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Hello #Mastodon! I code #freelance and ♥️ #OpenSource / #FOSS, #Linux, #design.

I'm a one bag nomad. I've lived in 20+ cities in 10+ countries and don't plan to settle. ✈️🌎 My favourites: 🇯🇵 Japan where I climbed Mt Fuji and eat my favourite foods, 🇹🇭 Thailand where very nice people and my other favourite foods live. I hail from 🇨🇦 Canada.

I talk #tech, #gear, #travel, #food, #fitness. I doodle and drink too much coffee ☕. Excited to help build a healthy #federation!

/ #introduction

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Meet the guys who taped Trump's papers back together: The president's unofficial 'filing system' involves tearing up documents into pieces, even when they're supposed to be preserved. (boosted from protected)

politico.com/story/2018/06/10/

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I wrote a prototype that analyzes natural language in English and German with spacy.io/ and translates it into SPARQL queries to Wikidata. It's incredibly primitive, but looks promising so far.

Examples:

$ python3 nlqa.py --question="Was ist die Hauptstadt von Angola?" --language=de
$ Luanda
$ python3 nlqa.py --question="What is Estonia's national currency?" --language=en
$ Euro

github.com/johl/nlqa

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Falsch- oder Fehlaussagen des #BND wurden und werden nicht sanktioniert. Wie die Bundesregierung die Öffentlichkeit systematisch getäuscht hat. blaetter.de/archiv/jahrgaenge/ #nsaua

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Fensehen an. @AnneWillTalk im Gespräch mit Angela Merkel. Das Thema grade? Na? Kommt ihr nie drauf! Umgang mit geflohenen Menschen und wann man sie abschieben darf.
Ist das jetzt Zufall gewesen, oder kennt nur dieses eine Thema?

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"I wish you had legs," he said.
"Why?" asked the mermaid.
"So we could, uh, dance."
"But I do dance, every day!"
"No, I mean, on land."
"And lose a whole dimension of movement?"
"And, you know, with me."
"Oh!" she pulled him into the water. "Let's dance!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Do you know that when you share your pics you also share so much more? #Metadata can contain the location where the picture was shot, the date and time of shooting, your phone model, aperture, exposure time, etc... Why sharing all this private info with the internetz and #surveillance capitalism when there's no need to?

Scrambled #Exif is a #FOSS app that removes metadata from your pics before sharing. With one click they're all gone.
f-droid.org/app/com.jarsilio.a

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Today I learned that there are a number of Linux-based laptop shops in Europe.

Thank you, linuxpreloaded.com

Keep an eye on:

• StationX: stationx.rocks
• Star Labs: starlabs.systems
• Entroware: entroware.com/store/
• Tuxedo: tuxedocomputers.com
• Juno: junocomputers.com

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Very interesting advice from a #Debian developer about #GitHub and #GitLab veronneau.org/lets-migrate-awa

If you don't want to use Gitlab.com, here are two alternative instances for #FreeSoftware projects:

The Debian Gitlab instance is available for every FOSS project and not only for Debian-related ones. As long as the project respects the Debian Free Software Guidelines, you can use the instance

Riseup maintains a Gitlab instance for radical projects named 0xacab.

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I picked up a hitchhiker last night. He seemed surprised that I’d pick up a stranger and asked “Thanks, but why would you pick me up? How do you know that I’m not a serial killer?” I turn and tell him that the chances of two serial killers in one car would be astronomical.
#writingprompts #writing

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AMPstinction - adactio.com/journal/13964 - […] I want to become extinct. I genuinely think that the AMP team should share that wish. - I second that.

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chaos.social

chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
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