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What (software) tools do you use to analyse/store/process data that you recorded with #OpenTracks?
How to you export the data?
And what is your purpose?

I want to write some documentation showing which tools are available and how people were putting them together.

For anonymous answers:

#Survey #Boost

1.53 and 3:34 into the video for This Must be the Place has got to be one of the most transcendent moments in human musical history!

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If you're looking for initiatives that are a bit more techy than Grow Your Own Services, I've listed some in the "related" section:

If you have any suggestions for the list let me know!

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Germany announced a EUR 3.5 million/year new 'Sovereign Tech Fund' to support open source projects.

We look forward to creating complementarities with #NGI.

This looks interesting - but I admit to being confused why it was touted as being an option for self-hosting but then seemed to be all about crypto nodes. Well, the latest version more clearly separates the two. -host

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I think you can check if your medias url now uses your minio url.

Another test to be sure before burning everything is to just move your public files directory into another location and check if anything break.

We will be moving later this summer.... trying to find a good moving vehicle that can also carry 4 people!

Hello Mastodonians! I just finished setting up my instance to use Minio rather than local storage. One of the guides I read (but can't recall) said that once everything was working I could delete the public directory under system because all the media would now be on Minio... is this true? That would ave me 30GB of space, but I don't want to bork my instance either! Thank you!

I've been fiddling around with federated apps for awhile, just signing up here and there. More recently I've been self-hosting my own instances, but only I am on these. I'm slowly thinking of expanding the membership... any advice?

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This post is getting shared like crazy for the past hours....that's great! Would be awesome to get some projects through it. I already almost completed 3. 15 or so more left :). After that no more. I am 1 human I can't do a proper job if I take more than 20 or so. Anyway, thank you all for sharing it!

We also have where we provide trade-free services such as Friendica, Nextcloud, Jitsi, Peertube, and more.

I am releasing a new project to, hopefully, make some money so that I can support our TROM project and myself. This is it -->>

So. I provide managed instances for Mastodon, Peertube, Nextcloud, Friendica, and a few other services. On top of this I am making any kind of website in Wordpress. This is my "skill" and so I will try to make some money like this. I have to, I have no choice.

But listen.

I am not making a "business" out of this. I want to do a decent job at it, so I will only take 20-30 projects. Enough to sustain myself and have the time to focus on TROM, plus be able to properly manage these paid-for websites.

I tried to provide really cheap and very "tempting" offers, if anyone is interested, since I will only post once about this on my profile, the rest go on the Federated profile of the project -->>

Here is what I offer:





I can setup huge instances up to 25TB of diskspace. And provide support over email or chat (Matrix).

If you think anyone may be interested, give it a share.

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Coming next in #ciceronianaonline: a presentation of project Tacitus On Line (, encoding Early Modern commentaries on Tac. Annales. Interesting description of TEI XML encoding is in

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A feature of email is that my inbox is an immutable copy of everything I received no-one can change.

With email, I can prove I've been harassed, sent malware, wrong links, illegal orders by my employers, the date of an event I've missed because it was wrong and I'm innocent, etc.

With Google AMP, the sender will be able to "update" those emails and deny his mistake, hide proofs, fake the history.

This technology put people at risk.


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The fediverse is a true social network, in that it actually requires you to do "networking" and be "social."

Think of it like a crowded pub. There are no celebrities here. You'll need to make an effort to meet people, no algorithm pushes content on you. To find more people, and new content, you'll need to talk to people, and see what they're into. You can move around, but you need to get along with people sitting near you.

These are commonly labeled "problems," but I consider them "features." #feditips

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Not sure what it means exactly, but I have more "followers" on my personal Mastodon account now than I do on my LunaticsTV brand account on Twitter.

Also MUCH more discussion. Y'all are way more interesting!

Of course, this might be as much about personal vs brand accounts than about the platforms, but still seemed like an interesting milestone. And I pretty much abandoned my personal Twitter acct years ago.

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@shane There is @wordofthehour bot. Another, less intuitive approach, is to start following strangers posting in your target language. Your timeline will soon be full of posts you hardly understand and you'll get tired using online translators - that ensures a boost in motivation to learn the target language (via traditional methods) at once. (tested on me, works!)

Has anyone tried learning another language on Mastodon? Is there a bot, for example, that sends regular language lessons?

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