If you're Swedish and like Linux, open source and friendly communities, I would highly suggest you checking out the newly started project https://linuxkompis.se.
We currently have a forum, Mastodon instance and an IRC-channel. :)
"Facebook is embedding tracking data inside the photos you download"
The problem with the web is that is so great, so grand – we need a huge monster of a browser to use it as some people would like us to use it. Since other people are simultaneously attacking, distracting, abusing and confusing us, we need an array of defences at the same time.
• Privacy Badger
• uBlock Origin
• HTTPS Everywhere
• HTTPS by default
More attack surface, more moving parts, more parties to trust. That's why we need a simpler web: we want smaller tools, too!
Bought @Tutanota Premium today. Actually their Free Plan was just enough for me but these guys deserve some support.
It seems to be everywhere. Individuals claiming to be different and demanding to be recognised.
What really annoys me are those that demand to be included in things where they have no talent or ability purely on the basis of "being represented".
Are we to have Generals who are afraid of weapons? Or Doctors who are scared of blood? Will our lives be dictated by "Codes of Conduct"?
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
- I did it again)
How is Tusky minus gab different from wlroots minus nvidia?
People keep bringing this up so I'll clarify: how is blacklisting the Nvidia driver different from blacklisting Gab in Tusky?
Well, wlroots doesn't blacklist the Nvidia driver. The day Nvidia releases a compatible driver, wlroots will work - without any changes. We'd have to spend our volunteer time implementing an extra backend to get the Nvidia driver working, which amounts to thousands of lines of highly technical code. We'll then have to maintain it forever.
As for Tusky, they explicitly went to the effort to blacklist a compatible service. Then went out of their way to remove support, whereas wlroots would have to go out of its way to add support.
This doesn't have any bearing on my opinion of the Tusky debacle, which I summarized here and am not keen to re-open:
Friendly reminder to send to the non-believers, in a simple to understand fashion
You can't opt-out of Google tracking your phone - Sen. Josh Hawley owns Google - PeerTube on Mastodon.host https://peertube.mastodon.host/videos/watch/f087a756-8500-4246-b863-57d00af45486
For anyone who doesn't understand why the Tusky change is wrong:
It may not be against the letter of free/open source software*, but it is certainly in the spirit. FOSS does not discriminate against its users and remain FOSS, including the users you don't like. The freedom to use the software as you wish is unalienable, including for gab users.
* both definitions
That, and don't add rickrolls to your project for any reason.
Manyverse is an Android app for the Scuttlebutt social network.
Scuttlebutt is very unusual: it has no servers. All the data people share is stored on their own devices, and on the devices of people they share it with.
It's also unusual because it can work off-the-grid, via bluetooth or local wifi.
Manyverse is available from @fdroidorg and Google Play, and there's an iOS version on the way:
You can follow Manyverse at:
Software developer interested in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Vim addict.
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.