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Trying out Organic Maps after reading about it in the latest release notes. It's a genuinely pretty fantastic map/navigation app and it's FOSS. Very comparable to Magic Earth.
If you find OsmAnd+ to be needlessly complicated (I sure do) then check it out.

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PixelFed is the Fediverse's alternative to Instagram, with a similar interface and range of features.

Because it's part of the Fediverse, you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon and vice versa.

There's more info on the official site at and there's a list of instances to join at

The web interface is good, and there's an unofficial Android app PixelDroid available through F-Droid.

#PixelFed #Fediverse #FediTips #Instagram #Alternatives

@dansup @pixelfed It looks like you're a) Somewhat sleepless and b) Making tweaks to the profile dash for
Now seems like a good time to hurl the @keyoxide project into your headlights, on the off chance you haven't already seen it.
Any chance we can get pretty green ticks for our pixelfed accounts? Happy colours = dopamine engine go brrr.

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We've just created this mastodon account to communicate about the #unifiedpush project.

UnifiedPush is specifications and tools that let mobile users choose how push notifications are delivered. All in a free and open source way.

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Using pmOS #plasmamobile on the OnePlus 6! Performance is quite good, and works great in browsing and listening to music through Elisa. Thanks for audio support @calebccff 😄

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Today I learned that there's a lot of Rust folk in the fediverse and they are both helpful and skilled when it comes to explaining the finer points of the language. I am eternally grateful for all the people in the world who so cheerfully grace me with the time it takes to share knowledge.

Just added a bridge to my homeserver (Synapse v1.31). Credit to Signal, their "secondary device" authentication process made things very smooth. (Once the HS <-> AS config was sorted).

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Upcoming Instagram changes warn users to accept activity tracking to "Help keep Instagram free of charge" 🙄 #deleteInstagram

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Rocket Launch as Seen from the Space Station

Video Credit: ISAA, NASA, Expedition 57 Crew (ISS);

Processing: Riccardo Rossi (ISAA, AstronautiCAST); Music: Inspiring Adventure Cinematic Background by Maryna #APoD

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PeerTube v3.1 is out!
Better transcoding features, more pleasant interfaces, possibility to easily subscribe to a remote account and... so many great features!


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Recent developments, everywhere is dealt with and okay 👍 

As you may or may not know, Tusky was temporarily removed from the Google Play store, and it has since been reinstated.

We will always appeal against any removals that we see as incorrect, or fix something that we view as fixable. If for some reason the app can't stay on the Play Store we won't stop the development just because of it, we'll find other ways to reach you.

Thank you for reaching out while that whole mess was going on. 🙏

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Do you use an RSS/Atom reader?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

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In case you missed it, Google Play recently removed the @Tusky Mastodon app without proper explanation.

Tusky is one of the best Android Mastodon apps, with nothing controversial in it at all. It's quite disturbing that Google can and does act like this.

An alternative and much better way of getting Tusky onto your Android device is by using the independent FOSS app store @fdroidorg

You can find instructions for installing F-Droid here:

#FediTips #MastoTips #Tusky

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Pixelfed sorted (I think) onwards to plume...

If you self host and other activitypub instances such as inside the same private network and use a split DNS, know that mastodon will automatically reject remote hosts if they resolve to a private IP address. Therefore you need your internal DNS records to point to your external public IP, or else you won't be able to cross-follow between your different platforms/instances. I'm going to go glue my hair back on now...

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Balsillie family social hub.