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YSK there is a 30-Day Map Challenge on Mastodon in November (lemmy.world)

Why YSK: It’s a really cool challenge where each day people post their map interpretations of the theme of the day (points, lines, etc. - see graphic). You can learn a lot and see cool and unexpected data. The challenge is happening on all social media platforms, but I’m specifically mentioning Mastodon for obvious...

YSK that You can now generate posts for Lemmy/Kbin, search for posts, and redirect posts from foreign instances (with Instance Assistant v1.2.5)

Why YSK: It’s a free and open source browser extension we have been working on, which might make it easier to use Lemmy & Kbin. This update in particular brings a few features that make the sites a lot easier to use, in particular the ability to jump from a post on one instance to the same post on another. Since the URL...

YSK that there are a range of medications that can prevent alcoholics and other addicts from relapsing (quillette.com)

If you or one of your loved ones is struggling with this its worth knowing and worth asking your doctor about. Article mainly discusses generic anticonvulsants that have proven beneficial, but there are others such as Naltrexone that can also be helpful.

YSK: you can setup pihole on any old rooted android (5.0+) device (lemmy.nz)

I just discovered this and it works fantastically on any old / unused android device you might have lying around, I was shocked at how easy it was, all the instructions are there, once you have it running all you need to do is set your router DNS settings to your pihole IP address and presto! Ads and trackers are gone!...

You should learn how to properly write accessible image captions as the fediverse has a large amount of blind and visually impaired users who rely on screen readers (mashable.com)

Right now there is a bit left to be desired when it comes to lemmys accessibility features, but it’s a good idea to be mindful of the fact the fediverse and its platforms tends to have pretty universal accessibility features that will likely come to lemmy sooner rather than later

It is a good idea to post a TL;DW when posting a video link.

I have noticed that some users here don’t have time to watch videos. I think on most of the video links I share here, there are always users commenting that it is better to read an article than watching this video. To be honest, I don’t like all this complaining. It is kind of annoying....

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