My computer has been set up with a #dualboot between #Windows and #LinuxMint for over a year, yet I haven't actually used Windows for anything useful more than half that time. I finally got around to deleting it, and freeing up a bunch of disk space in the process. #GRUB still thinks it's there, but I can fix that later...
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
When WhatsApp says that its data sharing practices and policies haven’t changed, it is correct—and that’s exactly the problem. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/its-business-usual-whatsapp
DuckDuckGo surpasses 100 million daily search queries for the first time | ZDNet
LibreOffice 7.1 is just around the corner! It's due to be released in early February – and before then, you can help our QA (Quality Assurance) community to test it and make sure it's rock-solid: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/7.1
Private companies can exclude who they want. But the closer you get to the Internet's core infrastructure, the more troubling those exclusions become. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/beyond-platforms-private-censorship-parler-and-stack
Donald Trump being banned from social media is a dangerous distraction | Twitter | The Guardian
Running free software and making your own ecosystem vs running all apple or google or generally accepted proprietary systems is akin to shopping at the store and buying produce and eggs vs raising chickens and growing a garden. Yes it's more work but when ecoli infects all the spinach you're good, when eggs are out of stock because of hoarding, you're good. When the stores payment system is offline, you are good.
I just finished writing my first useful #bash script! It sets the "modified" date to whatever the "created" or "taken" date is in the #EXIF data of JPG images. Now I can finally sort by date correctly in #Nextcloud Photos!
However, it's kind of slow when running it on hundreds of photos. Any ideas on how I could speed it up some?
Join us tomorrow for a fireside chat with @flexlibris, ED of @LibraryFreedom, and EFF Senior Activist @elliotharmon on the growing risk of academic surveillance https://www.eff.org/event/home-and-campus-eff
Important #Instagram Terms of Service Updates
How teachers are sacrificing student #privacy to stop cheating
Do you work in a school, college, university or local organisation? Want to help spread the word about LibreOffice? We have some magazines to give away, to people who can make good use of them: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/09/10/discover-libreoffice-magazines-for-schools-and-communities/
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