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why hasn't anybody taken the intro to the activitypub standard more literally and built software that lets you request and lend physical books via the fediverse

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Did you know you can browse #DrmFree eBooks directly on Kobo?

(They seem to have buried the link nowadays, but it still works)

USA
kobo.com/us/en/p/drm-free

UK
kobo.com/gb/en/p/drm-free

Canada
kobo.com/ca/en/p/drm-free

France
kobo.com/fr/fr/p/drm-free

etc.

To get your local version, click on any of the links above and choose your country and language at the top of the screen (where the flag is).

(via @damko@diasp.org)

See also DRM-free Kobo search:

switching.social/unofficial-ko

#DeleteAmazon #eBooks #Books

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Don't torment the #cucco , they'll get their revenge! #dnd #legend of zelda
Text-only version can be found on my tumblr here: xigzagoon.tumblr.com/post/1771

Trying to power through a woodworking project and my drill just started smoking, which I don't think it's done before...

Probably time to invest in a replacement. Going to get a wireless impact driver tomorrow. It'll do a better job and be super useful at work

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LET"S MAKE MASTADON WHOLESOME AND AUTHENTIC INSTEAD OF EDGY AND IRONIC

RETOOT IF YOU'RE WITH ME

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I wrote a crate for helping you gracefully end a tokio-based application upon receiving a signal

crates.io/crates/safeword

#rustlang

Selfie, eye contact, song lyrics (sorta) Show more

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mastodon meta (~); building social media that better serves its users Show more

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Rare self-pimpage. Apologies.

I've just completed the latest episode of my shortform #gaming news #podcast - it's a bonus series that runs alongside a less frequent full length panel podcast.

anchor.fm/clod-of-war/episodes

I'd normally post to birdsite first... but y'know.

P.S. Be Nice. ( I know you're nice, you're mastodonians \o/ )

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[Accessibility] Screen readers like #HashtagsLikeThis, but the Mastodon UI only offers #hashtagslikethis

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

Add your 👍 if you've got a Github account and you agree that this needs a fix!

#CasDoesGithub

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What I wish I had the spoons for:

Making a "How do I find cool people to follow?" specific guide that covers trawling timelines, clicking cool users, looking at their boosts and follow lists, repeating, etc

and how to paste things in the Search field to get to exactly where you want to go for favs, boosts, follows, replies etc

If someone already wrote a guide like that hmu and I'll <3 and boost it

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HEY EVERYONE! WE CAN SAY "FUCK TERFS" NOW

BOOST TO SAY "FUCK TERFS"

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Hello new folks moving to Mastodon: If you can, look at hosting your own instance (either just for yourself or maybe for you and your family).

@mastohost is awesome

(@indie and @laura are both hosted there and I will move my own self-hosted instance there when I get a moment)

Remember: the more instances there are, the stronger the fediverse is. And wouldn’t it be nice for you to be the one making the rules, exactly as you want them, instead of Jack or some mini-Jack (an instance admin?) ;)

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mastodon did not spring fully-formed from the head of a demi-god

mastodon was built. by people like you.

mastodon was built by the people who used it, the people who gave feedback, the people who worked hard to find problems and the people who worked hard to fix them.

mastodon was built by the people who imagined it and the people who did the thankless hard work of fucking up a dream by bringing it into the real world.

think about that.

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I spent a decade thinking about how Twitter and Facebook could fix themselves instead of thinking about how we should express ourselves and build relationships online. We all did. Imagine what we could have built instead.

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"but how would we know people wont just steal everything from stores" says the capitalist as she scans every item for purchase at the self service

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Changing random stuff until your program works is "hacky" and "bad coding practice", but if you do it fast enough it's "Machine Learning" and pays 4x your current salary.