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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.

How to open specific Emacs programs directly without opening emacs and then opening them.

For example I want to open dired without opening emacs first, what command should I use?

Also Emacs is running as Deamon in background.

What shell do you use?

So the #FediverseBookClub has finished reading it's first book The Three Body problem. Overall a good read.


We have started selection process for the Jan 2021 book. If you want to join find us on XMPP in the following room(if you need XMPP account let me know)

bookclub@chatrooms.youdabomb.social

We have a few suggestion so far. Looking forward to the reading with you all in 2021.

@fediversebookclub

I find this an interesting and understandable read about how the -19 works.

Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer -CoV-2 Vaccine.

berthub.eu/articles/posts/reve

Random Fundraising Attempt 

So I really want to get my hands on an early computer. I'm thinking a Commodore Vic-20. Sadly I've never been able to afford one so I'm seeing if anyone is willing to help me acquire one.

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8uMzI7EuEs

Thanks for anything.

Boosts OK

(I promise I wont do this often)
Why is it when i try to play a DVD on my computer i end up with this section at the bottom? At first i though it was just the one DVD but now this one is doing it as well...

Is this like some sort of overscan section that normally gets cut off on a tv or something? This is in both VLC and Smplayer...

Even if i try to rip it using something like MakeMKV that distortion still shows up...
Lets try this again now that i fixed the public rooms on my XMPP server...i'll leave the original post intact.


Alright so since no one came forward to do it i'm gonna do as i said.

(Talking about this https://youdabomb.social/notice/A12U2fgcBp5DvB6W9o

I have created a room on my XMPP server ( bookclub@chatrooms.youdabomb.social?join ) that anyone is free to join. If you need an XMPP account i can help you out there as well.

So the plan is to pick a book and read it over the month of December. Then around the end of December we hop in the room and discuss just like a real book club. I like the idea of using text chat because then time zones don't matter as much since everyone can pop in and say what they want at anytime. I realize December can be a busy month so this first run might be a little more flexible we shall see. Also depending on everyone's reading speed. No one will be rushed.

What i was thinking was taking the next couple weeks or so to pick a book. As i said in my last post it's a high requirement that the book be DRM free. I've been looking around here

https://www.libreture.com/bookshops/

and there are quite a few good places to pick up some DRM free books. Some directly from the author so even better.

Just as some ideas/starting points i was looking at this site

https://undertowpublications.com/ebooks

seems to have quite a few books that might be interesting.

Then this book store also has a large selection of DRM free books

https://www.ebooks.com/en-ca/drm-free

Some of them are just like university text books and such but there are some interesting looking book series even. Like this one

https://www.ebooks.com/en-ca/series/the-ender-quintet/

Anyways feel free to join and we can try and agree on a book. I did not want to just pick a book flat out i wanted to give anyone who was going to join the chance to help decide. If that proves to not work then i'll probably just pick one.

I do hope people join in. I will place the name of the room in an unlisted comment on this post since Pleroma likes to break the xmpp URI(At least for me. Maybe it's husky we shall see).

I'm also creating a group @fediversebookclub if anyone wants to follow that i'll tag it in all updates.

#FediverseBookClub

can be a hit and miss when is in so when I received one I got kinda excited.
Then the following conversation happened:
me: YEAH I got an sms.
collegue: oh,from whom?
me: my gas company
col: and why are you so excited?
me: well..em.. I.. I really like the company.

Who is the now? :D

Alright so since no one came forward to do it i'm gonna do as i said.

(Talking about this https://youdabomb.social/notice/A12U2fgcBp5DvB6W9o

I have created a room on my XMPP server ( bookclub@rooms.chat.youdabomb.social?join ) that anyone is free to join. If you need an XMPP account i can help you out there as well.

So the plan is to pick a book and read it over the month of December. Then around the end of December we hop in the room and discuss just like a real book club. I like the idea of using text chat because then time zones don't matter as much since everyone can pop in and say what they want at anytime. I realize December can be a busy month so this first run might be a little more flexible we shall see. Also depending on everyone's reading speed. No one will be rushed.

What i was thinking was taking the next couple weeks or so to pick a book. As i said in my last post it's a high requirement that the book be DRM free. I've been looking around here

https://www.libreture.com/bookshops/

and there are quite a few good places to pick up some DRM free books. Some directly from the author so even better.

Just as some ideas/starting points i was looking at this site

https://undertowpublications.com/ebooks

seems to have quite a few books that might be interesting.

Then this book store also has a large selection of DRM free books

https://www.ebooks.com/en-ca/drm-free

Some of them are just like university text books and such but there are some interesting looking book series even. Like this one

https://www.ebooks.com/en-ca/series/the-ender-quintet/

Anyways feel free to join and we can try and agree on a book. I did not want to just pick a book flat out i wanted to give anyone who was going to join the chance to help decide. If that proves to not work then i'll probably just pick one.

I do hope people join in. I will place the name of the room in an unlisted comment on this post since Pleroma likes to break the xmpp URI(At least for me. Maybe it's husky we shall see).

I'm also creating a group @fediversebookclub if anyone wants to follow that i'll tag it in all updates.

#FediverseBookClub
BOFH excuse #406:

Bad cafeteria food landed all the sysadmins in the hospital
I would just like to remind any other fellow WinRAR owners that I have setup a chat room just for us. So far it has, as expected, remained empty well just me...


winrarowners@rooms.chat.youdabomb.social?join

#WinRAROwners

thinking up an idea for a big group of people who hold each other accountable for not concentrating on their work, then calling it a concentration camp

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