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NeoChat is a free open source @matrix messaging app for Linux desktop and mobile. You can follow at:

➡️ @neochat

It's made by @kde and the official NeoChat website is at apps.kde.org/neochat

#NeoChat #Matrix #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Messenger #IM #InstantMessenger #Messaging

Jeopardy! drama 

* Mike Richards was a bad selection for host even before The Ringer story.
* Everyone should buy Claire McNear's Jeopardy! book, it's fantastic and she's a great journalist.
* Disappointed over how toxic various J! online communities have gotten over this.

Above all else, the stars of the show are CONTESTANTS, not the host. Everyone should be talking about Matt Amodio and how he credited Wikipedia for helping him study to become the third-highest earner (so far)!!

Our 2021 haul! The first two rows are the free comics, the rest were all on sale.

Not pictured: a fantastic Doctor Strange poster my sister found, still needs flattening

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Happy Free Comic Book Day! freecomicbookday.com/

Normally in May, is a great opportunity to support local comic book, board game and book stores. In addition to the free comics, many will have store-wide sales.

Bad: the troll/abuser in MediaWiki related Matrix rooms is back.

Good: the mjolnir anti-abuse bot we set up works perfectly, it took one command from a moderator and they were banned across all our rooms and abusive messages redacted.

I received USD$2.15 from the Google Plus Profile Litigation class action settlement.

...yay.

Forking is good, actually. It allows groups of people with distinct needs to self-determine their own destiny. We should encourage forks of free software and support easier customization and alterations of projects, without imposing central control.

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Fedora dropped me in GNOME 40 today after I rebooted for updates instead of my normal Cinnamon.

So I gave it a shot and after fiddling with keyboard shortcuts and the tweak tool it's....fine so far? I just need to get used to the menu bar on top instead on bottom.

I literally spent hours writing the app description of Kiwix for FreedomBox.

Yes, I also went through the entire list of Kiwix content archives. 🙈
wiki.kiwix.org/wiki/Content_in

#Kiwix #FreedomBox

CC is working on the issue of overaggressive license enforcement as a business model--aka "copyright trolling"--and one part of this is setting principles for reasonable license enforcement.

Here's our blog post with links to a draft for public comment!

creativecommons.org/2021/08/05

Took a little over 5 hours to build the LEGO Discovery Space Shuttle set plus Hubble Telescope, with help from family members. Largest set (by piece count) that we've ever done before, was a blast.

Timelapse was captured using gphoto2 and stitched with Kdenlive. Lighting is wack sorry, I probably shouldn't have left the camera on auto.

Almost a year ago, we created a list of applications that can be added to FreedomBox in the short-term.
discuss.freedombox.org/t/apps-

Calibre-server and Zoph have already been added and will be included in the next stable release (Debian 11 Bullseye).

We're currently integrating an email server, WordPress and Kiwix. These apps will be released via the bullseye-backports channel, some time after Debian Bullseye is released on 14th August.

#Debian #FreedomBox #Calibre #Zoph #WordPress #Kiwix

Today I unconsciously typed "tmux" instead of "screen". Progress!

In case you didn't know: you can always get redirected to a working Sci-Hub URL with a tool for Wikidata called Hub (as long as the community keeps Wikidata current. Which they do): hub.toolforge.org/Q21980377?pr

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New blog post about last month's Datatcenter switchover: techblog.wikimedia.org/2021/07

"In June 2021, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Site Reliability Engineering team switched most user traffic from our primary datacenter in Virginia (“eqiad”) to our secondary one in Texas (“codfw”). This is an exercise we’ve done multiple times over the past 5 years, and this was the smoothest and fastest one yet."

Got some henna for my cousin's wedding, drawn by my sister. It's tradition to hide the initials of your SO in it, so she added a "W" (you can guess where the puzzle piece comes from) and a Debian swirl. :)

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