The FSF is hiring! Please see the following page for information about the full-time licensing and compliance manager, full-time program manager, and part-time bookkeeper positions: https://u.fsf.org/3l0
Got some free time this weekend? Join the hundreds of people contributing to LibreOffice! You don't need to be a programmer – and you can get cool merch too: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2022/05/01/the-month-of-libreoffice-may-2022-starts-today-join-in-and-get-snazzy-merch/
Some random quick Mastodon tips which new people may find useful:
-You don't need link shorteners on Mastodon because all links count for 23 characters of your limit, no matter how long they really are.
-Make sure you include https:// at the start of website addresses so they will turn into clickable links.
-If you're using website Mastodon, you can switch to dark or light mode by going to ⚙️ Preferences > Site Theme > Mastodon Dark (or Mastodon Light). Some servers have even more colour options 🎨
-On the official app you can go to ⚙️ Settings and select Light or Dark there.
-You can report rule-breaking toots by clicking "..." on the toot and selecting Report. This goes to your server admin, and optionally anonymously to the rule-breaker's server admin too.
I just have to say that I have been totally overwhelmed over the last 24 hours (in the best possible way) with how much interaction and participation this got. It's been so nice to learn more about the people that I share the fediverse with and the amazing benefits that some people are able to realize through the power of open source software (which happily beat out all of the other answers). Thank you to all who decided to follow and I look forward to interacting as things continue to evolve!
And the first piece on Antarctic science also dropped! Would love if you read it.
It's about the hunt for Antarctica's holy grail, an ice core that would allow us to travel back in time 1 million years and understand what the Earth's climate was like.
"The licenses for most software and other practical works are designed to take away your freedom to share and change the works. By contrast, the GNU General Public License is intended to guarantee your freedom[...]" https://u.fsf.org/3kz
Of course there's already an #upstream MR: https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/pulseaudio/pulseaudio/-/merge_requests/693
When posting images and videos on here, please remember to add a text description to the image. If you're wondering why, the most boosted toot of 2021 will tell you:
You can add a description while posting by clicking on the link that is on top of the image itself. On the website the description link will be called "Edit", on the official app it's "Describe the photo for the visually impaired". Third party apps may call the link something else.
The description can't (currently) be added later, so make sure you add it before you post.
Text descriptions can be up to 1500 characters, and they won't count towards your main character limit. Even if you're sighted, it's worth reading the description as it may contain extra info or hidden jokes.
Hey tooters 🐘 here's a short #introduction about me (I've had an account on this instance since 2019 but had to create a new one for the user tag):
- I've successfully completed my bachelor's degree (CS) in 2021
- now working as a Full Stack Developer since then (#Kotlin #SpringBoot #TypeScript #Vuejs #Nuxtjs)
- I like exploring, being creative and taking photos with my camera which I then publish for free
- using #Linux #Gnome
- #PKM and how to take better notes is the goal
- #Metal & #EDM 🎶
So if anyone is still looking for an instance or you want to help start a community, you can join here!
It's gonna be a pretty wholesome place so if you are interested you can join. If you are already happy where you are at least help me boost so more people know of it :P