#osk-sdl unlocking a LUKS rootfs running PureOS on the #purism #librem5 devkit.

osk-sdl is an initramfs touchscreen keyboard made originally for postmarketOS, for unlocking a LUKS rootfs on touchscreen devices with no physical keyboards.

The long unlocking time is due to the rootfs being encrypted on a big core desktop system (see `man 8 cryptsetup` /--iter-time)

The "Public Security Police" (PSP) in declared that their officers will have to remove any and tatto's in six months.

Because police will stop being racist if the ink is all washed away... Right...


Feds are using sophisticated electronic surveillance against protesters in Portland. I wrote about how you can protect your Constitutionally protected privacy and freedom of assembly rights against these threats theintercept.com/2020/09/25/su

DRM is one of the real killers for new platforms. Paying customers can’t access services like Netflix or Hulu on their devices. They can’t even read their books on them.

DRM is anti-competitive and anti-consumer.

I miss The West Wing.

A: The White House has to be careful about the use of force, it's a hostile Congress
B: Well, personally I'd have no problem using force on Congress, but that's not my call

We are ecclectic at grabbing the best things in town: @martijnbraam's megapixel camera app is now available (and the default camera for new installs).
Also, if an upgrade fails due to a gnome-camera [pinhole] dependency: you need to get rid of python3-yoyo-migrations which is superseded by Debian's python3-yoyo package.

0.4.4 is out 🚀 : source.puri.sm/Librem5/phosh/-

Besides lots of new translations and i18n improvements this release switches to libhandy 1.0 and makes the wwan signal strength indicator work for too (contributed by &t). We also expanded the developer docs (honk.sigxcpu.org/projects/phos) and @zbrown made some internal cleanups.


now 200 MNT Reform 12.5” displays in stock. getting there!

Esta semana, o lado pop das Capturas olha para as questões de propriedade intelectual, e recorda muita arte relacionada com a ideia do Fantástico. Na tecnologia, fala-se da nova nave espacial chinesa, dos projetos fora da caixa da DARPA, ou de futuras tecnologias. Ainda se fala dos impactos da pandemia nos comportamentos humanos e espaços urbanos, e pergunta-se porque é que em 2020 ainda se discute a inferioridade de expressões artísticas menos realistas. bit2geek.com/2020/09/19/ideia-

I found a GTK #weechat relay client that runs ok on #postmarketOS with #Phosh after fixing some performance issues with it. My dream of using IRC (and matrix via weechat plugin.. grumble grumble..) how I want to on a mobile device running Linux is one step closer!

Definitely needs some libhandy love though, any good starting points for porting GTK apps to libhandy?


first post made with the latest version of mastodon client, from a librem5 made adative for mobile with . Still has some quirks to be solved. But looks quite good

Adventures of porting postmarketOS to the Librem 5

"I’ve been longing to drop the shackles of Android ever since I made the decision to stop using my Nokia N900. Nokia had given up on Linux phones, and it was clear that there would be no further security patches for my favorite smartphone of all time. "


Guest post by @craftyguy

RT from Furkan kardame (@fkardame)

Lets welcome the brand new setup wizard and highly optimised keyboard for @thepine64 #PinePhone.
Anyone familiar with this one? #manjaro #linux #mobile #lomiri @UBports @ManjaroLinuxARM @manjarolinux
Try the latest test image from last night.

Original tweet : twitter.com/fkardame/status/13

Today in The Bookseller - the UK's trade magazine for the bookselling industry - I published "Inaudible," in which I unpack my reason for foregoing hundreds of thousands of dollars by refusing to allow Audible to put DRM on my audiobooks.



DRM isn't hard to break (just google "break audible drm" if you don't believe me!) but it IS a felony to traffick in tools that break DRM. That means that the DRM that Amazon forces on creators and publishers in the name of "protecting" them does nothing of the sort.

But it DOES lock their works to Amazon's platform...forever.

Labor economists talk about "chickenization" in markets where there is a "monopsony" - that is, where a single seller controls access to the market.


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