What happens when you break up Big Tech, Big Coms, or Big anything? Others come in and gobble up the bits and form new Big Whatevers. Killing off the smaller Whatevers at the same time. Look into how news stations and radio stations were killed off and brought under the heel of bigger companies in the 80s. Mom and Pop and small town radio stations and news hardly exist anymore as independents.
But I don't want to talk about that today.
Today I wanna talk about:
What are your favorite most exciting free software projects that don't get enough love/attention? Either just starting ot established? I wanna know.
@dansup is this just me or for others? Seems the phone images could use some tweaking.
Watch this portable, battery-powered spot welder from a maker in Korea do exactly what a little spot welder should. https://hackaday.com/2019/03/25/testing-a-battery-powered-mini-spot-welder/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1110315554823438341
FYI this channel is an awesome if you're into drum covers.
Reminder: Update your PC info for the next round of statistics updates https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/reminder-update-your-pc-info-for-the-next-round-of-statistics-updates.13817 #SiteInfo #Survey
I've tooted while 3D printing this lampshade last week - and as promised, here is a photo of it in "action".
Still a bit of stringing to clean up, but if I may say so myself, this looks rather stunning!
ESP8266-powered with an HTTP API to remotely control it and make it light up to indicate events 😊
An excellent reason to promote open source in schools.
From DebianEdu wiki:
"Why consider it?
It is Free software: not only in price but also in the way schools are allowed to use it. This is ethically important to an educational environment as it should avoid being an arena where piracy is accepted or encouraged but a place that promotes the making and sharing of knowledge. This project provides user-friendly licenses that gives rights not responsibilities. "
Files? Check. Friends? Check. Let's see how you can magically share your documents, photos and videos with other people using Magic Wormhole.
Pixelfed is trending on GitHub again ❤️
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