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I just placed an order on the second version of my prototype case. Let's all hope that their laser cutter doesn't break this time, resulting in me having to wait more than a month for my parts again.

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We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

For people wondering, the tools im using is a with a soic8 clip.

Software is flasrom.

I'm thinking to use it to flash coreboot on my x220 laptops

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Today's post: Working from home

Why I love working from home, some adjustments needed and tricks that worked for me.

blog.benoitj.ca/2020-09-02-wor

This is day 13 of my

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We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.

Email:

- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

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Unfortunately, someone from Russia (Alexey Knyazev) is selling my art as wooden puzzles. First, he sold my Wakeful Wolf without my consent.

I told him to stop selling my art and reported this illegal product everywhere I could. Today I saw that he started selling two other artworks of mine as a puzzle under a different company name.

Please don't purchase any puzzles from "woddopuzzles".
instagram.com/woddopuzzles/ or "Alexey Art".

#art #illustration #arttheft #mastoart

New blog post. What prevented me to post in the last week? :)

Best way to learn? Just trashed the partition of my laptop and start from scratch.

blog.benoitj.ca/2020-07-25-lea

This is day 11 of my

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Been decentralizing identity proof using and then .

Found quite tough to find gpg info to list and delete proofs. @keyoxide hope my PRs are helpful.

Any work on a cli version of ?

Just started contributing to on patreon: patreon.com/fosstodon

Fells right to help build this community

Life was busy for the last 2 weeks, but finally had time to finish this post. This is day 10 of my . Never thought I would make it this far :)

New post on using , branching strategy, and mergetools to patch st/dmenu

blog.benoitj.ca/2020-07-12-pat

Hope you learn something!

For users of , doing backups using snapshots and and both have made my local/remote backup process so simpler.

Regular snapshot on active datasets, and a nightly remote replication task to sync to my remote freenas server at my parents house.

Laptop backup done...

ready to learn

Feels like it will be painful and fun :P

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It's finally here, teasing is over:

I'm excited to launch today!

yarmo.eu/post/keyoxide

solution for easy encryption, signature verification and decentralized identity proofs!

I've been in favor of but I never had something to offer as an alternative. Now I do :)

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