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Our own Jan Sprinz has just finished a lightning talk on the Chaos Computer Club Conference on: "Why we need GNU/Linux on mobile devices (now more than ever)"

Jan's part starts around 2h 2m 30s if you want to skip ahead:

You can get the slides at:

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"[IRL] targeted ads combine basic physical info about you in the moment—your height, what you’re wearing, the look on your face—w/a larger wealth of personal data broadcast through your phone."

@bombur's steps to minimize your phone's data broadcasting:

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For my lunch hour today I listened to the Command Line Heroes podcast, produced by Red Hat. All I can say is awesome. The moment the Mars Rover was landing I had goose bumps. Highly polished production value and all about FOSS and collaboration. Highly recommended.

Worked way too much yesterday. Didn't want to wake up this morning. Don't want to work today.

Listening to the latest BSDNow podcast and it feels like the BSD guys have such a chip on their shoulder concerning Linux. They're both great. They both are derived from the original king of operating systems IMO. They both have a place and I love them both. Can't we all get along?

I've been working for 14 straight hours. I'm getting rather twisted.

K, I've been listening to podcasts all week making their year end predictions for next year. I want to here yours and share mine.

1) Microsoft will purchase Canonical in an effort to upstage IBM buying RedHat.

2) When Microsoft buys Canonical they will rename Ubuntu and give Mark Shuttleworth a seat on the board.

3) Unfortunately, the Librem5 will be delayed again. (I fervently hope I'm wrong on this one.)

Called out at 3:30am after being called all evening and night with questions. Sleep is overrated.

Repstrap more:
I'd like to line the up so you see the progress from unit to unit much like this evolution image:

I'm also wanting to include road side and junk yard finds in the builds. I'd also like to repurpose as much as possible. My dream is to have pieces with tire tread marks and road rash. We're talking real character here.😃

Repstrap cont'd:
Since it will be enclosed all of the electronics, including the motors, must be outside the enclosure. I want one side of the enclosure to be see through because I want to watch it work. I don't have any linear bearing/smooth rod sets so I doing some pretty drastic things to make things smooth. Some real southern engineering will be going on here on the first iteration. Instead of upgrading the first printer, I'd like to build an entirely new unit for each iteration.

So @poetgrant has stirred up my interest in the Repstrap concept. It's consumed my thoughts over the holiday. I've been pondering how I could build a 3D printer from scratch, using hand tools and material on hand. I'd purchase the electronics as inexpensively as possible but everything else must be made. Drive would be accomplished using 28BYJ-48 steppers. It would be corexy which, I hope, might compensate for overshoot issues with the motors. It will be enclosed so that we could print ABS.

OMW home, problem worked around until tomorrow. I might make it back in time to watch grandkids open their presents at our house. Let the spoiling begin!

Called out at 6am on Christmas morning. And it looks like it's gonna be one of those long and hard problems. Ughh!

Just went out to Aquaman with my spouse and daughter. We all loved it. The colorful cinematography was awesome. The whole time I was wondering what it would be like, watching it on acid or some other hallucinogenic but that would totally be unnecessary. Somewhat predictable, well written and acted. Not a bad movie. Very enjoyable.

My spouse gave me my Christmas present early. It's an ES121 electric screwdriver. The most excellent relief for my old, arthritic fingers. I heaped much praise upon her as it was a wonderful aid in the deconstruction of the old Anet A8 3D printer.

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