The video about Cuban Open Source Projects was really interesting, and I really like their sneakernet method of information distribution.

The video ends with a bunch of links, which weren't in the description, so I'm posting them here!

#Cuba #foss #debian #communism

They exist, but they are pricey, "industrial" models, no doubt for interfacing with older equipment in a production setting.

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I found it is really fun to run DOS games natively in a computer that boots to DOS (FreeDOS is awesome). However, getting games to emit sound is tricky (Sound Blaster interface), so I'm currently looking for an affordable Micro ATX mobo with ISA slots, preferably Socket 775.

What obscure open source (x86) operating systems should I install on a 10+ year old PC I obtained? I've already installed a Linux Mint XFCE, Haiku, and attempted ReactOS. FreeDOS? AROS? FreeBSD? Plan 9?

Thinking of setting up an Amiga(-ish) computer in my house for my kiddos to have a desktop computing environment that is comprehensible, fun, and useful. Will be powered by a Raspberry Pi. Not sure if I want to emulate classic Amiga OS, or use something newer, like AROS. Might also go with a kid/educational focused Linux distro.

Ah, you can just curl NY Times articles and open the file in a browser to read articles without getting nagged to log in.


US pol, 4th of July 

Was talking about Mastodon with an old-school sysadmin guy. We reached the realization that defederating from instances with no/bad moderation is essentially the same thing as blocking open relays back when you ran your own email server: open relays always end up getting used for spam, you block 'em to protect your users.

Email was and still is the first federated social network, so it already faced a lot of the same problems; we should study its solutions (and its failures).

If you haven't heard of it is a place with public domain audiobooks read aloud by actual humans (not computers). Each book comes with a provided RSS feed, which can be used in any podcast app. The chapters of the book appear as "episodes" :).

Another reason to use F-Droid on Android phones: Apps that Google would never approve for their store, like ones that play youtube audio in the background.

Are there any other American Indian/Native American folks on the fediverse? I feel really disconnected from my culture and people (which I suppose is the point of our colonization and assimilation). I'm JuaneΓ±x/Acjachemen who are related to the larger LuiseΓ±o/PayΓ³mkawichum peoples.

#AmericanIndian #AmericanIndianMovement #NativeAmerican #IndigenousPeoples

Raise your hand if you're tired of tech dipshits concocting brilliant ideas to impose on a community without input of the community, and getting self-righteous, hostile, and eventually claim victimhood, when they're challenged. πŸ™‹

HERE IT IS. Video of Nigel Farage actually getting milkshake thrown on him

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So playing around on @switchingsocial yesterday, I discovered I'm playing with it now. It has docs, storage, email, calendar, chat, etc...pretty interesting concept.

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