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Hallo World,
my name is Lucas and I am currently located in where I spend most of my time working on . I quit traditional social media for good 3 months ago and feel pretty lucky to be here. Lately I am more and more interested in federated systems like ActivityPub and Matrix.

To friends I talk a lot about privacy, digital independence and the danger of big evil corporations.

I am into good books, champagne, open-source software, E2EE and local first tools.

In my free time I try to learn Indonesian and Swift and develop a writing app called ‘Pagi’.

On I collect experiments and side-projects I have worked on.

Thanks for having me. I wish you a nice day.

Explained my girlfriend, who only uses Instagram the fediverse yesterday evening. She could not wrap her head around how users from Pixelfed (IG) would be able to follow and interact with users from Mastodon (Twitter).
But she really liked the idea and asked a bunch of questions. Hope I will see her around here soon.

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Epic Fail This weekend my daughter went to continue reading an ebook she has available to her from her public elementary school on the Epic Reading Platform.

When she went to advance to the next page she was presented with an error message saying that the book was only available during school hours, and she would need to subscribe for $9.99/month.

If you still remember physical textbooks, can you imagine being forced to pay a company a monthly fee to brin

Yesterday I was able to capture a rare red dragonfly in our garden.


The U.K. Paid $724,000 For A Creepy Campaign To Convince People That Encryption is Bad. 😵‍💫

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« #Solar Protocol is a #web platform hosted across a network of solar-powered servers set up in different locations around the world […] When connected as a network, the servers coordinate to serve a website from whichever of them is enjoying the most sunshine at the time » ☀️

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Libgen is one of my favourite things in the world right now.

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music that makes you feel like you're traveling to space including random beeping and transmission sounds to add to a spaceship super computer effect

Still getting goose bumps from this Iguana vs Snakes scene from Planet Earth 2.

Thinking about getting a typewriter. They are cheaper than I thought but I would need one with German characters, otherwise I can only type in English. So far I haven't found one on the Indonesian market.

Fuck this. Really feels like a dark pattern. :eyeless_frowning:

Splice forces users to keep paying 8 bucks a month, otherwise they will loose access to all accumulated credits. So fear inducing. I am out.

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It was a great honor to attend this last weekend at the first ever ActivityPub conference #apconf, where I had the opportunity to share my ideas on data protection & decentralized social networking. The event took place in Prague, during the #datamaze exhibition, at DOX Center for Contemporary Art ❤️

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Astronaut Mark Kelly once smuggled a full gorilla suit on board the International Space Station. He didn't tell anyone about it. One day, without anyone knowing, he put it on... #ISS

> At the moment it’s as though we are all having itching powder poured over us all day, and the people pouring the powder are saying: “You might want to learn to meditate. Then you wouldn’t scratch so much.”

Reading Dune Messiah while listening to Hans Zimmer's soundtrack is my vibe tonight.

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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

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