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* Window 10 FREE upgrade for Windows 7 or 8 Registered users ! *

Microsoft is still allowing Windows 7 and 8.x users to upgrade their systems (which must be activated) for __*FREE*__ to a Windows 10 of the same family.

Someone running Windows 7 Home, Home Premium or Ultimate can go thru it, and have a legal and Activated Windows 10 Home digital license at the end. A Windows 7 or 8 Pro install will upgrade to a Windows 10 Professional, fully licensed.

I have done it, twice, in recent days. And it's EASY, anyone can do it.

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Some users in #Fediverse already know about how good and fast the Pinafore client is.

A web hosted, static site -- you load the site and login, it authorizes with your instance, which requests your permission.

Besides being Light and Fast, Pinafore is smooth running, has a lot of colour options, supports Multiple Instances with easy switching between one and the next. Couple clicks, you are into the other account, using it's colours, etc.

Better than one Pinafore ? Just two maybe?


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My thoughts on why the cramped 500 characters maximum Toot is a relic which Mastodon developers should consider revising. Or making easier to change, for the few instances that allow their users more modern space and limits.



I have encountered the hard core Twitter user mentality in some admins I have made this request to.

They were users there for years, are used to the short burst posting, which I as a Forum user find baffling, unattractive and a general pain in the butt, to be perfectly honest.

There was a time, in the older days, when twitter started and ran over SMS. The 140 character limit came from that, as people had voice and SMS access, not mobile data.

The cramped space, terseness resulting from it, I could understand in that situation. But we have left that long behind.

I usually don't feel attracted to responding to the very short one liners. To call that "micro blogging" is a weird distortion of what I consider blogging to be.

I do write long posts in mastodon, and much longer form in Blog posts; have a hell of a time to post an announcement in Twitter for those in their measly 240 chars.


OP at my new Pleroma account, which thankfully doesn't have this Fossilized limit in place.

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* When you discover your Instance is blocked. *

After creating a new blog post, I prepare text for announcing it. This is posted at my main instance, and later I visit other accounts, search for that Status URL, and boost it from there.

In one case, I could not find the status on that normal search. Odd. What is going on?

A search for my user profile at Qoto did not bring ANY results either. It dawned on me that something was amiss...

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* Is it Important, which Instance you are in ? *

Once again I had an enjoyable conversation, earlier today. Achso was there, and we continued a conversation from a day before. We discussed different things, and specially how choosing an instance to fit your needs and preferences is important.

My thoughts on the matter, and a detailed list of some instances I frequent.

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* The Fediverse reminds me so much of FidoNet *

New Year's day, and all is quiet in the land. :-)

Remembered a blog idea; a few days ago, we were chatting in the network. About a situation that reminded me a lot of the BBS world; where I started in computers, dial-up modems, and the network called FidoNet...

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Hello NerdCulture, good morning... 😃

May it be, well, nice.

Less stress, more relax.

More books, computers and tinkering. Cats.

HNY, friends.

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