LibreOffice 6.4 is nearly here – and in the meantime, our documentation community has been updating the guides! For instance, the guide for the Math module is already available: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/01/22/the-documentation-team-announces-the-math-guide-6-4/
Monty Python star Terry Jones dies aged 77
Tributes are paid to the comedy great, who had been living with dementia.
USA geoblocking EU citizens
I put together a blog on using OpenBSD to create a highly available firewall pair.
I'm still fairly new to OpenBSD in terms of experience, so I'm sure I've probably got something wrong, let me know if so!
Amazon Echo’s privacy issues go way beyond voice recordings
TIL that MPEG LA (yes, the Moving Pictures Expert Group Licensing Association) licenses patents for Qi wireless charging. But Qi cannot even tell you if these patents are sufficient or if they cover wireless charging. Or if they’re offered under RAND https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/knowledge-base/patents-and-trademarks/patents-licenses.html
It's been a huge team effort, all of these people deserve your thanks if you use #sway. I'm certainly grateful ❤️
If you actually want to make sure your Android Phone routes all dns queries to a local dns server (which might in my case route to a port opened by Tor Browser), you can add ips to you loopback device like so:
ip addr add 22.214.171.124 dev lo
ip addr add 126.96.36.199 dev lo
This way, at least the dns requests will not be leaked to google dns (or cloudflare's 188.8.131.52)
A happy ending to the Better Blocker saga
TL; DR: Apple have been in touch and offered us a way to migrate to our new not-for-profit without impacting the experience of existing Better Blocker (@better) customers.
I recently discovered MPV's many upscaling filters. Combining some of them with Anime4k allows flawless upscaling of 640p anime to 4k on my desktop and a CPU stress-test on my laptop. Config file at https://gitlab.com/Seirdy/dotfiles/blob/master/.config/mpv/mpv.conf #mpv
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