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You can view a Mastodon user's public posts with a particular hashtag by adding /tagged/(hashtag) on the end of their public URL:

(account's public URL)/tagged/(tag)

For example, @FediFollows posts with the hashtag #Art can be viewed at:

You can find the public URL of a Mastodon account by going to its profile and clicking on the avatar image.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #Feditips #Hashtags #Fediverse

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Hey fediverse, what's the best alternative to suggest when a relative wants to use wetransfer? I used to suggest Firefox send, but that's not an option anymore, and the relative isn't technical enough to use wormhole...

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Long COVID: potentieller therapeutischer Angriffspunkt entdeckt. - In einer neuen Studie hat eine Lübecker Forschungsgruppe untersucht wie COVID-19 auf Endothelzellen im Gehirn wirkt. Zusammen mit weiteren Forscherinnen und Forschern aus Frankreich Spanien und Deutschland fanden die Lübecker heraus dass SARS-CoV-2 zu einem Gefäßuntergang im Gehirn führt der durch die Spaltung eines Proteins namens NEMO vermittelt wird und durch eine spezifische pharmakologische Intervention unterbunden werden kann. -
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You'd think as a UNIX sysadmin in my 40s, nothing would ever surprise me anymore.

Amazingly not.

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TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

As you may have seen in the news today, Trump's media team has set up their own social network "Truth Social".

What they aren't admitting is it's actually just a Mastodon instance with all the Mastodon branding removed, including all of the messages acknowledging that it is FOSS, as required by the software's free open source licence. This is breaking the terms of the licence, and is essentially stealing the software from the volunteer community which made it.

This kind of behaviour cannot be accepted by anyone who believes in FOSS. Keeping to the requirements of a FOSS licence is fundamental to building software together. If powerful people get away with stealing FOSS, people may be reluctant to build FOSS in the first place.

Hopefully someone will take legal action, but in the meantime we can block these instances in case they try to federate:

#Fediverse #Fediblock #TruthSocial #Trump #MastoAdmin #Mastodon

With the whole TRUTH Social debacle, and seeing that none of the news papers actually talked about Mastodon. I went onto the booksite and tried to nudge people a bit.

I've sent some great @FediFollows statuses; but I couldn't find any instances with appealing `/about/more` pages. All of them contained only rules, copyright information and codes of conduct, nothing interesting.

Kudos to @Curator for including a decent description, tough, it's buried after the rules.

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Trump's new social network is preparing to launch... look familiar?

I advise you get on blocking the below domains.

You knew it was going to happen.

Boost it far and wide!


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Please, don't panic: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been published on October 12, 1979.

Exactly 42 years ago 🙊

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Wow, Firefox 93+ supports viewing and filling in PDFs with 'XFA' forms (as used by the Canadian government), making it one of the few good options for doing this on Linux (or with anything besides Adobe tools on Windows and macOS). This is great news for anyone who has to deal with these annoyances.

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If anyone is wondering, it's not getting any better. Snapchat, AWS, Twitter, several major mobile providers (T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon) joined the "seems down" club.

#sysadmin 🍿

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My reading of the decision is that it strikes a nail in the coffin of zero rating for commercial considerations.

Whether it covers *other* non-mandatory zero rating - whether any regulator would be bothered to enforce? - is, IMHO, left open.

QT edri: 💪🏽 A big win for users 💪🏻

Earlier this month, Europe’s highest court judged that #ZeroRating is illegal under EU law, which the @edri network has been arguing for years.

Learn more from @EDRi member It-Pol (@je5perl) here:

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you're reading that right - incompetence levels are at 96%

(96%) ■■■■■■■■■□

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they're makin' another matrix?
I'm still on IRC!

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You may be laughing now, but after the zombie apocalypse wipes out the grid and you are calculating cryptocurrency with pencil and paper, I'll be laughing (and cranking) all the way to the (probably by then barter-based) bank!

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