Something that has surprised me over the few weeks I've had this #Librem5 phone is the rapid progress. Each week brings at least one big improvement. Case in point, yesterday's kernel update (should hit main repos in a few days) made a noticeable change in the phone's heat and touchscreen performance.
The Open Book Project - An Open Source E-Reader That's Free Of Corporate Restrictions
The Open Book Project has been designed and engineered from the ground up to be everything devices like the Amazon Kindle or Rakuten Kobo are not. There are no secrets inside the Open Book, no hidden chips designed to track and share your reading habits and preferences with a faceless corporation. With enough know-how, you could theoretically build and program your own Open Book from scratch, but as a result of winning the Take Flight With Feather contest, Digi-Key will be producing a small manufacturing run of the ereader, with pricing and availability still to be revealed. https://squeet.me/objects/962c3e109ce55c96dc0a990ae80a818d3f8909af
Apple's Fancy Browser Privacy Tech May Do More Harm Than Good
https://gizmodo.com/apples-fancy-browser-privacy-tech-may-do-more-harm-than-1841176956 #bigtech #purism #privacy
We Need a Law to Save Us From Dystopia
It’s not too late. And it better be comprehensive.
One of the things i LOVE about the one true God is that he has time for each of us. If we sit and it takes us six hours before we're ready to talk, he has time to, and WANTS to, abide with us. If we just need to hear the same song fifteen times, he doesn't mind - patience aka long-suffering is a fruit of the spirit - when we display patience, He is the parent we got that trait from.
My #Dell XPS 15" 9570 #laptop replacement is here @purism #librem13 with 32GB (#DDR4 at 2133 MHz) and 512GB #NVMe PRO disk (read/write speeds: 3,500/3,300 MB/s) as my upgrade option.
PureBoot Bundle Plus with Librem Key factory-generated GPG keyset, the Librem Vault USB drive is used to store public GPG key. Key is shipped separately from the device and this means that a malicious person cannot have your laptop and your Librem Key at the same time, leveling up protection.
Stem is a Python library for interacting with Tor. With Stem, you can script against your relay, descriptor data, or write applications like Nyx. Version 1.8 is out now: https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-stem-18
The countdown has started! Six days left!
The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!
#Matrix #XMPP #Nextcloud #Mastodon #Germany #France
"For me personally, Tor was a life changer, bringing me back to the Internet of my childhood by giving me just the slightest taste of freedom from being observed.”
- Edward Snowden, Permanent Record (pg 156)
Catholic father of 10. Programmer by trade. I like reading, writing, running, geocaching, chess, spending time with my family.