Did you know that Matrix.org hosts a public instance of Bifröst for XMPP bridging? This means that you can chat with your stubborn friends on Matrix using XMPP (and vise versa). You can even join group chats!

github.com/matrix-org/matrix-b

Being independent doesn't mean that you can't take help, it just means that you don't need it.

TIL: was released in 1990, barely a year after .

(I would have sworn that Zsh was at least a decade younger. But I would have been _confidently_ wrong, which is the absolute worst kind of wrong to be!)

citations:
zsh: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z_shell
bash: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bash_%28

It's funny how I've started playing minecraft like 10 yeas ago, and it still manages to be one of my favorite games.

The thirty-second edition of my weekly collection of Linux Phone news (@PINE64 , @purism and such), , is out!

linmob.net/2021/02/07/linbits3

The end of Community Editions, a new release, and more!

In the last year Google has banned: the Element app, the LBRY app, and several Fediverse apps. If you get all of your apps from a single corporation, be it Google or Apple, you should make an effort to change that.

If you have an Android phone F-Droid is an alternative app repository, and it’s very easy to install! All of the previously mentioned apps have been available from F-Droid throughout being dropped from the Play Store.

If you have an iPhone, please consider other options for your next device. Apple does not respect you enough as a user to consider you possibly more capable of deciding what you should install on your phone than they are. That is absurd; please stop rewarding this behavior with your money.

Started working on my own Client-Server API in C++ some time ago.
Yesterday I was able to write some simple "command/response" bots.

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