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Released a new version of Numberstation. It now finally has import/export functionality :)

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List of native #Linux smartphones, tablets and wearables [update 10/2021: add PinePhone Pro]

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Developers, this is the last week to file an application for a #PinePhonePro dev unit. We already have 4x more applications than available dev units.

Those who filed for a coupon: we’ll start going through applications next week.

Developer pre-order link:

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My new article about Matrix on Linux Phones is out now :)
The scope of that one expanded quite a bit since I asked for input on Mastodon but I got it finished after all. Hope you enjoy reading it!
#pinephone #librem5 #pine64 #linuxphones #matrix #unifiedpush

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Hey everyone!

Doing an #interview with @Strit from @ManjaroARM tomorrow, and if there are any #questions you'd like to ask him, now's your chance!

Either DM me, reply to this post, or message me from the website (see my profile for the link, and you can catch up on the last #podcast while you're there).

The #PEBKAC Show for the 1st of October is shaping up nicely!

#linux #mobilelinux #manjaro #manjaroarm
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Ubuntu Touch Q&A111 is this Saturday 23rd Oct at 19:00 UTC there is still plenty of time to post your questions. Forum questions get priority so use the forum link before the Q&A then Youtube Livechat and Telegram during the show.

Forum Link :


#UBports #UbuntuTouch #UBportsQandA #Ubuntu #Lomiri #Miroil #OTA20

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Where To Buy GNU+Linux #Preinstalled Computers II

Sharing is very appreciated.

Kubuntu Focus :kubuntu: 🇺🇸

Laptop With Linux :zorin: 🇳🇱

PineBook :manjaro: 🇨🇳

Slimbook :kde: :ubuntu: 🇪🇸

Star Labs :elementary: 🇬🇧

ThinkPenguin :linuxmint: :trisquel: 🇺🇸

Tuxedo :opensuse: 🇩🇪

Curated List :gnu: :linux:

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#FOSDEM 2022 will be online

Kinda expected, but was still hoping that #FOSDEM2022 would be hybrid. Nonetheless thanks to @fosdem organizers for making the difficult decision, and looking forward to the online event!

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Here is an update on the progress of mainline support for the Librem 5 phone and its development kit
➡️ New drivers for camera
➡️ Power-saving features
➡️ Better battery saving features and more!

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Sorry for the turbulence. is now running v3.4.1

We skipped over v3.4.0 (well, we did run it for a few minutes whilst I installed 3.4.1)

Release notes:


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Some really big changes inbound (some of you may have already noticed a follow request from me on another instance).

The new server is almost finished. I'll update as I progress!

Stay tuned :)
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The Domain “” is being dropped. This means my account and all associated posts on are also being dropped (soon, just preparing for now). A new instance has been setup at

My new account is @anotherkiwiguy

The PEBKAC Show is also getting its own account @pebkac_show

I fully understand how inconvenient this is, and I apologise if it’s annoying. But if you feel like you still want to follow me or the podcast, please look me up there.

Thanks, you’re the best!

Why is this happening? (short version)

Basically, the small server running the instance of Pleroma is not powerful enough to cope with the large amount of content coming in, or being posted. Because of hardware limitations, it cannot be upgraded.

A new, long term instance has been created at, and this machine is a lot more powerful, and able to be upgraded in the future.

Why is this happening? (long version)

I originally hosted Pleroma via Yunohost, on a small Intel Atom based Shuttle. While it was sufficient at the time, it has since far outgrown the available resources of the machine.

There is also a rather nasty bug in the Yunohost Pleroma app that causes upgrades to fail, and crash. There is no known fix, and movement on the project has been stagnant. This essentially means, that unless I completely reinstall the Yunohost Pleroma app, I run the risk of any future upgrades breaking my system. This has been the case for almost a year now.

Rather than rely on a 3rd party to deal with any Pleroma issues, I thought that if I’m going to have to reinstall anyway, I might as well upgrade to a bigger machine, and pull Pleroma directly from the source.

Also, moving domains with a current installation is prohibitively difficult, as it would break federation, and require manual intervention in the database. Not an ideal situation.

This will also allow me to split The PEBKAC Show off from my own personal account. Meaning, I can post more about things I’m interested in, and offer my opinion without it interfering with the Podcast.

It also means that people can contact the podcast directly, and I can keep things nice and tidy. If I bring on anyone else to help in the future, I can share the access to the account.

Cheers for reading my ramblings, I know it’s a great wall o’text.

Thanks again!

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Events on today:
6:30pm Open Source Glasgow: Practical Linux Tutorial: Command line basics and Webserver from Scratch (+LAMP)

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Thanks to @agx and @tbernard for helping me get seek buttons into #phosh! 🎉

Here's how it looks like from the lockscreen, see Guido's post for how it looks like in unlocked state:

Coming soon to a disto near you. And yes, all distros with Phosh, that's the great thing about upstreaming a feature! 😄

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The next episode (S01E02) of the #PEBKAC Show is finally up! Lots and lots of news backed into this one.

The #podcast is released via the self hosted RSS feeds on the front page, then slowly rolls out to other platforms.

In this episode:

- #PinePhonePro - @PINE64
- #PineBook Pro - @LinuxLounge
- #PineNote
- #PinePhone
- #PineTime - @JF
- @postmarketOS
- @ManjaroARM
- General Mobile Linux
- @purism
- @framework
- @ubports
- #NemoMobile
- @RTP

@gbryant @linmob @craftyguy @bart @martijnbraam @ollieparanoid @gamey @volla #postmarketos #linux #manjaroarm #librem5 #purism
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Are you a software maintainer? Please upload your releases with source code to and make this a part of your release process. This will ensure that anyone wanting to use your software in the future will be able to find it. Please boost.

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