I completely rewrote and updated my 'manual' how to create a #Squeezebox server with the free and open source Logitech Media Server software and a Raspberry Pi.
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.
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: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2019/07/04/tdf-announces-libreoffice-625/
I'm currently revisiting #FreeCAD, 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.
So nice to see an ISP actually defending it's customers against copyright trolls.
Brexit Party MEP's turn their backs
Following a discussion started by @fribbledom I created this.
Brexit party MEP's turn their backs during European Anthem in European Parliament (2019). Nazis turn back on Jewish MP in German ReichsTag (1930).
Ah yes, and Microsoft show's its ugly face.
Thanks @AvnSgt for sharing
A small contribution to solving the worldwide #plastic crisis is this open source DIY injection molding machine that allows you to create precise objects from waste plastic.
Who remembers this classic article in The Independent from December 1993?
Gimp 2.10.12 released
That's cool! 👍
Recently Gimp is going very well! 😀
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!
"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
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 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):
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.
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:
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