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So I just discovered that to get pre-built for Windows... you need to go to Red Hat 🙂


Where's my Open smartphone ? The state of open source and Freedom-friendly smartphones is next up at the User Group talks on Tue 2nd July 2019 opentechcalendar.co.uk/event/8

@Jephjacques Hold on, wait, what, which page did they have that conversation in ??

Other than that, this is looking interesting....

...can we not formally name updatable items "MoM"? I can hear the frat-quips coming a mile off....


(it may say something about me that I notice this but in my defense.... to prevent security breaches, think like a hacker ; to prevent bad puns ruining your brand, think like a muppet...)

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"What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone. Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data — in a single week" => washingtonpost.com/technology/

Et dire que les Apple fans y croyaient "ouaaais la vie privée sous iMachin c'est top prioritaire pour Apple, le prophète Steve Jobs l'a dit avant de mourir"

Ben en fait non. Comme d'hab en fait.

#marketing #apple #privacy #vieprivée

logo change:

* Pro: No more sinister feel
* Pro: Still recognizable

* Con: Looks childish on white, is an eyesore on dark grey (the other company colours)
* Con: Looks like a GIF lifted off a Google image search
* Con: Looks like it was downsampled through MS Paint
* Con: "Took the human out of the picture"

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Apparently human staff at Amazon Alexa listen to what people say, even very intimate things (bloomberg.com/news/articles/20).

Alexa uploads your speech to be analysed on Amazon's servers. Siri, Cortana, Bixby etc also do this.

A better alternative is Snips, which doesn't upload your voice anywhere:



You install it on a Raspberry Pi, and access it directly or from your other devices.

(n.b. It's still in beta and requires tech knowledge to set up)

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An excellent reason to promote open source in schools.

From DebianEdu wiki:

"Why consider it?

It is Free software: not only in price but also in the way schools are allowed to use it. This is ethically important to an educational environment as it should avoid being an arena where piracy is accepted or encouraged but a place that promotes the making and sharing of knowledge. This project provides user-friendly licenses that gives rights not responsibilities. "



Multi-platform note taker, including web and terminal, with a web clipper, tasks, markdown, and sync through nextCloud ??

It's EVERYTHING I've been wanting!

(cue disappointment when I realize there's something I definitely didn't want :-p)

But seriously, this looks immensely promising...!


Nevermind. It's normal for Firefox, and probably amongst all web browsers supporting Push API

"Sites can use this feature to provide you with notifications or update data in the background."



Anybody know why I'm getting notifications for ... even if Mastodon is not open in any tabs? (in fact, no tabs open at all...!) (on my )

Only just noticed.... I don't get many interaction notifications :-/

Muck it. shows full-screen forced-interaction ads at every install. If the screen sleeps while you wait for the countdown.... the countdown resets.

Managed to install Bitwarden, Signal and Termux from it before giving up, but now not really sure if they're the real deal. Re-flash time... AGAIN.


Trying to gauge trustability for alternative Android app stores is a little tricky; I've managed to locate the trust/security-related pages for both Aptoide and F-Droid and understand much better now how things work.

Even found a pretty good write-up summarizing the state of things.


Curiously though, Aptoide seems to carry Google Ads in the main app...??

This Wednesday I'll be getting on my hobby horse at TechMeetup Edinburgh, talking about better bash scripting... not at all nervous. Nope.


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From Julia Reda « This afternoon at 15, the European Parliament Legal Affairs committee will vote on #copyright. We don’t expect any surprises, the committee has approved every version of this reform so far. The real fight over #uploadfilter and #LinkTax will be in the plenary vote. #Article13. You’ll be able to watch the live stream of the committee vote on #copyright here at 15: europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/ If it’s approved, that opens the way for the final plenary vote in late March or April »

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I really like this digital services obituary site by IndieWeb: "Site deaths are when sites go offline, taking content and permalinks with them, and breaking the web accordingly. Site deaths are one of the big reasons why you should own your own identity and content on the web" indieweb.org/site-deaths

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