Thanks to some help from the Mozilla bugzilla I was able to use old WIP patches to bring support for mozjs-60 (spidermonkey) to riscv64 on #guix.

@manyver_se Hey, are your F-Droid builds still working? My client thinks you haven't released since October last year, which seems at odds with your recent posts about releases.

Just here to say I like the Firefox update. #Firefox

So I was playing with a new toy, a keychain with a little e-ink display in it. Both powered and configured by NFC, I can configure it to display any image I want, as long as the resolution is low and it is only in white, black, and red. Until just now I wasn't sure what I wanted to load on it, though. Something practical, y'know?

#GNU #Guile 3.0.7 was released today! 🎉
gnu.org/software/guile/news/gn

If fixes a bunch of bugs, some of which were directly relevant to the #Shepherd and to #Guix.

reCAPTCHA is one of many "free" systems that are seemingly helpful and innocent, but are actually part of the #Google data-collection ecosphere.

If you are a #website / app #developer, consider using tools & APIs that do not collect user & system information.

If you must use a particular system that integrates with reCAPTCHA or similar, please provide them feedback that you would like alternatives to Google services.

Users, choose to solicit sites that value your #privacy and user data.

I'm looking to host a server for a short-lived event (~3 days), and have a requirement that I (the server admin) be able to read any message that's sent. This means that E2EE must not be used.

I've found github.com/matrix-org/synapse/, github.com/vector-im/riot-web/, and github.com/matrix-org/synapse/ which seem to imply that it's difficult to completely disable E2EE in Synapse/Element at the moment.

Does anyone know of a way that I can do this that's less hacky than the patches posted in #4367?

I managed to build a fully bootstrapped package with the #maven build system I'm creating for #guix now! I'm still missing a component for the installation, and the package is only a parent pom that requires only the enforcer plugin. I'll focus on the install plugin now, so I can actually install the package. Next will be an actual package, probably.

open source rant 

When people suggest an open source alternative I'd really like people to also show how it can be used in a similar way. There needs to be more information about workflow, not just features.

Every application's "dark mode" looks like an angsty teenager's Geocities page from 1998 to me.

@Gargron As "Masto" pertains to 'breast', and "don" pertains to 'teeth', I feel you missed out on comedy gold by not labelling #mastodon platform's #statuses #titbits rather than 'toots.'

When I had found Stoop, the newsletter app, I instantly became a big fan. But I have realized the issues kept piling up as I could hardly get a chance to scroll through them on the small mobile screen. So much potential, but it needs a desktop reader to be useful.

Are you interested in how to bring secure, private, peer-to-peer distributable content to the fediverse that can survive nodes going down? I've finished writing the documentation for the #Spritely Golem demo which explains how to do just that: gitlab.com/spritely/golem/blob

It also includes a running, workable demo which you can try yourself. Please do and let me know your thoughts!

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