From Google’s treatment of competing search companies in its results, to Facebook’s playing favorites with its developer APIs, to big ISPs' quest to charge websites to reach you, monopoly power and its abuses has been on vivid display this year. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/2018-review-wrangling-monopolies
I'm really beginning to love #mastadon - far better features than Twitter.
Just wish the user base was a little larger.
Quick #introduction: sigrok is a FOSS project for all kinds of test&measurement gear, including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, multimeters, programmable power supplies, and lots more.
Portable libs, protocol decoders written in #python, various CLI and GUI frontends.
In response to recent behaviour of Patreon's Trust and Safety Team, I plan to close my Patreon account some time in the new year. Comments and suggestions are welcome
If you're using Android on some phone or tablet and you're not using #fdroid yet, do yourself a favor and install it.
It's an alternative appstore with purely OSS software apps. Overall improved security and privacy on your mobile device (alternative apps for pretty much everything are available, with reduced tracking, no ads, no backdoors, reproducible builds, and so on).
Also follow @fdroidorg while you're at it.
#VK9 has reached it's 28th milestone. http://techtinker.blogspot.com/2018/09/vk9-milestone-28-completed.html
Did someone black-mail Linus? At conferences certain people have been "taking runs" at him for a number of years - trying to entrap him in false accusations. http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6907
My whole video catalog is now mirrored at peertube.social : https://peertube.social/accounts/opentechlab/videos . Finally a credible #opensource alternative to YouTube! Big thank you for @scanlime for tipping me off about it!
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