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People usually consider IRC an online only medium, so it's nice to see us mentioned in the Real World!
Thanks to @fsf for the mention in this months newsletter.

What!? How DARE @kdecommunity not participate in the usual gatekeeping and exclusivity we see far too often in the Linux community!

Seriously though, I applaud this. Just because you're Linux-first, doesn't mean you have to be Linux-exclusive.

news.itsfoss.com/kde-connect-w

The @kde team release the 21.07 update. It includes improvements to the overall performance of the environment; many new features in Kast, the podcast app; and stylistic tweaks to KClock, KRecorder, and KWeather, among many other things.

plasma-mobile.org/2021/07/20/p

I know hate speech is not allowed here. But... Can I just say I absolutely hate XML and it can go away and no one will miss it?

Today's reminder that open source needs paid people writing docs - the PDF spec is Nice, actually, and I'm jealous.

Flathub is on fire (in a positive sense) because of the new Plasma Mobile Gear release

Ready for the new updates for ? @kde Plasma-for-your-Phone introduces the first steps towards multiple homescreens, timers for KClock, new podcast and Mastodon apps, and much, much more.

plasma-mobile.org/2021/06/10/p

So if a CDN got taken down because they didn't pay on ransomware would that be...

(fuck, I'm sorry for this y'all)

...A CASH MISS?

Spreading FUD against a project, shaming contributors for signing a CLA, or qualifying a company producing Free Software as evil for dual licensing won't make your own project better. It just makes you an asshole.

The new version of KDE's @matrix chat app, Neochat is out! NeoChat 1.2 comes with bubbles, a better text input component, fancy effects, an easier way to switch between accounts and much more. Go check it out! carlschwan.eu/2021/06/01/neoch

Today is that time of year when you go,

"How much thermal paste you apply?"
"Yes"

Cleaning PC and re-applying thermal paste.

RT @cyb3rops@twitter.com

TIL authorized_keys files can contain more than just public keys.
You can control source hosts of each key, limit the port forwarding, execute commands upon login.
In 20+ years of working on Unix/Linux systems, I've never seen this used.

commandlinux.com/man-page/man5

🐦🔗: twitter.com/cyb3rops/status/13

We just added three new apps to plasma-mobile.org/. PlasmaTube (a YouTube client), AudioTube (a Youtube Music client) and Kasts (a podcast player).

hmm, so kids, if you initialize variables with null and don't set value later on they stay null, magic for changing them to valid value has not been invented yet.

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