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My dream for Mastodon is for it to be a viable choice as a publishing platform for any creator. In other words, for people to not feel like they're locked in to Twitter or Instagram if they want to be professionally successful.

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Plausible has opted out of Google FLoC!

Visits to our site will not be included when Google determines a cohort to share with their partners for personalized advertising purposes.

We recommend other sites to opt out of FLoC too!

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

@x So, TIL about Pleroma! Could I ask where you are hosting your instance? Prefer hosted versions but the ones here pleroma.social/#featured-insta seem heavily customized and are not to my taste.

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Nothing has given me more despair and disdain for technology than working in technology

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has anyone out here also transitioned away from a tech career? what was your experience? what industry did you switch to? (feel free to RT)

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Recent developments, everywhere is dealt with and okay 👍 

As you may or may not know, Tusky was temporarily removed from the Google Play store, and it has since been reinstated.

We will always appeal against any removals that we see as incorrect, or fix something that we view as fixable. If for some reason the app can't stay on the Play Store we won't stop the development just because of it, we'll find other ways to reach you.

Thank you for reaching out while that whole mess was going on. 🙏

Switched to Quad9 today. Thanks to Tailscale's new exit nodes.

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Not a fan of eavesdropping? We now have a public DNS service up as a beta that offers DNS over HTTPS and DNS over TLS, with QNAME minimization and basic ad blocking. Audited by Assured and only a guide away: mullvad.net/help/dns-over-http

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Hey fediverse! This might be a slightly awkward question, but what are your fav servers of the fediverse and why? :blobcatblep:
I'm still writing on this one German blog posting about Mastodon, and I have some, but would really appreciate the input. Thank you!
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Ok, appeal submitted to Google. Let's see. Don't worry, even if they don't reinstate it I'll continue developing Tusky, and it will still be available via Fdroid.

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@ConnyDuck Have you tried notifying one of the prominent Android blogs like Android Police? They're usually pretty good about signal boosting these issues with Google.

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I posted a draft of the appeal message in the Tusky matrix chat, can anyone who is better at such things have a look at it?

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I wrote up a really quick and dirty quickstart guide for folks who are interested in trying out #mastodon. Feel free to share!

dev.to/zkat/kat-s-mastodon-qui

#noxp

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@ponytail @groctel Yeah it's great, but I'm sick of passing on a new email ID around every time I change my mind about a service or if it becomes untenable.

Plus, the bridge for using IMAP clients (I think) is paid and not available on linux? I'm looking to unify my email so I hate it less.

Encryption at rest is only a part of the solution. If everyone's emails are passing through Google/Yahoo/Microsoft at the end of the day, what's the point?

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@ConnyDuck you could post it to news.ycombinator.com/ and wait until it reaches the top, and - under no circumstances - read the comments.

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@ConnyDuck All the best to resolving this!

Matrix (Element and other clients) had a similar problem very recently. For them it seemed to help to send them a a variation of the following text: element.io/blog/element-on-goo

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@ConnyDuck a lot of this shit recently has been poorly applied automation and it gets rectified when attention is drawn to it.

Take a breath, there are a lot of people who'll have your back on this. Give us a chance to spread the word.

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