I can't believe I've only just discovered
I was looking for an open hardware heart monitor and stubbled across this site . It's like my dream site .
For those interested
I just learned on the radio that the city of Cologne is taking 360° photos of the city for administrative purposes (such as measuring the maximum passage height of streets).
I bet that most big cities do the same.
Wouldn't it make sense for @openstreetmap to ask them to make those photos available under a compatible license so they can be used in OSM?
@colomar One side note: I am, like many others here I believe, much interested in cryptography. That said, I found the "plasma vaults" a very interesting idea and I intend to test it with nextcloud. Anything that make cryptography easier for people not as technical as many of us here is welcome.
@colomar The machine, a 2011 latitude, isn't the least troubled. It's that wonderful feel of a new system. It's been a while since I used kde, and now I can say I am truly impressed. I must thank you and all devs in #kde for the hard work and for giving the community such good software. Except for digikam, the other software were all new for me.
@colomar So, I gave #kde a fair shot, and I'm running it for about two weeks now (on top of my beloved arch) and I'm loving it! I went for the "full" experience and I am using the most I can of kde and qt apps. I'm using kmail, the kde pim, kgpg, ktorrent, qtox, okular, digikam, a few system utilities and I even used (almost) only the gui to make my customizations, which I found super easy (like assigning ctrl to caps, you know, I'm a #emacs guy all around! )
I created a GoFundMe for helping me to buy the computer at https://www.gofundme.com/for-buying-a-new-computer-for-developing-fedilab
It's for a Librem 15 version 4 (Only if I get enough funds otherwise, any other ideas are welcomed). Thanks.
I've just signed a petition urging electronics manufacturers to make their devices easier to repair: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/460/883/849/
I think this is important for us tinkerers and gadget lovers. We want our gadgets to be more sustainable (or at least I do)!
Why scientific papers are not fully open access? https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00492-4
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a3b3dg/big-telecom-sold-customer-gps-data-911-calls #privacy it’s not as if they need the money ... and what a way to break trust.
It's This Week in Matrix! news about the long-awaited new Riot release, announcing our #GSoC programme, SMSMatrix now available on F-Droid, Matrix Client for KDE Plasma Mobile and more!
Turns out @AleixPol, vice president of KDE e.V. and maintainer of several KDE apps, most notably Plasma's software center Discover, is also here!
So 3/5 of the KDE e.V. Board are in Fosstodon, woot!
I guess if you really want to see the face of surveillance capitalism, you should simple read the news from this week:
Get away from those guys who think your life is worth around $20 per month when you give up everything…
@kelbot have you looked into wallabag? it has similar functionality without the ebook as a predep - it has that as an option for export to your devices though, which makes it afantastic middle ware for archival.
My second blog post about my attempts to learn #Bash scripting. I'm gradually getting used the basic syntax with it tests, command substitution, quotes and brackets. And I can make something actually useful, resizing a photo.
@colomar I saw some videos and read a little about plasma nowadays and I must say I’m very impressed with how things evolved! Looks fantastic and I’ll definitely give it a try in this machine.
So, wanting to tap in the collective wisdom here again. Who is using #kde #plasma desktop here? I’m preparing a new Arch Linux install in a secondary laptop, and I’m looking for a less spartan setup (so other non tech people can use), and I am considering kde. How is the memory consumption? How about the experience? It’s been a while since I used KDE.
@sir Read yesterday that you'll be working full time on free software projects, starting in February. Congrats!
Software engineer with a strong interest in free (as in freedom) software. Books, terminal tools, games, even chess!
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