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Hey, I'm n0toose. I'm a 🇬🇷 that somehow wound up 🇩🇪, currently studying Computer Engineering in Aachen.

I enjoy working on free and open source software and tinkering around with different technologies. I also like making photos and music, as well as traveling and figuring out how the world around me works.

(I write both in English and German, currently learning Dutch.)

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I just brought my website back up! To celebrate, I just published a blog post as to why I am moving away from using GitHub to host my personal projects and why you may want to do that as well. Mostly consists of first-hand experiences and observations:

n0toose.net/posts/move-away-fr

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Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

Regards,
another open source developer

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In the 80s, my aunt (a child) and my grandmother (someone who, today, can't even effectively operate her Television) wrote a series of computer programs from which they ran my grandfather's business.

They generated invoices and printed them, scheduled jobs, kept a list of customers, etc.

They did it all with an Atari 8-bit computer, and the included BASIC.

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It would be neat if #hackerspace/#fablab collectives collaborated to improve #FreeCAD. For example: documentation, translations, and even low-hanging fruit issues

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Moin!
Unser Hackspace hat (noch) keine Matrix-Instanz, ich bräuchte aber einmal einen Matrix-Account. Gibt es Chaos-Nahe und / oder Queer-Freundliche Instanzen, die ihr mir empfehlen würdet? :3 :boost_ok:

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Little headsup, Mastodon developers seem to be testing a language selector in the posting interface (see attached image).

The idea is you set the language you're posting in which will make it easier for other people to filter your post out if they don't speak it.

You can already set your default language in the Preferences/Settings section, but the idea of this new feature is to let you optionally change the setting for each particular message. This is handy if you toot in several languages.

I have no idea if/when this will be rolled out, the developers' instances often get test features like this.

#Mastodon

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Remember the outcry for Microsoft buying GitHub and developers (allegedly) leaving en masse? It didn't happen and GitHub is as a monopoly today as it was back then. Musk/Twitter is analogous. We need to make federated alternatives better than centralized ones. Outcry won't do it.

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Fediverse boxing match. Whoever survives last gets a pat.

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the only worthwhile guys to even consider dating are those who have experienced hardships themselves and understand the value of empathy and connection

Mir gefällt es, dass Deutschland quasi genau so wie ich erwartet habe ist.

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@n0toose Ouch. I use #TrackerControl on #Android . It's amazing how many trackers are in all sorts of apps. Really makes me consider switching to #Graphene or something. trackercontrol.org/

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Honestly, open source companies being stock-traded is weird. It feels like at that point, the commercialisation of open source swapped from being a way for open source devs to sustain a living to having open source as a "talent acquisiton" tool while sharedholders make money

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