Warm enough for some Streetcomplete action with Turre the dog (11 years). First time this year. #streetcomplete
We're proud to announce the upcoming release of Funkwhale 1.1 around March 15.
For the first time in Funkwhale's history, this release was supervised and published entirely by Georg, a new maintainer of the project, instead of our usual @agateblue ;)
Georg has published the first release candidate today, and we encourage admins to give it a try and share their feedback so we can spot and correct bugs and regressions.
You can learn more about this release at https://blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announcements/first-release-candidate-for-funkwhale-1.1, and https://governance.funkwhale.audio/d/amoT1YnA/incoming-funkwhale-release-1-1-call-for-tests-and-translations will give you all the instructions to update and share your feedback.
Many, many thanks who to all the people who contributed to this release and to the project as a whole ❤️
NeoChat, KDE's native Matrix chat client, is out and comes with a new login page that detects the server configuration from your ID, stickers, message editing, and much more. Check out all that's new at https://carlschwan.eu/2021/02/23/neochat-1.1/
Breaking: Mars becomes the second planet that has more computers running Linux than Windows.
Laser Galvos and an ESP32 Recreate Old-School Asteroids
Playing Asteroids now isn’t quite what it used to be when it came out 40 years ago. At the time, the vector-scan display was part of the charm; making do with an emulator running on a traditional r… https://hackaday.com/2021/02/18/laser-galvos-and-an-esp32-recreate-old-school-asteroids/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1362513815905132546
Nice detailed post on how FOSDEM was organized online powered by Matrix. https://matrix.org/blog/2021/02/15/how-we-hosted-fosdem-2021-on-matrix #matrix #fosdem
Nextcloud 💓 Matrix
To connect Matrix *Synapse* with Nextcloud, let
Nextcloud act as an OpenID Connect / OAuth2 provider and Matrix as client. User management is done by Nextcloud, where you can benefit from their app store to integrate even more authentication systems.
Read the full setup:
Here is the full story so far:
Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.
Does anyone have experience with aprs? Yesterday I tried to study using it with Python aprslib but couldn't find good documentation about it. I was able to get events until they stopped suddenly. How do I choose which server to connect to, or is it a centralized thing? How do i subscribe to specific aprs servers such as OGN? #aprs #ogn
Controlling A Quadcopter With One Dead Motor
Quadcopters have incredible flying abilities, but if one loses just a single motor, it drops like a rock. Researchers from the University of Zurich’s Robotics and Perception Group have proven that this does n… https://hackaday.com/2021/01/28/controlling-a-quadcopter-with-one-dead-motor/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1354994324866523137
Usually I can't brag about things done at workplace but this is an exception. Yes, it runs X-Plane on Linux. #xplane #simulator https://www.patriagroup.com/newsroom/patria-magazine/tech/new-technologies-revolutionise-fighter-pilot-training
To hell with 2020! Here is what you should be expecting to happen _this_ year in free/libre software for creative professionals:
Good thoughts about centralized vs federated services. https://matrix.org/blog/2020/01/02/on-privacy-versus-freedom #matrix #signal
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