After 900 or so pages of building to this moment, I'm at the section in War and Peace where Moscow is evacuating and preparing to burn before Napoleon's arrival. It's a fascinating scene in history and equally interesting to read a fictionalized account. Great book.

In honor of the @purism launch I wrote a personal post to share my perspective as someone who backed the original Librem 13 crowdfunding campaign and still use it daily: puri.sm/posts/librem-14-though

@kyle Congrats on the Librem 14 pre-release! Is it too early to buy Christmas presents for yourself? I think not.

Announcing the all-new Librem 14
puri.sm/products/librem-14

A powerful 14" laptop in a 13" footprint

- Core i7-10710U (Comet Lake) Processor, 6 cores & 12 threads
- Up to 32GB DDR4 memory
- Output 4K Video to two displays

More about the Librem 14: puri.sm/posts/purism-launches-

@pj I'm by no means an expert and haven't looked country-by-country, but some that have seemed to stand out are Germany, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, at least from my limited knowledge and research.

Am I the only one that's been using each country's (and in the US, also each state's) public health, economic, and social response to COVID-19 as a model to judge their overall competence and culture?

I finally put up our house numbers yesterday. But I chipped the paint behind them and noticed sun-cracked paint all along the front. So today I scraped and repainted the front of the house.

A data broker used protestors' cell phone information without their knowledge to release demographic estimates of recent protests against police violence. This is a huge invasion of privacy and yet another reason why we need robust data protection laws. buzzfeednews.com/article/carol

Many people either don't know how masks work, or don't care. I observe so many masks below noses or even hanging from chins. Unless this makes it mandatory to wear masks *correctly* I don't know if it will have the hoped-for impact. latimes.com/california/story/2

@twrightsman Looks like 2m41s first time I tried it. The Mini currently has an i7-8565U (8th gen) compared to the i7-10510U (10th gen) in the Galaga Pro.

@twrightsman Sent me a link to a freely-available video, and a transcoding command, and I'll reply back w/ the results.

I'm testing a Librem Mini and comparing it to my SBC home servers (RPi4 and Odroid XU4). All have gig interfaces, but downloading an iso over my gigabit Internet shows massive differences: Mini (~107MByte/s), the others (25MByte/s).

Much respect to hairdressers. After studying an hour or two of tutorials I spent about two hours cutting my son's hair only to end up with a Dumb-and-Dumber-esque bowl cut.

If you're a protester, consider taking actions like switching your phone to airplane mode or leaving it home altogether.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/surv

Protesters and journalists covering protests have different threat models. The good news is we have advice for both. First, if you're a reporter on the ground, here are some tech tips.

eff.org/deeplinks/2020/06/digi

Last week I was a guest on FLOSSWeekly where I talked about @purism, balancing security with freedom, the Librem 5, and culture clashes in . Check it out: twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/epi

I've joked about printing in Linux for 20 years, but I just got a portable printer for (Canon Pixma iP110) and it was literally plug and play. I connected printer USB to my laptop, it auto-detected/configured it, and prompted to print a test page which worked perfectly.

@darkijah Maybe they blocked us, however I believe some of my followers use accounts from that instance. I don't believe social.librem.one has blocked federation with any other full mastodon server.

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