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"More efficient technologies use less energy, and thus they cost less, which often encourages us to use them more—resulting in a net increase in energy use."

#GoT #EcoModernism

entitleblog.org/2019/06/20/why

That's the introductory post of Calindori, a calendar app for Plasma Mobile. Feel free to test it and report issues on KDE's gitlab instance.

dimitris.cc/kde/2019/05/31/Cal

Are you not feeling motivated to go outside for a healthy walk? How about downloading the application StreetComplete from @fdroidorg and start helping out OpenStreetMap by adding missing data about the places around you!

I started today and it made my daily walks a lot more fun! It also motivates me to walk even more and visit new places that I wouldn't visit otherwise. :)

#OpenStreetMap #OpenData #Fdroid

"There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't"

After the initial joke, the episode covers interesting topics, like data monopolies, GDPR, China's social credit system, AI algorithms biases, and measures for a more democratic digital world.
soundcloud.com/weeklyeconomics

Made some kind of graphic concerning the FOSS + the Environment.

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:
kaidan.im/2019/04/14/kaidan-0.

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.

librelounge.org/episodes/

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."
nytimes.com/2019/01/26/busines

@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:

plasma-mobile.org/2019/03/11/P

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.

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