A quick reintroduction to follow the celebrations today for the Fediverse.
I'm a Linux and FOSS enthusiast that's dabbled in writing, education and the open source community.
Currently, running and with KDE Plasma and XFCE respectively.
This GNOME Extension Tells You How Long Apps Take to Open
Pixelfed Live - simple live-streaming
✨ Easy to use
⚡ OBS supported
✨ Optional live chat
⚡ Fedi + mobile api support
✨ Advanced admin config (limit broadcasts to users w/ 500+ followers, disable replays, etc)
⚡ Simple setup that scales, from a mono deployment to dedicated streaming servers
Sooooo #DuckDuckGo have dropped a pretty big bollock over there (context below). You were supposed to be the good guys, DDG!
There’s always @StartpageSearch, but are they any better? Plus, that purple colour 🤮
Brave is owned by an utter dickhead. Plus, cryptononsense…
What are we to do?
I'd love to hear of other Fedi and OSS projects that I should check out, though, so please feel free to send any recommendations my way. I love trying out and experimenting with new software, etc.
@opensuse Tumbleweed had two updates for the #linux #kernel this week and had an update for #python. There were many more updated packages in the five snapshots released this week. https://news.opensuse.org/2021/09/17/thunar-firefox-python-update-in-tw/
Free game alert: claim Jagged Alliance 1: Gold Edition on Steam until September 23 -> https://store.steampowered.com/app/283270/Jagged_Alliance_1_Gold_Edition/
Do you have a non-technical iPhone user in your circle of family or friends? Do you wish that one day they will use #XMPP to communicate with you?
We're still looking for more non-technical people to participate in usability studies of Snikket to help us identify areas for improvement. It will be a short online session with a UX researcher, you just need a computer and browser. No experience of Snikket is required. Last available slots are **tomorrow**!
More info at: https://snikket.org/app/ios/
Plasma 25th Anniversary Edition Beta is now out! Note that this release contains *unstable* software. Help KDE devs by downloading, testing and giving us feedback on the features listed in the announcement.
Given the state of GTK4, GNOME's intentions with regards to theming and it opening the door to fragmentation, proposed changes for GTK5, and lack of confidence that #GNOME is producing an equitable ecosystem for the Linux community, @Solus will be working to build an ecosystem with #EFL. #Budgie 11 will not use GTK. https://joshuastrobl.com/2021/09/14/building-an-alternative-ecosystem
A freshly redesigned interface was just announced for #GnuSocial! The #fediverse’s oldest project is alive and kicking!
⚠️ IMPORTANT: Users of Element Desktop/Web/Android, FluffyChat & Nheko should upgrade immediately to address a critical encryption vulnerability.
We are not aware of this being exploited in the wild yet, but as the bug is now disclosed please upgrade now. https://matrix.org/blog/2021/09/13/vulnerability-disclosure-key-sharing
A single Bitcoin transaction consumes more electricity than the average American household does in two months. https://digiconomist.net/bitcoin-energy-consumption
Feedback request for BookWyrm users: how would you like the app to behave when you want to abandon a book you've started?
Linux for lazy penguins.
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