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What is Mastodon?

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, free software and decentralization!

Read more over here:
docs.joinmastodon.org

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Is there any research or documented evidence that Google is always listening to us via Android? I am convinced it is by seeing the ads I get served on different apps and comparing that to my browsing history and what is spoken near the Android devices around me.

I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory or whatever but to me it is in the realm of possibility.

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This is probably worth repeating regularly: open source is about making your problem upstream's problem.

If you do not support said upstream, it will quickly become your problem again.

Invest on your own future. Reduce your long term costs. Support your upstream.

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RT @Snowden@twitter.com

People have forgotten the entire purpose of rights: to protect the minority from the majority.

The majority never itself requires freedom of speech, press, or religion, because it is their opinion that defines the popular and acceptable. Only the *un*popular requires a defense.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Snowden/status/159

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I updated my gpg keys. Please note the fingerprint

FF7D B951 7CE1 E19B 6EFE 695F E0E5 BAFD 3BBF 70B3

Check ravidwivedi.in/gpg/ for details.

I updated the keys because earlier I had 3072 bits RSA key and Debian requires 4096 bits RSA or elliptic curve. So, if you are from Debian community and signing someone else's keys, make sure they are using a 4096 bit RSA key or an elliptic curve key.

see wiki.debian.org/Keysigning#Ste

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You’re Invited: State of the Onion 2022 - Community edition!

The second and last event streams live tomorrow, Nov 16, @ 17:00 UTC.

You'll hear from @ooni, the Guardian Project, Calyx Institute, @tails, Ricochet Refresh and many other projects!

youtube.com/watch?v=O-7k0PjnBb

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if you are making the transition from twitter to any of the mastodon instances, follow #MastIndia to discover posts and people

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Someone should create a Mastodon server where everyone is named “Elon Musk.”

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Hey, so, we've hit 1,028,362 monthly active users across the network today. 1,124 new Mastodon servers since Oct 27, and 489,003 new users. That's pretty cool.

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#introduction #India

Novelist, essayist, editor. Black River, Delhi noir fiction, is out November 17.

Author of two fantasy novels, The Wildings and The Hundred Names of Darkness.

Columnist for the FT, formerly NYT, Business Standard, editor of anthologies on food, freedom, and reading and writing. Drives like a demon, cooks like an angel.

#books #reading #food #politics #art #writing #roadtrips #gender

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Make the net weird again. Hand write sites like it’s the 90s. Pick interesting domain names and make fan sites or random knowledge known to everyone. Don’t monetize anything. Spearhead new protocols like Gemini. Make mods for games on your site. Make FAQs for obscure games no one knows about. Make public software services available to anyone. Make a news site about a really random subject. Create music in all kinds of different formats. Most of all, do it because you want to!

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Mastodon is operated, maintained, and moderated by different passionate individuals and organizations, often out of their own pocket. Check if your server accepts donations on its about page if you want to help out!

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"Anything is possible, the question is whether you should take the time and effort to make it"

- me to myself before starting a new side project

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Call for proposal for MiniDebConf Palakkad 2022 is out now. Events relevant to Debian and Free Software community can be part of proposals.

Deadline - October 21, 2022.
Full details at https://in2022.mini.debconf.org/contribute/cfp/

#Debian #DebianIndia #MiniDebConfPalakkad2022 #FreeSoftware

So today, for fun I tried joining Matrix HQ room and guess what, my homeserver went down and this is one beefy machine 12 core, 64GB RAM. Had to restart synapse to bring things back.

The room is still syncing though, so there's still hope :p

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wait why have there been no mastodon releases since may 27th???

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We're back with another Debian event, MiniDebConf
Palakkad 2022.

FOSS NSS, the Free Software club of NSS College of
Engineering, Palakkad, Kerala is hosting the event in
association with Debian India community.

Dates - November 12 & 13, Sat-Sun in NSS College campus.

Stay tuned for more details.

#debian #debianindia #minidebconf
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