I really dislike when people at work start a text chat by writing "hi" and then waiting for me to reply before making their request or asking a question.

Get over the formalities.. I just want to know how long it takes to help you so I can decide whether I should answer now or later..

As #Signal has had severe problems recently due to its centralised nature, here are some decentralised libre alternatives with Fediverse accounts:

➡️ @snikket_im - Initiative to give XMPP a consistent look and feel on instances and apps, to make it more attractive to new users

➡️ @xmpp - XMPP standards foundation

➡️ @delta - Decentralised messaging through email

➡️ @matrix - Best known for the Element client

➡️ @briar - Peer-to-peer encrypted messaging

➡️ @Jami - Peer-to-peer Skype alternative

Integrity is a rare trait among people. Learn to value the people who have it.

Since everybody around me is using WhatsApp and they've dutifully submitted all their contacts to Zuck, I'm not even a missing node in the graph that needs to be inferred, I'm already on the graph.

Gitea has just joined the Fediverse on their very own instance, you can follow them here:

➡️ @gitea

Gitea is a free open source git platform, a self-hostable privacy-friendly alternative to Github. You can find out more on their website at:


There's a good video about Gitea by @hexdsl at:


#Gitea #Git #Github #Alternatives #FOSS #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #Libre #OpenSource #Dev #SelfHosting #Gittea

#mastoadmin Is there any reasonably simple way to find out which languages are most used by users on your instance? It would make it easier to understand which languages you need to try and source moderators for.

I have always suspected that the so-called "Anemic Domain Model" wasn't an anti-pattern at all. Went searching to find something to back it up.


Recently I did a little blog post about distro hopping being good for me and satisfying urges I have that would otherwise be funneled into spending a bunch of money.


It's been 4000 years since March 2020 feel old yet

Sometimes taking care of the hard things is self care. Get them done and you'll free yourself of that stress.

Somehow, my Firefox's "Restore previous session" was turned off and some 250 tabs were closed on restart.

Maybe this will help me focus better on the single task at hand and perhaps leave a number of unfinished tasks and important unreads for the near future.

In India, everybody expects you to send things to them over WhatsApp. Getting tired of this.

It's as if this country has never learnt about the existence of email.

Opened CryptPad again after I don't know how many months. It loads so fast now! :blobaww:

Lambda Chip is a 100% free software and free hardware embedded system for functional programming lambdachip.com/index/

Learnt about a new project today.

Artanis: A fast monolithic web-framework of Scheme

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