If you're currently using #GoogleAnalytics, you are helping Google spy on your own site's visitors.

To protect your visitors' privacy, try switching to an independent free open source alternative like #Matomo:


The self-hosted version is FLOSS and (of course) free of charge, while the managed hosting version is a paid account.

It's GDPR compliant and by default respects "Do Not Track".

You can also follow the developers on here:


#AlternativesAtoZ #Analytics

Important security updates are being rolled out for apt. They allow MITM attackers to inject any package they want into a repository. Please update ASAP.


“Be suspicious of everything” is an unfortunate personality trait some of us do pick up

Fosstodon is now on Mastodon version 2.7.0 that brings some interesting new features, including the new directory (fosstodon.org/explore)

Currently, I'm the only person on our directory. If you want to be listed, you can enable it within your account settings.

If a Bluetooth audio device supports MP3 or AAC, is #PulseAudio able to do seamless pass-through from a media player? I heard it can retroactively recode blocks on demand when there are alert sounds to mix in.

And do any media player support coded pass-through? Will Firefox do it for video?

Will it work if the cided audio bitrate is suddenly too high for the Bluetooth channel bandwidth?

TIL: if you use “share my location with this site” in Firefox, your location is shared with that site and Google: google.com/privacy/lsf.html

You can get a green verified link on your #Mastodon profile by adding a special code to your website.

Just go to Settings, then Edit Profile, then copy the code from the Verification section and add it to your website's front page, then Save Changes on your profile.

(If you don't want to keep the code on your site, you can remove it after you've saved the changes on your profile.)


People who hate #Article13 and don't want it to pass in its current form:
☑ 4,000,000+ Europeans
☑ Top copyright scholars
☑ The inventors of the internet and the web
☑ The movie industry
☑ The sports leagues

aaaaand now...
☑ The record industry eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/now-

I just lost my entire $HOME while deleting a stretch lxd container that was acting up using lxc delete. An entire 6 or 7 minutes of work since the last backup. Disastrous.

Videos/ is not part of the backup, but neither are my maildirs, so I might be replying to emails via gmail web interface in the next hours - borg is fairly slow at restoring.

Internet-linked microphones are privacy-flawed & can collect & use data w/out consent, says @msjpauly.

Google Home recordings "can become part of Google’s already ultra-specific profile of you as a consumer, that companies pay Google to target with ads." motherjones.com/politics/2019/

Hack of the week! Store your files "on the Internet" 😂

DNSFS. Store your files in others DNS resolver caches

Just updated the video.blender.org/accounts/ble account to include the official channel mirrored from for anyone that wants to avoid "the man":)

follow it here:

Just discovered this article about the band called Lorenzo's Music which is a #opensource and #creativecommons band that decided as a challenge to create their album using only open source with the OS @ubuntustudio

Pretty great stuff. Here is the article: forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelh

I've also decided to mirror these guys on share.tube so that we can have their creative commons stuff on #peertube too. @lorenzosmirror
#linux #ubuntustudio #music

Oh neat, so this is what #PeerTube notifications look like. Basically, you need to click your avatar in the left-hand panel to see your notifications.

You won't see any notifications for comments created prior to this feature existing, but you will see new ones for everything going forward.

#UNICEF wants to invest in #FreeSoftware "The Fund provides investment-style funding for early-stage, #OpenSource technology solutions that address the most pressing challenges faced by children and young people", further "UNICEF requires that all code, content or hardware developed and tested be open source and be publicly available."... Great initiative! ungm.org/Public/Notice/82482

I'm thinking about replacing my personal -based blog (hermann-uwe.de) with a static site generator (no database, no server-side logic, just a bunch of static HTML pages).

I just need a simple theme, image support, syntax highlighting support, and that's pretty much it.

Should require only minimal dependencies on the build host, ideally.

Any recommendation of usable (OSS) software for that? or look interesting. Are there better options?

I guess I’m up to ten, now. (“Pwned on 10 breached sites and found 3 pastes”)
Data truly is liability. Nobody can protect your data forever. Sad but true.

It's always a strange feeling when someone asks for new features of open source projects you stopped working on more than a decade ago.

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