After a lot of deliberation, I have decided to launch a #Patreon with a modest goal, in order to support #fediQuest development, since two hours of me tired after work, every couple of days doesn't really cut it.
Google walkout organizers say they're being retaliated against for demanding ethical standards — Cory Doctorow
If you want to join matrix but do not want to go on matrix.org (and you should go there, it's overcrowded) you can find a list of alternative servers here : https://www.hello-matrix.net/public_servers.php
I like feneas.org (nice domain name), chat.weho.st (established non-profit service provider), tedomum.net (french established non-profit service provider)
And of course there is mental.af which has the best domain name of all (that's where I am)
The Kdenlive team released the 19.04 "Refactored Edition" version of the popular video editor today. Look forward to automatic audio-video splitting, configurable timeline layouts, different layout modes, and much more in their biggest release ever.
If anyone knows #Go and is looking for a project to help out with, Go-based #Signal protocol implementation library and a native #SailfishOS Signal client using it are in dire need of love:
Yes, I also prefer truly decentralized protocols, but Signal is where it's at currently with a lot of people, and it's way better than other popular options... So, we need independent clients.
This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.
Now you have me idly wondering how much power a 5G cell tower draws, and whether it's dramatically more than previous generations...
I have the impression that any improvements in battery power density in the mobiles themselves, are are going towards processing power and nicer displays (and maybe the comms), not longer battery life.
CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT THIS FOR A MINUTE?
Setting up a C++ project environment with nix
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Microsoft Windows Tiles falls prey to a subdomain takeover, hilarity ensures.
Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns
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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
Hi there! I am a free software developer. I enjoy working on useful software, as well as advocating for software freedom and the use of open standards, promoting data ownership, decentralization and privacy. If this is important to you, I may be worth following. If you like Go, Rust, or Swift, it may be worth following me as well. Besides computing, I enjoy metal, a good read and occasionally some gaming, (not much time for that these days).