Well it's been *ages* since I did a blog post, but here goes: "How Do Computers Store Audio", featuring an overview of PCM, sample formats, etc etc, would appreciate feedback! https://refi64.com/posts/audio-storage.html

Asking for financial help 

@brainblasted hey, I'm willing to donate. However, I don't have a Paypal account, and I personally do not really like Patreon.

Could you set up a Libera Pay account so I can donate to you there?

If you don't know what Libera Pay is, it's a FOSS alternative to Patreon: patreon.com/posts/launched-on-

Here's the link: liberapay.com/

Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

@jrballesteros05 @reto @agirnob @lfs I tried OpenRC on Gentoo and it was nowhere as good as systemd. So many things were lacking like systemd-nspawn, and Flatpak doesn't take advantage of OpenRC like it does with systemd.

systemd is not company driven. Similar to Fedora, it's community driven but sponsored by Red Hat. Some of Debian and Intel members are members of systemd as well, but you mostly see Poettering because he's a target in the FOSS community.

@reto @agirnob @jrballesteros05 @lfs exactly this.

systemd is the most mature service manager in the Linux desktop today, and that is because it goes away from the outdated UNIX philosophy.

The high amount of code can, theoretically, increase security vulnerabilities, but most-likely it only affects the servers, and can easily be mitigated by systemd-nspawn.

systemd was created by a Red Hat employee but it's still a community maintained project at heart.

@hansvurst that is up to you to decide. For Flatpak, all the manifests are available in the Flathub GitHub repository, so you can take a look there and come to a conclusion independently:

- Wire: github.com/flathub/com.wire.Wi
- Signal: github.com/flathub/org.signal.

I trust them because I took a look at them. However, you can always sandbox further by using Flatseal.

@kvuj For me, everything works except my microphone. Whenever I try to record my voice, it won't work anymore. Other than that, it has been working no problem, but mileage may vary.

Since I switched to Fedora Silverblue 34 today, I can just boot into images of older versions of Silverblue, e.g. 33, so if something makes my experience unusable, I can always use an older version.

But as I said, mileage may vary. It might not work for you since it is still on a beta version.

I upgraded to 34 (beta) recently. I am loving 40 so far on my laptop. :)

I'm going to wait a couple of days. I will switch to Fedora 34 when I back everything up.

@rudolf this is my first time seeing this and they seem pretty good information. Thank you!

86.0 now comes with Total Cookie , which isolates cookies to the site they were created in, for better and !

Article: blog.mozilla.org/security/2021.

I've also opened an issue in the Bugzilla asking for clarification between First Isolation, Multi-account Container and Total Cookie Protection, since it is a very confusing topic: bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug..

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