Much to my surprise, Lite managed to compile (and run!) on my Alpine Linux system without any issues.
Everything rxi seems to do comes in a thoughtfully distilled package. Really elegant stuff.
Microsoft are just as bad as the rest: https://medium.com/@probonopd/microsoft-loves-linux-a-little-too-much-cff91023e4b8
"Capitalism generates security for the few and insecurity for the many. Digital technologies are making it worse." - Astra Taylor
#Privacy #SurveillanceCapitalism « A former #Apple contractor who helped blow the whistle on the company’s programme to listen to users’ Siri recordings has decided to go public, in protest at the lack of action taken as a result of the disclosures. » https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/may/20/apple-whistleblower-goes-public-over-lack-of-action
I found that having a phone without google apps is in fact a blessing. If it doesn't run in f-droid you likely don't need it. Few exceptions.
You'll notice your phone has a lot less functionality. Still works as a phone, camera, music player tho.
You wind up using doing a lot less on your phone, and that is a good thing.
A long and potentially boring post about my de-Googling efforts with @Fairphone and /e/ OS: https://www.oppenlab.net/blog/2020/05/20/de-googling/
As part of my #deletegoogle strategy I've been looking at a replacement for Google Photos, which has led me down the rabbit-hole of raw image processing.
Years ago I did some research on trilateration using BLE beacons. I found that room shape, furniture, presence of other bodies, all made it next to impossible to accurately position a person (at least given the time I had). Getting an accurate distance without trilateration is impossible, even with smoothing the data is too variable. Also, if there's a person between you and someone infected, it'll look like they're much much further away, the human body reduces the BLE signal strength.
Another great article from Low Tech Magazine: https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2020/04/fruit-trenches-cultivating-subtropical-plants-in-freezing-temperatures.html
New non-tech post on the solar powered self-hosted site; Mount Cross, Todmorden: http://fisksolar.ddns.net/md/2020/05/10/index.md