Easter hunt: Find the new hidden bugs in Kaidan 0.4.0~rc1!

After 18 months of development we're now publishing a first release candidate! See what's new:

on postmarketOS running on Pine64's Pinephone development kit.

I' ve just listened to some introductory podcasts to decentralization technologies, made by @librelounge . Really interesting.


Why Are Young People Pretending to Love Work?

"It’s not difficult to view hustle culture as a swindle. After all, convincing a generation of workers to beaver away is convenient for those at the top."

@HerraBRE Businesses should use open source for all the usual open sourcey reasons:

- Better quality
- Don't re-invent the wheel
- Don't expend development effort on things which aren't your main product
- Avoid supplier lockin
- Shorter time to market
- Freedom to customize software to your exact requirements rather than what Microsoft/Google think you need

Open source business fallacies:

- "Using open source will cost you less". It might, but don't assume that. You might still want to hire support.
- "The community will provide features we ask for". Not necessarily. If you want a very business specific feature you may have to add it yourself or hire someone to do that.
- "Many eyeballs make bugs shallow". Only for the very high profile projects. Often there are not many developers reading existing code unless they need to, so sometimes bugs can go unnoticed for years. The average open source project has one or two developers.

The team had their very first sprint and they ported PlaMo to new devices, improved the graphic interface, and made developing and packaging apps for the system easier and more fun. Read all about it at:


I really appreciate the work of EFF on the defense of our digital rights. But IMHO many apps in the campaign fit better in a one.

To the and advocates, the and advocates, please consider contributing editing to . I want a good and usable alternative to current popular apps.
:yoshi_eat: :yoshi_tongue_mid: :yoshi_tongue_end: 🗺

Send a signal to the European Commission that there are people who care about freedom on radio devices. There is something you can do: Raise your voice today! blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-free … twitter.com/chaosupdates/statu

¿Cómo nos vigilan en internet?
Muy buen video de @Karisma que explica de manera sencilla los problemas de vigilancia en Internet y la implicación de la #privacidad youtube.com/watch?v=tnDxRjMDGQ

as a programmer, let me say: stop putting computers in everything it makes the things worse

Not sure if most Mastodon :mastodon: website users know this but you can create custom columns in Mastodon with just a selection of the people you follow. The feature is called Lists. To access click on the three horizontal bars with tooltip text 'Getting Started'. Then click on Lists and add just the people you want. You can create multiple lists if needed. I know some people read the manual but others don't. You can also see all your favourited items in one place

"The text of #Article13 and the EU Copyright Directive has just been finalised" /by @Senficon@twitter.com

1. Look up your representatives’ voting behavior at SaveYourInternet.eu

2. Call or visit your MEPs’ offices europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/hom


A student of mine once wrote an amazing essay about how increased efficiency always means we use more, not less. Here's Low Tech with a great article on the topic.

A transition to renewable energy is meaningless if we don't topple our culture of consumption. That's a crucial part of my #solarpunk philosophy.


#PlasmaMobile sprint comes to end finally! Thanks Endocode AG for hosting us, and KDE e.V. for sponsoring the travel and accommodation!

Sprint report will follow once travel ends 😄

Thread, @kde #PlasmaMobile sprint has started.

First we do introductions as there are some new faces. 🤗

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