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#DebConf18 videos are being published on meetings-archive.debian.net/pu

more than half of the recorded talks are already available, and more are being worked on right now.

So... after 2.5 years of owning a Thinkpad T400, first librebooting, then gradually modifying the shit out of it, I have to say that an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU is still completely sufficient for everything I'm doing today.

Everything packaged for Debian still runs perfectly smooth. And yes, this includes all the games.

I'm saying this because I want to make a stand against planned obsolescence and new hardware craze. Your old machine is very likely still fine. Please use it a little bit longer 🙂

Android support on the Librem 5 is low on the list: @Purism intends to drive to a different approach. There is true interest from the community in coding native apps.

Any GNU/Linux app will be able to run on the Librem 5: the only issue will be the GUI. For GTK+ 3 based apps, @Purism offers a lib, called libhandy, with new GTK+ widgets to ease the transition. The long term goal is to get libhandy merged in GTK+ 4



The #FreedomBox web interface v0.35.0 has been released to Debian unstable!

-updated translations for 9 languages
-17 people contributed to this release
-default app option
-Turbolinks for smooth navigation
-Mediawiki short URLS have been enabled
And much more! You don't want to miss this one!

💻Download: freedombox.org/download/

Tomorrow we will refund as much money as possible from donor accounts, so if you haven't distributed the remaining funds from your wallet to the people and projects you support, please do it now: liberapay.com/about/me/wallet/

You can find more information in our blog post: medium.com/liberapay-blog/libe


"Why the web won't be nirvana"

Article from 1995 saying how the www won't take off.

Finally getting around to setting-up another #rss reader (since my #nextcloud blew-up) and ran across #Miniflux:


I was going to run my own server but after reading their hosting page I was so charmed that I’m going to subscribe (if only to support their work):


I think #mastodon growing so quickly may have held back the #fediverse. It's considered a de facto reference implementation for #activitypub, but it's a limited implementation. It doesn't support most Actor and Object types, it's client and server are tightly coupled, and it was designed specifically for microblogging. ActivityPub was an afterthought for it and it doesn't use it anywhere near its full potential.

Now every new AP project is following suit, developing a client/sever combination specifically to handle a single Object type, any enabling federation support on a project by project basis. We need a full AP server that's not tied to a specific client. It should support AP C2S API so a user can login to any client using oauth and handle different types. A user could use one client to create events, one to manage photos, and another to write notes or articles, and they'd all be tied to the same account.

Hopefully, people will get past thinking of Mastodon, Pleroma, PixelFed, etc and just think of the ActivityPub network. I don't think the fediverse will continue to grow without this change in philosophy.

"China is reversing the commonly held vision of technology as a great democratizer, bringing people more freedom and connecting them to the world. In China, it has brought control."

Technology: tool of freedom or control? This is why we need #FreedomBox.


Facebook and Twitter announced new #Ad disclosure efforts.

...but what if we all used a platform that had no ads? What if our platforms were fully free and open source and enabled users to inspect them?

We have the technology to do this: #FreedomBox.


This is really promising stuff. Loads of projects and instances show up on the stats page for The Federation now.


Finding and reporting a few bugs in Debian packages that don't work with python3.7 yet.

Power is out, but only for my apartment it seems.

"Mark’s manifesto isn’t about building a global community, it is about building a global colony – with himself as king and with his corporation and the Silicon Valley oligarchy as the court."

"Where Mark asks you to trust him to be a benevolent king, I say let us build a world without kings."

A very well-written article with a lot of quotable sentences.


Wow! #PeerTube funding campaign just raised to 42%! \o/
Only 15 days left to meet our goal, so keep on sharing and #JoinPeertube frama.link/joinpeertube