For almost five years, we have been doing the exercise of replacing stock OS on phones. We can tell first hand how oftentimes unnecessarily difficult/impossible it is. In the interest of reducing the insane amount of e-waste and truly being in control of our devices, we need laws that allow us to install any software on any device!
Thanks to @fsfe for writing a nice open letter about just that, we happily signed it:
Bluetooth headphones with 300h+ battery life?
That's a pair of headphones I like.
I don't like their price though.
In praise of git-request-pull
or with a proxy
Apple will now allow Blink and Gecko based browsers in iOS after lastest EU ruling.
I’ve chatted with a flatpak contributor and made some corrections to my previous article.
Flatpaks *are actually reproducible*, but the problems in the article are still valid. Read the new paragraph I’ve added at the top.
I wrote a blog post, let me know what you think:
Flatpak builds are not reproducible
Big shout out to our dev teams. Thanks to their efforts, we have a free software mobile platform and vibrant third party app ecosystem based on the GNOME stack. And because
we are upstreaming improvements the GNOME experience on desktop has gotten much better at the same time! Read more by @tbernard https://puri.sm/posts/how-to-be-upstream-first/
Exciting new milestone for Blueprint support in Workbench
It's like those 2 were made for each others !
I’m releasing Geopard, a simple, colorful gemini client. Browse the space and reach hundreds of gemini capsules! It let’s you read stories, download files, play games…
Get it from flathub while its hot! https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.ranfdev.Geopard
What with the inexorable march of time etc, I find it harder to change focus from near to far.
These glasses have refocusable lenses (from some horrible cheap dial-eye specs), a couple of little linear servos to drive them, and a couple of endoscope camera modules to track my eyes.
The focus is adjusted based on where my eyes are converging.
When we created ODF 20+ years ago, Microsoft first laughed at the committee at OASIS, then made OOXML to render it moot, then rigged ISO to make OOXML a standard, then implemented ODF and now participates in the ODF committee and helps fund its work through COSM.
Porting GNOME Builder to GTK 4 – Happenings in GNOME https://blogs.gnome.org/chergert/2022/04/22/porting-gnome-builder-to-gtk-4/
Apparently Apple is really intent on backdooring end to end encryption so they can run algorithms on people's private content.
They ditched (or more realistically: postponed) this in the US because people were outraged (largely the information security and civil rights communities).
It makes me sad, not because I like Apple (I don't), but because they were the giant that was advertising that they were pro-privacy.
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