"Some users who had opted out of Telemetry opted back in... In order to respect our users’ potential intentions as much as possible, based on our current set up, we will be deleting all of our source Telemetry and Studies data for our entire user population collected between 2019-05-04T11:00:00Z and 2019-05-11T11:00:00Z."


Firefox 66.0.4 already available in Arch. Really fast work. Glad I survived without enabling anything :)

Unfortunately, it seems every time Firefox gets a bit of traction, some event happens that pulls it back...

But, mistakes happen, and it would be interesting to know the details once things calm down.

It was also an opportunity to discover about some browser internals, like the add-on certificates issue, or how the "studies" feature may be used, which does raise some questions I think...

Add-ons disappeared only now... So, the check isn't done on startup, but some other time?

So, what config setting do I have, that all my Firefox add-ons are still enabled and working fine?

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[Poll] Let's do a wisdom-of-the-crowd experiment.

If we were to choose a random answer among four, each of them would get ~25% of the votes.

But are we able to distribute our votes according to the percentages shown below? (If you can't see them, they are 5, 10, 25, and 60%.)

Don't cheat by using your alt accounts :blobamused: Boosts are welcome!

I've been using sxhkd as a keyboard shortcuts daemon, even without bspwm. And it works great!

Nice to have application shortcuts independent of the window manager.

Its configuration is also much cleaner and concise than the various different methods each wm uses.

I had never considered running Emacs in daemon mode before.

Clients start so fast, no need for vim for config files anymore!


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Found some old screenshots directory from 2010. March 25 even, exactly 9 years ago :)

Xmonad and Firefox with Vimperator.

Finally, was able to trick the net installer to allow me to set an alternative mirror.

I should have probably looked into a scripted version of the installer...

Anyway, minimal install option looks as expected :fedora: 👍

Sometimes, I think no one on this continent is a Linux user...

For example, Fedora mirrors always default to Japan, which is on the other side of the world, and extremely slow... It has become even more painful, now that it seems to be auto-updating... It took me a while to find and disable this...

This is why I prefer ""do-it-yourself" distros where you build it yourself piece by piece.

Interesting open approach to creating new tutorials and documentation.

And if you want to get them all for reference, just clone the repo.


Am I being extra paranoid, if I absolutely refuse to buy or sell any mobile telephone device?

For buying, who knows what data has been on that thing, or what it has been used for.

For selling, how can I ever know everything has been wiped 100%.

Phones are tracked from the day they are produced to the day they are physically destroyed. I think it's too much risk owning another unknown persons "tracking" device.

Why is 'b' on vim so slow, while on Emacs evil it's just as fast as 'w'? Something wrong in my setup?

Just discovered Patreon sends your email address to the people you subscribe to. Not sure why this is necessary, or if it is mentioned anywhere.

I should have used the + thing...

At least this explains the scam email I got to a brand new email address...

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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. 👍

Looks like Posteo needs to find a way to solve the IP address problem. I hadn't even realized they don't store them.

Interesting to see what they will do. Maybe solve it in a way that they would only see it when asked?

"Und, um es ganz klar zu sagen: Wir werden nicht damit beginnen, die IP-Adressen unserer unbescholtenen Kundinnen und Kunden zu loggen. Ein konservativer System-Umbau ist für uns keine Option."


I want to go back to mutt/neomutt, but just thinking about the config work involved is putting me off 🙈

Is there a setup with sane keybindings and multiple mailboxes somewhere?

Yet another example of how Google controls Chromium and hence all derivatives, regardless of whether they eventually go through with this.


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