In the past couple of months I have been using Replicant on a Galaxy S II phone as my daily driver and I'm impressed that it is actually usable. The best part: It comes with @fdroidorg as a system app by default so you don't need to manually update your apps all the time 😀
The only drawback with S2 was its incredibly small battery. So today I freed up my new smartphone with a faster SoC and a battery two times as big: Galaxy Note II 😀
I woke up to the drama about #LibremOne in the fediverse.
As I said before in , while I think removing local and federated timelines from their fork of #Mastodon is a weird (but bold) decision, I think disabling reports is outright problematic for the rest of us in the fediverse.
Now I am glad to see this move 😀. I hope @purism continues to innovate and at the same time, continues to consider feedback from the community.
Eight months ago I switched from Ubuntu to Manjaro-i3 on my main laptop because:
1. I really don't need a full blown DE. Even most of my time in Ubuntu 16.04, I was using i3.
2. I am interested in latest packages. So point release is getting outdated too fast.
3. Most importantly, because Ubuntu switched to Gnome 3.
The more I think about it, the more I like the idea behind LibremOne from @purism. We, the decentralized internet advocates, are quite far with the tech. What we desperately need is a touch of marketing, bundling, and consumer-friendliness. #LibremOne is doing exactly that. Bravo, and I hope them the very best of success.
Even 5 years ago when I first started playing with #FreedomBox, I was amazed by its polish and seamless functionality. By creating a single account on the box, you immediately get access to a personal blog, wiki, chat account, feed reader, VPN, and much more.
It is not perfect I know, but it has a solid offering across a broad range of applications that I haven't seen anywhere else.
If you look for a polished and capable personal home server, I highly recommend FreedomBox.
I wish @freedomboxfndn a lot of luck and success. Keep up the great work, please!
BREAKING NEWS: SALES OF FREEDOMBOX HAVE LAUNCHED
Say hi to #nextcloud 16 🤗
New & better:
🧮Machine learning protects logins
🔑ACLs in Group Folders
📝Projects to relate info across apps
🗣️Talk 6 with Commands
🛡️Privacy Center to keep you in control
Share the news!
Habe mit @WDRdigitalistan@twitter.com über die unendlichen Vorteile Freier Software für die öffentliche Verwaltung gesprochen. Mit dabei ist auch @KonstantinNotz@twitter.com. Fazit: Es ist ein Rätsel, warum das nicht längst Standard ist: https://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/aktuelle-stunde/video-angeklickt-steuerfinanzierte-software--sollten-behoerden-programme-uns-allen-gehoeren-100.html #FreierCode #Publiccode
And you thought translating *digits* would be the easiest algorithmic part of what online translators do. Well...
#Bing #Microsoft #Twitter
Today is the 50th anniversary of RFC-1, which in a sense means that programmers have now been chatting and arguing about the internet for 50 years. https://write.as/365-rfcs/50-years-of-rfcs
honest question, Germany
The package for this marker set has product information in 5 different languages: #German, French, Italian, Polish, and Dutch.
But not English!
Why do I see such kind of packaging in #Germany ALL THE TIME? What is wrong with English? Why shouldn't I (as a new tech-professional, PhD student, immigrant, ...) from outside Europe be able to read what I buy?
For people who are looking for a sign for tomorrow's demonstration, here is what I made, under CC0. If you can find a printer by tomorrow noon, feel free to print and take it with you.
SVG (you can edit it in Inkscape): https://mega.nz/#!5IlGnCiY!7YQIcACLqwAy-H1Y6uChTCJ12FcTqrFbMBgze2qIQj0
PDF (A3-sized): https://mega.nz/#!wA80nSAT!yh0JhT1f5w-uvSv0lxc71-DCZPrSf5-d49XfzxxqQkA
@dansup This sound great, and I really feel like we need a blog writing "this week in the fediverse" posts, so we can get a bit more info, links, etc :)