This rocks. Backblaze donates $15,600 back to its libcurl open source library dependency, with this message.
Ever wanted to develop apps for you phone using your favorite desktop tools and frameworks? This is how easy it is https://puri.sm/posts/easy-librem-5-app-development-take-a-screenshot/ #Librem5 #Linux
"Microsoft is fine, actually. They've changed. Big Bad Evil Microsoft is a thing of the past."
Everyone please, please sign the save .ORG petition.
.ORG seems to be the worst tld to sell. The people who want to use it are orgs that probably need it. ICANN has not given good reasons for why they are selling except for "we trust them" and pretty much just "we want the money."
Black Friday is a good opportunity to shop but only if you're strategic:
1⃣ No impulse purchases
2⃣ Make a "Black Friday" list throughout the year of things you need and their actual prices
3⃣ Only buy things from the list and only if they're actually discounted
Concentration camps in China
Today a new leak of classified Chinese docs are public: they reveal the operations manual for running concentration camps in Xinjiang, and the mechanisms of mass surveillance of Uighurs. This is a collaboration between International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 17 media partners in 14 countries #ChinaCables
I love this post:
"When we first approached hardware manufacturers almost two years ago with this project most of them instantly said “No, sorry, impossible, we can not help you.”. Others warned us, that it could never work, that it was too complicated, “the industry does not do that” and so forth.
And yet here we are, later than we wanted, but we are actually shipping first hardware! It is possible but it comes at a price." #Librem5
The #Librem5 software team were busy in October: improved power consumption and thermals, refactored integration between various apps, added new features to keyboard, Settings, Shell and Compositor, squashed bugs and more https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-october-2019-software-update/ #Purism
"Saying you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is as selfish as saying you don’t care about people being hungry, because you’re not."
We did it! We came together as a community and met our fundraising goal to defend software freedom from patent litigation.
Next up comes the hard part - winning this lawsuit and setting precedent. Stay tuned for updates as we progress forward
My father taught me to program.
He had Opinions, which is why I first learned a bit of Logo and then later, Pascal.
Basic was forbidden in our house, my impressionable young mind was not to be corrupted with line numbers, GOTOs and similar heresy.
Sadly, he lost control of the unruly teenager.
First I abused the C preprocessor in unspeakable ways. Then I put inline assembly in my Pascal programs. And then... the Internet, ircII and for years, Perl. 😱
If not for Python, I'd still be Lost.
Today we answer the age old question...
What boots faster:
- a Librem 5 smartphone running PureOS (GNU/Linux)
- or a run of the mill Android phone
We have some exciting news! The team at Purism are thrilled to announce the launch of Librem One https://librem.one Private and secure email, chat, social and VPN. No ads! No tracking! No data sharing! Just the best end-to-end encrypted communication and social. Join the revolution today and take back control of your data and life #LibremOne
Mastodon.social is blocked in China http://www.chinafirewalltest.com/?siteurl=mastodon.social, but many other instances are not, cuz it's hard to block 'em all. XD