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"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

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@kev
Weird that you couldn't downgrade, but at least the workaround worked.

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A few stats about the beta launch:
- the announce at Medium/Hackernoon has been accessed more than 50,000 times
- e.foundation website is receiving visits from most of countries in the world.
/e/ is global, people want more privacy in their digital life.

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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: bots.tinysubversions.com/conve

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:krita: @Krita is a professional FREE & open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable #art tools for everyone. :bowie_stardust:

:krita: @Krita is kicking off their 2018 Fundrasising campaign - Let's Squash The bugs!
$uppport here: krita.org/en/fundraising-2018-

How to follow them on the :fediverse: #Fediverse:
:mastodon: @Krita :krita:
:peertube: @kritafoundation

🎥 🍿 🎨 Watch their :krita: 2018 fundraiser video:
share.tube/videos/watch/8f0fbe

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I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

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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

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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

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Release 1.13.0 has been published. It adds the Trunk API.

"Trunk allows you to mass-follow a bunch of peoplein order to get started with Mastodon or any other platform on the Fediverse"

More: communitywiki.org/trunk

Changelog: gitlab.com/tom79/mastalab/tags

#mastalab

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»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"

conservethesound.de/en/

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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.

#IDAD

defectivebydesign.org/dayagain

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ProTip:
Another term for “encryption backdoor” is “no encryption”

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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."

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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.

archive.org/web/ ("save page now", bottom-right)

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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 🐦

#Android #newpipe

tuxspace.net/media/dkBZte0JlNq

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getsol.us is now up on the new infrastructure! We're working on getting the forums up now, proceeded by our development tracker.

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@GDPRHallOfShame
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.

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Did you know that 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.

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