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@movonw this is exactly the kind of content I needed right now. <3

Well, that did not work. I could share the BT as it seems to be just an internal USB device but the android-x86 port was really just 🤷‍♂️ so I guess resurrecting some old android hardware makes more sense

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🔌 ⌨️ hacking Sunday.
Trying to connect to my old Pebble 2. Unfortunately the recent Android updates broke the last released Pebble app and it won't detect the watch as paired.

So...trying to get an old android version to run on VirtualBox and bridge bluetooth to it - perhaps I could connect the pebble app from there?
Plan B: recover an old Moto G 3 with broken usb socket - but I would have to re-solder it first...

Got a real older android phone and now I can connect to this beautiful abandonware abandonwear.

Thanks to amazing people the Pebble SDK is still usable and thanks to some good fellow from dockerhub there is a container with matching version of Ubuntu + tooling (

I guess now it is time to build an app ⌨️ ☕

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@daremo @owncast I would not be surprised if there were some open instances available to register on for those who do not want to bother with self-hosting themselves.

@rysiek Apparently we humans aren't as smart as we give ourselves credit for. 🐹

Finally the German word "Hamsterkäufe" gets a whole new meaning.

on the subject of usb-c have you seen pcb-only usb ports? scribe the right sigils into your circuit board design program and choose the right thickness and you can just plug a cable straight into your pcb with no port hardware

i ❤️❤️❤️ hacks like this

pictured here in @deshipu's fluff m0 project

invented by juan jesús pinuaga

Anyone used any of the decentralized live streaming services, like D.Tube? Any opinions on any of them? Furthermore, are there any major centralized live streaming services besides YouTube and twitch?

@daremo heard good things about @owncast but not a streamer here, so it would be good to get info from someone more into that.

There are lots of Fediverse apps on @fdroidorg, the free open alternative to Google Play. Some Fediverse apps are exclusive to F-Droid!

Unlike Google Play, F-Droid apps are all free, open source and privacy-friendly.

F-Droid can be installed on any Android phone. It's slightly tricky to install because Google tries to block any alternative app stores. However, once it's been installed it is just as easy to use as Google Play.

There are some simple step-by-step F-Droid installation instructions here:

You can find out more about F-Droid on its official site at

#Fediverse #FediTips #FDroid #Android #GooglePlay #Google #Alternatives

@sheogorath @aujawindar @rysiek

Some of these long 'processing times' are apparently deliberate, i.e. deception patterns to make you just accept the trackers.

TrustArc is one of those super-shady clubs doing that.

@rysiek Just a little bit disappointed that the hamster didn't actually function as a machine learning algorithm.

Because I could imagine that something like a hamster, using an advanced reward-punishment system, could actually function similar to an MLA. Though saying this the scenario would probably pose quite the ethical challenges to be justified as an experiment.

Can YOU Fix Climate Change?

"Shifting responsibility from the largest carbon emitters to the average person, YOU, is easier to do than solving the problems. ...

We have just witnessed a global experiment in staying at home, not using transport and consuming less during the Corona virus pandemic and all it did was reduce CO2 emissions by 7% in 2020. ...

The concept of your carbon footprint was popularized by the oil producer BP in a 2005 ad campaign."

@sullybiker @saxnot totally. And how they force you to really think about how pieces of your system communicate together, and come up with clear rules for that.

@sullybiker @saxnot this is a common problem, because they so utterly go against many of the established assumptions/rules in systems administration.

But this does make sense in certain situations, and spending the time to understand them really pays off then.

@rysiek @saxnot I can see why they're so popular in DevOps, but they're also not well understood, at least in my organisation.

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