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Good review. The world really does need a FLOSS mobile OS, and Android isn't it. Until there is a good realistic alternative to Apple/Google we will all be tied to one of these two options.

blog.emacsen.net/blog/2021/08/

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Holy shit. OpenInsulin successfully formulated a non-proprietary version of insulin and they are ready to scale production! 👀
hackaday.com/2021/08/23/open-s

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✔ Overview of recent #ActivityPub projects

• Ocelot Social - social and knowledge network for active citizenship: github.com/Ocelot-Social-Commu

• Dharma - community-building platform for Eve Online corporations: github.com/cjslep/dharma

• Vagabond - social network built with security and privacy in mind: github.com/CameronWhiteCS/Vaga

• hvxahv - multifunctional network based on AP, ipfs and Matrix protocols: github.com/disism/hvxahv

For all projects visit:
fediverse.party/en/miscellaneo |
git.feneas.org/feneas/fedivers

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Two great things about RSS readers:

1) Disconnects you from The Algorithm.

2) No comment thread arblegarble.

What you see isn't moderated by advertiser revenue, platform bias, or user outrage.

Seriously, get yourself one.

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Tomorrow, 21st August!

@jumboshrimp starts the stream with his Catch of the Week, another mix of all things electronic. Then onto the greatness of Dance Attack with Ruffy, which as usual is not one to miss.

Get Ready with Andrina returns this week, explaining how to look fabulous over a backdrop of great music, then we finish off with Worky's set from the Rollerstop last night.

Hope you can make it!

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How is it that I've been writing shell scripts for over 15 years now to automate processes, and I've only just discovered $SUDO_USER today? I feel like that's a MASSIVE oversight.

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We're running our first post lockdown in person event this month - Tue 24th August 2021. In Bar on Kent Road, from 6pm. It's one of our regular Learn command line from scratch events - designed for complete beginners but might appeal to some of the crowd as we're using Bandit, one of the OverTheWire.org wargames to teach with.

More info on our wiki at opensource.glasgow.social/ - there is an optional meetup link too at meetup.com/Open-Source-Glasgow

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Aww man, just found out Trevor Moore has died. He made a couple videos that are in my top 10 youtube.com/watch?v=sPzJjNQaYE

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Apparently Zoom straight up lied about conferences being E2E encrypted, and didn’t tell anyone that they were passing personally identifiable data to Facebook & Google for years.

They have just had their ass handed to them by the FTC, and members of a class action lawsuit will be receiving compensation. Also… maybe don’t use Zoom unless your employer makes you. 😬

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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As individuals, we have to decouple ourselves from the centralized nature of social media and begin to move back to a decentralized model, similar to what the internet looked like at its inception.

fee.org/articles/why-the-threa

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Mastodon now has an official app for iPhones, you can get it from the App Store:

apps.apple.com/app/mastodon-fo

(The app is FOSS, the source code is at github.com/mastodon/mastodon-i )

The official app is aimed at new users who aren't familiar with the Fediverse. It streamlines the signup process and hides some features such as the Federated timeline.

However, because Mastodon is built on open standards, it has lots of unofficial apps too. There's a complete list at:

joinmastodon.org/apps

#MastoTips

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Pétrolette is a free open source customisable news feed reader, with an emphasis on privacy. You can follow at:

➡️ @petrolette (in English and French)

You can self-host, the project's source is at framagit.org/yphil/petrolette

There's an example instance at petrolette.space

The project is looking for help translating into other languages, if you are interested please message the lead developer at @yphil

#Petrolette #Pétrolette #FOSS #Français #Francais #RSS #Atom #NewsFeed #SelfHosting

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The Framework (repairable, upgradable) laptop getting a 10/10 repairability score from iFixit is a great endorsement for the team who worked on the product.
youtu.be/AV2umY3R0vw

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