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What I dislike about the federation


I have been noticing since a while there is a very impolite attitude among many people who use the federated networks, the lacking of desire to build a community that include all the other ones from all the different countries and languages.

Many times I see posts that starting in English which is the most common ground to communicate among the others that end filled up in any others languages than English, along the fact that is unkindly and annoying, it goes in the opposite way of the inclusion which should be the reason why a social network exists.

It is true that Mastodon resolved it brilliantly but in Diaspora and Friendica you can't exclude topics because the language that means is up to the users take the task to avoid cross languages in any topic.

However I see there isn't any desire to avoid that behavior and people are quite careless about that, hence I think I will start to ignore all the people that do not respect this very simple, unwritten and basic rule.

#languages #diaspora #friendica #fediverse #federation #people #respect #inclusion
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hoergen doesn't like this.

Speaking as a monolingual Anglophone (more or less -- I studied French for two years, Latin for a semester, German for two semesters, "immersion" Spanish for 6 weeks, and learned some Hebrew when I was younger), I find the number of different languages on my Fediverse feed refreshing. I have a translation add-on installed in my browser, but I like to try to parse German and Spanish posts myself first.

Probably I was unclear, in any moment I said that we have to speak just in English, I said if anyone start a topic in English, Spanish, Finnish, Italian etc... It is quite annoying and impolite starting to reply in any other different languages.

I see repeatedly posts that start in a language and end up filled by, mostly the same community, in a different idiom. I don't get the reason as well I don't go replying in Italian, my native language, in any post just because I want or because I am lazy.



 

Gimp 2.10.10 available for macOS


Hi folks,

for the ones who have an Apple Computer, I don't have it but I use one at my job, the brand new Gimp 2.10.10 is available for #macOS as well!

www.gimp.org

#gimp #gnu #freesoftware #floss #foss #libregraphic
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The pointlessness of the FSF endorsed distros based on Ubuntu...


A pure Free-Software distro is a very hard ambition as well as an hard goal to accomplish, you have to deal with your hardware and if your hardware is not compliance with the free Software it is almost impossible running a pure libre distro. But back to time when even installing a standard distro was an impossible task, Ubuntu came out helping a lot of people making easier installing linux on whatever hardware. However we have to flip the point of observation, at the beginning there were just free drivers mostly made through reverse engineering, most of them were too buggy or unreliables, and the few closed drivers were hard to obtain or unavailable to the end users. Hence running a linux distro and having a laptop or a PC with 100% hardware recognized was very hard to achieve but not for Ubuntu. Ubuntu made easy installing blob binaries on Linux and making your hardware properly working, cool! All of we are in debt with Canonical for this because Ubuntu broken this barrier and helped all the distro to achieve the same, pointing the direction to follow. The main point is Ubuntu used... show more
#linux #ubuntu #debian #freesoftware #fsf #libresoftware #softwarelibre #linuxlibre #gnu #floss #inux debian floss freesoftware fsf gnu libresoftware linuxlibre softwarelibre ubuntu

The main point is buying hardware that work with free software, but sometimes you have a laptop and you can't buy other pieces. Anyway anything that needs GPU acceleration can't be performed without deal with deal with blob signatures, firmwares or drivers unless someone comes out with a free and open GPU based on whatever open architecture (maybe RISC?).

However all those considerations are quite off topic...

Carrying water for software owners is a compromise. Debian hosting non free software is a waste of resources that should go to making better free software. Allowing someone to set up a tent to install non free software outside of a FSF event, as long as the person dresses up as a devil, is not such a compromise, it's just another way of telling people that non free software gives an evil third party control of your computer. I think that Debian did a better job of shielding users from non free software than Ubuntu did, but they can do better still by dropping it all on the floor.



 

Switching the contact type


Hi there,

how can I change a contact from #Friend to #Subscriber and vice-versa?

Thanks!

#help #friendica #contacts
#Friend #Subscriber #help #friendica #contacts contacts friendica help

I haven't seen that in the Help anywhere, but you could note their network name, Drop them, then Add them again. I'm still new to Friendica, though, so don't take this as gospel.

Eventually I got how to do it...

First: you go to contact icon on top (it depends by your theme) and it opens a list of your contacts

Second: each contact as a row of small icons you have to press the one with the tooltip that says "view contact".

Third: on the status' contact there is a button with a label "disconnect/unfollow", when it says that it means you are friends each others, when it says "connect/follow" it means the contact is "a fan of your". While disconnecting from a friend is invisible for the other reconvert it in a friend activates a notification to that contact.



 

AMP will bring on GMAIL and many more...


And so the effort of a centralized internet handled by Gugl will be soon brought on the Gmeil service as well, with many companies happy to join the initiative...

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/03/google-brings-amp-to-email-turning-your-inbox-into-an-app/

I am so happy to have get rid off gmeil...

#html #web #email #google #freedom #privacy #degooglify #freeinternet #gmail
#html #web #email #google #freedom #privacy #degooglify #freeinternet #gmail email google internet privacy



 

The pleasure of using Mozilla Thunderbird again


Hi guys,

I am in the process to move everything from my old gmeil account to my brand new mailbox.org account.

Mailbox has a very nice webui however it lacks of some features respect gmeil and it is not fast as the gugl service. It doesn't mean that is not good, but it can't still compete with gmeil at the same level. Thus while with gmeil I stopped to use any desktop client as I used to do, because mostly useless, with Mailbox I started to use Mozilla Thunderbird again.

I have completely forgot about the pleasure of use an email client, In first place it has been very useful to move all the emails I needed from gmeil to mailbox seamlessly, pretty cool indeed; but then I started to use all the cool features that Thunderbird has.

For example Mailbox still not support labels while Thunderbird can use tags, so I was able to organize all my emails very quickly in I way I like. Another aspect is checking the email with Thunderbird is faster than with the Mailbox webmail, and now at home I am using just Thunderbird, while at work, since the moment I don't need... show more
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I'm doing all my mail from one PC, so I don't have this problem. Perhaps that the TBsync or Thundersync add-on can make life easier for you.

Let me check thouse out! Thanks for the insight!



 

It's not often that I recommend a fellow Diasporian but @Jack is doing some very creative work in #OpenSCAD that he publishes here. Even better he also publishes the code with his work so it can be easily reproduced and modified. Take a look at his channel or search for the hashtag OpenSCAD and enjoy.
#Diaspora #creative #recommend



 

Alternative available for Cryptkeeper


Hi guys,

since the moment that Cryptkeeper is not available on Debian anymore, do you know any alternative to manage encrypted files and folders through a GUI?

Thanks in advance 🍺
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I found Sirikali and Zulumount so far...



 

Disable soundcard in Wine


Hi guys,

any idea on how to disable the sound card when run wine?
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De-guglification a personal step forward


Well guys,

eventually I decided to use Mailbox.org as my personal email and moving far away from gmail as soon as possible.

I used as reference this guide: https://www.fsf.org/resources/webmail-systems
and I almost checked out all of those but not the one with weird names, I would like to use my new email also for work and then I needed something that is easy to pronounce in English, Spanish and Italian.

At the very beginning I started with Posteo.org, very cute but the old UI/UX drove me crazy, I also tried it for a while with Thunderbird but the lacking of a modern desktop client (bugs-free) eventually made change my mind (and my money).

Probably ProtonMail is the best one, but even if you can have a free account when you start to want more space the price gets high very quickly while Mailbox has a good balance between features, price and UI/UX. I am pretty satisfied indeed.

I have just started, probably I will need a bit of adaptation but I am pretty confident I will be quickly productive and my old gmail account will be converted in my garbage email, cool!
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Why is Friendica bloated by tons of trackers?


I noticed that Friendica has a tons of trackers, mine are disabled by my browser extensions, however Diaspora has 0 trackers.

It is something related with my Friendica server or it something that belongs to Friendica itself?

I am pretty confused... 🤔
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@daniel01 That's odd I don't see that. But why don't you ask the admin Adam Clark (kinetix@social.isurf.ca). I believe he's a good guy.

I guess that mostly depends by how many youtube videos are showed in your stream as well as many twitters links are active... 🤔



 

Dica, Friendica app for Android


@DiCa Support

Hi guys your app is very cool, however it is not still able to show my personal stream, I mean saved tags and friends.

I am not really interested to read public or network posts, I am interested only in my stream so currently I am using your app only to create posts or to reply.

Is it possible display in Dica your personal stream or not?

Thanks!
@DiCa Support android dica freesoftware friendica gnu linux



 

Diasp.org down?


Hi Guys,

today diasp.org is down, any clues about it?
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New here


Hi guys,

I would like to say that I am #newhere but I don't, I would like to import my friendica account from the old server to a new one but I couldn't and since the moment my activity on Friendica hasn't been so massive I opened directly a new one...

By the way I am pleased to meeting you again!

And for those who already added me, please make it again:

@Joe Slam @know @Rinus Bakker @Secret Hippie
#newhere @Joe Slam @know @Rinus Bakker @Secret Hippie federation fediverse newhere whatever

@Daniel

Oh man but you are everywhere, don't you a place where living?