Time to replace Slack! Who will win, MatterMost or Riot/Matrix? #slack https://medium.com/ignation/time-to-replace-slack-who-will-win-mattermost-or-riot-matrix-a090e9cdc219
I just watched Eben Moglen's lecture Freedom in The Cloud from 2010. Even after all these years it's well worth an hour of your life if you're interesting in gaining freedom back. I'll promise it's not boring.
Microsoft rant Show more
My oldest son is a student in a college where working in teams is important for a lot of assignments. To my suprise and anger this college forces student to use #Microsoft Teams for these team assignments. Most of the students think that Microsoft Teams sucks but that's not the important part. Important is that these students will be educated that #proprietary is good, handing over your data is good and that #freedom of choice is irrelevant. Well done Microsoft.
Cleaning up my social media accounts Show more
I just deactivated my Reddit account. I'm still on G+ because I take my role as a moderator seriously (silly me). But that will stop August 2019 anyway. Thinking about giving up my YouTube channel and go PeerTube. With that I would have deleted all my centralized social network accounts. I'm slowly getting there.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Pi 3 Model A+, a stripped down version of the Pi 3 Model B+ at a lower price. I always liked the form factor of the original Model A+. What do you think?
It's time to push #Peertube even further!
There are some scripts and tools to ease YouTube clip exports:
Make watching internet videos great again!
I refuse to use Netflix or one of these other mass data mining video streaming services. I installed #HandBrake and the libdvdcss library and started ripping my DVD's and copy them to my OpenELEC box. All this #DRM on DVD's is making this very annoying but it works so far.
More on DRM here: https://www.defectivebydesign.org/faq
WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)
We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: https://pencil.writefree.ly
Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: https://writefreely.org
Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive is a disaster I wrote on multiple occasions but this time YouTube agrees with me. YouTube CEO in a blog post wants changes being considered for Article 13 of Europe’s copyright regime. The potential liabilities could be so large that no company could take on such a financial risk. My conclusion, if the largest video-hosting website can’t afford #Article13 also many other services can’t bringing doom to the internet in the EU.
I opened the #Pebble Watch Black today. Let's see if I can replace the battery.
Is there still hope for C.H.I.P, the cheap ARM based single board computer, or is it just old inventory that's being sold on Amazon?
A couple of years ago I made two amplifiers for my sons. Simple projects but I still love the wooden enclosures that I made. Now my youngest son wants me to add bluetooth and a battery which is a nice challenge to improve the simple designs. So last night I opened his enclosure to take a look at the components. The amplifier is a Sure Electronics AA-AB32131 while the speakers are Visatons FRS-8. Any suggestions for a replacement amplifier with integrated bluetooth?
The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google https://lifehacker.com/the-comprehensive-guide-to-quitting-google-1830001964
@alfred I'm having problems connecting with my browser to my Friendica account on Libranet.de. Sometimes it works and sometimes not or I just loose connection.
Ping and traceroute are fine. Tried, without result, other browser, other PC and OS and restarting my Fritzbox.
My ISP tellls me this is probably due to the fact that Libranet.de doesn't support IPv6.
Do you have any suggestions how to resolve this issue?
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