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In Kuala Lumpur at the moment, excited to seeing how fanatically the new year is celebrated here.

Such lovely people here in . A guy I met today lost everything he owned in the 2015 earthquake, was forced with his family to live in the slums. Still he was such a happy man, always laughing. He showed us around the temples, his art school, even invited us into his home to meet his wife and four kids and made us a lovely dinner. I was blown away by his kindness.

After 23 hours on planes and transit benches, I'm finally in

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To be governed is to be watched over, inspected, spied on, directed, legislated at, regulated, docketed, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, assessed, weighed, censored, ordered about, by men who have neither the right, nor the knowledge, nor the virtue.
-- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

#anarchism #quote #bot

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I stopped playing video & computer games around 15 years of age, I think is a big issue. Had more to do with not having a console or good PC than anything else.

I know too many people who have wasted so much of their time smoking a bong and playng Xbox all day.

I'm not anti-videogames, I just think many people get too drawn into them.

I remain cautious of them. I never bought a console because I knew I would be drawn into it. Same reason I never made a facebook account.

Anyone have an experience of attending a ? I'm thinking of joining the Global Day of Coderetreat this Saturday, but it's quite a long trip so love to hear some feedback.

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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#OpenNIC

Looking for an open and democratic alternative #DNS root? Concerned about censorship?
OpenNIC might be a solution for you!"
opennic.org/

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Whoa mastodon runs a lot better on the new here, where on the old one there was a lot of flashing and stuttering when typing a message.

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Looking for a new #VPS hoster. I think €24 at Transip is to much for 2core/4RAM/150ssd.

My requirements:
- the same specs or more what I have now
- Debian of course
- Not US or any other country where it's easy for governments to look into my VPS (Netherlands is now good, but after the new surveillance law not)
- Not a large company, actually rather not a company at all. But if that's not possible a small hipster company.

#hosting

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I really need to stop reading socialist literature just before I'm supposed to go to work...

What is it about LinkedIn that makes recruiters blind to my specifications?

Tonight a guy asked me if I agreed that "silicon and microwave technology" was reverse-engineered from Roswell tech. Never thought I'd hear such a thing IRL.

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Boy is it great seeing everyone again (social.coop had federation issues for a few days). Hi Friends!

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