Upgrading Dell Inspiron 3050 to 4GB RAM and installing MATE for use on a Stinger Levitator Mobile Med Cart for garage workstation.

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Hey, sys admins, personal ops folks, hobbyists that do operations or dabble - we should all talk under the #libreops hashtag when we're live tooting an operations event, like DB updates, rolling out new versions of public services, etc.

we have a lot of adjacent folks here with varying levels of experience doing operations and i bet a few more who are voyeristically watching.

This'll help make it discoverable and enable us to engage one another with help when needed.

food 4 thought

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While we're all focused on the Corona crisis the US government is quietly pushing an internet #surveillance bill that is aimed at abolishing message encryption:

We should probably pay attention to this and spread awareness even if we are not American: eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn

Cellphone Sanitization Sunday...treated the family's cellphones with UV earlier today.

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@dubst3pp4 Some things you can do at @SDF

- become an anonradio DJ
- create a gopher hole or blog
- play games
- SDF MUD
- minecraft
- netris (built in to commode)
- get a voip account (with optional PSTN access + personal DID)
- call in to the conference bridge every day at 02:00 UTC for the Open VoIP anonradio show
- teach an online class

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@smj it looks like the federation limiting effects are caused by "Restricted Mode". I'm assuming that was added to limit signups to actual SDF users, but it also keeps the community locked in from sharing and being shared with other pixelfed servers.

I'm not sure if there's a good way to keep signups locked down while allowing federation.

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Now that I'm all settled, I'll introduce myself.

My name is Sarah, I'm 26 y/o. I graduated in Library Science and now I'm a Knowledge Management and Organization master's student.

I learned english from TV shows such as Grey's Anatomy (and other shondaland productions), and from music. I never directly studied grammar rules, so I can be at fault with that.

I'm never confident with what I'm saying, that's why I'm trying to practice here. Hope you can help and correct me if that's the case.

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Happy Valentines Day! Or what's left of it. Here's my Valentine's Day sculpture.
pixelfed.sdf.org/p/xiled/13418

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@snowdusk_
Not sure where you were tonight.
There were 26 ppl booked into com on anonradio.
We listened to a slow tty chattering away while we chatted and behaved like the lunatics we are normally ;-)
I bailed at the 38 minute mark.
We missed you bud.

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Just lost my cable internet. Using cell data. This system keeps me powered when there is no power.

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You know the thing in Futurama where the bureaucrats fly desks around to access enormous walls of filing cabinets?

That’s a real thing!!! (!!!!!)

Behold The Central Social Institution of Prague. It’s apparently still in operation. vintag.es/2020/01/central-soci

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Do U love UNIX, *nixes etc? Do vintage computers & OS's interest you? R U an SDF member? (even if u r not we wld like u to join us!! you've got nothing to lose sdf.org ) SDF is looking for someone in the Seattle area to staff SDF (SDF Public Access UNIX System - our online community/a public access UNIX system/retro-computing/old BBS-like system/community)'s booth at the Vintage Computer Festival Pacific NW!! here is our leader's official announcement:

mastodon.sdf.org/@smj/10354526

Moar upgrades for tachikoma . My friends say it looks like a bomb with the wires and the blinken lights. Battery life has exceeded 10 hours of runtime (3800mah, with spare port for 2nd battery.)

+ DS3231 Hardware clock
+ Qi wireless charger receiver
+ New (repurposed) case

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