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I am done capitalizing i in the middle of sentences. If it's at the beginning i will. Otherwise it's a waste of a keystroke...

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My first official toot.

I come to Mastodon as an escape from facebook. I will try to cut it out 100%. Maybe some friends will follow. I'll post all sorts of things some personal some tech/linux related.

Been a linux user for about 15 years left windows behind.(as much as possible)

I run Arch currently but have used Gentoo,Funtoo,Ubuntu and others.

Don't hesitate to ask questions. I know little on the programing side but am trying to learn some of that as well.

Thanks for reading.

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If anyone reading this is looking for an alternative RSS feed reader/service at no cost I am willing to setup some of you on my tt-rss instance. The VPS I have should be able to handle a decent number of users.

Also I would be willing to give a few of you some space on my Nextcloud instance as well. Like 10 or so users 10gb each.

I realize not everyone can afford to self host or wants to for that matter so I'm offering what I can. Just send me a PM here and we'll settle things.

Edited for updated link.

Fundraiser update: we are a GO!

the jersey with the Logo can be found below, If you want to add your handle and custom number, use the Add Roster Information link you see in the image below.

Honor system on names. only use Handles you are actually buying for. numbers can be a free for all though... because I am not pretending half of you aren't picking 69 or 42 or some shit.

If you want to try to keep the numbering sane too, post here when with your handle/number, and we will publicly shame anyone who grabs a number that has already been spoken for.

So where can I purchase a pre-built AMD PC without windows. I'm fine if it does not come with an OS at all cause I'm gonna stick whatever flavor of Linux i want on it. But if it comes with something pre-installed that's fine as well.

It's for work so i don't want to do parts.
Hey, if you're on my #PeerTube instance (, you can now follow this dedicated fediverse account to get updates: @spectravideo

Has anyone used Rosetta Stone before?

I'm thonking about getting the (heavily discounted) lifetime subscription when I have a bit more moni, but idk if it's any better than Transparent Language.

The poll has ended and it's pretty interesting how well divided it all is.

Well...pleroma instance is down ATM while i try and upgrade it...

Animal cruelty mention. Happy ending 

For #caturday I introduce to you Nora. We picked her up from the SPCA yesterday. She was there for about 2 months. She is around 2 years old. She was brought in as a stray and found at a water park where kids where throwing rocks at her and trying to drown her in the water features. So far she is coming around nicely. We already love her so much. She is very friendly and wants all the lovings. We have not introduced her to our other 2 cats yet but I hope that will go well.
Ok so how would one dial into a BBS from Linux. Like what software can be used. Never done dial-up networking with Linux before...

Just found this at good will store. Maybe it will be above my head maybe I'll learn something. For $5 I could not leave it...


Is it just me or is never gonna give you up a vibe :blobaww:

Posted this over on the Denial VIC-20 forum but figured i would post here as well...

I'm wondering if such a thing ever existed. A program to print mailing labels to a MPS-803. Just looking for something that prints on regular plain paper not looking for something that would line up with label forms. I've recently started pen-paling and i think it would be cool to have the mailing address printed on a dot matrix printer. Any chance that a typ-in came out in Compute! or Compute's Gazette over the years? That would be even better cause then i get to type it in.

If nothing else i guess i could probably use Practicalc 20 to make something. Maybe even in SpeedScript.

I want to learn how to solder. For two reasons i can think of.

Firstly as i keep getting into retro tech i feel like the day will come where i would need to know how to in order to perform a repair.

Second is just to be able to make cool electrical things found online as a hobby. As i get older and kids all move out I'll need things to do LOL

So question is where to start. It will be a slow process i think for me as i don't know if i can get all the required tools at once.

I'm reading over this right now and it makes it sound so simple.

Is that a fair tutorial. Others i should look at? Any other inexpensive tools i should consider?


The person who started the initiative to fork Audacity has stepped down, due to IRL harassments from 4chan.

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