I'm moving to Fosstodon:
So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).
Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.
Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.
I love bash, I love coding in bash. I've been coding in bash for nearly two decades.
Looking at bash's parameter expansion syntax almost makes me want to drink -- and I'm a tee-totaller.
I will call awk/sed all day long, and incur the fork() performance penalties, rather than ever learning that awful syntax, which makes regex look like Shakespeare.
Hey @ChrisWere, @fribbledom, @nextcloud, @codesections, @linode, and other smart people:
What's the best/cheapest solution for a 512GB or 1TB Nextcloud instance? Any hosting suggestions and pricing? My 2TB dropbox subscription* expires in April, and I don't want to rely on non-FLOSS syncing software anymore.
*I'm only using 256GB right now
Hey awesome peeps at @PINE64, given any thought to creating a FLOSS e-ink device, particularly with a stylus?
Is the current #Manjaro kerfuffle really warranted? It seems to me that both sides acted a bit immature, and finally came to a relatively mature, but quite imperfect resolution.
We need a digital Dr. Strange to come in and put us all in the Mirror Dimension for three days until we calm down whenever something like this happens.
Thinking about getting into software development after being sidelined for seven years. (Got burned out, went back to school, went to grad school, got burnt out there, lather, rinse repeat ;)
I was a security analyst, and then a sysadmin from the very early 2000s until seven years ago.
I never went into software development, because the developers that were around me at work were... unimpressive to me. Not technical people at all, just wholly abstract
Wondering where I should start
Reasons I’m stuck on iOS for the foreseeable future 😕:
* I value iOS’s weak-and-fundamentally-compromised privacy virtue over android’s weak-and-fundamentally-compromised openness virtue.
* iMessage and especially FaceTime are indispensable for staying in touch with family members, particularly ones overseas, particularly since I have divested from all Facebook properties, such as WhatsApp. They won’t try alternatives like Matrix.
That’s about it.
Helping my uncle set up his new LG Gram that we got him for Christmas and his birthday, and Microsoft now won’t let you set up a computer without an online account. AT ALL.
I'm tempted by the Amazon Fire tablets... But there's no way I'd want to keep the stock OS on them. Are there any notable OS ports out there for those devices? #ubuntutouch perhaps?
I'm falling in love with MATE on Debian, after trying out ALL the major DEs.
I was just wondering (since you contribute to both distros) if we can get some of the Ubuntu MATE sugar (welcome screen, panel style switcher, etc.) on Debian, even as optional package(s). My MATE experience has been a wee bit bumbling, and I wish I had that welcome screen and some other niceties at the start. ;)
Hey @nextcloud, I love the service, but I was wondering if there might be a feature on the roadmap where all of the data is encrypted, even where it is stored. What I mean, is something like backblaze where the host/provider doesn't have any access to your data, and all data is encrypted/decrypted on the fly by the client, and not just encrypted in transit.
I'd like to buy nextcloud hosting (self-hosting isn't practical for me), but I don't want the host to be able to read my files.