Firefox reader view is awesome. It can make any article in a bloated website look so clean, organized and just better.

No ads, no distractions, no recommended posts, no more suscribe to our newsletter buttons, just the article that you want to read.

And it has a nice dark theme.

I want to create a simple personal website/blog but I don't know which static site generator should I use.

Ideally, something really simple and practical. I don't want JavaScript at all. Another cool feature would be that it doesn't require a database. It must be free software, of course.

I want to hear your recommendations

I've just remembered that the last Runit realise was in 2014. I've always thought that it's feature complete.

But is it secure ,for such an important piece of software as an init is, to be without any update for almost 7 years?

I don't know if it has received any security update since then, but I can't find anything about it.

I didn't know how to share files between OpenBSD and my degoogled Android phone, so I found this simple workaround:

With Material Files (from F-Droid, oc) you can create a FTP server in your LAN. You can enable and disable it anytime. So you can easily access your FTP server from your terminal or from something like Filezilla.

It's a really simple and secure way to transfer files between your PC and your phone. And it works with every OS out there.

I've just installed OpenBSD in an old PC. It's working great. Installation process is simple and pretty straight forward. And the number of package installed by default is impressive.

The most awesome part is RAM consumption. Only 79 MB. I'm loving the experience

Werwolf :gnu: boosted

I keep reading about BSD and the only thing I dislike about it is the license. Everything else is just awesome.

In a lot of things it's better than GNU/Linux. Specially for someone who likes to know what's running exactly in his computer, BSD codebase is smaller and much easier to read. A great example is their init system.

I wish that doas was in the official Arch's (or in Artix) repositories. It's such an important piece of software and I'm not very comfortable installing it from the AUR.

But at the same time I love it's simplicity and how it's code is so small compared with sudo's. That reduce the attack surface a lot.

I think that I'll be donating to the awesome Open BSD project. I've been reading about it and it's amazing.

Werwolf :gnu: boosted

>Google have suspended Element in the Play Store without notifying us; we’re reaching out to find out what’s going on. Apologies for the inconvenience; in the interim there’s https://f-droid.org/en/packages/im.vector.app/ but it’s a few versions behind. We’ll post updates here.

>As of 11:44 UTC we’ve submitted a detailed appeal to reiterate that Element is a generic chat app for connecting to the global Matrix communication network, just as Chrome is a generic web browser for connecting to the Web - and just as Google does not control the content on the Web, Element does not control the content on Matrix. https://element.io/blog/element-on-google-play-store/

Never forget that Google and all of its employees are bullies.

I've used a lot Abiword since I started using Linux, because it's perfect when you don't need a lot of features and you just need to write something quickly.

But the newest version is from 2019, it's sad that development seems to have stopped. It was a great lightweight alternative to LibreOffice.

Werwolf :gnu: boosted

What do you guys think about Esperanto?

I've always been interested in it, as it seems like a great idea. But there isn't that much people that speaks Esperanto.

It wouldn't be that difficult for me to learn Esperanto, because I'm a native Spanish speaker and I have a decent English level. It's made to be super simple to learn.

I think that Esperanto would be the perfect universal language. It's a shame that there aren't native speakers

I've been reading about OpenBSD and I wanted to give it a try. Since I don't do almost any gaming and almost every program that I use is available for OpenBSD I thought that it would fit my use case perfectly.

Then I discovered that it doesn't support nvidia. Not even nouveau. I really hate nvidia. It only gives me problems

I didn't like Brave before, but today a friend told me about Brave's CEO. This is (imo) the definitive reason of why Brave shouldn't be used.

I didn't know that their CEO was the co-founder of Mozilla, that guy that was (and is) against same sex marriage and that's an antimasker, Brendan Eich. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brenda

So if you're really against Mozilla you could use Librewolf, GNU Icecat, the Tor browser, Basilisk, Pale Moon, etc (Waterfox is owned by another advertisement company, so I'd avoid it).

But the true enemy of the free internet is Google. Mozilla isn't perfect and they shouldn't have positioned politically. But Google's have so much control over everyone's life. While Firefox's code is audited and forked everyday, so if there was something wrong with it, we'd know it

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People is positioning against Mozilla since their blog post. I'm against all censorship, so I totally disagree with them.

But come on, Google is worse. They were the first to ban Parler from the Play Store. So they're censuring things already.

So are we really going to stop using Firefox because of Mozilla's political opinion? We shouldn't. Because Google's far worse. They're also the largest advertisement company. Mozilla is nonprofit.

PS: there are very good Firefox based browsers

I wish I could stop using WhatsApp. But everyone that I've talked with about WhatsApp's new ToS say "I have nothing to hide". It's very frustrating.

I would love to move to matrix. Although I'd also move happily to Signal. I already use both Signal and Matrix. But I only use Matrix for joining public rooms and I only have 2 contacts in Signal.

Facebook has too much power

I've been about two weeks using vanilla Arch. I love Arch. But I don't get used to systemd. I'm migrating to Artix Openrc

After so much time using Openrc I'm used to it, I know how to configure it, the commands, everything. I wanted to switch to Arch because I though that using systemd could solve me some compatibility problems but it seems that it isn't. And Artix boots faster, at least in my case

Is it worth learning Vim? I really love Linux and free software. I'm (probably) a future developer. By now, I only know very basic stuff about Vim.

In the case that I decided to learn Vim, should I use Vim or Neovim? Why?

I love red, as you can see. Nothing impressive but I wanted to share it

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