Briar has other advantages:
1. Once we delete Briar app from our phone, that means we also delete our Briar account.

In addition, we cannot recover our account. Once deleted, it will go into nothingness.

I really love this feature!

2. Some trigger apps such as Ripple (developed by the Guardian Project) supports Briar.

In an ugly situation, we can activate the trigger and it will delete Briar app.

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An important thing to remember while using Briar.

Your blog posts will never be deleted after your remove your accounts or deleting your app.

Once you post an article, it will be sent to all of your contacts. And your posts will live on your contacts' blog window forever.

It is different with the private groups and forums. Once you disband your group, the group and its contents will disappear forever.

Forum and its content will disappear after the last member leave.

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Briar: secure chat app

By default, it uses to communicate through the Internet. Its users can communicate through wifi network and bluetooth too.

Some features:
1. Private groups

It is a group which will be disbanded once its creator leaves the group.

2. Forums

Same with above, but the group will be disbanded after the last member leave.

3. Blogs

We can write posts which will be sent to all of our contacts. It is also an reader as well.

Note: I am using &

Liberation boosted

Episode number 4 of "How to build an #editor with #Emacs #lisp".

This one is about conditionals in #elisp.

youtu.be/NE1XUfrrGYI

Please boost this

SearX is a fantastic metasearch engine. It is a libre software and you can freely install it as well.

But, if you do not want to run your own instance, there are plenty of instances available.

You can choose one of them here searx.space/. There are filters available:
1. You can choose the one with TLS grade A+.
2. CSP grade can also be filtered.
3. The country of the instances (well, in case you prefer European ones - I definitely do).

Note: I love both of and .

is a hosting company which uses 100% libre software (including the ). I think it is a German company.

It now also sells workstations and servers that respect your freedom and privacy as well.

Strangely (in a good way), all outgoing emails from Vikings are signed with GPG keys. Very nice indeed!

Although it is also living on ( @liberachat ), but as far as I know, it is not yet on Mastodon.

Note: it is also a patron of the .

vikings.net/index.html

On the other hand, there is another www hosting with quite similar spirit, such as Neocities and Ichi City (and possibly some others).

The users of these two hostings form communities where they build "free-form" websites.

While Tildeverse has a specific term to refer to itself, I still do not know the term to refer to these www hosting communities.

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Tildeverse basically is a multiusers Unix box (it can be a VPS as well) where the users form a community where they can use the Unix box together and talk to each other (mostly through IRC and mailinglist).

But it is also a place where the users can publish their websites. Thus, in a sense, it is also a web hosting. It usually also supports Gemini and Gopher as well.

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Again, it is just my personal feeling. I did not gather any data to support this view.

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Some privacy-oriented services are active on Mastodon, such as @Mojeek and @Tutanota .

Some are only active on walled gardens, such as and . Even an email provider had quitted .

Those providers who are very active on Mastodon are doing business for money (which is a good thing), and also genuinely care about .

For the others (especially who had quitted Fediverse) are only care about the money.

But, it is just my feeling.

I have never thought to read this on a paper by the founders of Google.

"Currently, the predominant business model for commercial search engines is advertising."

And...

"The goals of the advertising business model do not always correspond to providing quality search to users."

And...

"we expect that advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of the consumers"

infolab.stanford.edu/~backrub/

dkb.io/post/google-search-is-d

It is just a use case. Just imagine, you want to have a laptop to write your very personal thoughts, life experiences, passion, desire and so on.

You want the laptop to be offline with no any connection to the Internet or any other computer at all.

You also do not want to create backup of the data. It is better to loss the data than getting accessed by other people.

What is your choice?

Another interesting document by (possibly) Richard Stallman is "Differences between GNU Emacs and Gosling Emacs".

retro11.de/ouxr/43bsd/usr/src/

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Wohohoho, what a beautiful ads!

I hate ads, that is true, but, I do not mind to be bombarded with emacsen ads at all. :darthvader:

Firstly, the price of CCA Emacs, was it really $2,400 in 1984?

Secondly, perhaps CCA Emacs was the most advanced editor by 1984, but surely it was superseded by GNU Emacs in 1985.

By the way, here is an interesting article by Richard Stallman, "Differences between GNU Emacs and CCA Emacs.".

retro11.de/ouxr/43bsd/usr/src/

Vampire fiction writer Anne Rice was another faithful user of WordStar who struggled to have it installed on newer computers until it could no longer reasonably be done.

She then grudgingly transitioned to Microsoft Word, whose design she felt was comparatively unintuitive and illogical:

"WordStar was magnificent. I loved it. It was logical, beautiful, perfect," adding, "Compared to it, MS Word which I use today is pure madness."

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en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordSt

According to the Unix philosophy, a given function must be highly specific. Thus, I feel that those 'ed' features should be implemented as distinct small tools.

Well, these small tools actually does exist, such as:
1. grep
2. sed (not really a small tool)
3. 'more' to display text

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I know that 'ed' is an editor. As an editor, it can be used to edit text files. But, after thinking about Unix philosophy and the features of 'ed', I feel a little bit weird.

'ed' has capability to:
1. Create a new file (saving the buffer into a file)
2. Editing the text
3. Inserting text into the beginning, the end or any point in the buffer
4. Searching text in the buffer
5. Viewing the text in the buffer

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.