#Firefox is a free open source web browser which is widely supported and easy to use:

mozilla.org/firefox

Once you've installed Firefox, we recommend going to FF's "Settings" and switching off all the error reporting.

You should then install the Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin add-ons from the Firefox add-ons section.

(Also, if you're comfortable with it, it's a good idea to go to about:config and delete the URLs labelled "telemetry")

#AlternativesAtoZ #Browsers #WebBrowsers #Privacy

In order for Windows Update to install Windows updates, you must install a Windows update for Windows Update because the Windows updates that are coming cannot be applied by the current version of Windows Update

This week, December 1-7, is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness week. Last year I wrote up my story of diagnosis with Crohn's Disease to help people identify the symptoms of Crohn's, because it's often not the first thing that people think of.

I would encourage you to read my story so you can be aware of what it looks like, in case you or someone you know is ever having these symptoms and doesn't know what is happening.

blaubachn.gitlab.io/crohns.htm

#Email is the oldest and most popular way to communicate online.

However, some email providers don't respect privacy. For example, Gmail reads your mail and lets third parties read it too.

There are much more privacy-friendly email providers out there, for example:

Tutanota
tutanota.com/
@Tutanota

Posteo
posteo.de/en

Protonmail
protonmail.com

Fastmail
fastmail.com

Thexyz
thexyz.com

#AlternativesAtoZ #DeleteGmail

My 8GB dev machine was thrashing disk like crazy today; turns out it's all the Electron garbage I had running. A lightweight replacement for Electron can't come soon enough. Slack, aka a thing that sends and receives a few bytes of text over a network now and then: 600MB? Welcome to 2018.

We're making changes to the #Inkscape command line. To be sure we accommodate as many use cases as we can, we need your help! Please post examples and descriptions of how you use the :inkscape: command line here: inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.ph

(Please also Boost for reach, thanks! πŸ’• )

10 years, 1 month, 11 days: The amount of time after getting my license it took for me to get pulled over for the first time. Had a headlamp out.

Parks and Recreation Season 7 was ahead of it's time.

Black Friday deals on ALL KDE SOFTWARE! 100% OFF! (also tomorrow, and the day after that, and the next day, and the next one after that too, and ...)

kde.org/applications/

Black Friday special: name your own price for elementary OS and all paid apps in AppCenter! This is an incredible deal, so be sure you get in on it. πŸ˜‰ elementary.io

Black Friday Weekend has started: Get Tutanota Premium or Pro 5 months for free! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸΎ tutanota.com/blog/posts/cyber-

Finally got around to installing xubuntu on my wifes old macbook pro which had become so slow that she just never used it anymore.

I swear the number of sites that require you to fill a Google captcha are increasing.

It's quite annoying to have to spend time filling them in AND all the 2 factor stuff they make you do too, not to mention it has allowed Google to get it's claws in so deep.

I'm looking for a sbc ARM board that:

β€’ Has a SATA port
β€’ costs less than 60€
β€’ isn't a raspberry pi
β€’ that hasn't Bluetooth or Wifi connectivity ( I don't need them)
β€’ Doesn't require non-free blobs or drivers to work (so that has an amlogick or a rockchip SoC)

Any suggestions?

Yay, we've just released an important update to make your secure mailbox even more secure! πŸ˜€ Learn here how you yourself can reset your account should you lose your passwords or second factor:
tutanota.com/blog/posts/secure

Passed about 10 cars in the ditch on either side of the road this morning. People can't seem to learn that 4 wheel drive does not magically negate the slipperiness of the snow.

Asking someone a question is completely different from looking the answer up. Humans are able to contextualise questions, highlight the important bits and add any info from personal experience, as well as tailor the answer to the the asker and their situation. This can't be done with static information. Saying "just google it/lmgtfy/google is free sweaty" is not a valid or clever answer.

Having access to near limitless information is not the same as being part of a network of knowledge.

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After playing around with Manjaro for a bit, I found that I liked it, but prefer the vanilla gnome experience. Installed fedora 29, since it has basically exactly what I'm looking for in that regard.

Probably going to hold off for at least a while before continuing a path down Arch based distros, since trying to figure it out has been preventing me from making any progress on my coding projects.

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