@poetgrant you're reading WoT?? that's pretty rad, where're you at? It's my favourite series ever.
Did you start reading because of the incoming threat of a TV show 😆 ?
What's MS up to now? Big mystery about some Windows 1.01 stuff or whatever. Maybe a Stranger things tie-in? or are they freeing the source of Windows 1.0? https://arstechnica.com/?p=1531001
OnionShare uses #Tor onion services to transfer files across the network. Onion services are untraceable and end to end encrypted. Since files to be shared are hosted by the sharer there is no limit on filesize. OnionShare is great for sharing sensitive information without having a cloud platform spying on the data or the transfer.
Website 🔗️: https://onionshare.org/
apt 📦️: onionshare
Interesting thoughts about snap and how it might be dangerous
Apparently Canonical is replacing the chromium package with a pointer to the chromium snap???
"as you install APT updates, Snap becomes a requirement for you to continue to use Chromium and installs itself behind your back. This breaks one of the major worries many people had when Snap was announced and a promise from its developers that it would never replace APT"
Wow. That's pretty bad...
Apparently LineageOS has vim and nano installed, you can use it with the terminal app that you can enable in the developer settings. They updated it recently
They also have a patreon now, which is OK I guess
They still don't have acceptable wording anywhere, and would still rather bundle google play if that were legal... So not my favourite project ever, but they're the only choice there is, and still mostly FOSS
Blackadder season 5??? Oh yes, a cunning plan indeed!
Atkinson was so very good in this role, and all the others as well (the queen in season 2 was particularly good, delightful to watch how she played the madness)
Brazil (1985) spoilers
Good movie, I liked the humour, especially the way no-one ever seemed to care when something was happening (bomb, raids etc) around them. The bureaucracy was very fun too 😉
Recognized an actor from Monty Python, and he didn't change much about the character he was playing compared to what he tended to do in the Flying Circus, so that was fun 😆
A bit of an expected twist at the end, but heart-wrenching nonetheless. Quite reminiscent of 1984 (the book, not seen the film)
Well that's one way for a young lad to lose his innocence!
Teaching Python to son and friends.
Son: Am I stuck with Xed the whole time? What are you using Dad?
Me: Well, I'm using Emacs. You could use Emacs but it's a bit complicated.
Son: Complicated? How complicated can a text editor possibly be?
Open call to action: Moderation app for fediverse software!
We received a request to #Tusky in the past week, as Mastodon has now opened API for moderation.
As we don't want to spread ourselves too thin we think it'd be better if someone else on here worked on this, but you'd also receive our full support and help where we can.
Let us know if it's something you'd like to work on, and we'll give you a boost!
GitHub issue for context:
New GOG galaxy client:
I wonder why they don't make these FOSS, they don't have any DRM anyway and making them FOSS would make me feel less dirty about using it (I mean, it's on my gaming HDD with windows so some more proprietary abominations are not a big deal, but still)
TIL about Halycon: https://notabug.org/halcyon-suite/halcyon
A twitter-like UI for Mastodon. Pretty neat, although I don't think it's a good idea in the long term since people might get more confused than anything
Answer to a question I didn't know I had: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s29YZqe9Cso
does the mac pro case work well as a cheese grater?
In the same spirit as Ad Nauseam. I like the intent, although it's questionable if it does much for me since I use Firefox through Tor and uBlock and uMatrix and cookies are on a whitelist-only... Nice to see Mozilla extend the middle finger to the surveillance capitalism forces though 🤷
FOSS extremist and evangelist, I like to read high fantasy (WoT 😍) and play Grand Strategy games in my spare time
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain
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