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A quick look at the Desktop: Here we've got the Menu with global search that can dig into PDF's and other documents, Hub with all online accounts and recent messages and of course System - at the top, right - with clear connection information; supporting all modern standards, including special cases such as OpenVPN with stunnel.

Email Protection by DuckDuckGo - Sounds good in theory, but do you really want all your emails to go trough another provider? Who's responsible for deliverability? What if they are running out of funds, and that email stops working? What if someone compromises the service? Why not just use (for ex.) Fastmail, and add an alias, and use the built-in SPAM filter?

Sorry, I don't get it.

spreadprivacy.com/introducing-

Incredibly exciting to get official confirmation that Germany's health service (@gematik1@twitter.com) has standardised on Matrix for secure decentralised communications, targeting all 150,000 healthcare organisations in Germany(!!!) 🤯 Read all about it at matrix.org/blog/2021/07/21/ger 💉🇩🇪🚀

I'm currently reading a book about Indian tribes in the US around ~ 1800. Returning to programming after two hours, the classes and objects feel like different tribes, shoved into fenced areas, that now have to communicate with one another. What a thought ...

Do we lean towards object oriented programming because we're tribal? (This is not necessarily a valid question).

#Audacity is dead - may I suggest #SoX as an alternative ? It's a command line tool and has all the power that comes with that. I wrote a tutorial series on how to use it a while ago.

madskjeldgaard.dk/posts/sox-tu

Anyone using Leaseweb around here? We've been trying to order a new server with them for 3 days and even though they are available "within the hour"... they are not.

I feel like I'm in the wrong movie...

It’s the end of June and all that’s circling my mind is, that if we push off the release by just one more week, it will be 2032 ...
pantherx.org/news/2021/plannin

This gem is from the official Apple website. "Forest Explorer" they call it. Guess where the users come from?

1. USA (148k)
2. Russia (65k)
3. China (50k)
4. Saudi Arabia (38k)

As if this mix was not hilarious enough, there's also virtually 0 users from the rest of the world.

It's almost as thought someone used the wrong data, to show something totally unrelated 📡

It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot

What we perceive as big bang was a spark to ignite the random number generator of another civilization - our universe. Humans, specifically human brains are more dense iterations of prior random number sources that emerged randomly.

After using VSCodium as Flatpak for over a year, we finally have it packaged and running on PantherX OS (guix). What a difference!

Want to support my favourite desktop environment? LXQt is on Open Collective now! opencollective.com/lxqt

PantherX public beta in 2021? Absolutely! We're not there yet, but it is looking good! In ~ 2 weeks, we'll have a new developer joining. More attention for C++/Qt. Stay tuned.

Wer ein Gerät mit #Android ab Version 9 hat, kann unseren neuen, verschlüsselnden DNS-Server dns3.digitalcourage.de ganz einfach bei „Privates DNS“ (in Einstellungen → Netzwerk & Internet → erweitert) eintragen.

digitalcourage.de/support/zens

#DNSoverTLS #DoT #PrivateDNS /c

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in plain english:

zero parts inside every new Mac being sold in 2020 (with exception for that inaccessibly spendy Mac Pro which’ll be even more scarce than pre-Trash Can Mac Pros) is replaceable, even by a repair shop, now that components are burnt-in-serial-mated to one another, making the Mac an instantly disposable appliance

just like the iPhone

enjoy your walled landfill!

I wonder if there are Mastodon communities for fashion. 🤔

I wonder if there are open culture clothes, and what that might mean.

How are clothes made? Can this be done in a decentralized way which benefits from the sharing of information? 🤔

#Fashion #OpenCulture #FreeCulture

Chromium automatically issues DNS lookups for 3 randomly generated domains on every startup and change of network.

Turns out this "adds up to a whopping half the total load on the root DNS servers… 60 billion bogus queries every day." Oops.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/0

Mozilla just laid off 70 fantastic people. If you can help them - open positions, offering helpful conversations and references, anything else - please say so.

Use #MozillaLifeboat as an umbrella tag for easy finding. (It's already flowing on the birdsite.)

If you've been affected, I'm happy to chat directly. Also have some open positions (see rest of this thread). But doesn't have to be today - take time to recover if you can.

Most of all: thank you folks for making the web better.

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