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.

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.

I dunno, I feel like the LibremOne news is being overhyped.

Talk is a fork of Riot
Mail is a fork of K9
Social is a fork of Tusky
Tunnel is PIA white-labelled

I see nothing new or innovative here, what am I missing?

"don't use Discord! they are an evil proprietary service"
"okay. what do you propose instead?"
"ummmmmmmmmmmmm matrix? or irc"
"come on those are all just as good!"
"they are not. that is the point."
"so what, we should all use Discord then?"
"no - we should stop saying that what we have is good enough, and make something better."

@Matter @mooshoe Why does Mozilla need to be ideologically pure with regard to the development process? They're going to use the tools that suit them. Millions of Linux users install proprietary binary blobs to get basic processor, GPU, or Wifi functionality. They install non-free software like games and use Google services like crazy. The point I'm trying to make is: It's not the end of the world and it's not going to herald the downfall of Mozilla/OSS.

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