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If anyone needs an experienced (~9 years) developer who can bring a team of professionals to help finish your project, I'm looking for clients! willowbark.org or reach out to me directly and we can chat about your project!

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Friends, an easy step toward democratization of the economy is moving your money to a credit union. So let's say July 14th is Fediverse Move your Money Day!

In Japan this has been an important part of the fossil fuels divestment campaign by 350.org. When you choose a credit union, ask them about their investments (you'll probably be the first one to ask).

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

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Hot take: just release debian and/or rpm packages for your software. Nobody wants yet another bootstrapping tool. Nobody wants to curl-to-bash to install your stuff. Nobody wants to write a script to do something with your crappy tarball.

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Just finished going through the candidates for the primary election tomorrow. For many of the positions I could find no record of their positions on anything. For others their website or the voter guide was helpful, but in general it turns out that it's really hard to vote in this country.

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If you can make it, it'd be pretty sweet to overwhelmingly oppose Cop City construction:

Thinking about getting a motorcycle to commute to work on (and for the occasional twisty road) but used bikes are *incredibly* expensive right now. There is almost nothing on Craigslist, or at the local used-dealer for a reasonable price. Maybe a new Honda CB300R would be okay? Suggestions for how to actually get a bike in the U.S. right now?

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Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

Regards,
another open source developer

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Hi! My name is Jamie, and I'm new to this instance but not to the Fediverse. I'm non-binary, in my 40s, and living in Decatur, #Georgia. I'm currently working as a "decision scientist," but in previous lives I've earned a PhD in religious studies, taught as an adjunct professor, and worked for a democratic #socialist political education foundation. I am new to #beekeeping and I also enjoy #gardening and #bicycles. #introduction

Patreon appears to be the only direct support platform that offers (minimal) tools for podcasters. I've been tossing around ideas for a podcast-only support platform as well. Would anyone else want to use/help build this?

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🇺🇸 #PSA for US folks:

:covid19: As of today, each house can now request 8 additional no-charge #COVID tests shipped free. (Total of 16 per house if you have not yet requested any.)

covid.gov/tests

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OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR recipe for psychedelic fudge!

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I dont always eat breakfast, but when I do 

It's dos eggys

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Music rec, bandcamp:

Dominique Fils-Aimé makes me exclaim in delight. singwithmi.bandcamp.com/ So far I only have Nameless, in which the voice is the bedrock and the other instruments are there for pleasure.

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A good name for a combination legal bookstore/bait and tackle shop would be Beyond a Reasonable Trout

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OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR will to live!

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