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I've used a ton of blogging software over the years. The one thing that's given me very little pain: file-based storage, or more specifically, Markdown files. An appreciation post.:

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We're hiring a Software Developer for our Anti-Censorship Team.

This developer will work to improve the user experience and process of finding alternate routes to the Tor network when global censorship events block access. FT & remote.

Please share!

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Where do you stand on the subject of:

unconditional basic income?

#boost #opinion #poll #science #economics #research

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Bold stance:

If you're running a successful business that's built on top of open-source software and you're neither contributing code to these projects nor donating money to them, you're not only a freeloader, you're actually harmful to the entire movement.

You should take an interest in the sustainability of these projects as they ensure the likelihood of your own success and future.

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Back when I was in my early teens I found it relatively easy to find and fit into online communities. Nowadays I find it extremely difficult. Fosstodon is one of the only communities I have been able to get into for quite some time (and I'm very thankful for all of you). I am not sure if I changed, or the world around me changed, or both, but I feel so alone on the internet these days. Which hurts because the internet used to be the place I could find people to connect to when I was lonely irl.

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Die gesetzlichen Krankenversicherungen führen am 1. Januar testweise die elektronische Patientenakte zur freiwilligen Nutzung ein. Ich hoffe auf eine niedrige bzw. keine Beteiligung der Versicherten. Aus Datenschutzsicht in der aktuell geplanten Fassung nicht tragbar.

Merry Christmas to everyone! Enjoy your time! 😊

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I think I may have figured out the unknown source of traffic for duf.

It's featured in the January 2021 issue of "Linux Magazin" in Germany 🤓

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Die EU-Staaten beschließen Resolution zu Entschlüsselung - demnächst also Hintertüren und Generalschlüssel für Behörden?

Fun-Fact-Zitat: "unter uneingeschränkter Achtung der Grundrechte und der einschlägigen Datenschutzgesetze rechtmäßig und gezielt auf Daten zugreifen können."

WTF!? Wie passt das bitte zusammen? Wenn das so weitergeht, verlagere ich meine Kommunikation demnächst auf Briar.

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Google's own operating system:

"Fuchsia is a long-term project to create a general-purpose, open source operating system, and today we are expanding Fuchsia’s open source model to welcome contributions from the public."

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"Der Entwickler Marvin Wißfeld hat die Client-Bibliotheken für die Corona Warn App nachgebaut. Damit funktioniert die App unter Android ohne Google-Services."

Tja, was soll man dazu noch sagen, außer: Großartig @larma! Bald gibt es also im F-Droid-Srore eine Corona-Warning-App, die nicht nur vollständig quelloffen ist, sondern auch gänzlich auf proprietäre Google-Bibliotheken bzw. Schnittstellen verzichtet.

Currently I am trying Scribus for layout work. Actually digging into the program wasn’t too hard as I could find quite some similarities to other Layout programs.

The search continuous...

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So, after a couple of months of trying just foss software on my freebsd desktop system for my professional design work, I came to the following conclusions:

1. Vector based work...Inkscape. Works like a charm. I missed nothing.
2. Pixel based work...GIMP. Decent but I couldn’t find a proper workflow to fit my needs.
3. Illustration...Krita. Pretty impressed by that piece of software. I missed nothing.

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"These machines are the first general purpose computers ever where you have to make an exclusive choice: you can have a fast and efficient machine, or you can have a private one... Short of using an external network filtering device like a travel/vpn router that you can totally control, there will be no way to boot any OS on the new Apple Silicon macs that won’t phone home, and you can’t modify the OS to prevent this."

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"Bye-Bye Microsoft: Land stellt 25000 Arbeitsplätze auf Open-Source um"

Könnte zum Vorbild für andere Bundesländer werden. Insbesondere im Bildungsbereich!

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Well today's the day. Please vote with your conscience, Americans, thinking of your country, the rest of the world, and the planet.

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Matrix-Nutzer sollten »Notes on privacy and data collection of« gelesen haben. Unklar ist, ob Matrix diesbezüglich Verbesserungen vorgenommen hat.

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🎉 duf v0.4.0 is out, a user-friendly alternative to 'df'!

What's new?

- Hide filesystems with --hide-fs
- Theme & styling options
- Auto-detects terminal theme
- Support for OpenBSD
- Support for Windows

Get this yummy tool here: 😋

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