A win for #opensource in Canada.
* Favour open source solutions
* Favour non-prorietary solutions
* Source for custom-built solutions must be released under open source licenses through Government of Canada sites
See C.2.3.8 for the relevant clauses:
In case you missed it, switching.social has a search page for public domain eBooks:
It uses a custom DuckDuckGo search for ebooks in Gutenberg, Adelaide University, Wikisource, Gutenberg Australia, Gutenberg Canada, Faded Page, Standard eBooks, Runeberg.org, Lonnrot.net and dbnl.org
If you know of any other sources of PD eBooks, especially non-English sources, let me know.
Has anyone ever tried Wasabi? (Not for sushi!) https://wasabi.com
Looks like a really cost efficient way to have remote storage.
You pay per GB used ($4.99 for 1TB).
Seems great for a remote backup location.
I run Linux, Mac and occasionally Windows (dwindlingly so thanks to Proton!) as I would be a big portion of our community does as well.
I think this gives us all a unique perspective on software, usability, GUI, function, etc. When you grow up using one thing and one thing only, you just accept its flaws and while you may gripe about it, you think nothing more of it.
But when you are constantly switching between software, you start to see what works better and how you can optimize one (1/2)
My SO is using a 2011 MacBook Pro (upgraded to an SSD thankfully) that I just used that patcher tool on, and it's running Mojave beautifully.
I'm currently setting her up a new desktop that runs circles around her laptop, despite costing next to nothing on the used market.
Even outperforming it in light and heavy usage she still loves using the MacBook and having something easy on the go.
I love the Apple ecosystem and find it hard to escape, even when using Linux on my desktop.
I also use a MacBook Pro from 2015 that I needed for school at the time, I and grew up using Macs.
While my model is still supported and likely will continue to be for at least a few years, I won't justify buying a new computer at the Apple rate just to run current software. I've already committed to only buying used computers, but being able to suck a few more years out of them is amazing to me.
Here's a patcher for installing Mojave on unsupported Macs. It's strangely satisfying 'hackintosh'-ing a real Mac.
Awesome way to keep your old Macs running current software for longer and fighting obsolescence.
There's also a tool for Sierra and High Sierra.
This open source FIDO2 key just went live on kickstarter and based on how fast it's high it's gone in the last five minutes of being up, I think this is going somewhere.
Hi! I'm making Tusk, a rather nice Mastodon client for iOS. If you want to test, sign up at https://tusk-boarding.herokuapp.com 😁
Apple seems to be opening up their ecosystem.
In iOS 12 you can now natively use 3rd party password managers system wide, as well as being able to define what cloud storage you want to use for any application that stores data.
For the first time, I can create Pages/Numbers/Keynote documents that default to Nextcloud for storage.
I can use Bitwarden in all my apps without having to load it manually.
You still can't change the default web browser, but anyone who knows Apple knows this is big.
On the plus side I got a few hours of overtime in.
We think this will probably convince the company to spend 400k on a permanent generator for the store, and hopefully that continues to other stores/companies too.
Maybe hard for some people to care about mega corporations like Loblaws and Walmart losing stock, but the food waste is saddening regardless of who’s pocket it came from.
*I work as a manager in a large grocery store*
We lost power in the whole city last night, 6 hours until we managed to get a generator running. And at that point we were the only building with power for as much as I saw with a 20 minute drive home. So we were lucky.
Even so, the amount of loss we have is incredible, I can’t imagine other stores that were still without power.
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