Has anyone here been using a Frame.work laptop? 💻👀

What do you think of it? What Linux distro(s) have you installed on it?

Has anyone here been using a Frame.work laptop? 💻👀

What do you think of it? What Linux distro(s) have you installed on it?

Reaching out to the community here: who would you like me to interview next? Let me know in the comments.

Is pinephone there yet for daily driving? I really wanna replace my pixel 4a, altho ive been thinking of just slapping grapheneOS on this.

A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


Linux people, I am hiring systems administrators! We work with scientific data, containers, big-ass tape libraries, supercomputers, and everything in between. We pay relocation, and you'd even get an actual honest-to-god pension.


Join our #solarpunk community on Matrix at matrix.to/#/#solarpunks:solarp

Registration directly on solarpunk.cloud is disabled, but accounts from matrix.org or other servers will work via federation.

Where do machinists and 3D printerers hang out in the fediverse? Physical makers in general?

Just realized I hadn't paid for @tootapp even though I love it. Remedied that now.

If you're getting value out of Mastodon, use a third party client that has optional payment, and can afford it, please support them!

@gamingonlinux Did you know about youtube-nocookie.com? That's an officially supported way to embed YouTube videos without cookies:


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 

Really digging it so far. Great to see a return to episode-length stories over season-length mega-arcs. Ronjin & Mount are magnificent and Peck as Spock is growing on me.

Good chemistry among the crew, especially this early in the season. Love the opening theme, too -- fun & energetic take on the original.

So far, ST: SNW > ST: P > ST: DIS.

14 years old and still counting!

It got its first glass of wine already at 3 though* 😬🍷

*not my fault but all forgiven ;)

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I’ve resurrected an old pal tonight. It’s a teenager now! 🛹 + :ubuntu: +🍎

I just read an @eff article that used “Akiko and Boris” as placeholders to explain encrypted key exchange instead of the usual “Alice and Bob” and I can’t stop thinking about how awesome that was ❤️

Transgender people and Privacy 

One benefit to being #transgender is that because you would change your gender, appearance and (typically) your name, you gain a bit of #privacy from big companies knowing your ties to your old identity. If your #opsec is done right, companies won't be able to easily trace your old identity back to your new identity. (to an extent, of course) Maybe it's just me. As far as protections against governments go with this, good luck with that, it's nearly impossible.

A nice little video with an important reminder about tracking and privacy on the internet, in relation to "Big Tech".

Plus it has cats in it! 😺

#banspying #privacy

For more information 👉 banspying.org

(Disclaimer: This video is by Consumers’ Association of Iceland but done in collaboration with my employer [Vivaldi Technologies])

In 2020 & 2021, the FBI queried the data of more than 3 million people in the U.S. without a warrant in "incidental" capture of conversations through Section 702. With the potential renewal of Section 702 on the horizon, it's time to close this backdoor.


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