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@toogley I just had a long, by chance uninterrupted, string of your toots and boosts 😋

I'm not usually taken in by the kind, but there was one thing here that'll be useful for me

one wonders why looks at a particular thing

Something motivated me to write a little. Clearly I'll need a bit more practice at it.

My wife of 10 years said she thought that Chuck Palahniuk's Choke was about sex. I don't know what to do with myself.

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Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

* Tax savings: Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

* Collaboration: Major projects can share expertise and costs.

* Serving the public: Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

* Fostering innovation: With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

#democracy #democratic #politics #freesoftware

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"People don't see the irony of saying: we have blocked this entire domain, this entire group of people because they're bigots and xenophobes. Is not blocking a whole group of people based on the action of one the definition of bigotry?" — @adam #noagenda 1148

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On Twitter, their 'safety team' determines what you see. In the Fediverse, your 'Instance' determines what you see. Don't like what you see (or don't?) Set up your own instance!

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Be excellent to each other.