15 years ago...

Darrell Lance Abbott ( Darrel) was shot dead by some madman.

Every year in this day I listen my favorite songs and drink some alcohol.

I am a big fan of software, and I am talking about the benefits of open source software to my friends, but, the most of average users are afraid of open source software because without "dancing with tambourine" it sometimes does not want to work.


As beautiful as is, I can't bring myself to running a distro that comes from one of the most privacy abusive countries on the planet. I'll run a device from , as long as I can run my own ROM on it, but an entire distro is a stretch. This country has modern day concentration camps for and a fetish for state run media and facial recognition. History will not look favorably on any of this. Sure, is , but open source also means .

#PinePhone hype!
We finally managed to boot into #ManjaroARM #PlasmaMobile on the PinePhone.

Next we need to actually make it usable.

community **don't** use this site: xmrqrcode(.)com

This scam offers to insert your wallet address to generate you a QR code for it, so you can use it to accept payments.

But whatever address you insert, the QR code will be generated for the scammers wallet.

As you can see from the screenshot, the army of bots is trying to PR this scam.

Be careful and use only software.


Did you know?

OMEMO is multi-client end-to-end encryption for XMPP/Jabber.

It uses the Double Ratchet Algorithm, like in FB Messenger, Riot, Signal, Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Wire...

It offers future and forward secrecy and deniability with message synchronization and offline delivery.


Can you add a pixelfed.social account to fedilab?

After I've connected, and entered credentials, I am always met with "419 | Page expired".

Did you know that you can add an instance to ( @fedilab ) and read its local timeline?

How many (and what) instances have you added to your Fedilab app?

Several days in, with plenty of use, I'm very happy with @cryptpad . If you want a FOSS collaborative online doc editor and encrypted drive, have a look at cryptpad.fr/ . It's already completely replaced Google Drive and Keep for me.

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