I'm curious what your opinions are on this.
I'm thinking about writing a few blog posts (on a currently nonexistant blog 😆) on locking down Android and Android apps so it's more secure and private. I'll also have a few people more knowledgeable than I look over them and add/remove some things.
My questions is this: would it be better to do a couple long posts or more posts that are shorter? Like a post per app or something like that.
That sounds like something we #Fosstodonians should be keeping an eye on 👀 😉
With my growing network of #selfhosted sites, I'm going to see what it takes to join and start contributing! 🙂
@kelbot If you decide to make one, keep us updated on the progress and maybe write a blot post or something about it if you're able. I'm certainly interested!
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@dansup What happened? I'm missing something lol
@massius27 I'm thinking about switching to something other than microG because I have a few apps I would really like to run that I can't. Have you had any issues with Mind the GApps?
I haven't used it myself so I don't have first-hand experience with it but I've talked to many people who have and they all say the same thing; it's LOS with a buggy launcher and prebuilt apps that you may or may not be able to trust.
I hadn't heard of Mind the GApps before; I've been using microG. Before that, it was Ubuntu Touch.
Maybe I'm being too stereotypical and, if so, I do apologise. It just made me immediately think of a shady marketing ploy on their part.
Sorry for all the notifications 🙈
I just wanted to make sure these were part of the original thread instead of seemingly random and detached
Something else that honestly pissed me off about /e/ is that they had hundreds of people spamming Telegram channels about it. They would join, send a message promoting /e/, link to it, and promptly be banned. I also noted that many of them spoke broken English and, while there's absolutely nothing wrong with that, it does make me slightly suspicious that maybe they hired hundreds of people to spam Telegram channels as a marketing strategy.
@Matter I don't know 🤷♂️ I imagine and hope that they would try to use more current hardware with open source drivers available and contribute them upstream to Replicant. I don't know much about how mobile OSs differ from desktop other than vastly different hardware so don't quote me on any of this 😉
Needless to say, I did not vote for /e/ to be the next mobile OS on the Fairphone 3. Even Replicant is by far the better choice.
I really hope to see postmarketOS or Ubuntu Touch on it. They would be really cool 🤔
Their commits are also . . . a little weird to say the least. This one seems to be reverting a revision of a reversion:
And in this one, all they did was remove Google from the dialer! 😡
I have to wonder why #eelo is so popular among people who are trying to "de-google" their lives and use something privacy-respecting and open source. I've personally experienced their censorship on Telegram when I asked a few basic questions about user privacy and how it truly differs from LOS with microG.
I also saw that you have to have an account with /e/ before you can use some of the most basic features. It's also incredibly buggy with reports every day about things breaking.
@MountainJ Thank you! Really all I did was change the colours, use icons in the top left instead of text, and change the links/categories. Everything else was written by the guy I linked to lol 😉
Just finished a new new tab page. I think this is my favourite so far. Not only is it coloured to match my desktop but I also made an electron app (I know 😢 electron 🤢) so it functions as a desktop app.
Proudly kanged from Capuno:
Earlier today, you could click index.html to view the startpage but it seems like he's doing some work to it 🤔
@hund It most certainly does, especially when all my websites are down because of it 😕 This is exactly why I bought a VPS a couple weeks ago lol. I just haven't gotten everything migrated to it yet
@hund Absolutely no idea 🤷♂️ There was an ice storm in the area so I assume that knocked the power out in multiple places because it's back for some people but not for us.
@unicornfarts Today's Saturday, they'll be closed on Sunday, and I'll have school on Monday lol. I did go to the library earlier today though. I'm at a private bar right now. I wanted to go to the coffee shop next door but they're closed. I had to apply for membership before I could buy a cream soda 😆
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