This reporter blocked each of the five "tech giants" for a week—
Then, for the 6th week, she blocked all five for a whole week! https://gizmodo.com/i-cut-the-big-five-tech-giants-from-my-life-it-was-hel-1831304194
Here's how to try it yourself: https://gizmodo.com/want-to-really-block-the-tech-giants-heres-how-1832261612
German Regulators Just Outlawed Facebook's Whole Ad Business
Some good news to kick off the weekend with.
YouTube musings Show more
I've just recording one of my most rambly videos yet, it'll take some edited before it's out though.
I've often considered doing a weekly/monthly creative commons music show. The main thing that has held me back is most artists don't want their music promoted on monetised channels.
I suppose I could always not run ads on the videos/audio.
Any thoughts? I'm just musing at this point though.
CONFIRMED! lutris is getting a snap and a flatpak! https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/02/08/lutris-is-working-on-snap-and-flatpak-installers-for-linux-gamers/#3ce39717e0d0
I don’t want to get people too excited, but my email letting FOSDEM know about those conference videos I’m posting on PeerTube has started a positive discussion on their mailing lists about possibly supporting the platform. 🤩
I will continue uploading as planned for now as it may not happen, and even if it does there’s still value in not having to manually sift through every video yourself to find the good ones. 👍
I’m a wee bit frustrated, you’d think decentralised encrypted messaging would be a thing by now. For joe public no brainer setup
Everyone seems to be using telegram and signal, I’m trying to get everyone I know on wire but it still doesn’t feel ideal. Signal is a terrible app to use, killed Libresignal, quite ugly, telegram doesn’t encrypt by default, and all are centralised.
Feel free to reply with any glaring omissions.
Also big shout-out to @popey for kicking off Ubuntu's new community instance Ubuntu.social.
itch.io needs more love from gamers. Including, it pains me to say, the linux gaming community.
itch.io does everything linux gamers want. A quality open source client, treats devs and players with respect and generally acts as a moral company should. Still it gets ignored.
Also, this thread shows they have the right business attitude. No need to go all out with "we're gonna compete with Steam and be a big boy killer". That way makes failure inevitable
@popey An Ubuntu.social instance! That's very fancy and pretty exciting too.
I hope that @Purism is able to produce consumer-grade laptops and devices that run the whole gambit on free tech. They're still a bit pricey for me to suggest to people but I'm eager to get the phone and laptop to build stuff for people.
I'd actually _REALLY_ love to do that.
What is the difference between USA and USB? Show more
One connects to all of your devices and accesses the data, the other is a hardware standard.
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..