You've all heard that it is now possible to buy a #FreedomBox from @olimex. But what if you want to test FreedomBox on a VM before buying?

Good news: a journalist has written excellent instructions for this.

READ: "How to run FreedomBox as a VirtualBox VM"

Do you eat tomatoes like apples?

Don't Praise the Sri Lankan Government for Blocking Facebook Social media can provide vital information in a crisis, and there's evidence blocking it does more harm than good. #Security/NationalSecurity #disinformation #SocialMedia #Security #Facebook

Another nice fediverse-enhancing habit that I enjoy is:

1) When you make a public post, use a hashtag.

2) Immediately click the hashtag.

3) Boost something cool and recent from that hashtag.

#mastodon #meta

This helps because everything you boost gets added to your own instance's federated timeline, and the federated timelines of everyone who follows you.

More importantly, it also adds those boosts to hashtag searches, making it easier for people to find posts about their interests using hashtag searches on their own instances.

Spreading the good stuff around the fediverse helps everything to interlink and keeps the timelines and Home feeds organically full, varied and busy.

#mastodon #meta

Mastodon is prone to bubbles.

When you look for new people to follow you check the public timelines, which by design mostly contains people already followed by people on your instance. It's hard to break out of that.

Here's what you do.

1) Go to but change the last bit to a hashtag of your choosing.

2) Click boost on all the cool stuff.

Also, use hashtags in your own posts and boost cool stuff with gay abandon!

#mastodon #meta

Doing karaoke with a live band tonight. This should be fun! is not owned and operated by a large corporation! Instead it is run as a passion project by a few people.

Due to the fact that we run completely free of ads, we have to rely on your help to keep the lights on around here.

If you are willing to support us, you can become one of our Patrons or donate through PayPal or iDeal!

#mastodon #quey #fediverse #support

To #Peertube admins. I will suggest a video timeline in #Fedilab for allowing people to discover peertube (like the art timeline). By default, it will be, but I would like to have some suggestions (by languages, tags).
I do need instances up-to-date with moderation. If you are interested, just ping me. NSFW videos will be hidden by default and only local videos will be displayed. Thanks.

The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir ( and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.


First #Toot What are some good iOS apps to use #Mastodon with? also is there wiki? Also Hello everyone!

@aral Yes Linux is failing on the desktop possibly because each distro wants to do things 'perfectly'. But 400 'perfect' distros do not make for a good ecosystem. An ecosystem of say 15 distros which were 'near perfect' but prioritised standards across the Linux ecosystem would result in a much bigger market share to go around. Linux distros shouldn't be competing with eachother, they should concentrate on promoting all Linux and they would all benefit.
Linux doesn't need 20 different package managers.

If a man walk in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
-- Henry David Thoreau

#anarchism #quote #bot

Cool, had a brief talk with my partner this morning basically explaining, "Look, you gotta play with the cat sometimes, otherwise it's JUST me playing with her which leads to her anxiously trying to play with me all day, which is shitty because i'm here all day so now just have a cat that trails my feet meowing to play, but ignores me if I wanna pet her, and you get a cat that cuddles up in your lap and sleeps there for hours, and that's... not fun for me."

And they agreed, which, good, lol.

@polaris @revkellyn Yeah, Google may be trying to rule the internet, but Amazon, if we're not careful, will rule the world. Fuck Amazon, they're this generation's Walmart.

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