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The whole article is very interesting but this!

"Twice a day, Earth’s crust rises and falls with the tides. Although we’re more familiar with ocean tides, the solid Earth experiences the same forces as our oceans. As the Sun and the Moon pull on Earth, the entire planet flexes and stretches. In some places, the surface of Earth rises and falls by as much as 40 centimeters."

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#Protip: "Drafts" on Mastodon

Mastodon doesn't natively support a "draft mode", where in-process toots can be saved and re-edited.

... but ... you can emulate this by setting default posting to "DM", and not filling in any recipients. A DM toot not shared with any third parties is visible only to yourself. You can then post, and delete/redraft this toot until it's complete to your satisfaction.

On devices/platforms where Web content is prone to disappear without notice (o hai Chrome Android mufferphuckerz) this may prove useful, especially where researching links / content for a substantial toot.

#MastoTips #ProTips #DraftMode

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Please consider writing your hashtags in upper camelcase so screen readers have a chance at figuring them out.

#whyistayonmastodon sounds like an giant undecipherable mess of sounds.

#WhyIStayOnMastodon reads out "Why I Stay On Mastodon" 😄

(Reason #44 I stay here: my previous requests like this have been generally well-received, proving that most people are awesome.)

Duolingo now has a module for learning Finnish.

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Hi there. Does anyone here know of a good alternative to Cloudflare's no-cost CDN? I'm being asked by someone who has agreed to ditch it if there's a platform that fulfills the same function at the same cost.

Neologism: "rolling COVID", meaning ostentatiously not masking up or social distancing.

My favorite bit of tech trivia may be that the Palm IIIe included the "Uncle Fucka" tune from the South Park movie as a system sound. You could have it play that when you got an email, for example.

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Desired #mastodon feature:

The ability to mute someone for a given period of time so I can just pretend they don't exist a while.

It's been almost six months since I last got my hair cut. I couldn't stand it any longer and cut it myself, blind, with a pair of scissors. The result is... not horrible. It is well that I wear a hat outside.

I hope the local birds appreciate the nest-building material.

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#Iosevka is a configurable #font.

Iosevka is a #monospace font that supports ligatures as well configurable variant glyphs and line thickness. Iosevka's ligatures are optimized for programming, and provide a cleaner look for multi character symbols like -> and ==. Iosevka features alternate glyphs for most letters, and can be built to include or exclude these glyphs as well as ligatures.

Website 🔗️:

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #programming

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So I use Reddit quite a bit because I really enjoy the format. I like how many perspectives you get and often learn and expand my ideas from the comments.
I’ve managed to avoid the toxicity that Reddit is known for, but I’d still like to migrate away for a myriad of reasons.

The most interesting alternatives look like Lemmy,, or Aether,

Anyone familiar with them or others?

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You can now download the MetaMaus DVD, a multimedia version of Art Spiegelman's MAUS that features the complete comic plus *tons* of additional material here:
(WinXP/MacOS 10.4+, Requires QuickTime)

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Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

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Many of you have asked, and we explain. Tor Browser ships with a defense called Letterboxing that prevent fingerprinting your screen dimensions. It adds margins to the window and it stops websites from identifying your exact screen size. Browse safely!

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#Firejail is a namespace sandboxer.

Firejail is a program that confines processes into lightweight #Linux namespace sandboxes. Namespaces in Linux can be used to limit what resources (filesystems, networks, USB, etc.) a process has access to. Firejail supports many programs by default, and can be configured to support others or to use special options with configuration files.

Website 🔗️:

apt 📦️: firejail

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

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Registration opens for 2020 (KansasFest)

#A2KFest is virtual this year, thanks to COVID-19… but hey, it’s still happening.


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