Last toot: pour mémoire, ma traduction/adaptation en FR du poster des 4 libertés logicielles est ici:

For anyone who doesn't know. The 4 essential freedoms poster (that we designed) is now shared by GNU.ORG . I just found out.

Even the framing “year of Linux on desktop” is broken. There is no such thing as “Linux on desktop.” There is only the next laptop or phone you buy. Can you use it to do the everyday things you need/want to do in 2021 or can’t you? Could be powered by hamsters on treadmills for all anyone (but a relative handful of geeks) cares. But whether it is free and open or proprietary will determine the character of the society we live in, our rights, and our freedoms.

#design #tech #freedom #humanRights

Et donc, maintenant il y a de bonnes raisons pour brûler des livres...

Vivement le prochain type de bûcher.

A few weeks after having replaced my own iPhone (and the last remaining Apple device I was using) with an /e/os Android smartphone from @e_mydata, a second one just entered our home. This time it is for my partner 😀

Byebye for good, Apple.

Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

(...) We have a presumption of innocence for the accused. We have a right to self-defense. We have a statute of limitations.

By contrast, the modern online public sphere, a place of rapid conclusions, rigid ideological prisms, and arguments of 280 characters, favors neither nuance nor ambiguity. Yet the values of that online sphere have come to dominate many American cultural institutions

Mob Justice Is Trampling Democratic Discourse #CancelCulture

"Social codes are changing, in many ways for the better. But for those whose behavior doesn’t adapt fast enough to the new norms, judgment can be swift—and merciless."

A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

Google just deleted the YouTube-channel for @thelinuxEXP, without any reason. It's a respectable content creator that makes videos about Linux and software.

I guess this should work as a friendly reminder to not use YouTube for anything that you care about.

#Google #YouTube

"Hello! Do you have a minute to talk about Dracula?"

"No- wait, Dracula?"


"You're vampires?"

"Yes. We have pamphlets."

"Vampires have missionaries?"

"Where else would new vampires come from?"

"I assumed you bit people."

"There are many hurtful stereotypes. May we come in?"

Codeberg is growing exponentially! Our user count doubled exactly since January 1st a few minutes ago! You are the best! Let's keep going! Make the new home for safe and productive Free and Open Source software and content, and their developers!

Keep screeching!

Also, how about we start funding and building Small Tech, not Big Tech, so our only political agency in the future isn’t as glorified howler monkeys shout-begging man-child CEO-kings to “please, sirs, be kind.”

#apple #privacy

Un bon indicateur que tu bosses bien, c'est quand tu reprends une gorgée du café que tu t'es servi 'y a un instant' pour réaliser qu'il est tout froid.

wisdom du vendredi

The future ten minutes from now: 

Booting up my desktop machine (more powerful than most historical supercomputers) to run an emulated general purpose computer system (web browser) to run an IDE that will only store and execute things in the cloud (other people's general purpose computer). Assuming they don't lock me out.

I just did my first soldering ever, to fix my Grado SR80 headset (wires were broken on the left driver). Took the opportunity to mod it with a removable 3.5mm jack.

The result is ugly as hell but I'm so happy to have it working again, I love its sound. The other great thing is that I managed to only burn two fingers during the whole process 😋

@humanetech @bob @aral if i were to put this in a larger context, my concern is this aligns well with possible future efforts to eventually outlaw personal ownership of general purpose computing.

Si vous préférez lire en Français, les chapitres consacrés à @libreoffice dans l'excellentissime bouquin de Bruce Byfield 'Designing With LibreOffice' ont été traduits et sont dispos, librement, sous le titre « LibreOffice, c'est stylé ! ».

Comme pour l'original en anglais, et malgré son titre, ne jugez pas ce livre sur sa couverture. Il est bourré d'infos et d'astuces vraiment utiles pour tirer un max de Writer.

To get the most out of @libreoffice , as a +25 years ex-Word user, I learned a lot in

The official 'Writer Guide'. Available as a free HTML, PDF, ODT + a paid print

'Designing With LibreOffice', by Bruce Byfield. Don't judge this book by its cover: it's so good it should be mandatory read. Free PDF, ODT + paid print

'Designing ebooks with free software' (Bruce Byfield, again). Free PDF, epub, mobi, ODT + paid print

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