is an advanced cat.

bat is a concatenation tool that provides a more fancy interactive experience. By default, on interactive terminals, bat will attempt to highlight the syntax of a file, display changes with respect to a Git HEAD, and pager the file (if it is large). bat can also display nonprintable characters and function as a plain catenation tool.

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apt 📦️: bat

Sooo this corona warn app seems to work without play service code now, thanks to @larma ! 🎉

Currently you'll have to self-build and it only works in debug mode, but it seems to work.

WiP build instructions here:

Availability in F-Droid · Issue #5 · corona-warn-app/cwa-documentation · GitHub 

So Corona warning apps still do not work without the Google Play Store on Android devices. Shame on you, Google. That should have been integrated in AOSP right from the beginning.

RT from Inkscape (@inkscape)

Introducing Inkscape 1.0! After a little over three years in development, we're excited to launch this long-awaited version for Windows and Linux (and the macOS preview) Watch the release video ( and download it here:

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@mike @kevq just renewed my funding, this time via liberapay. Thanks for making this great!

Started to support @fosstodon via ! Please keep up this great community. Happy new year. 🍾

#Sonos is evil. They have a “recycle mode” that bricks your device on purpose and makes sure they can never be used again. Pure software. Even though speakers are perfectly OK. This should be illegal.

Citizens would rise up in outrage if the government mandated that every person carry a tracking device revealing their location and identity 24 hours a day. Yet in the last decade we have become, app by app, subject to just such a system.

If you love working on the command-line as much as I do, you may like what I have been working on recently!

Meet glow - a stylish #markdown viewer for your shell:

STOP the sale of .ORG! Tell and ICANN board chair to stop the sale of the PIR registry to private equity. Andrew Sullivan & Jon Nevett need to listen to . Add your name to the opposition. Sign the letter.

I've spent the day configuring VPN via in my home network. Since wireguard uses UDP I don't even recognize network changes any longer. Dealing with any mobile devices, such as smartphones or notebooks where roaming is a thing, is no longer a problem. Yeah! 🎉

GitHub will capture a snapshot of every active public repository on 02/02/2020 and preserve that data in the Arctic Code Vault.

Does anyone have issues with sleep/suspend mode in ? I have installed manjaro on a MacBook (early 2015) which constantly wakes up for a few seconds after some time of sleep (e.g. if I close the lid or send it to suspend manually) just to go back to sleep shortly after that. Putting it to airplane mode doesn't change anything, so I guess network connectivity is not the problem. Does anyone know how to debug such issues? Otherwise I'm super happy with Manjaro so far! looks like u2f is coming to ssh awesome! Maybe can use this instead of having to worry about getting yubikey's with gpg card support

Are there any good podcasts out there that cover Mastodon, Fediverse, ActivityPub and the like from a technical perspective. Some kind of deep dive into the ideas, technical implementation, maybe interviews with maintainers and so on?


Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.