In case you missed it (I did), finally there is a new stable release of (2019.05). This version has been in development for four! years and has lots of new features such as the Customizer and the additions to the language itself.😀

openscad.org/news.html

I completely rewrote and updated my 'manual' how to create a server with the free and open source Logitech Media Server software and a Raspberry Pi.

homehack.nl/creating-a-raspber

I believe the default is IceWM but I can choose JWM (which is also used in Puppy) among others.

I'm not much of a distrohopper but after many years of Puppy Linux on my laptop I'm trying out antiX 17.4. It's early days but antiX looks and feels more polished.

antixlinux.com/

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A society without cash is a society without privacy.

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LibreOffice 6.2.5 is now available! It includes almost 120 bugfixes, thanks to our worldwide community and certified developers. Learn more and download it: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl

I'm currently revisiting , a free and open source 3D CAD program. For most of my work Solvespace is just fine but for my current project I need the more advanced options of FreeCAD.

Also it seems that the development of Solvespace sadly has stalled while FreeCAD has a large community and is being actively developed.

freecadweb.org/

Brexit Party MEP's turn their backs 

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A small contribution to solving the worldwide crisis is this open source DIY injection molding machine that allows you to create precise objects from waste plastic.

preciousplastic.com/en/videos/

is decentralized, transparant and anonomous. The has none of these properties. In true fashion the Libra decentralised, non-transparant and without privacy for it's users.

Sunset on Terschelling last weekend. The island of Terschelling with it's dunes and beaches is one of the most beautiful places in Europe.

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is forced by to change their name. Apparently FB doesn't want them to use the word 'book' in their name. Yet another shitty move by FB.

medium.com/openbook-org/about-

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Gimp 2.10.12 released

That's cool! 👍
Recently Gimp is going very well! 😀
gimp.org/news/2019/06/12/gimp-
I also take the opportunity to become patreon of Øyvind Kolås, which is the main developer of babl/GEGL, the latter is the framework that will make GIMP even better!
#gimp#gnu#freesoftware#photo-manipulation#floss#foss#digital-art#digital social.isurf.ca/display/c443a5

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"It’s strange, isn’t it? The ideology of capitalism is that it is a system that generates immense abundance (so much stuff!). But in reality it is a system that relies on the constant production of scarcity.

This conundrum was first noticed back in 1804, and became known as the Lauderdale Paradox. Lauderdale pointed out that the only way to increase “private riches” (basically, GDP) was to reduce what he called “public wealth”, or the commons. To enclose things that were once free so that people have to pay in order to access them. To illustrate, he noted that colonialists would often even burn down trees that produced nuts and fruits so that local inhabitants wouldn’t be able to live off of the natural abundance of the earth, but would be forced to work for wages in order to feed themselves. "

Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

jasonhickel.org/blog/2018/10/2

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The Plan for the #Garden at ChillerSpace, Part 1

I want this garden to be a refuge for #Endangered species, by reintroducing more domestic plants that are endangered and/or that are food sources for endangered animals.

I'll start with #WildFlowers that are nectar sources for pollinators, especially #Bees and #Butterflies.

I found a list of butterflies that are highly endangered and protected with priority in #Vienna (it's in German, but there is a list of Latin names):

wien.gv.at/umweltschutz/naturs

Next I'll research which domestic plants these species like the most as nectar sources and what their caterpillars eat.

I suspect the best way to get more of the plants I want is to stop watering an mowing (parts of) the lawn.

#SaveTheBees #SaveTheInsects #EndangeredSpecies #Extinction

Picture credit: #CCbySA 3.0 Heiko Blaeser

Two years ago I made a tiny audio system for a simple cooler. It's a nice system and I love the Kemo amplifier and the Visaton speaker. However I want to replace the audio jack for audio-in with bluetooth. Since the system is very small I can't use something like the Dayton Audio Amplifier with built-in bluetooth. Any ideas for an alternative?

Here is a link to the project:
homehack.nl/making-a-tiny-audi

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