Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!
OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.
Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!
Day 8 - #100DaysToOffload
I installed Linux Mint on an old MacBook Air (early 2015). It's amazing how zippy that computer is now.
Took me a minute to figure out the WiFi drivers but the Linux Mint team thought it all through (https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1643).
I just finished reading the Pragmatic Programmer (https://pragprog.com/titles/tpp20/the-pragmatic-programmer-20th-anniversary-edition/). For anyone new (or not) to the programming space it's
an excellent read on the craft we call Programming.
Some of my favorite topics (this time around):
- It's Your Life
- The Knowledge Portfolio
- Transforming Programming
- Bend or Break
- Coconuts Don't Cut It
The tips from the book: https://pragprog.com/tips/
#Apollo is a personal search engine (for bookmarks, kinda)
Apollo is a web crawler to digest your digital footprint. What this means is that you choose what to put in it. Imagine a bookmark search engine that can also search the content of the bookmarked page. This is great for recalling something you have seen before.
Markor (https://gsantner.net/project/markor.html) is a simple text editor for Android. It supports #markdown, #todotxt, and #zimwiki syntax highlighting and can convert markdown and zimwiki to HTML or PDF (how cool is that).
The UI is very customizable and includes several popular syntax themes (gruvbox, solarized, and nord to name a few)
Variables and mixins too.
Well that didn't take long. Two months later and I now own two Raspberry Pis (a zero and a 4B)
My zero is happily running a few of my chat bots and server monitoring scripts. I still don't have plans for the new pi but it is fun to tinker with!
Want to setup your own XMPP server? Try https://prosody.im!
Prosody is a modern XMPP server that is built in Lua (https://www.lua.org/). Setup is straightforward and maintenance is done with a built in CLI tool. #prosody is built with extensions so any additional XEPs are added with small #lua packages and enabled in a Lua config file.
Prosody works best with small to medium size servers. It is great for creating your own #XMPP space!
Day 12 #100DaysToOffload
I wrote a post about how to open files with Vim. I hope it is helpful
I am considering creating my own #gemini capsule but I cannot figure out how to point my domain to my server. My gemini skills are weak.
How does "DNS" work in geminispace?
Happy "I love Free Software Day" everyone 💕
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