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I released 3.1.0 of my "grr" #Gerrit command line helper today to make it easier for repositories where the default branch isn't "master".

Version 4.0 is live on !

The release notes will be available on GitHub shortly.


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@Hamishcampbell @bob You could have a chat compass. Centralized/decentralized on one axis, Open/Closed on the other.

Centralized/Closed: WhatsApp, Telegram
Centralized/Open: Signal, Jitsi, BBB, RocketChat (maybe)
Decentralized/Closed: Pre-Microsoft Skype
Decentralized/Open: Matrix, XMPP, SSB

– Where’s your easy-to-use, plug-and-play, ethical alternative to these toxic trillion-dollar products?

– Thanks for asking. We’ve been paying out of pocket for years to work on it. Fancy giving us a few million to speed it up?

– No.

– How about a few thousand so we don’t starve?

– No.

– So, is it ready yet?

Planetary is a new open source iOS app for the privacy respecting secure scuttlebutt (SSB) peer-to-peer social network - See

#technology #altmedia #P2P #SSB #socialnetwork #planetary

It's lovely how there is so many content is out there about protecting yourself "against the NSA", which is most likely never have any noticeable impact on your life, especially when you don't live in and don't plan to visit the US.

On the other hand only a minority talks about the way more realistic threat of impacted credit scores and denied insurances based on data collection.

People are scared of the social credit system? Most counties have a commercial credit system. Not much better.

Got two scam calls since morning. I only came back to the city last night. Still don't know how they figured out that I'm physically present here and targeted me with location-specific scams.

From a privacy perspective, living in a country with no data protection laws and regulations is like living on the streets.

rant, Alphabet union 

"We will ensure Alphabet acts ethically and in the best interests of society and the environment."

I am not going to hold my breath for Alphabet to change its business model away from

Data mining my life using renewable energy sources isn't ethical.
Hiring a gender-diverse work force to write spyware and censorship tools isn't ethical.

One-dimensional ethics that don't hurt profits are convenient but they don't count.

Guys, with a new garden year soon beginning I was wondering:

Do you guys think Mastodon would enjoy to see some selfsustainable gardening content? I'm thinking about making an account where I post my progress :)
#selfsustaining #selfsustainable #permaculture #growyourfood

New to Mastodon, check out my open-source project! Open source offline neural machine translation in Python:

Just got a Community Guidelines strike on YouTube for talking about NewPipe. The free and open source video player. Sigh...

I'm finishing up and testing the dist upgrade feature for #FreedomBox, which will automatically update users to the next stable release (Bullseye). It takes a long time to do the upgrade though, so testing is quite slow.

Castopod is a free open source podcasting platform you can host yourself. You can follow at:

➡️ @Castopod

The website is at

#CastoPod #Podcasting #Podcasts #FOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Libre #SelfHosting #Audio

PeerTube is the Fediverse's alternative to YouTube. You can follow at:

➡️ @peertube

The official website is at

Because it's part of the Fediverse, you can interact with PeerTube accounts from Mastodon.

The latest version also includes support for live streaming.

You can see recommended PeerTube accounts to follow at

You can watch recommended PeerTube videos on our sister account FediVideos:

➡️ @FediVideos

#PeerTube #Fediverse #SelfHosting

Elon Musk mention, apologies in advance 

Elon Musk just became the richest person in the world, with a net worth of more than $185 billion.

Liberapay - free (as in freedom) alternative to Patreon. With Liberapay you could easily support creators of the software you use. At the moment it supports 33 currencies and is available in 19 languages.

Read more:

#Liberapay #Patreon #FreeSoftware #Contribute #Donate

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