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I've actually been here for a while already, though mostly inactive! The Birdsite Situation prompted me to pop in here again. And I'm terrible at writing introductions, so I usually just say "I do stuff on the internet".

But uh, I do all sorts of activist-y stuff, work on radical FOSS (see, write (educational) stuff, am more or less a lonely polyamorous gender blob of indeterminate sexuality who likes both cuddles and kinky things, and I always have 10 times as many projects as I have time for, as is customary with ADHD brain :) Sometimes I even finish some of them!

While I'm an introvert and need plenty of time to myself, I *am* happy to meet like-minded people and spend time with them, and as long as you're not a bigot or apologist, you should feel free to interact with me and/or follow me!

Also, I live in Rosmalen (near Den Bosch) in the Netherlands, and honestly would like to get to know more local folks, and I also have some vague intention to start a queer hackerspace around here if I can find enough interested people. Eventually!

friends in USA, print this out, and post it in your workplace and around your neighbourhood!

infinite scrolling on webpages with important links in the footer

sometimes someone tells me they dont have an adblocker and that baffles me because the internet is an absolute hellscape without one

actual feditips 

On fedi, when we talk about "crossposting", we usually mean people using tools which automatically repost their tweets on fedi, or fediverse florps on twitter. It's a controversial practice on fedi. Many instances have rules about how you should configure a crossposter if you're posting twitter→fedi, so be sure to read these if you crosspost. Beyond any rules:
- Consider using a low visibility setting for crossposted posts - unlisted or followers-only may be more appropriate than global
- Consider setting a CW for crossposts
- Remember that you can set alt-text on Twitter too, it should be reflected on fedi
- Check your notifications on fedi regularly (otherwise you're baiting people into trying to talk to you, who see your posts and have the fairly reasonable assumption that you're a person as present as they are)
- Try to be clear when you're talking about twitter or fedi (e.g. "here" or "this website" is a different place depending on where someone reads it)
- Turn off retweets (a feed full of RT is annoying to read)

#feditips #fedifacts

uspol psa 

not sure who doesn't know this at this point, but "heritage" is a neo-confederate dogwhistle for bringing back segregation/slavery

I cant believe some people go to work and dont feel like they are being forcibly removed from their life for 8+ hours

(I promise that it's about much more than just "what do X and Y mean"!)

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If you're interested in FOSS, UX, community dynamics, terminology/language, communication, accessibility, and how all of these things intersect... this thread is a very fascinating read:

It's like a little microcosm of FreeCAD as a project, the issues it runs into, the (problematic) community dynamics, conflicting interests/priorities, and FOSS accessibility issues

I want thick scrollbars that are permanently visible, thank you.

Warning: There’s an app for blurring out sensitive information in images called Obfuscate being featured on #GNOME Software right now.

Please be careful.

The default blur setting can easily be reversed.

The default should be to replace the areas with a solid colour or a pattern not derived from the underlying information.

This really should not be a featured app in its current state.

#security #linux #apps #obfuscate

Today, I'm printing some plugs for my bathtub's killjoy drain.

In response to rocket boy’s question about whether we prefer politicians or billionaires, at least politicians usually make less of a mess.

FOSS bros: If you don't like something on Linux, you can just use a distro that has what you want! Problem solved!!

Me: Is there even a single distro that has usable scroll bars?

FOSS bros: If you don't like something on Linux, you can just write an entire window manager from scratch and—

I didn't know you could tape these "no postage necessary" flyers [envelopes] to boxes. This is a game changer.

@luci computers are so bad for multilingual content because anglophones don't account for it

Auch hier ein kleiner Denkzettel um die Verwirrung um das 9-Euro-Ticket zu lösen 😅

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Small server part of the infrastructure. Registration is approval-based, and will probably only accept people I know elsewhere or with good motivation.