Looking to migrate away from Google but still looking for free/affordable replacements without the hassle of hosting them yourself?

There are many choices, take your pick:)






Feel free to add to this list if I've missed any good ones:)


#framasoft #disroot #nomagic.uk #nextcloud #email #foss #trom #gafam #fuckgoogle

The esoterics sell radioactive wearables that should "improve your health", but slowly give you cancer instead.


Amnesty International: "Trump has incited violence & intimidation, as he continued to refuse accepting election results. These are not actions of a leader, but an instigator. Trump’s embrace of white supremacist groups & extremists has further fanned the flames of chaos & violence we witnessed.

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/amnesty/sta#humanrights #news #bot]

Drinking coffee or tea from paper cups may be seriously bad for your health

(submitted by rajnathani)

@distrotube Fun that you looked into #nixos! 😀

I'm a huge NixOS fan, been using it as my primary systems for a bunch of years.

Some tips:

Searching for packages:
$ nix search xkill

Finding options to set in configuration.nix:
$ man configuration.nix

GitHub has removed the ability to access youtube-dl's source code due to a DMCA request by the RIAA

... The clear purpose of this source code is to (i) circumvent the technological protection measures used by authorized streaming services such as YouTube, and (ii) reproduce and distribute music videos and sound recordings owned by our member companies without authorization for such use. We note that the source code is described on GitHub as “a command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and a few more sites.” ...


Micah F. Lee (EFF/The Intercept @micahflee nitter.net/micahflee/status/13

"RIAA blitz takes down 18 GitHub projects used for downloading YouTube videos"

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Reddit: old.reddit.com/r/programming/c

Reddit search: old.reddit.com/r/dredmorbius/s

Nitter/Birbsite: nitter.net/search?f=tweets&q=y

Censorship, propaganda, surveillance, and targeted manipulation are inherent characteristics of monopoly: joindiaspora.com/posts/7bfcf17

RMS, "The Right to Read" (1997): gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-re

Remember that the RIAA is a bad-publicity-deflection cartel of its major members. These are:

#DMCA #youtubedl #RIAA #MPAA #github #Censorship #Surveillance #Propaganda #Manipulation #Monoply #CensorshipPropagandaSurveillanceMonopoly #TheRightToRead #EFF

All source code of abandoned software should be open sourced. Manufacturers should be forced to do so on the end of service date.

Microsoft will adopt Google Chrome's controversial Manifest V3 (ad-friendly tweaks) in Edge. This kind of thing is precisely why we need to have more than a single browser engine implementation, and why Firefox is more important than ever.


Reweet/toot from Twitter:

@47deg: Mu- 0.4 is now available! This latest update features:

- Support for / @SwaggerAPI /
- Support for logging, metrics, and distributed tracing
- Bug fixes, and more.

More here: buff.ly/34ZyWZ7

Thanks to andremarianiello, @trupill, @FlavioCorpa! twitter.com/47deg/status/13166

When I moved away from Scala and got into Haskell, I couldn't believe how much easier Haskell makes programming for me thanks to its type system. This shift opened a whole new world for me.

Now I'm experiencing the same, but within #Haskell: seeing how #Yesod fails to utilize the type system, which leads to opaque and repetitve code in programming a #web #api, whereas #Servant provides structure, clarity, documentation and other via types.

Types for the win!

#typesystem #functionalprogramming

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A really informative post by Chris on using optics in a similar manner to jq


Nix package manager landed in the FreeBSD ports! The package should be available shortly on the "latest" branch.

#Nix #Nixos #Freebsd


@aeveltstra From personal experience, and after having compared it with other material for beginners, I can tell (and this has been my stance for years) that this book is unfit for beginners. A much better book that does a much better job is this one: https://www.manning.com/books/get-programming-with-haskell

e Foundation has received a financial grant from SIDN Fund
to support the development of an integrated privacy center for #Android and improve PWA support in /e/OS.
Find out more here:
Read in Dutch here:
#privacy #opensource #yourdataisYOURdata

I've just released #emacs #orgmode 9.3.8, a bugfix release.


Org 9.4 will be released soon, stay tuned.

**Trump’s Real Record on Unemployment in Two Graphs**

"Donald Trump and his supporters routinely boast about his great success in reducing the unemployment rate. While the unemployment rate did fall to low levels under Trump, this was just a continuation of the downward trend that had been in place under Obama since 2010. Here’s the picture with the overall unemploy…"


#news #bot

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