I recently got a couple of Wifi controlled plugs, and flashed them to Tasmota firmware to make them locally-controllable. Instructions here:
A new episode is out!
New season, new toys • Plasma with Wayland • Linux on the M1 • Now with 0 sea shanties
PeerTube v3 : it’s a live, a liiiiive !
I recently wrote a short post on advertising-based services, and why I try to avoid them:
I've been meaning to put my thoughts down on this topic for a while.
I want to say "thank you" to #Fosstodon. There are plenty of toots here which I strongly disagree with. But the bottom line is, that behind each of those toots is a good-hearted individual. So thank you, for being you.
As the year comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to extend my appreciation to all of you for the good times and laughs, throughout 2020. She's been a hell of a year but, we made it. From loved ones lost to great successes, this year has been a wild roller coaster of a ride. Whether you're working or enjoying it with loved ones, I hope all of you enjoy bringing in the new year and do so, safely.
Thanks, again, for making Fosstodon such a fun atmosphere and great community.
This is an interesting read on the impact of facebook:
The article that Gruber is discussing is this one:
I'm not sure I agree word-for-word with everything said but they are very interesting reads.
So apparently Microsoft is rejecting all emails originating from Disroot.org servers and refusing to explain why.
IT'S OFFICIAL: @email@example.com now natively speaks Matrix!! Read all about what it takes to add native Matrix support to a large existing chat app, and bask in the glow of a world where FOSS chat is increasingly FOSS, open & interoperable once more :D 🎉🥳🍾🌉🚀 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/12/07/gitter-now-speaks-matrix
I've been playing with the coconut programming language, which is python language extension. I've put down some thoughts:
Ah, first dark pattern discovered. Default search engine is Bing (fine). But when you change it to something else, it actually keeps the search on the new tab page as Bing. And it focuses the search bar when you open a new tab. So you still use Bing even though you don’t want to.
Hi fosstodon, I made a video series diving into the network stack and what is involved in loading a web page:
I'm keen for feedback! 🙂
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