Isn't it funny how within 24h the approach to #Keybase changed from "it's secure and awesomesauce, use it for everything!!1!" to "I just use it to share stuff but warn users not to do sensitive stuff there"?

No, actually it's not funny. Because it keeps happening:

1. a new shiny startup does X in an open source but centralized way
2. a lot of "experts" saying how great it is; some greybeards warn that it's centralized but nobody listens - it's so shiny and cool!

It's official - is fully live on Matrix! Helping get Mozilla going has been a lot of fun, and we'll see a lot of improvements to Riot's UX in the coming months based on their feedback (turns out they know quite a lot about FOSS usability :D)

In an effort to your life, which one would you choose? 📱

LineageOS is an obvious one, so it is not listed, and the poll only takes 4 choices.

Over the last few days we've had constant requests to respond to's 'The ecosystem is moving' blog post & recent 36c3 talk - we've tried to articulate Matrix's viewpoint over at

Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web Foundation have made a "Contract to the Web". Are we seeing the first building blocks for the constitution of Internet being created?

Have you ever wanted to beat a patent troll?

Lets send a message to all patent trolls not to mess with the community!

Systemd!!! How in the world do you do a simple dhclient -r in the systemd-networkd era!?

I can't find any methods for manually releasing the dhcp lease. This is driving me crazy.

I was walking my dog yesterday when I encountered this guy. Nope, not a snake. Its a slowworm!

😀 It's been in the pipe for a while, it's now available!

You can now manage and host your mail, drive, etc. for your family or corporate, using a single identity on your own custom domain, and connect it with your/e/OS smartphone.

Check it out at:

Today Linux Journal shut its doors for good. All staff were laid off and the company is left with no operating funds to continue in any capacity...

I'm so sorry to say it, but today @linuxjournal closed down for good. As you can imagine we are all so sad that this is the end. You can read my final goodbye here:

I just received the final printed book from the CRPG book project! Fine print quality too by Bitmap Books 👍

📖 ISBN: 978-1-9993533-0-8

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