Does anyone (here) have experience with Liberapay (https://liberapay.com/)?
I'm in the process of completely ditching Patreon.
Liberapay is a non-profit organization based on French law
Anything I should be aware of wrt this? I'm from .nl, so also EU.
@joeyh Anything I need to be aware of when switching from Patreon?
I hate these ad placements in general—it shouldn't be allowed for sites to purchase ads for products they don't even carry. This is just an exceptionally dumb example of the actual issue.
To escape censorship by Big Social, all web sites and blogs should implement this one trick.
when a company advertises a "machine learning" or AI approach, we should ask them
- what is the model you're using? no, I won't accept that it's proprietary info.
- what is your training set? is the data complete? no, quantity is not good enough. where are the blind spots and how have you consulted with experts in the field to correct them?
- have you received peer review? If not, there's the door. come back when you have.
Recently got hooked on Endless sky so thought I should spread the word since it's FOSS and surprisingly addictive.
"Endless Sky is a sandbox-style space exploration game similar to Elite, Escape Velocity, or Star Control. You start out as the captain of a tiny space ship and can choose what to do from there." - Official readme
It's avaliable on Github, Steam, as a PPA for Ubuntu and Debian as well as in some official distro repositories, including in Fedoras.
So yeah, check it out 😁
The NTPsec Project now officially posts to @ntpsec What you see at @firstname.lastname@example.org is just an automatic shadow.
#ScreenshotSunday, kinda long
This is a transparent terminal, the background is just plain blue.
The first panel is my quite basic tmux conf, the second one is the neofetch output and the third is cmus - a terminal music player with some (fittingly) Mastodon songs ready to play.
At first I thought I wouldn't do this tradition because a blank background would be boring (especially without any icons), however since I mostly live in the shell, I realised that technically that is my desktop.
A few weeks ago I posted here that the #decentralized blogging platform @PlumeDev had some of its right-to-left (RTL) rendering issues fixed by @ahangarha. I myself had also fixed many little CSS issues related to #RTL for @Mastodon in the past.
Well, expect such kinds of things to happen less often in the future, since #GitHub has mass-blocked many accounts of Iranians* at various levels; This applies not only to Iranian residents, but also sometimes to Iranians living abroad.
Recently, Github has restricted people from Iran, Syria, and other regions from accessing their private repositories and the static website host Github Pages.
PC component rant
Why do all the really feature packed motherboards have to look like a Ferrari on the Las Vegas strip? Weird angles and wild lights and shiny parts everywhere. Why cant there just be a no nonsense high spec board that's just plain black or something? Every person who builds a computer isn't a teenage gamer. Maybe i don't want my computer to look like a stealth fighter jet, maybe i just want it to look like a computer.
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