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I just spent the afternoon squashing bugs for #qmlbook . I've neglected that project for far too long. It is good to be back!

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We are extending the #GUADEC2017 call for papers deadline until the end of today. If you want to submit, there's still time!
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Note that payment processing fees are quite high for small monthly transactions, so if you can pay in one chunk a year, it's more cost-effective.

opencollective.com/mastodon-me

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This morning @Alastair and @matt have joined the opencollective, helping to keep this instance running!

Running the server currently costs $30 a month, and every donation helps keep that up for the long term.

Support your local server now, at opencollective.com/mastodon-me

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The road ahead is going to be bumpy. We're in uncharted waters and the seas are about to get rough.

The bottom line is if an instance isn't complying with what you consider "acceptable" you have to make the hard decision of whether or not to silence/suspend them or not.

You have to decide if you're gonna silence/suspend remote users from your instance or not.

If you think you're in over your head, move to another instance.

I've been an IRC op for 10 years. I'm ready.

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FSF members support GNU development, and public advocacy to make user freedom a kitchen table issue. Please join today! https://fsf.org/jf
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Some Mastodon instances with higher security TLS configurations are not working in Tusky on Android 7.0. This is due to a regression in its system SSL library—fixed in Android 7.1—where the only supported elliptic curve is secp256r1.

As far as I know, there isn't anything that can be fixed on Tusky's part, aside from shipping its own SSL library, which is too big an undertaking.

Sorry to folks who can't use the app because of this.

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Friending people on a young social network is a bit like primary school.

One interaction and you're BFFs.

#glorydays

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Protip for my fellow instance admins using Docker, do a "docker image prune -a" once in a while, your HDD/SSD will thank you a lot ;)

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#TransCrowdFund
#DisabilityCrowdFund

The 'check engine' light on my car came on last night and the diagnostic is going to be $150, not to mention any repairs that need to be done.

I'm a freelance writer/blogger on a fixed income. No one seems to want to pay writers much (if at all) these days, and I could really use your help.

If you can, please help. If you can't, please boost/re-toot/reblog this.

www.venmo.com/DarlingVictoria

Thanks! :heart:

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FACT: The highest Mastodon uptake in London is in Tooting.

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I've written 'toot', a very simple command-line utility to allow Mastodon posts to be sent from the command-line: npmjs.com/package/toot

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♻There is nothing like having your phone stolen to make you feel like an idiot for buying smart light bulbs
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For people wanting to verify their accounts with keybase, @ryanmaynard has written up instructions: ryanmaynard.co/mastodon-keybas :white_check_mark:

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@Vavassor loving the Tusky app so far, can't wait for more updates.

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Open social media for the UK

A social media community hosted in the UK; part of the Mastodon/ActivityPub federated social network, which allows you to follow users on other communities. It's a bit like Twitter but without a single company in control.

If you use this server, you are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. If you don't like it, there are plenty of other communities you can use.

If you're coming here from Twitter, there are some very useful services to help you find friends and automatically crosspost toots that you might like to set up once you're signed in.

Backers

This is a volunteer-run community administered by @floppy, and hosted by Mastohost in the UK. Please support our running costs by joining the Open Collective and becoming a backer. Thanks go to our existing backers - this place exists because of them!

Service status is available from our status page and the @status account.