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Well it can't last forever. Pretty sure my desktop graphics card gave up the ghost today, and now my computer won't boot. Trying to scrape through eBay for a decent upgrade and found a 590x for a decent price. Hope that helps it boot back up! #hardware
Thanks! My motherboard has the error code display built in, so I’m pretty sure it’s due to a graphics card firmware corruption issue.
and if it's windows it won't boot if there are graphic issues....

Kinda discouraging...

In a sense, I like to think of it as humbling. :-)
That also. ;-)

Brave browser becomes first to support IPFS (InterPlanetary File System) protocol support. It is a decentralized, peer-to-peer protocol that allows people to access censored content in restrictive countries.

#friendica #admins , just a heads up.

dear follow #diasporians

i have the hint, there will soon come a wave of #maga - #trumpsters accounts to #diaspora, the older of you might remember on the #wave of #daesh - and #isis accounts yeras ago, when #twitter #silenced their accounts and i think, the #antifa -fellows here in diaspora , the diasporians who have no sympathy to trump or his #whitepower -footsoldiers, the people here, who dont sympathizes with #racism #fascism #homophobia #sexism or (yes, you read right, i wrote OR! which says a lot about this time) #antisemitism the #liberals here, we should be prepared and think about, how to counter that, i dont want diaspora to become the brown echochamber for #conspiracy-ideology, for that #qanon lunacy or this #trump -bullshit
share that, think about that, debate about that, stopping #fascism when you can, not, when its allready to late, #antifascists predicted that allready years ago and itz no #fun anymore, itz no fun, to play #cassanda and beeing right #now itz the time to defeat #fascist #hatespeech here on diaspora, not tomorow, not next week, ITZ NOW!

this is a call to your keyboards!

please share!

you get a funny, hopefully prophetic picture as reward
Bildbeschreibung hier eingeben

ps if you want to support the cause and you think i missed important points, feel free to rephrase that posting or write something in the comments or a pm, feel free to "follow"me (maybe a little warning, i am an antifa, i am really i left wing communist and i am a pro-zionist and i am a militant, we can argue about that, we can have debates or, if you dont like that, make your own post about it, if itz antifascist, i will support it, i love you!)

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Let's see how bad things get...
@tomgrz and @JB Carroll i would like to invite you to the debate under the post, no strings attached
and thx for your concerns

Hoping we survive this attack by Y’all Qaeda.

Started off New Year’s Day with a large ice storm and our power being out for five hours, due to a tree on the power line. Because it’s a new year, I’m not going to try to read into how that bodes for 2021. :-)

http2 activate!

For some reason, I realized I didn't have http2 enabled on my #nginx server for #friendica. It's an easy fix, and now the page load seems very zippy, even compared to loading on my local connection before! #sysadmin

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Hey, Canucks! Or Lemmy (the software) fans! Or both, or neither!

Howdy, Canucks, Lemmy fans, or just whomever likes federated reddit clones!

I'm venturing in to the world of Lemmy and have put up If you'd like to have a look, have something to create and say, maybe help get involved, build communities, etc, please come on by and see what's going on!

It's a little something different, and it should be fun!
That's good news!
Thanks! I think it's going to be an interesting journey with it.
Without #JavaScript todays websites look like this:
I find that "new" trend" worrysome, as more insecure browsers we have.

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The inconvenient truth is that there is no such thing as a backdoor that only lets the good guys in. The EU's resolution on encryption, released yesterday, could result in a net decrease of everyone's privacy and security:
The day protonmail anonces it has a backdoor, I will stop paying for their service.
You don't have to worry about that. As you know, ProtonMail doesn't have any backdoors, and we would never cooperate with requests to install one. Our software also continues to be open source, meaning anyone can check our code and confirm for themselves that we are protecting user data in the way we claim.

Google Down

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Forget about Cyberpunk 2077, this is cyberpunk 2020. No exciting neons nor dildos, just plain corporate surveillance.
2020-12-13 16:52:55
Microsoft Teams for Education knows what students are doing late at night.


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Grim... The irony is that there are high-quality open-source solutions available. Learning management system, like Moodle have been around for decades. They are mature products specifically developed for (higher) eduction that are extremely versatile.

Recently and now accelerated by the pandemic, we see these these high-end open-source platforms being gradually replaced by generic solutions offered in "freebie" mode by mega commercial providers. Offering half of the functionality and quadrupling gimmicks, while increasing corporate surveillance without giving meaningful control to educators and learners.

I think I need Cyberpunk 2077 to escape this shite... \rant over;
I’m not sure if you’re seriously considering playing Cyberpunk 2077 but please don’t. If you or anyone else want to spend that kind of money of cyberpunk entertainment, please consider the Be A Better Cyberpunk bundle.
Thanks for the link @Hypolite Petovan!! Never seriously played video games; okay except Basic Pong. I'll pass this link on to some of those trapped in hyper-consumerisms.
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I wrote a very angry and completely ignored letter when my kids' school district switched from privately hosted Moodle to Google. Complete bullshit and inexcusable allowing this level of surveillance. And good luck trying to convince a young teen who knows everything that Google, FB, etc etc are not just surveillancing but influencing their behavior.

I have to admit I’ve used these apps quite a few times during the pandemic. I’m going to resolve to order direct from the restaurant and actually go and pick it up myself, and be less lazy about cooking, of course. :-)

The New York Times: Opinion | Apps Are Helping to Gut the Restaurant Industry (By Greg Bensinger)


Hope this gets out there. Decided on a whim to update from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04 LTS. I guess because of the complexities of my server config, it totally messed up the boot and zfs mounting. On, the upside, it appears I have restored it to 20.04! #liveandlearn

2020-09-04 17:47:57
On journalism: "If someone says it's raining, and another person says it's dry, it's not your job to quote them both. Your job is to look out the fucking window and find out which is true." -Sally Claire

LibreOffice is now in 53,000 classrooms in Turkey! Students will benefit from free and open source software, which encourages sharing and learning how it works:

iSurf Social Registrations open again!

Hi all!

Well, with some of the bugfixes and improvements that have gone in with system cleanup and performance, I've been able to re-enable some cleanup settings. That, in turn, has led me to re-open registrations for new accounts here.

If you know of anyone who's been looking to give a North American Friendica setup a go, do let them know!

iOS Shortcut to record police interaction.

If you and/or someone you know use iOS, someone made a very handy Shortcut task to automatically record, notify a contact, and upload a video if you get pulled over. I just discovered Shortcuts on my iPhone, and seems like a very powerful way to program tasks.

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Spring has sprung

...and apparently we’ve been deemed the house for orphaned wildlife. Also have a resident baby robin.

World Backup Day coming soon!

Try out a spinning up a Nextcloud instance! Good ideas here:

Best cheap hardware to run Nextcloud on?

iFixit is building a repair database for medical equipment, and it needs your help - A call for service manuals

Repair specialist iFixit is building a database filled with repair information for the world’s hospital equipment in anticipation of the increased demand caused by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. In particular, it’s calling for repair manuals for ventilators and BiPAP machines that can be used as ventilators. iFixit’s database can be found here, and the company is calling for people to create new device pages and upload photographs and manuals.

The reasoning behind creating the database is simple: as the novel coronavirus spreads, the experience of Italian and Chinese hospitals suggests that the world’s supply of ventilators is going to be placed under huge stress, making it essential that these can be repaired quickly if and when they break down. This equipment will be an essential part of treating anyone who develops respiratory problems as a result of COVID-19.

See iFixit is building a repair database for medical equipment, and it needs your help

#technology #health #covid19

It also plans to make repair guides.

Simulating Social Distancing

A great, visual article on the effect of various amounts of #socialdistancing on a virus like the one causing #COVID19 .

Help fight COVID-19!

Since I have some CPU cycles to spare on my personal server at home, I decided to contribute computational power to Folding@Home to help fight coronavirus. Thanks @Hank G for posting the article for the idea!

I encourage everyone to download Folding@Home in some fashion to help with computational power. They even have ones for Android, so if you have an old phone lying around you can use that too!

Download at:

In praise of soap!

Our oldest ally against dangerous microbes. :-)

The New York Times: Why Soap Works (By Ferris Jabr)

Friendica 2020.03 Release Candidate (RC) available for testing

Today we have branched of the release candidate (RC) of the upcoming Friendica 2020.03 version. We’d like to invite you to test the code so that some last rough edges can be smoothed out prior to the release.
Cloud of most used words in the pull request titles of the 2020.03 milestone
The release contains many bug fixes (about 40% of the pull request were aimed to this goal) but also some new features. Some highlights from the upcoming release:
  • The multiple profile feature was removed and replaced by free form profile fields that you can present different audiences (unverified visitors of your profile and selected Friendica contact/-groups). The old (additional) profiles are converted automatically for the new format.
  • The hide-wall profile option was replaced by a hopefully more clear option to have your public postings unlisted on the community page of your node.
  • The creation of delegated accounts was made more easy.
  • The accessibility of the web-interface was improved.
  • Admins can now manage the users of their node from the command line.
  • An addon to use Markdown instead of BBCode while composing new postings and comments was added.


Please remember that Friendica now needs at least PHP version 7.0 and MySQL 5.6 (or equivalent) installed on the server to function properly.

How to help testing the release candidate?

Assuming that you are running the 2019.12 version of Friendica and that you have installed via git: Please pull the current sources for the core of Friendica and the addons from github. You should see a notification about a new branch called 2020.03-rc during the pull. in both repositories. You just need to checkout this branch with a

git checkout 2020.03-rc

and remember to follow the usual steps after updating using git. Please report any issues you encounter using either the issue tracker at github or the Friendica support or admin forums.

Thanks for testing the new code with us!

Should the DB update process get stuck

If you encounter this, please initiate the DB update manually from the command line by running the script

./bin/console dbstructure update

from the base of your Friendica installation. If the output contains any error message, please let us know using the channels mentioned above.


Just paid off my final bit of student loans! Had to share. :-)
Congrats! What's your degree in?
Got a BS and doctorate in the sciences.

If you have a .org domain name: go renew it now. For the full 10 years.

Registration rights for .org were just bought by a private equity firm. And as part of that contract, the price caps were removed.

Anything in .org will get much more expensive, soon.

A ten year renewal will cost you a bit over a hundred bucks. Which is probably less than one year will cost you in the very near future.