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I have Raspberry Pis scattered around my house wired to my network performing various tasks (like controlling 3D printers). Since they are always on anyway, I'm turning some of them into WiFi APs to extend WiFi coverage where there is weak signal.

Since that article was written there's been additional research on using other sensors (ambient light, gyroscope, etc) for tracking, which is why we implemented lockdown mode in the Librem 5 so you have an option to turn it all off.

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This guide from Grugq is a great overview for phone privacy and applies even if you have a phone with hardware kill switches for the modem, or a user-swappable modem like in the Librem 5. While those things might make certain steps easier, you still have to keep all the correlation in mind.

Social media's stranglehold comes from lock-in, not network effects (network effects can be reversed with #interoperability. The important thing about a walled garden is the height of the walls, not the number of people locked inside them:

OpenSnitch update: I disabled it on my Librem 5 because it kept a CPU pretty busy at all times, even when idle. I'll keep checking new releases as they come out for improvements. Until then I'll enable it opportunistically whenever I need to increase defenses.

In case anyone wants to try out receiving MMS messages on their I just wrote down the steps needed for that here, still unofficial and hacky but it does work:

I just learned VLC in Linux can stream videos to a Chromecast. One more task my Librem 5 can take over from my old Android phone.

Keyboard purists: "Having a slightly smaller shift key on a laptop keyboard is a dealbreaker."

Also keyboard purists: "I remapped my caps lock to esc, and switched to modified dvorak in a week."

His lack of faith's disturbing me (and I)
I used the Force so he can't breathe (he can't breathe)
When he told you that I killed your dad, Obi Wan lied
I'm your father, join Dark Side.

Like the latest fashion,
Like a spreading disease,
Devs will login all the way to production,
Getting root shells with the greatest of ease.

Pentests staked out your whole network locale,
And if they pop your Jenkins then it's all over pal.
If one dev exploit gets a shell in Linux,
They're gonna bash it up, slash it up, hack it up, prod's not up.

Here comes libadwaita! Read about our plans to make GNOME apps and GTK 4 even better, and about the future of libhandy:

New ⁨⁩ hack: instead of buying drinking water for trips, using a Lifestraw Flex to filter water from van's fresh water tank into a gallon bottle. Tank is probably fine to drink, but this gives me extra peace of mind, and a way to get drinking water in an emergency too.

After 18 years with the Free Software Foundation, I've decided to resign my position as executive director, effective at the end of a transition period. We'll be sharing further details, including information about that transition, and a few more words, in the coming days. It's been a humbling honor to serve this institution, and to work alongside the FSF's staff, members, and volunteers over the years. The current staff deserve your full confidence and support -- they certainly have mine.

Testing out a generic 360 degree-style laptop dock, which seems to work pretty well with the Librem 5 out of the box!

When my dad passed away I forwarded his mail to my address so I could settle his affairs. Two years later and I still get mail marketing addressed to him every week (today it was literally for life insurance). Even death isn't enough to stop advertisers.


aka mode works fine on both for light tasks. But what is "light"? This is where they differ.

(left) smoothly plays two videos simultaneously (one of which is 60 fps), whereas is struggling with single 30 fps video.

Why? Librem 5 has 30% faster CPU clock speed, 140% faster RAM standard, roughly double the GPU performance. More details:

Librem 14 Security Features

"The Librem 14 was designed based on a long wishlist we made to build our dream laptop. When we first announced the Librem 14 we stuck to the features we knew for sure would be part of the first revision."

So I spent the last few hours on taking pictures of cats with the rear camera of my Librem 5. Yep, that's my job now.

All credit for the camera support goes to Dorota, Martin and Angus: @merge @purism

Oh you know, just printing from my Librem 5 phone to a printer it automatically detected and configured over the local network. No big deal...

When you share a Linux Journal article you wrote to help someone, and realize it's 12 years old...

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