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1. Follow an online guide to set up openvpn server on home computer, use ifconfig-pool-persist setting so IPs persist
2. Use same guide, generate client config for your Librem 5
3. add tls-version-min 1.0 to client config if server is older version of openvpn
4. apt install openvpn on Librem 5
5. Copy client.conf and client certs to /etc/openvpn on Librem 5

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Set up openvpn on my so I could ssh into it from my home network (keys only) regardless of the cellular/wifi network I'm on.

Mutt running natively on my phone--just needed to install the deb and scp my mutt settings from a different computer.

I'm pleased with the speakerphone speaker--playing music using Lollypop is surprisingly loud and clear. I think this would make an acceptable boombox while walking down the street...

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Update: I just received my first inbound spam call! I can't wait until I get one of those scam calls from "Apple support"...

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It's happening! I already moved my SIM over so I can treat it as my main phone.

Overheard someone at the Target return counter returning a gift because they thought it was creepy that it listened to them. There's hope.

I made some croissants from scratch for the holidays. Laminating dough is a lot of work but so worth it.

This article acts like robots are ruining the personal touch of handwritten notes, but they are merely replacing human workers. My mom has impeccable penmanship and used to make extra money over the holidays with this kind of work.

TIL that the hot fashion trend in winter wear this year is a coat with Wookie fur on the outside. Star Wars promotion?

Fun rhetorical challenge for you:

Describe/explain something technical so that someone non-technical can understand it, but also so that someone technical can't criticize it for being imprecise.

This is exactly the kind of problem we are trying to solve with the Librem 5 on multiple fronts, hardware and software.

Important read. Unless more people push harder for from the companies that collect and sell our data and the govts that buy it, the rest of the world will follow in China's footsteps--the tech (and largely, the will) is already here.

I mean, seriously, how many places out there have engineers who develop an M.2 breakout board to debug their phone and then release the schematics so you can make one for your own phone? It's basically Hogwarts over here @purism -- I'm surrounded by wizards.

I used to make the gift box for my wife's birthday present. It definitely helped add to the mystique.

I've really enjoyed processing our new-and-improved anti-interdiction orders. So far I have to say out of all the glitter nail polish, orange is my favorite (looks so cool against the black case) followed by rainbow.

@kyle It was quite difficult to justify the price. However, it is now understandable as to why you would want a considerable profit margin with a phone that is built to last. I commend you for this effort. Keep going! 👍 😃

We are living in an age where everything from clothing to furniture to technology is cheap and disposable. The assumption is that nothing lasts, so one might as well buy the cheapest thing and throw it away when it inevitably breaks. Nowhere is this more true than the phone market, but it's something we want to change with the Librem 5.

Why has it taken me so long to learn about set pgp_auto_decode=yes in mutt? So many mail clients skip MIME and just embed armored PGP in-line.

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