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As a long time user of the OpenOffice suite, and now LibreOffice, I cannot recommend it enough along with the open document format. Please stop using proprietary trash for even the most rudimentary documents.

Also, If you make non-fillable PDF forms, there is a special place in hell for you.

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@daniel On a similar note, anyone interested in helping plan the home computer system? I'm willing to compensate for valuable advice and input. I know what I need it to do and have some ideas as to how to get there, but I doubt it will be elegant. Security, weather monitoring, entertainment, environmental management, thin client outlets everywhere...like Stargate Atlantis in a home.

@daniel On a similar note, anyone interested in helping plan the home computer system? I'm willing to compensate for valuable advice and input. I know what I need it to do and have some ideas as to how to get there, but I doubt it will be elegant. Security, weather monitoring, entertainment, environmental management, thin client outlets everywhere...like Stargate Atlantis in a home.

*sigh. I've been planning on building a house for several years now and I have re-designed this thing so many times. I should have already broken ground and yet here I am, making some fairly serious structural changes because of pricing increases and logistics. Every time I do this the details get better and I'm a little faster, but what is wrong with me? This has been a dream since childhood, but I can't seem to get finished.

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@Gina Give it some time :) As long as you two get along well, your parents will come to the same conclusion.

There will always be one or another joke/statement that is a bit odd, but usually it's not meant to cause harm and it'll work out. The hardest part is done, you introduced him, from now on, it's only going forward! :)

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So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮

There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.

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If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

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Shooting a blurry picture of #saturn, but man is it a sight to see every single time ^^
Jupiter was especially nice with all four galilean moons clustered around it. Magnificent!

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@savjee I enjoyed the video you put together explaining Mastodon and the Fediverse, I pass it along from time to time to boost adoption. Thanks!

My grandmother is such a Hobbit! She's had to be quarantined to her quarters, because several of her caretakers came down with Covid, and she has been getting healthier in almost every measurable way. She likes friends, but lived alone for 17 years. Such a strong independent woman!

How are y'all doing? I'm feeling a little down right now, mostly because a lot of people seem to be being very ugly to one another. There is no grace, understanding, or wisdom to be found in their speech. I urge you to be better than that! Don't live in an echo chamber and don't believe everything you read. Be quick to listen, slow to anger, and slow to speak. Even though we are all pretty much strangers don't we all want to live a life of freedom, in peace, with the love of others?

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