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@fribbledom OK cool. Same as me in this case. Leave this with me and I will report back if I spot something helpful or decide we should escalate to a bug.

I got rid is Facebook and Google location services, happily ever after.

@tuxcrafting the best way to be secure is to not use a computer

Quotes from the RISC OS Style Guide 

"[I]t is better to aim to make an application compact and precise in its functionality. Always bear in mind that some users only have a 4MB machine and may want to run your application alongside others."

"You will be able to sell to more users if you can keep within the requirements of a 4MB machine, of course. Even users with more than 4MB will prefer to use the extra memory for multi-tasking than running a single memory-hungry application."

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I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but there absolutely _needs_ to be a federated version of GitHub/GitLab.

Let me host my projects' critical infrastructure (issue tracker, PRs, private repos etc) on my own servers, while also being able to interact and socialize with the rest of the open source world.

I'll keep saying this until someone builds it - I would do it myself if I had enough time on my hands right now.

Using the modern web doesn't feel empowering. It feels immensely frustrating.

The web is barely usable without ad-blocking. Pages take an age to load and the content jumps around as more ads download and display. Also the ads are spying on you.

The entire JS ecosystem is dependency hell and sometimes you have to download massive JS files just to view a web page. The JS is probably also spying on you.

Worse still, JS is also probably why the Back button doesn't work properly on so many sites.

@dontfearthekeyboard I think I've gotcha. like a circular buffer of SATA drives maintaining snapshots... seems like something that should exist if it doesn't already.

@DestinationLinux Hey guys! Great news about Noah joining the show. Just real quick: Is he on Mastodon yet?

Question for the fediverse: Would there be a market for something that worked like a tape drive but was connecting to SATA drives? The purpose I imagine for this would be to be able to store offline backups w/out having to worry about the terribleness of tapes.

Something we're talking about at work and thought I'd ask. is now #FOSS! 🎉 We've named the software behind it #WriteFreely.

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / #golang, it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here:

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here:

Periodic reminder to new people, here and around the fediverse: Say hi! We're (mostly) cool people that love to talk about stuff. Also, be sure you set a profile pic and display name so it doesn't look like you're a low effort bot account of some sort.

Been classifying documents today. The number of “$big_corp turns to to solve $problem_unrelated_to_distributed_records” articles is ridiculous. The tech hype machine is stupid.

How many hours of people’s lives (and how many watts) are being wasted on this crap?


Which is more important to you?:

Using FLOSS b/c of functionality or b/c of philosophy? If you had to lose one which would it be?

I really don't understand people's reactions to System76's Thelio launch. I thought they were very clear on the open source aspect of the computers. All of their designs are open source, you could go build one of them yourself if you wanted to. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't remember them ever claiming Thelio would be a completely free software system.
Thelio looks amazing and if I was in the market for a new desktop I would absolutely be getting one of their ryzen systems.

Hopefully I can save up for a Gazelle before they scratch that line, too

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Nevermind. Turns out I hadn't activated *everything* on the developer account and my coworker's account had just expired. Not to worry.

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So at work I was looking for a KB but discovered I was locked out. I created a developer account to see if I could access it but still couldn't. Checked w/ my coworker who's had one longer. He couldn't.

Did IBM lock out free site accounts from seeing KBs? Do I need to pay just to see the KB anymore?

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