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Esoteric markings on the sidewalk.
#street #orange #markings

underground utility lines?

Yup, CATV (Community Antenna Television) apparently.

Remember Line Rider? Check out this awesome track synced with In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.

YouTube: Line Rider - Mountain King (DoodleChaos)

I synchronized the song "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg to my first line rider track drawing everything by hand. It took me over a month o...

After torturing me with 'the 7th continent (i love these kind of games but have nobody to play with) you finally made my day :-D

The 7th Continent can be played solo! Sorry about the torture, though. Glad I could redeem myself!

Just saw an advertised result on #DuckDuckGo, it’s time time to try to set up #Searx on my server again!

You can examine the cookies, and if you don’t like what they store you can delete them and accept the defaults, or just run your own server. Even running a server locally filters a lot of information from the search engines.

I'd rather not have to examine cookies from websites claiming they don't track me. Instead I finally managed to get my Searx instance up and running again, so I'm all good for now on my laptop, and I switched to Qwant on Brave for my mobile because I can't setup a custom search engine.

or you can just not set options.

This is true, but I switched to Searx and DuckDuckGo when it crapped out partly to avoid annoying advertised results.

This is the first time I've seen a Kickstarter campaign run out of stretch goals. Go get it, it's worth it!

The Sims™️ FreePlay mobile game players have suggestions.


get it while it's hot: Friendica 3.5.4 just released now includes support for the Diaspora account relocation signal

The Shaveman, in theaters this fall. @snowmanmovie
#poster #streetart #subway

Friendica 3.5.4 released
Dear Federation, the Friendica team is pleased to announce the release of Friendica *Asparagus* 3.5.4.

This release is a hotfix release for a bug that was overlooked in the 3.5.3rc phase during saving searches to the users side menu. It also includes fixes to smaller issues we had with relocating accounts from one node of the network to another. As well as the support for the new Diaspora* relocation signal, that was planned for the upcoming 3.6 release of Friendica. Which means if you move to another node, now your Diaspora contacts will receive the signal as well and vice versa.

Additionally we fixed numerous bugs that the community had found and we polished some quirks. For the complete list of changes, please see the CHANGELOG file.

How to Update?

If you used `git` to install your copy of Friendica and use the master or develop branch, a git pull is enough to upgrade.

If you have helped to iron out quirks for this release and used the 3.5.4rc branch of the repository you just need to pull from the repository and switch to either the master or develop branch.

If you had downloaded the source files in an archive file (zip or tar.gz) please download the current version of the archive from GitHub ( and and unpack it on your local computer.

How to contribute?

If you want to contribute to the project you don’t need to have coding experience. There are a number of tasks listed in the issue tracker with the label “Junior Jobs” we think are good for new contributors. But you are by no means limited to these – if you find a solution to a problem (even a new one) please make a pull request at Github or let us know in the development forum.

Contribution to Friendica is also not limited to coding. Any contribution to the documentation, the translation or advertisement materials is welcome or reporting a problem. You don’t need to deal with git(hub) or Transifex if you don’t like to. Just get in touch with us and we will get the materials to the appropriate places.

Thanks everyone who helped making this release possible and have fun Image/photo

Taken right after watching Blade Runner 2049.
#nofilter #dirtylens #street #nyc #hotelempire #fog #moody

I cannot wait to see this!! Hopefully I'll have the chance to go see it in the next week or so.

I didn't think the movie was great, but this view really was.


Moving away from Twitter

Last Friday, I chose to honor the movement #WomenBoycottTwitter for a full day, not because I'm a woman, but because I've noticed browsing Twitter specifically puts me in a bad mood. This started a bout a year ago with the fateful election of Donald Trump to President of the United States of America and it slowly grew worse over time.

On the same platform, I blocked 3,920 accounts promoting tweets and muted 97 accounts I deemed uninteresting, numbers I would be hard pressed to match on the #Fediverse / #Federation. As long as I was otherwise enjoying the service I didn't mind too much, but now it just looks silly.

However, I have contacts I only have through Twitter, and I'm not ready to completely sever all my ties with them. As a temporary solution, I've enabled #Friendica's Twitter plugin to import my timeline from Twitter in my feed. It's going to increase the volume by about an order of magnitude, so I proceeded to weed out chatty contacts who only made sense on Twitter.

I still have an open account on Twitter, but at least I won't be using their clients, seeing their ads or being shown random offensive tweets on popular retweets. The only regret I have is about Private Messages that aren't compatible with Friendica's. I hope people I know will send me text messages instead but I know it won't happen unless I do it. It's an unfortunate side effect of leaving convenient platforms and I already have first-hand experience of this phenomenon after I was kicked from Facebook.

Thanks for reading!
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@vectorpoem However, I'm still going to be available on the #Fediverse and the #Federation, via @MastodonProject for example.

MrPetovan's Friendica (profile)

MrPetovan's Friendica (profile)
Are you changing profiles at all? Or instances?

I was initially saying that I would be boycotting Twitter today to honor #WomenBoycottTwitter, but I'm available as usual through other social networks.

Ahh, so i see haha.

I support this. Twitter's leadership are in deep denial about how bad their platform is and what its problems are. See you on Saturday.

In conversations about social media, Mastodon is the elephant in the room

When you realize the small exception to the 13th amendment is actually fully and openly exploited. Slavery was never abolished in the USA.

In 38 seconds Steve Prattor, Sheriff of Caddo Parish in Louisiana, tells you why he REALLY likes keeping "good" Black men in jail.

What a dickbag.

The Trump admin is veering the US towards what Putin did in Russia, however it's probable their goal would have been the same without him.

Yes, Russia probably interfered with US elections, but this doesn't mean Trump and GOP didn't want to set up authoritarianism anyway.