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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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Please take a moment to check whether your remote backup scripts will overwrite existing backups with empty files while the machine being backed up is down :flan_cool:

Relaying this message for a friend, honestly :flan_pats:

#Rant #Linux #GNU #systemd #Wayland Show more

#Rant #Linux #GNU #systemd #Wayland Show more

#Rant #Linux #GNU #systemd #Wayland Show more

#Rant #Linux #GNU #systemd #Wayland Show more

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I like the idea of an advent calendar. Maybe could plan one for next year? Fun little projects made by :fosstodon: members or other FOSS instance members?

Play tetris in a terminal!
opensource.com/article/18/12/l

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#linuxrocks #fosstodon

@fosstodon
@kev pointed out how close linuxrocks and fosstodon are in users and toots and I been getting such a kick out of watching us both grow together.

Currently
Linuxrocks 1,708 users and 70,125 toots

fosstodon 1,767 users and 69,609 toots.

In October 11 we had the exact same amount of users.

Glad to see our Mastodon Family grow and with great instances like ours with awesome users.

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Masto popularity contest Show more

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Hello new people!

This is the official account for switching.social , a non-technical guide to privacy-friendly sites, services and apps.

You can see regular posts about alternatives by following this account, and there's a beginner's guide to alternatives at the hashtag #AlternativesAtoZ

Please feel free to message me if you have any questions, comments or requests. (The website also has contact details in the "About This Site" section.)

#Introductions #Alternatives #Privacy

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Australia passes a new law that requires companies to provide a way to get encrypted communications and data via a warrant process.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

#Privacy

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"In other words, the ethical alternatives will not grow on trees. They must be funded. And given that they cannot and will not be funded by the same interests that created the problem to begin with (venture capital), we need alternative, ethical funding to create alternative, ethical infrastructure."

ar.al/2018/12/07/baby-steps/

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@ChrisWere your recent video raised some valid concerns about Google becoming a monopoly on a global scale. I feel that the tech firms are becoming so big and colluding with one another that they will freeze innovation. This is my main reason for moving to Linux. Unfortunately, because of the nature of my job, I still have to keep up with the trends on both Microsoft and Apple.

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The ongoing legacy of the Great Masculine Renunciation of the 18th Century, or: why do we dress boys in clothes that are grey, joyless and dull?

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

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I am really sorry to have to do this again, but I need help getting through this month.

I am starting work tomorrow at the postal sorting office about 12 miles away but they don't pay until the end of December. As with all these things, I have to pay to get to work but they don't have to pay me until I've done the work. I don't have enough in the bank for petrol or food until then.

Any tiny amount of money would help me through the month.

paypal.me/radiosocial

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I published the release 1.36.0

What's new:

- Case sensitive tags are now learnt by the app so they can be suggested.
- They can be added/edited/deleted.

Don't forget that case sensitive tags are better for screen readers :)

- Fix an issue with the language picker
- Fix an issue with live notifications.

#Mastalab

Thank you to @framasky for suggesting the tags idea 👍

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Psst... do you like Star Wars? Do you like Holiday Specials? ☃️ Show more

Bryan Lunduke "Get off my lawn" video Show more

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Like, seriously though, if you make games or comics or books or poetry or art or boardgames or card games or whatever, and you sell physical goods which you could have to my house by the holidays, tell me about them.

#art

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Happy 5th Birthday Jolla Phone!

Jolla is celebrating the 5th birthday of the first Sailfish OS (a premium mobile Linux OS) device and published a new blog post, which looks back to the launch in 2013 and the unique features of the phone.

Despite its age, Jolla still supports the phone and provides the latest software updates.

==> blog.jolla.com/happy-birthday-
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#Jolla #StillUsingJolla #Sailfish #SailfishOS #JollaPhone

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Dear WebDevs and SysAdmins: Do you have any recommendations on how to find out how to accellerate loading of a .js heavy web application by analyzing the dependency graph and utilizing HTTP/2 push to preheat the browser cache?

With the browser being 45% idle during loading the application, I'm pretty sure I can shave off another second or even more by optimizing load-order and cache-preheating.

Any hints or tools you'd recommend for analysis?

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