Inception Edition
Switched to MX to get away from Systemd, and, more exciting to me, the VNC desktop is my Raspberry Pi 4TB Nextcloud server.

Number 5 in

I built a 4TB Nextcloud Server at home for PENNIES...17,000 pennies, but still...

schreibnet.com/archivers/Nextc

@nextcloud
@raspberrypi

Played with Hefftor in a VM, but what's really cool is this Automatik theme for Conky. 😃

New blog:
schreibnet.com/archivers/stuff

Some love for @KDE Connect and personal update.

Post no.4 of my own

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As #workingfromhome continues in many places, here's what we use:

Email - @Tutanota
Chat - @signalapp
Office - @libreoffice
Password Manager - @KeePassXC
#COVID19 #coronavirus #homeoffice

Infection ->
Ruptured eardrum.

Good golly it hurts!

Toot, the Command-Line/terminal client for Mastodon, is fun. Brings back memories of the bad old days of Lynx and Pine. lol. They weren't that bad.

Can't insert an image tho, I guess

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🔵 Time to update: Tor Browser 9.5.1 is out now.

This release updates Firefox to 68.10.0esr and NoScript to 11.0.32. Also, this release features important security updates to Firefox.
blog.torproject.org/new-releas

Love me some Notepad++
The data manipulation it provides shortened my re-work task considerably.

When they call three hours after quitting time to tell you the spreadsheet with all the workstation names had a copy-paste error propagated to every single line and so you have to do a little more than twice the original amount work.
Oh, and now it's time sensitive.

Grrr.

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This is a great post by @arh that gets to the crux of why I’m generally wary of companies that gather invasive analytics or data.

Well said 👏

alirezahayati.com/2020/06/dont

No. 3:

A quick and simple review of Mint 20 that barely scratches the surface.

schreibnet.com/archivers/Mint-

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Big accomplishment this evening: finally removed all documents and personal info from drive.

No more:
Gmail - ✅️ (fastmail)
Gmaps - ✅️ (openstreet map)
Google Search - ✅️ (searx)
Google Analytics - ✅️ (none)
Chrome - ✅️ (brave or firefox)
Drive - ✅️ (NAS in the basement + Dropbox backup)

Next step is review nomoregoogle.com/ to see what other Google products I'm forgetting.

What if there was a bill in Congress that, if it became law, would give them the key to every door, every car, the combo to every safe, every lock. These keys they would hold "just in case the need a warrant."

There is a similar bill right now:

cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/202

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An Open Letter to Congresspeople Regarding S. 4051 (Lindsey Graham’s Bill to Outlaw End-to-End Encryption)

write.as/thenewoil/an-open-let

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OpenStreetMap is not as great as Google Maps, but it works. Nextcloud is not as ubiquitous as Dropbox, but it works. Buying from shops rather than ordering everything from Amazon is less convenient, but it works. Small changes from many people over time can lead to big results.

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