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In other news, we need a new name 😢

Just like Davx5 (formerly DavDroid), we judge it too risky to keep this name, lest a certain megacorp comes knocking.

Suggestions welcome. I was thinking something to do with a red panda or its genus, since that is the Pixelfed mascot, but other ideas are also welcome!

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@pluralistic it's almost like these app developers could have done better by working with public health workers to develop solutions to the problems they actually have.

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Among the students who lost their places is Jessica Johnson, a young writer whose literary achievements include winning coveted Orwell youth prize for dystopian tales, for a story called "A Band Apart"

orwellfoundation.com/the-orwel

The story is a chilling dystopian tale of students whose class disadvantages are magnified by an unaccountable algorithm that empiricism-launders the privilege of the wealthy by claiming that its judgments are "meritocratic."

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Microsoft Teams Telephony: Was someone on drugs when they designed contact management? Why does it need a third party application for Outlook and MS Teams to see each other?

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Reminder that you should write software which brings joy to people, not anger

Especially avoid writing software that forces people into writing MORE software just to get rid of yours, like popup or ad blockers

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Do you enjoy photos, art, or other pixely things? join the fediverse on your very own @pixelfed instance using the new lab guide! 😎 🎉 lab.uberspace.de/guide_pixelfe #pixelfed #selfhosted

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Note: our tiny not-for-profit can afford to spin up new servers like this thanks to Eclips.is by @OpenTechFund and Greenhost.

OTF and Eclips.is are both under threat by the Trump administration.

See how you can help: saveinternetfreedom.tech

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pixelfed.lazysquirrel.co.uk/p/

My instance finally working. Problem was a leaky redis container from a Docker app I had bodged. The plus side is that it forced me to learn something and fix everything else.

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Just talked to someone who paid $1k to host a simple personal website for a year. I took 20 minutes and explained why that was the stupidest thing I've heard in a while

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