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I'm a lawyer, theologian and translator working in Asunción, Paraguay, South America.

GNU/Linux user since May 2000. I like Plasma, and I use LaTeX heavily as a teaching tool. My distribution of choice is Slackware, and specifically the 64-bit current (development) version.

I teach at two local seminaries, translate English and Spanish, and have a civil law practice.

In my free time I like to read, listen to good music (I prefer classical and jazz), watch some movies and series, and play videogames. My reading interests are varied, but academically I like philosophical theology the most.

I hate meetings, loud noise and music, morning church services... and a long etcetera. I'm quite grumpy. Thankfully the wife puts up with me.

Welcome, make yourself at home.

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I am dumbfounded. I cannot fathom that what today passes for progress in some camps is removing working functionality and not only that, but also making artificially difficult to any user to restore it.
Dumbfounded.

trendoceans.com/how-to-get-min

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Dear Lazyfed, my school (university) is looking to setup a SIS (school information system). Is there a free/open solution we could host?

Interoperability with Moodle and maybe Canvas is greatly appreciated.

Today, God willing, I'm starting another school year with a modular course on Old Testament Exegesis. Let's hope for a blessed year.

Kudos to @libreoffice for their 7.1 release but the "Community" naming thing leaves me with a bad taste in the mouth.

I understand the reasons for adopting this naming schema but I don't like the result.

Anyway, I wish them success. The contribution of LibreOffice to the Free Software ecosystem has been nothing short of phenomenal.

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OK Humyn, now tell me what's this 'selfie' thing you try to talk me into...

A great keyboard layout to type Biblical Hebrew is the one identified as SIL Biblical Hebrew. Thoroughly recommended.

The good part is that it comes standard in GNU/Linux. You just need to enable it. I have it active and switchable with a shortcut under KDE Plasma 5.

(image source: bibleandtech.blogspot.com/2010)

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The Last Few Analogue TV Stations In North America

Analogue TV is something that most of us consider to have been consigned to the history books about a decade ago depending on where in the world we are, as stations made the transition to much more powe… hackaday.com/2021/01/29/the-la

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/13

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controversial technology opinion 

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#retrocomputer in need of a new home

This Zilog Z80-based TRS-80 MC-10 came to me in 2018 from a stash of "new old stock" someone found in Texas.

I added the MCX-128 expansion cartridge to beef it up to 128KB of RAM along with an updated, more capable MCX-BASIC ROM.

It works fine but I have other Z80 machines to love and it deserves to be used more than I ever will.

US$75 and I'll cover shipping in the US. That's what I paid for the MC-10, so it's like getting the MCX-128 expansion for free.

The good fellas at @senfcall provide a great, free [beer | freedom] videoconferencing service. If you do something even remotely similar to online lectures, and even more so if you are constrained by the economy or other factors, you should definitely check them out.

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Hello #fediverse,

we are #Senfcall and we are #hosting #privacy-friendly #BigBlueButton #videoconferences.

Free as in #freedom AND #free as in beer. (donations are welcome)

You don't even have to register an account (unless you need persistent rooms). Just visit senfcall.de/en/ - klick on "start meeting", enter meeting name (password optional), press "start" enter your name and have fun senfing. The call-invite link you find at the top of the chat.

#FreeSoftware #Introduction

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The Politics of Supersonic Flight: the Concord(e)

Every nation has icons of national pride: a sports star, a space mission, or a piece of architecture. Usually they encapsulate a country’s spirit, so citizens can look up from their dreary lives and say … hackaday.com/2021/01/25/the-po

Original tweet : twitter.com/hackaday/status/13

@senfcall I did a dry run today. Looks really interesting. Due do distance the setup is slow, but once you get into the BBB instance the run is smooth.

Will definitely suggest this to my wife, and see whether she would get it.

I also plan to consider it for my classes. Southern Hemisphere school year starts on February/March so we'll see then.

I really appreciate this service you put there. It's a significant contribution to online education worldwide.

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the internet before GDPR:
big companies collecting your data

the internet since GDPR:
big companies collecting your data after you've given up on pop-up windows with unnecessarily complicated opt-out schemes

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Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.