Frohe Ostern und/oder erholsame Feiertage!

(Fast vergessen πŸ˜„)

Did you know there are centralized alternatives to the #Fediverse?

They are great!
Instead of being developed by volunteers for the community they are developed for millionaires with the sole purpose of getting them more money and influence over the "users".

They contain ads and algorithms, so you don't have to decide, what you want to see, but you get to see what makes you addicted, so you view more ads, buy more stuff and thereby support the capitalist system that we all love.

Instead of anonymity you get to enter your phone number and other form of identification, which totally helps against hate speech, right?

I could go on with advantages, but I think it's best you check them out for yourselves.

If you hear that encryption should be undermined, remember these two facts of the pro encryption side:

βœ… 1. Encryption can't be outlawed

βœ… 2. Backdoors for the good guys only are impossible

Read here why we believe encryption must never be undermined:

Another of the more interesting features coming to Plasma: Say hello to _Knotch_!

Why ? "Living in freedom with GNU Emacs"

>(when using more traditional tools) The user has to go to great lengths to piece together a system out of all those silos of functionality. And even with great effort and all sorts of possible hacks, the result will still leave something to be desired, as those programs do not share a common platform and do not speak the same language (figuratively and literally).

Text version:

asking for help from blind and partially sighted users, please boost 

Hello blind and partially sighted users of the Fediverse: I'm a sighted person who is setting up a small accessibility lab specifically focused on screen readers and keyboard access for testing and improving free and open source software. I am reasonably familiar with the dominant technologies in the space, but I'd love to know about your favorite screen readers on any platform. I will be using Windows and Linux VMs as much as possible but I'm hoping to also get access to a recent Mac so Mac software is definitely in scope.

Currently, I'm aware of Dolphin and Cobra as the largest players on Windows, and I plan to purchase licenses for both. I'll also be setting up testing with ORCA, NVDA, and Apple VoiceOver.

I would love to hear your recommendations for software not listed here, your thoughts on these programs, and anything else you'd like to let me know. Thank you so much!

Well, this request has gone about as well as you might expect on other places on the 'net, so I guess I'll post it here and see if I get anything more useful

I'm trying to regain some of my time for fitness, and I find that the easiest way for me to become interested in something is to spend a lot of time reading or listening to information about it.

Unfortunately, I tend to see a lot of glorification of disordered eating, blatant fatphobia, and generally pretty unsympathetic attitudes in a lot of fitness and "health" content, and I'd rather not take psychic damage every time I try to learn about what the best kind of sitting stretches are. If anyone knows of any YouTube channels, podcasts, or blogs that you've read or listened to that provide useful and interesting fitness information without this kind of toxicity, I'd really love to hear about them!

From Prot's acceptance speech: While this award is given to an individual, I think it actually is all about the community. How the communityβ€”how all those unsung heroesβ€”have helped a given person achieve certain things

we can't rely on next-generation hardware technologies to save energy: the production of this next generation of devices will create more emissions than any operational gains can offset. It does not mean research into more efficient technologies should stop. But their deployment cycles should be much slower. Extending the useful life of compute technologies must become our priority.

FFS, Putin (and his supporters) is the problem. Not the Russian people, or the Russian culture.

Haters and stupid will always find a reason to do what they do best.

β€œMonsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” β€” Primo Levi

Is it still worth defending software freedom?


I very much agree with what is said in this article:

For French readers, I tried to frame my thoughts on this topic here:

Just installed on my spare PC. The archinstall script makes it so, so much simpler to install, it's a joy to use. GG, guys πŸ‘ and happy birthday to Arch 😍

Sous linux est il possible de savoir si un port thunderbolt accepte le power delivery ?


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