I'm staying on Fosstodon whether I agree or disagree with what Kev said. I'm here because I wanted to be a part of a community around one of my passions.

Thats why this place exists. There are people from all different walks... lets show grace towards each other, even if we disagree.

Some of you guys scream inclusion (which I strongly support) but in the same breath troll someone who disagrees with you on a issue.

Lets show grace, tone down being self-absorbed and keep it focused on FOSS.

Happy Independence Day fellow Americans! 🇺🇸

>elementary OS sucks

Aww, I'm sorry you feel that way, can you explain what you didn't like and maybe we can improve it?

>I want to fundamentally change how the entire OS works and throw all your design work out of the window and it's not as easy as I'd like.

>I use Arch btw

15 years ago, EFF's @doctorow told Microsoft:

1. That DRM systems don't work

2. That DRM systems are bad for society

3. That DRM systems are bad for business

4. That DRM systems are bad for artists

5. That DRM is a bad business-move

He was right.


Sometimes, the moonlight will:
- draw a footpath on the water. If you walk it, it will cut you. Dance.
- forge a sword on the rocks. If you can pick it up, you'll know what to do.
- leave a ribbon for your lover's hair. If you tie it on, they can untie it.
- simply shine. On you.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"Chrome is faster than Firefox"

No, Google has purposely crippled Firefox to gain an anti-competitive advantage that positions Google in the top spot for web dominance.

I don’t know what I would do without terminal aliases. They are so convenient and save so much time.

A spaceship landed in the park, and an alien emerged.
"Greetings," it said. "Take us to your leader."
A passing jogger stopped. "Uh, I can-"
"We were not addressing you," the alien said, "but the ghosts. They do outnumber you."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

When designing a system, always assume that it will be attacked by intelligent malicious actors with significant resources. This will almost automatically protect you also from low-intelligence attackers, low-resource attackers, and adverse environmental conditions. For example, an attacker may be able to crash a database server. If you design to protect against this, you will also be protected from a power outage or OS bug that crashes that server.

There is a #firefox bug that has caused all extensions to become disabled:

A temporary workaround:

- Navigate to about:debugging
- Click the 'Load Temporary Add-on' button
- Navigate to the .xpi file in your profile directory select it and open it.

Or just download the extensions you want from addons.mozilla.org/:

- Right click on the 'Add to Firefox' button
- Choose 'Save Link As' from the menu
- Save the .xpi file somewhere handy
- Open it using the above technique.

This huge add on problem in Firefox got me thinking about alternatives. I shouldn’t be relying on just one browser, so I looked into others. So far I got:

- Brave
- Vivaldi
- Waterfox

What are your thoughts on these and do you have any other recommendations? Or just any thoughts about browsers!

It does seem I am not alone. Every single post on the Firefox subreddit is about this issue. There's also a bunch of stuff about it on twitter.

Did anyone else just lose all of their Firefox addons and themes? Here is an image of my about:addons page in the new "Unsupported" section:


What the hell Mozilla?

Dear fellow Mastodonians, when you see a feel-good toot, please boost :D

The largest problem with is you are trusting one entity with *all* of your data. Compartmentalization is necessary for online privacy, and with Librem One, you do the opposite. It’s definitely a great start, but I will continue to self-host and compartmentalize.

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