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my pinebook pro is tiny and hacky and trying so hard and i love it.

Mobile devices are what happened when the 'computer should be a sealed box appliance that protects the users from themselves' philosophy finally triumphed over 'the computer should be a wide-open playground for experimenters'.

I wonder if this trend can ever unhappen, now that it has begun.

Minutes of Free Software Community of India November meetup conducted on November 24th.

Expect a mastodon instance hosted by FSCI. Looking for moderators.

#FreeSoftware #FSCI

Srsly tho I think we're at the front edge of a massive trend of self managed workplaces BUT if it is not accompanied by self ownership, it'll only be a temporary disruption to business as usual.

Ok I'm pretty happy with this revision of the MediaWiki TimedMediaHandler video player dialog.

Check it out in action!

Still some stuff todo, but it's a big step-up for the "beta mode" video player. Once it gets through review this'll land on Wikipedia, probably in a week or two. Next stab on it I'll make some improvements on audio handling and supporting embed/sharing.

We just released CryptPad 3.6.0, named after the Panamanian golden frog. This release features a number of bug fixes and another batch of usability improvements. Read the full release notes on GitHub ( and try it out on ! #privacy4

I have made some changes to the Privacy Policy. You can read about the changes here: and the full Privacy Policy here:

Any questions or issues please let me know. Thanks.

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Just cancelled my Spotify premium subscription. Two days ago I deployed a @funkwhale instance and I couldn't be happier. It works amazingly well, and in combination with DSub on the phone I've got all my music needs covered.

First thing I did when I had it working, I bought some of the albums that I was listening to from their artists so I could add them to my collection. I have the feeling that money will reach the creators better this way than through my old subscription.

Stop 👏 Using 👏 Facebook

So many reasons, why you should consider closing your #Facebook account. Here is a nice documented list:

@witchfynder_finder @tesseract Apparently the original founders regained the right to the title of founder after filing suit, but before that the contract didn't allow them to:

Somebody sent me a personal message on IRC that looks like a support request, with a shortened url that points to with the search term "how to hack a computer".

Can this be classified as phishing? Not sure.

How not to preserve data indefinitely: stick it in a vault in the arctic for a thousand years

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Maybe once Elon Musk's Neuralink goes mainstream, advertisements as we know them will not be necessary anymore.

You suddenly have a memory that you wanted to buy a Tesla car for a long time.
You go on the road and every car looks like a Tesla.
The Ts you see start appearing in the font of Tesla's logo.
You wave at a "confirm purchase" view when saying bye to grandma.
You've always driven Tesla cars for as long as you can remember and are loyal to the brand.


extreme sarcasm, tech rant, don't open 

The next big after Electron apps is putting your compiled Flutter apps into Android Docker containers and packaging them with the Docker runtime into virtual machine images.

A new Golang utility will be created to easily run this multi-Gigabyte monstrosity. $Utilitynetes will help orchestrate this kind of apps on your desktop.

A security upgrade is simply replacing the VM. No data is lost, since you never had it anyway, it was in the Cloud.

Less than 24 hours left to provide your feedback on the EU guidelines for #RouterFreedom! #BEREC is running a #PublicConsultation defining whether your router will belong to you or to your ISP. Please participate now, it's as easy as sending an email!

See how to make yourself heard, and the #FSFE's response on the current draft:

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