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Hey everyone. My name is Rory Price and I'm a science-fiction writer. I recently self-published my first novel, Opt Out. It follows a group of free software activist who get very worried about a new form of invasive proprietary technology known as smart implants.

Other than that, I'm a dedicated free software user and take privacy very seriously. I'm very interested in storytelling in general.

Check out my website at

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Child surveillance tools for parents are not worth it. The gain you achieve (knowledge of where your child is) is far outweighed by drawbacks (constant impulse to check, potential for abuse if device is hacked, loss of trust if your child finds out, etc)

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Debian Bullseye released today. I was looking forward to it, but I just don't think I have the time for all the tweaking that comes with a new major release.

I'll really have to set an afternoon for it soon.

I'm planning to set up a Windows 10 virtual machine. I feel dirty and I'll need a cold shower afterwards.

I bought a new Brother printer and it worked right out of the box. Thanks to everyone who gave me advice.

Hey, anyone has a good recommendation for a bullshit-free laser printer that works on Linux out of the box without proprietary drivers?

My printer died a while ago, and I've been neglecting buying a new one because finding a FOSS-friendly one is kinda rough.

I'm getting my second shot at the end of the month. Exciting stuff.

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The #FediverseBookClub is choosing it's next book. We just finished Opt Out by @RoryPrice Wich was a great read. You should pick it up.

Come join us in the XMPP room( can't make link clickable sorry) and help choose the next book.

Likely leave the poll open for a few days and we'll read till the end of July. Holy crap, I think this song perfectly describes what creating content feels like.

For the longest time in my life, I really didn't care that I'm asexual. I just piled it up as another thing I don't enjoy. Recently, I've been trying to be more open about it, because I remember how confused I used to feel about it.

It's crazy, the amount of pressure society puts on young people to participate in an act that's supposed to be intimate. People should know that they don't have to do anything that makes them uncomfortable, which is why I talk about my asexuality openly now.

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Reminder that book DRM is a cancer we never needed or had for centuries and that any publisher who thinks otherwise deserves to walk the plank.

:blobcatpirate: yarrr
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It's okay to be taught stuff in school that you'll never need again in your life. Because if you only know and do what you need, it's called survival, not life.

It took me quite a long time to realise of, yes, I never needed to learn about Greek mythology using poems written by people in the 18/19th century, but it's good to know.

There might be better things to learn, but there is basically nothing one should not learn. Knowledge is human kind's greatest treasure. Enjoy learning it.

I got my covid shot earlier today. It feels like a big weight off my shoulders.

Wow, it seems like my Mastodon profile just exploded. Thanks for all the new follows.

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The Fediverse Book Club's selection for this month is 'Opt Out'.

Pick up a DRM free copy here for pay what you want price:

As usual, The #FediverseBookClub hangs out in the XMPP chatroom:


I'm getting my covid shot next week. Exciting!

And first draft complete. I might take a short break before I start reworking it. Writing my next novel actually went by pretty quickly, even while working a full time job.

Am I the only one who spends forever looking at Mastodon, wondering what to say? I've been feeling like I have nothing to share lately.

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Its time for another round of #FediverseBookClub

This month we will be reading Denial by Toby Weston.

You can pick up the book in digital DRM free form right here

And join us in the XMPP chat room to discus at the end of the month.


Oh and a happy Easter to all
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