"Fennec F-Droid, which is F-Droid’s unbranded Firefox build, updated to v60, finally bringing all Firefox quantum improvements to android.
By the way, several people told us they find the icon ugly. Think you can do better? Here’s your chance! Send us a new design, and we might make it the official new Fennec F-Droid icon!" according to the latest TWiF @fdroidorg
I actually built a little toy service (that I will also eventually open source) which converts any RSS feed to an ActivityPub actor that you can subscribe to in Mastodon (or any other AP-compatible client).
Play with it if you like! It is SUPER rough and most feeds end up horribly rendered in Mastodon but it's still kinda cool to see it work: https://bots.tinysubversions.com/convert/
🎥 🍿 🎨 Watch their 2018 fundraiser video:
I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it
I took Google Analytics off my blog
And I took the Google Fonts off my blog
My blog is speedy as the dickens now
YES, AS THE DICKENS
you: sorry, whats that?
me: uhh, well i mean i can't really explain it, just look it up, google is your friend, jus--- *shakes head vigerously* fuck,!!! Google ain't your friend! duck duck go it. go it. duck the fuck outta it. put that question to the duck my friend. Duck it. or go to a library & ask them. say "can you duck this for me" like that. "can you duck this fact to tell me its true". thats what you say now
»Conserve the sound«
"an online museum for vanishing and endangered sounds. The sound of a dial telephone, a walkman, a analog typewriter, a pay phone, a 56k modem, a nuclear power plant or even a cell phone keypad are partially already gone or are about to disappear from our daily life"
It's International Day Against DRM on Tuesday the 18th of September!
Many DRM-free e-book retailers have sales on the day, so keep an eye out for bargains. Libreture is involved too, and will have it's own special announcement to support DRM-free books.
Another term for “encryption backdoor” is “no encryption”
TIL: "Although best known as the bankers lamp today, it was originally called the Emeralite, a combination of emerald and light.
... green was and still is, thought to be psychologically soothing, enhancing concentration and focus.
This belief was prominent in detailed-oriented occupations such as accounting, auditing, and budgeting, all of which are banking activities. Actually, this is the same reason why bankers and accountants often wore those green eyeshades/visors back in the days."
This seems like a good time for a PSA:
If in the future you see something on a public-facing webpage you want to make a durable record of for use as evidence, don't take a screenshot. Those are -- understandably -- widely considered too easy to fabricate.
Instead, snapshot the page with the Internet Archive. It'll log a timestamped copy of the page to their servers. Highly tamper-resistant.
https://archive.org/web/ ("save page now", bottom-right)
Newpipe broke after YouTube upgrade. The version from Github works. (you need desktop view on GitHub otherwise you can't see the download url).
@fdroidorg will give the new version later. It's a bit slow (donate!)
Pfew, back to watching YouTube parrot videos 🐦
Any time I see that sanctimonious, hypocritical "we value your privacy" popup, my immediate response is to close the browser window.
If you really value folks privacy, the answer is simple: do not set, do not read, do not allow to be set, any tracking cookies.
Did you know that https://communitywiki.org/trunk exists?
It's a new project where you can find people in the Fediverse and follow them by topic.
Also, you can request to be included. It's a really cool idea.
If you are new to Mastodon or you are looking for more interesting people to follow, you should check it out.
FLOSS nerd, proud father and husband
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.