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Was thinking about this funny comic I saw a while back. Here it is.

How to save the princess in 8 programming languages.

toggl.com/programming-princess

EFF vs IoT #DRM, OMG! The @EFF is suing the U.S. government over the constitutionality of DMCA 1201, which makes it illegal to tell you truthful things about the risks you face from your badly secured gadgets: https://u.fsf.org/2gx
In case you missed it: F-Droid, the repository of #freesoftware apps for Android phones, is collaborating with @ExodusPrivacy and @YalePrivacyLab to create tools to automate the process of finding tracking in apps. https://u.fsf.org/2ga

Redox is a Unix-like Operating System written in Rust, aiming to bring the innovations of Rust to a modern microkernel and full set of applications.

redox-os.org/

#rust #rustlang #redox #redoxos #foss

This game, Red Eclipse looks pretty fun, it's an arena shooter a la Quake/Unreal. The thing that caught my eye is that it's released as an #AppImage.

This could be really useful for where you need to be running a specific version of a game in order to join a server. If a server's out of date, you can revert to an older AppImage with minimal fuss. It also allows more distros access to the latest version of the game.

I'm starting to like #AppImages the more I use them.

If I make an open source tool that is simple, easy to use and intuitive, soon I'm getting drowned in bug reports, feature requests and support questions.

If I make an open source tool that is powerful, complex and requires domain knowledge and experience to use, soon I'm receiving pull requests with improvements and bug fixes.

So, once upon a time I impulse ordered a 3d printer with absolutely 0 experience 3d modelling.

What would you (the plural you... you's) recommend for a newb?

details... I am using linux, and I prefer FOSS.

This small patch, to the Linux Kernel, is the most epic burn on Intel by AMD.

Paraphrased in English:
"If the CPU isn't AMD, assume it's not secure."

Considering pitching the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) Board on joining @Liberapay

Little concerned about not seeing other large US-based FOSS orgs on there like FSF, EFF, SF Conservancy

We'd need to check into accounting, legal, security, etc. before implementing anything, too

What do you think, Mastodon?

Kinda quiet here... Anyone have any recommendations for interesting foss-people to follow on #Mastodon? #foss #linux #ubuntu #opensource

Well. I wrote a blarticle (what I know call blog articles) discussing a few different open sourcey phone projects. Spoiler, android isn't even mentioned.

sethhenderson.net/#/posts/2017

Revisiting Mastodon after a two-hour stint a few months ago. Hi y'all! Software engineer from South India, glad to make your acquaintance :)

Just "Permanently Disabled" my patreon account. Moved my full donation to Liberapay for @matrix

The only reason I use any donation platform is for matrix (at this point) because matrix is trying to build an open source - distributed and federated, communication system that is similar to google hangouts or slack (complete with group video chat).

It's already working if anyone wants to check it out at riot.im

Wow, the Mob song from Beauty and the Beast sound absolutely brutal as a metal cover.
youtube.com/watch?v=KMSmRNVwmD

This week on the #LundukeShow:

Mon: Removing IME w/ System76's Jeremy Soller
Tue: Nerd Prep - Offline Application Distribution / Installation
Wed: Mastodon - the Free, Decentralized Social Network
Thur: Linux Day!
Fri: Linux Poetry Jam

The universe just being a bad Javascript simulation would explain so much though

Can't know both the position and the velocity of a particle? Classic race condition. Particles sometimes behave like waves, sometimes like particles? Bad type coercion. etc