Any "icon creators" here? A new FOSS app will hit @fdroidorg soon, but the author is no "graphical guy" and thus needs your help for a good icon.

So: Icon designers, please join in – everyone else is welcome to boost, as usual 😃

github.com/SubhamTyagi/android

#callingOut

One of the best introductions into the Hacker News mentality I've seen news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Look at the upvoted/downvoted comments.

Y Combinator has certainly trained their audience well.

we couldn’t stop Despacito
what makes you think we can stop covid

Maza, like Pi-hole but local and using your macOS or Linux
github.com/tanrax/maza-ad-bloc

(submitted by tanrax)

Search is important, webfinger + remote profiles will be supported in the next release!

#pixelfed #pixeldev

Jitsi Meet: How many video participants in a single conference room can a self hosted server support? Didn't find a good answer so I tried it out myself:
blog.wirelessmoves.com/2020/03

#Mailpile is better than Inbox and Gmail in almost every way.

They may outcompete in features that I don't need, but Mailpile is better at everything I do need.

I use Mailpile on every device I have, and it just works. Which is what an email client should be like.

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Wrote my own FOSS license terms just so I can stuff them in a drawer and never use them. Never use your own licensing terms without an attorney's advice, and try to avoid ever doing it, because people are familiar with licenses like GPL, MIT, Apache, MPL, etc. and a "custom" license can cause confusion and uncertainty.

@MatejLach @hansup Jitsi works well with ungoogled-chromium. I've been using them together for the past year for calls several times a week.

@hansup The need for Chrome is a massive downside for me personally, hopefully they'll fix that soon, but I also think everyone on Hangouts already uses Chrome anyway...

@MatejLach Also a user experience with jitsi (that promotes the use of Google Chrome, by the way): today I ignored an upcoming hangout invitation by sending first a jitsi link. Meeting took place entirely in jitsi without any discussion.
Did the same in my team: they were planning to set up a Whatsapp group, I was faster to send them a jitsi link. Now we are having all our meetings with jitsi.
Next: planning to get my family off Skype...

@MatejLach You're so right! It's like people have been trained for years to think that unless you are some kind of super-nerd, you are in no way qualified to make any decision about technology. You must simply take the most popular, commercial choice. Anything not marketed by a giant west coast corporation is some kind of heresy. Conformity is a helluva drug.

The enterprise software world seems to slowly be coming round to the idea that vendor lock-in is bad news. So perhaps there's hope.

@MatejLach Yeah, the other day I sent an email to my colleague, going through some options for video conferencing, mentioning Jitsi as the easy and free option.

The next day, a colleague sent another email, not even an answer to my compilation, like the email I sent does not exists, saying “Let’s all use Hangouts! It does not work properly on the professionnal laptop, but I can try my personal one”.

Disheartening is the word, really.

TIL Microsoft TEAMS runing in Chromium send OpenBSD into a kernel panic...

You know, a thing that Scoop got right and Markdown got wrong is links. The only way I can remember what goes where in Markdown is to remind myself that Markdown makes link parsing as dangerous as possible (much more likely to see parens in links than brackets.)

In Scoop you just put a link and some text in brackets. It knows what a link looks like, so the rest is obviously text. No need to even fuss over order. :moo:

I think we in the FLOSS community often think we just need to technically match/exceed proprietary software and people will switch, because of the added benefit of it being free software.

But there's often even a larger hurdle to overcome and that is instilled trust in big corp software and the buy in into their ecosystem. Because for every "de-Google" blog post you see, the sad reality is that many more people join their ecosystem daily and find it convenient enough not to care about FLOSS.

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A user experience with FLOSS video conferencing:

"I've tried Jitsi Meet and found it to be smooth."

"Onboarding: Jitsi: Click a URL. No accounts. Hangouts: Google account. Need to individually invite other Google accounts.

Video Quality: Jitsi: Decent, slightly better than hangouts. Hangouts: Passable but grainy."

"Conclusion: Friends preferred Hangouts.

It's quite disheartening..."

This person has a point.

"I reduced global emissions by an estimated 59000 kg CO2 per month by removing a 20 kB JavaScript dependency in Mailchimp for WordPress."

dannyvankooten.com/website-car

#CO2 #greenhousegas

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