Found the live stream of my poor man's GoPro using Kali Linux and a USB WiFi device (in monitoring mode). First time decrypting wireless traffic between two devices (camera and accompanying Android app) without joining a network.

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‘There are few pieces of software as widely misunderstood as [#Emacs]. Emacs is frequently advertised and discussed as a text editor, but please be clear on this: Emacs is not just a text editor.’—Christoffer Stjernlöf, Why You Should Buy Into the Emacs Platform (

The (awesome) economics of open source

"Theories help explain why companies... have prospered even in the face of economic arguments about why they should not."

"Proprietary software is unsustainable, both for those who write it and especially for those who buy it."

"Open source can lower barriers to innovation and increase the effectiveness of collaboration, enabling continued positive economic growth."

Closed my AWS account today after a lengthy 4-year (working) trial period. Happy to leave the vendor lock-in, proprietary offerings, painful interfaces, and opaque pricing schemes behind.

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There's an amazing number of #ActivityPub #alternatives now available or under development:

Twitter -> @Mastodon and #Pleroma

Instagram -> @pixelfed and @anfora

YouTube -> #PeerTube ( @Chocobozzz )

Soundcloud -> @funkwhale

MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm

Medium -> #Plume ( @BaptisteGelez )

Reddit -> @prismo and Anancus ( @tuxether )

LinkedIn -> @cloutstream

Google Calendar -> @calendar_social

Anything missing from the list? What else is needed?

#Federation #Fediverse

Finished setting up rsyslog for centralized logging and discovered a simple viewing and filtering tool called lnav. If you haven't tried it, lnav ( is a fantastic tool for tailing and navigating log files in the terminal.

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I've just noticed: youtube-dl supports PeerTube!

Now I can open PeerTube videos from newsboat directly with mpv, or save them in a "Watch Later" folder. 😍

This weekend I traded my Android smartphone and Project Fi for a basic phone (Nokia 105) and Ting. It's been an a rewarding experience so far with a little extra freedom and time spent with family.

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You want to know how #PeerTube has been thought?

Its developer, Chocobozzz, has published a blogpost on medium

Thx for sharing ! #JoinPeertube

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In order for Linux to go mainstream, we need to get into schools.

I also think Linux is the perfect match for schools. Configurable, able to run cheap hardware no problem, has a web browser, wonderful to program on, etc.

Drone seems to be working nicely with Gitea and incredibly easy to set up. Just wondering if it has any major drawbacks in the long run and whether time spent making Buildbot is worth the effort and additional flexibility.

Considering various CI tools for automated builds / testing. Any experience with Buildbot, Jenkins, Drone, ? Any self hosted CI recommendations from the community? Let your voice be heard!

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Not using a Mac at a Linux conference needs to be on a lot of people's New Year Resolutions in 2019,

FFS, I don't even get what do you need the Mac so much for if you primarily work with Linux, I had used macOS extensively, it's not that impressive.

Editing home movies in Blender today and discovered Velvets: a handful of intuitive shortcuts, improved proxies, Ardour integration, and totally groovy website dedicated to movie editing in Blender VSE:

Stumbled onto gitolite today ( Anyone using it? Fantastic and simple way to manage branch protection / access controls for git repos.

Pi-hole is a great little DHCP/DNS server. Been running it at home for a solid week now. Paired with openvpn, there's ad / malware blocking on the go to cut down on unwanted mobile traffic.

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Purism’s Security and Privacy Focused Librem 5 Smartphone Makes Major Strides in Manufacturing and Development. We're on schedule.

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hot take: you're not actually selfhosting if you use a cloud provider. you have to own the hardware or it doesn't count.

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