I have been interested in FOSS software since I learned about OpenOffice. From there it went onto LInux, and blossomed into getting as much FOSS software into my life. I have been an advocate for getting more people into this community, and have switched a few minds. I am not a developer, but I am definitely a supporter and news spreader.
Because of a post I saw about @fdroidorg alternative apps, I found a great app called RadioDroid. I've found so many great stations, and don't really miss Pandora at all. I even added two local stations to RadioBrowser, which is where RadioDroid gets their lists from. Man, FOSS apps are amazing.
CryptPad v2.24.0 introduces the ability to share encrypted docs directly with friends from within the share menu. You can also add colors to folders in your CryptDrive. Try it now on https:/cryptpad.fr and see the release notes for full details: https://github.com/xwiki-labs/cryptpad/releases/tag/2.24.0
In OpenTTD you command a transport empire, where your job is to build effective and worthwile transportation systems for various cities. Buses, trains, planes, and more are all available for construction. Be quick! AI characters can swoop up deals if you're not alert, ruining a potentional market.
Website 🔗️: https://www.openttd.org
apt 📦️: openttd
Your help is much appreciated: if in my repo, you find an app that doesn't work / is broken, please report it (via the repo's GitLab tracker at https://gitlab.com/IzzyOnDroid/repo, here at Mastodon or by mail) – I cannot check them all by myself.
Similarly, if you miss an app that should be there and meets the repo's criteria: let me know, I'll take a look and usually include it.
Oh: same goes for my app listings, GitLab tracker at https://gitlab.com/IzzyOnDroid/applists
Thanks! And boosts welcome
June 2019 News Update! Must read for anyone interested in any of our upcoming #pinephone #pinebook #pinetab devices. 😊 https://www.pine64.org/2019/06/06/june-2019-news-pinephone-pinebook-pro-and-pinetab/
Jolla - the makers of mobile Linux OS Sailfish: translators needed!
Jolla is getting ready for the Sailfish OS 3.1.0 release.
This time (Round 1 of 2) there are about 210 strings to be translated depending on the language.
Jolla kindly asks the community to help with translations until Saturday, 15th June.
Please participate if You're able!
Over the past 6 months or so, a few members have asked us if we accept donations via #Liberapay.
We moved away from them because they were having issues; it looks like those issues are now fixed (we hope). So we’re happy to announce that Fosstodon is now accepting Liberapay donations again. 😁
heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like
with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved
ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg
hello if you still use chrome i gently recommend giving firefox a chance. i gave up on it a few years back but now that i'm using it again i think i'm here to stay. it's not perfect but neither is chrome, and it's actually beating chrome in speed in some areas these days
also google is about to seriously hinder adblocking extensions in favour of letting their own ads and tracking shit slide through
"The most sustainable phone is the one you already own" - https://www.fairphone.com/en/2019/05/20/the-most-sustainable-phone-is-the-one-you-already-own/ #Fairphone
As part our commitment to open source, today we are announcing the release of GopenPGP, an open source golang encryption library. This library powers all our apps and has been audited for security by @sec_consult. https://protonmail.com/blog/openpgp-golang/
France's largest free software organisation @Framasoft has just launched a crowdfunding campaign for an open federated events tool, Mobilizon:
Mobilizon would replace Facebook Events and similar closed services.
It would use ActivityPub, so people would be able to organise events on the Fediverse.
You can also follow its Mastodon account here:
"New Facebook Lawsuit Suggests 'Another Cambridge Analytica' Has Come To Light" – https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/05/11/new-facebook-lawsuit-suggests-another-cambridge-analytica-has-come-to-light/ #Facebook #Privacy
Purism will allow bigoted content on their servers
I went over some of the results of the controversy behind Librem One over here: https://linuxliaison.org/librem-one-the-dust-has-settled/
Seems that things are right again and that they did right by those who care about the cause :) Let me know what you think in the end.
✅ Allow Firefox to send technical and interaction data to Mozilla
✅ Allow Firefox to install and run studies
(Don’t forget to turn these off right after your extensions show up again. I restarted the browser but not sure if that’s necessary.)
Not a professional, but open source, privacy, and technology enthusiast.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.