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Hello, fediverse. I'm Charles from the USA in the , OR area. I'm excited to be on as I'm hoping it will prove a viable alternative to the "free" social sites.

I make and for a living, and I dabble in for hobbies. Other interests not limited to: , , , , , and .

Anyone got a #FLOSS replacement for "Final Draft" ?

My sister and her fiance are both in theater, and theyve got a lot of content locked up in this proprietary thing. She's been gnashing her teeth hard on this for a few days. I'd like to be able to suggest an alternative but don't know enough about script writing workflows or Final Draft to do so intelligently.

Emacs org mode / Vim witchery / my preferred tools are not what they are looking for here.

Society, bad joke Show more

The Story wandered long in the wildnerness of Ideas before finding its first Teller (and the less said about that tryst, the better). It took time to find one that respected it.
That Teller loved the story, helped it grow strong, then let it go, to find Listeners.
Are you one?
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Pleased to announce that we're welcoming the Houdini Project, fundraising software for non-profits, to the Conservancy. Free-as-in-freedom software is critical for organizations that are changing the world.

Anyone know if HTTPS everywhere still uses the EFF SSL Observatory to check for man in the middle attacks?

What does that look like in practice, when it detects something?

Anyone know how that plays out with corporate SSL Inspection?

"Since the beginning of Chrome we have worked to provide a solid foundation for modern web applications. Those capabilities have enabled new experiences on the web that were never thought possible."

yeah, like browsers struggling to maintain 24fps when scrolling a web page on a top-of-the-line hardware

And now I realize fossil is available under termux, and it is recent (2.7) unlike the version in Fedora (2.2). The web ui will be a bit awkward, but it is usable. Now I can feel the pressure of my ever growing todo list no matter where I go! How useful!

Ham Radio has been added to mastodon trunk! :-)

Please all hams and those with an interest please submit yourselves and help new masto users find their fellow hams:

Please boost!

Too much talking around me. Time to turn on the soundtrack for "Akira".

He made us all heroes.

If we listened.

Malign him not.

Billions wear the cape because of him.

Billions found their strength beyond strength.

Children raise their hand with imaginary powers.

Grown-ups adorn themselves with the shield.

Every time you make a fist, you feel the claws at the back of your hands.

The Helmet, The hammer, The Armor, The Anger, mutant, mutate, alien, or god.

Modern mythologies.

Billions are mighty.

Rest well.


⚑ 🐦 Just posted about reading #blogs using #Mozilla #Thunderbird:

Retake control of your online blog reading experience by relying on a Desktop app instead of a SaaS. No mining, no accounts, no ads, no algorithmic timelines...

We're excited to share the first release of 2geom, a C++ library for calculating paths, curves, etc. Read more at:

Update: Using fossil this way is kind of working. The fossil ticket workflow is not really optimized for this use, of course. But the database system is flexible enough that I've been able to customize the schema into something workable for TODOs. I guess I'll have to use it for a while to see how it holds up.

Internet and authoritarianism Show more

I know fossil is quirky in many ways, but this software is like a hair's breadth away from the complete package that could be used for a federated code hosting solution.

Show more is a a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]