it doesn't use any JavaScript AND the lynx version looks almost identical to the web version shown in the screenshot. :D

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Just a reminder:

Time is expensive.

As a father, free time is a scarce resource.

The OpenBSD developers and contributors are donating their free time to the project.

If you can't contribute with your time and knowledge (my case) but can contribute financially, please, do so. Every donation counts, no matter how small.

There is no corporate behind this wonderful project and I think that's the reason #OpenBSD is the way it is.

Let's help keep it that way.

Thank you!

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this is a pretty abstract concept to wrap your mind around, so let’s get some examples of ghosts of christmas past, ghosts so powerful they posess many different software products.

pandoc,
ffmpeg,
curl,
imagemagick
LaTeX
rsync
libwww

notice a pattern?

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perhaps the most amazing thing about Linux finally getting support for not-shit bluetooth is that no other OS on the planet will advertise, will tell you, what kind of connectivity you are getting (what codecs you are using) in talking to your bluetooth devices.

on the one hand, there's a little: wow, whoa, linux has been kinda terrible, hasn't it? (not supporting more than baseline SBC codecs.) truthfulness.

github.com/EHfive/pulseaudio-m has been a thing for a little bit but only for some in the know, looking. just now support is being brought into the monolith, into pulseaudio, is it becoming real for "all".

but meanwhile the definition of all is reshaping. meanwhile pipewire will have to go re-fight these configuration fights again, re-grasp at configuration, as it moves beyond the previous plugin model into it's own expanse.

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I'm excited to share my #apconf2020 talk, "Decentralized Social Media vs the Trolls."

In it, I tell how the #Fediverse, a #decentralized social network, rallied together to isolate an invasive right wing extremist group through codes of conduct, human moderators, and strong moderation tools.

Thanks to @ashfurrow, @emi, @maffsie, @catgirl, @laurelai and all the folks who gave me their time and perspective.

conf.tube/videos/watch/d8c8ed6

(Hosted on a #peertube instance, conf.tube!)

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The FSF is accepting applications for winter/spring internships -- apply by October 25, 2020! fsf.org/volunteer/internships/

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Discovered Extraterm yesterday and I LOVE IT!

- Edit/copy output of commands via the keyboard in edit mode
- Pipe output of previous commands
- Delineates input/output clearly

Also, got a simple PR merged that fixes a tab-completion issue under zsh :)

extraterm.org/

#Extraterm

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in case anyone else is using #Racket on macOS and disappointed that Unicode doesn't work out of the box, here's what worked for me. bismuth.garden/racket-unicode

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I have started using . Thanks to Luke Smith's Mutt Wizard, setting up multiaccount with offline email using isync was a breeze.

My next step is learning how to configure everything to my own liking on my own and removing my dependence off the mutt wizard.

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Fediverse Rant 

@chris yeah, normally my experience is very good for the most part. But sometimes the network collectively sighs and groans, and people will straight up judge each other over who federates with who, or what software they use.

Sometimes, it gets really nasty. Places that used to be really cool will sometimes have to be muted on my end because the vitriol gets so toxic.
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Most of these apps are now listed in the main page of the Fedilab website.
fedilab.app/

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My understanding is that some people use #plan9 , and that's awesome. I want to learn how to use it myself, just cuz it's something else to know.

My question however is this, does anyone use #hurd, like say #debian hurd as a daily driver?

I think #microkernel OSes are awesome and I would like to know if there's any sort of community around them?

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