People want convenient products that respect them by default, that they can trust will not exploit them, that allow them to participate in digital society with peace of mind, knowing they are in complete control.

Did you know that contributes to several free software projects such as GNOME, wlroots and Debian? We've also made dozens of patches to the kernel (5.2, 5.1, 5.0, 4.20) for the Librem 5 and our other hardware

I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:

- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline

For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:

And the release itself is here:

Require all software purchased with taxpayer money be Free and Open Source. Duh!

* Reflections from the field *

"I have deleted Windows 10 and installed Ubuntu. I will never use Windows again; Game Over.

Months of tweaking Windows 10: removing services, stopping processes, uninstalling apps, doing all sorts of hacks, I was done. Over. I can't handle this garbage anymore.

I made a final decision & switched to Linux Ubuntu.

I'm relieved.

I'm so surprised that people are still using Windows. Something is wrong."

#Linux #deleteWindows10 #Ubuntu

You can now follow accounts from other Pixelfed instances! πŸŽ‰ πŸš€


... here is a pic of the actual ... I got zero compliments except from my boss, which hopefully was sincere πŸ˜…

I took a today because my friend wanted to see a full body pic of me wearing my new sneakers I bought ... full body selfies are hard πŸ˜…

Looking for some music to listen to on this beautiful Monday night? How about music by randomly paired mastodon musicians? You think that doesn't exist? It does! And we've filled four albums already! You can listen, download, and pay what you like here:

#music #MusicCollab #creativetoots #MastoMusic

I have some INCREDIBLY exciting news. I’m going to be working full time on free software!

Specifically, I have been awarded an EU grant to work on, a security-through-compartmentalization-based operating system in the style of Qubes, powered and managed by Nix.

Reminder that you don't need to use link shorteners like etc on Mastodon.

All links on Mastodon count for 23 characters no matter how long or short they actually are.

More #MastoTips:

#Mastodon #LinkShorteners

Your secure mailbox has just gotten better: With Premium you can now add multiple calendars! Upgrade now and support some hard-working developers. πŸ˜‰

What server software do you use #Tusky with?

@switchingsocial what kind of alternative could you suggest for todoist? any comprehensive todo app that is manageable on both desktop and mobile

Friendos and cool people.

We still have a barrage of negative reviews (known as review bombing), if you want to help us report their reviews as unhelpful, etc. feel free to head on over to #Tusky's play store page!

If you like what we do, and wanna support the work, you can donate over on #OpenCollective

#funkwhale's new donation platform is now up and running πŸŽ‰

Simply visit to donate anonymously by credit card or SEPA transfer, or to become a voting member of our collective.

Many thanks to the people who contributed to and tested this πŸ€—

If you want to read more about the changes and motivations, please check out

(Also note that
our Open Collective page will remain available if you prefer to support us here)

This might actually get me to try a tiling window manager. I may try installing it on an old netbook.

I wonder if there are any privacy-respecting translation services. It would be really cool to have translations in Social, but I'm not sure how I could do it without:

- Paying for and shipping an API key for a properietary service

- Risking user privacy
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