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Apparently the good news from the exodus to is that it will convince more people to set up specialized fediverse instances. I hope that the Object Show community sets up a Mastodon instance, for example. I hope local communities set up instances.
I hope people set up their own instances for their own communities. By doing this it makes the much healthier and less prone to control.
docs.joinmastodon.org/user/run

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Just found out that merged with Akamai two days ago. I use Linode for jamespearson.xyz and pleroma.jamesp.org. Should I migrate anywhere?

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Heads up for people running #OpenBSD -current snapshots, make sure you upgrade snaps before upgrading packages.

marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m=1

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I'm live streaming a coding session in Godot today, working on OpenSuspect, a free software social deduction game.

Join me on YouTube!

youtu.be/l-QrLGKCIyI

#godot #linux #linuxgamedev #opensuspect #opensource #freesoftware

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Using the Linux Console (aka TTY)? Get back the block cursor in your prompt with this:

echo "0" > /sys/module/vt/parameters/cur_default

Valid values are between 0-7, each of which will provide a different cursor behavior, so play around. Only peeve with it is that it doesn't persists reboots :( but still refreshing nonetheless!

#cli #terminal #console

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Lotus 1-2-3 for Linux please. SDFer Tavis Ormandy managed to port it from a backup containing a Xenix relocatable executable.

#hacking #lotus #spreadsheet #data #math #linux

lock.cmpxchg8b.com/linux123.ht

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Did you know that the desktop Mastodon client, Sengi, will automatically make a thread for you when you exceed your instance's character count?
I didn't either until I accidentally did it.
(don't reply talking about how no instance should have a character limit... I even kinda like it, as it keeps me from rambling, and it keeps messages readable)
Now, time to fill the character limit
:ablobcatrave: :ablobcatrave: :ablobcatrave: :ablobcatrave: :ablobcatrave: :ablobcatrave: :ablobcatrave: (...)

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Best Web Browser?

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Wow, Gardiner Bryant's video about Firefox is really good! Please go yell at Mozilla to stop messing around and do something to actualy follow their mission and save the open web! :ablobcatattention:
youtu.be/7xvtz3pN_Swtion
#SaveFirefox

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The security vunerability in Firefox scared the carp 🐟 out of me, until I checked the version of my LibreWolf install, and it's on version 100.0.2, thank goodness! :blobcatrainbow:

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Hello, world! Time for a re-#introduction!

I'm Claudio, and I've been on the fediverse for a few years now. Started on mastodon.xyz and moved over to the SDF instance, and now I've settled in here on bsd.betwork and I'm glad to be here.

I'm just a middle-aged "graybeard" :flan_wink: nearing half a century of life on this spinning orb we call home who's a lover of tech and music, both old and new, as well as a proud dad of 3 boys. Big fan of #BSD (#OpenBSD being my fave 🐑) though I still use Linux and maybe one day I'll give illumos a go. πŸ˜… I don't do Windows or macOS, but will if I must. Use what works for you, I say. πŸ‘πŸ»

Hope to reconnect with old friends here and new ones too. 😊

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Last night, I finally figured out how to change the keyboard model system-wide on the laptop so that the top row of specific keys work as they should.

Not sure why I didn't know this before and it did take me quite a while to figure out... so maybe I'm not alone.

In any case, the /etc/default/keyboard file can be edited so that

XKBMODEL="pc105"

is changed to

XKBMODEL="chromebook"

Save changes, reboot, and the keyboad now works as it should for all users, including users created in the future.

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Starnix is a community effort lead by FOSS enthusiasts for the purpose of establishing ActivityPub Software and promoting Fediverse usage. The primary topics for this Mastodon instance include but are not limited to software technology, including FOSS, Unix and Unix-like operating systems, and gaming.