Next FOSDEM: 6 & 7 February 2021, online https://fosdem.org/2021/news/2020-09-01-dates-fosdem-2021/
Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? 🤦♂️
PRE 👏 TTY 👏 PLEASE
And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)
Boost if I'm right.
"Google is a popular target for this kind of request because almost everyone uses Google products in one way or another ... Moreover, Google frequently has GPS data that places a user's phone to within a few meters" #privacy https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/feds-cant-ask-google-for-every-phone-in-a-100-meter-radius-court-says/
Is your school forcing you to use Zoom, Skype, or other proprietary videoconferencing software to learn or teach? We want to help you stand up for your rights! Sign and share our petition, and tell us about your school: https://u.fsf.org/34d
#Pureos for Creatives Part 3: Studio and System Set Up with JACK
"JACK is the standard audio server for working with professional audio on Linux."
The final post in our three-part series on PureOS for Creatives by our guest blogger, Tre Scranton
If I were to create an advertisement for #RSS, it would be like this:
"Do not let GAFAM curate the web for you. Curate it yourself. Use RSS feeds."
Feel free to steal this. 😉
We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of
Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.
#ICYMI - Librem 5 Evergreen Update: Mold and Milestones
"It has been a long journey from our crowdfunding campaign to this important milestone. We want to thank the community for your support through each step of this process and joining us for this crazy ride!"
Slides from my #debconf20 talk 'My phone runs Debian - and it does phone calls!' (https://debconf20.debconf.org/talks/13-my-phone-runs-debian-and-it-does-phone-calls/) are at https://git.sigxcpu.org/cgit/talks/2020-debconf-mobile/plain/talk.pdf
There's links at the end to the projects / talks i've mentioned.
If you need some #debconf20 entertainment around #phosh and #libhandy, watch this talk by @agx: https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2020/DebConf20/13-my-phone-runs-debian-and-it-does-phone-calls.webm
My phone runs Debian and makes phone calls: https://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2020/DebConf20/13-my-phone-runs-debian-and-it-does-phone-calls.webm
Recommended read: "Car Companies Want to Monitor Your Every Move With Emotion-Detecting AI" https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7jpmp/car-companies-want-to-monitor-your-every-move-with-emotion-detecting-ai
> “Very soon, Cerence announced, it plans to deepen that data mining operation with in-cabin cameras linked to emotion-detecting AI—algorithms that monitor minute changes in facial expression in order to determine a person’s emotional state at any given...
Customers are asking us about the recent GRUB2 vulnerability so I wrote a quick post explaining how it works and why @purism hardware isn't affected. For even more details, check out Dan Goodin's excellent Ars Technica article I link in my post.
Carbon based life form with predilection for binary data. :emacs: