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Congratulations to the Federation/Fediverse for the milestone! Prior to the original G+ sunset announcement, there were roughly 1.8 million users. The tally now is 2.5 million users reflecting a growth of 700,000 users in the last quarter of 2018. This only includes nodes that self-report so the size of the user base is greater!

One can inspect closer looking at the numbers and the charts. Click the link for details.

https://the-federation.info/
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Congratulations to the Federation/Fediverse for the milestone! Prior to the original G+ sunset announcement, there were roughly 1.8 million users. The tally now is 2.5 million users reflecting a growth of 700,000 users in the last quarter of 2018. This only includes nodes that self-report so the size of the user base is greater!One can inspect closer looking at the numbers and the charts. Click the link for details.



 
Posting screenshots here so people can see what Friendica looks like - users have the power via themes under display settings to change the way it looks for them and how the content is laid out more than G+ and FB ever allowed.

Feature-wise it replaces G+ and FB out of the box. In addition, I will make t
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For anyone who wants to see an example of a Friendica public profile page (the url can be used by other network types to add me as a contact also):

https://social.isurf.ca/profile/shelenn #open #simulator #opensim #metaverse #depot #hypergrid



 
Old school jam tonight... enjoy!

74.208.211.190:8030/shelenn



 
December 27, 4:00 PM PT (7:00 PM ET)
hypergrid.org:8002:IMA Outpost Alpha

Holiday Party 12/27/18 at 4 pm PT (7 pm ET) until the last avatar drops

Music diversity continues at IMA Outpost Alpha! Some of our regular entertainers are traveling and may join us while on travel. We have a new live singer Southern Redwine we would like to welcome to the stage at 6 pm PT. Come show your love to support new artists!



 

Alpha Xmas 2018


It's been a very busy season with non-seasonal stuff for me. But, we did take time to prep the region for a holiday party on Thursday December 27, 2018 for anyone who wants to come by, relax, dance, sing, socialize, or grab some gifts we left out in the party zone ;) Here is a look at some of what you can see at HG address (put it in your world map to find and teleport) hypergrid.org:8002:ima outpost alpha

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GO BLUE!!!!
Nine NASA technology research payloads are set for a valuable testing opportunity in microgravity.
In other words, they're launching 🚀 to suborbital space! Liftoff aboard the Blue Origin #NewShepard reusable rocket is no earlier than 9:30 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Dec. 18. You can watch live on NASA Television: https://go.nasa.gov/2ErguNx
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I am considering an upcoming laptop purchase and want to crowdsource knowledge. Anyone who has some good choices at cheap prices let me know please. Here are my requirements:

4K touch display (works with fine point stylus) - current is 3200x1800
NVIDIA cuda capable graphics card
Sound card for suitable for broadcasting live music sessions at 128k
Single jack for headset with mic (system defaults)
SSD + SATA storage
Convertible form factor desired for tablet mode
16 gb ram
3+ Ghz CPU speed hyperthreaded with virtualization

and all the latest standard I/O and connectivity options like bluetooth, usb, wifi, ethernet (not required but desirable)

Price ranges? Brands? Sources? Recommendations?

#laptopshopping
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I tend to buy business class so I get support in the US not overseas call centers. Not a Dell fan at all. HP business has been good to me. Lenovo has been good to me.

Heat management is more important than battery life. Currently, with a fan under the laptop on battery while in OpenSim I get about an hour so I am used to being plugged in since usage in world generally runs 5-8 hours per day.



 
CIA Confirms: Trey Gowdy Altered Documents To Frame Hillary Clinton



 
Just an interesting look back. There are some products and services that are gone but not included in the list as well as Hangouts cessation announcement.

Anyone care to list all the ones that should be on the cemetery list or will be soon?
The Google Cemetery



 
December 16, 2018
10:00 AM to Noon PT (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET)
grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:Astraios
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Dec 19, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
hg.kengcity.net:8002:Keng City

Two hour event at Club Chocolate in Keng City. We will be groovin' with club and R&B hits and a little bit of funk so join us! When you get to the region, click Club Chocolate on the teleport board. See you there!



 
December 18, 4:00 PM
grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002:melody

Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!



 



 
Today, Virgin Galactic will fly their first mission for us — and join the growing list of commercial vehicles supporting our suborbital research! Payloads on the flight will collect valuable data to improve technologies for future exploration missions. This flight will be specifically be used to study how dust disperses in microgravity. Understanding dust dynamics can help abate the damage that is caused by particles contaminating hardware and habitats. Swoop in: https://go.nasa.gov/2Ge0pgB
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Today, Virgin Galactic will fly their first mission for us — and join the growing list of commercial vehicles supporting our suborbital research! Payloads on the flight will collect valuable data to improve technologies for future exploration missions. This flight will be specifically be used to study how dust disperses in microgravity. Understanding dust dynamics can help abate the damage that is caused by particles contaminating hardware and



 

Using mobile devices with Friendica


For the mobile device users, here is a list from the devs (there may be more in work by different people.):
Mobile Clients



 
Categories vs Hashtags in Friendica

I mentioned using hashtags in another post using the tag cloud. Friendica also has categories you can use as well. This is quite useful in community forum posts to categorize types of posts. How do you find them and what do they look like? The image on the left shows them just above the tag cloud in my status page or wall (found when I click the home icon). Notice the ones without the # in front of the words? Those were created when I gave at least one post a category when it was created. The image on the right shows the different colors for a hashtag versus a category. I will illustrate the usage with a community forum on another post. :) But the important point here is categories are currently local to the user that created them. Other users will only see hashtags.

#Friendica #tips #tutorials
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