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this is what youtube looks like without javascript

please dont be google

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As of yesterday #Microsoft's #DRM server is gone. If you have any ebooks through their store . . . bid them adieu ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Users will be given refunds but the books themselves will no longer be readable. If you made notes on the titles, you'll get $25 credit as a, "we're sorry you'll no longer have access to the notes you took on all those books. Here's $25 and we'll call it even!"

#DefectiveByDesign is a campaign run by the #FSF to combat Digital Restrictions Management and they work to prevent this exact kind of thing from happening.

Additionally, I guess, as a developer, I want to be closer to upstream. The sources I did see have quite a bit of changes that I fear could lead to slow update cycles with backporting and possible conflicts of interest with the upstream project plans.

That's just speculation of course, but it is what it is.

FYI, I'm trying out a new instance:

It seems like a good instance and I've already found @lightweight to be a cool person.

This is mostly inspired by the fact that the instance source is somewhat obscure.

There are multiple repos on that *could* be the servers source, but none of them look official and none of them have a tag for v2.8.2, which is what the server UI claims to be running.

And the webui just links to the official mastodon git...

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Diffu is a Free Software allowing authors to publish all kinds of texts or articles and to aggregate the reactions they generate on social networks, especially through #ActivityPub such as #Mastodon, #PeerTube, #Pleroma, #PixelFed, #Funkwhale, #Hubzilla, #GNUSocial ...

Diffu is a kind of free and federated alternative to #Medium or other applications that are not always easy to install.

More information about @Diffu on the mockup site

ReToot are welcome 😉 !

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KDE has adopted non-proprietary and decentralized instant messaging services and is now running its own community-managed instance of Matrix

KDE is now officially using Matrix for collaboration within KDE! Matrix is an open protocol and network for decentralised communication (which means you can follow and comment from a different instance of Matrix where you already have a presence), backed by an open standard and open source reference implementations for servers, clients, client SDKs, bridges, bots and more. It provides all the features you’d expect from a modern chat system: infinite scrollback, file transfer, typing notifications, read receipts, presence, search, push notifications, stickers, VoIP calling and conferencing, etc. It even provides end-to-end encryption (based on Signal’s double ratchet algorithm) for when you want some privacy.

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You probably don't need recaptcha:

"The comment form of my blog is protected by what I refer to as “naive captcha”, where the captcha term is the same every single time. This has to be the most ineffective captcha of all time, and yet it stops 99.9% of comment spam."

This is what I do. Haven't gotten a single spam since.

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I love it when people get excited about how their favourite tech and my work might combine and create new things.

I love it a bit less when they e-mail me out of the blue suggesting I rewrite all my code to use $TECH because of $BENEFITS.

I'm sure they mean well, but that's just wrong on so many levels.

If you want to help a project, help the project!

Telling people what to do just isn't helpful: the average value of unsolicited advice is negative. Politely saying no is hard, tiring work.

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I'm catching up🏃‍♂️with developments in MATE Desktop after having been away galavanting for a week. and I have claimed to regularly have a large number of browser tabs open. Today I learned we a rank amateurs 😕

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You should convince people of free software values, not to say the right words

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@null @lunduke Thats what babies want us to think, one day they will rise up against us.

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@lunduke but babies can't even read, they're useless...
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@ischade "I wrote this incantation after being awake for 40 hours straight. I keep re-reading now and by all rights it shouldn't work, but it does. This word here doesn't even seem to serve a purpose, but the spell stops working if I remove it, so..."

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"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

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GParted 1.0, #AMD Ryzen 3000, Zorin OS, Krita, #HiddenWasp, Google #Stadia | This Week in #Linux 69

Also on EP69: HerbsluftWM, IceWM, Snap Store, #System76, Dell, PyGamer, Unity Editor, #PopOS, Happy Birthday to #distrowatch & #phoronix

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"While the Microsoft Alternatives project is ambitious, it’s also a unique opportunity for CERN to demonstrate that building core services can be done without vendor and data lock-in, that the next generation of services can be tailored to the community’s needs"

Open source everything.

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Hackers, Freedonians and Everyone Else...

You may not know me but I produce and edit a Free Software podcast called Libre Lounge. I want to take the podcast in some new directions, either LL itself, or a new podcast with a similar aim, but to do that, I'm going to need some help- production and editing especially. If you have those kinds of skills and can help, please send me a direct message or email me at!

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