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Right now I’m trying to follow people with interesting toots, I hope that would give visibility to quality content and that way attract more people to Mastodon, so if I recently followed you that’s the reason.

7 ways to maximize misery (link below) hit me hard when I realized I am actually doing some of the things listed

aspirational beetle lifestyle 

lounging on a giant orange slice and lazily slurping? beetle dreams

@fsfe asked translations for their open letter, that sounds pretty important but I can’t find any Finnish resources talking about free software in general. What English resources are the most valuable in explaining free software? So what resources should I translate into Finnish first? I don’t have unlimited time but I’m considering doing a translation of the most important fsf or fsfe page(s) or whatever is the most important and would reach the most people

If you are in the EU and have not yet heard of this vote. There is a European's citizens Initiative for a Universal Basic Income. This is an EU binding vote. . There is only 5 days left and over 700,000 votes still needed. Please vote.

Web fonts are surprisingly diregarded, so many places suggest adding fonts only available on Apple or Microsoft based devices. Even a site like Github looks like trash on Debian just because there’s no font defined for Linux systems

Same topic, another one sided piece of news claiming that limiting the competition is the only option to improve safety. They really don’t see that if there were mandatory parking areas, we could have much safer and still competitive electric scooter market

(In Finnish - sorry)

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Is the safety really so big issues that they have to kill potential business? The safety has been falsely used as an argument against

How about setting rules for all companies in terms of safety, like fine for not parking in a proper spot? We don't limit the amount of car manufacturers just because few people can't behave

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Big electric scooter companies are asking for barriers of entry into the market. Their idea is that cities should charge a fee in order to provide services especially in Joensuu (Finland), because at least two Finnish scooter companies have been founded there. Yes there are safety reasons for regulations, but Tier literally suggested limiting competition (and so innovation) as a way to improve safety (article in Finnish)

I wrote another blog post about #Gitea #federation and the recent Gitea <-> Mastodon federation milestone.

It's nontechnical so you don't have to know anything about ActivityPub to read it!

Things I would have wanted to know earlier:

Linux directories are actually standardized and documented

It feels weird that the native remote desktop protocol in Gnome is a proprietrary microsoft remote desktop protocol. It is almost same situation as with file sharing, windows shares/network drives work usually out of the box on linux, but for unix nfs shares you often have to install additional packages. It’s obviously great to have support for both

Replace every article about Elon Musk with an article about someone fixing/maintaining important infrastructure. A person repairing buses. A person repairing and tweaking wheelchairs. A person tending to a community garden.

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