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A few days ago, @mozilla sacked 250 of the best FOSS technologists on this planet arguing serious budget constraints.

Today, we learn that Mozilla signed a three-year, $1.2+ billion deal with Google, and expected that to remain under wraps until November.

Despite of the love we have for the work they've done for decades the Mozilla organisation is insulting the FOSS community and its own amazing employees.

Not a good show, @mozilla.

#FOSS #Mozilla #MozillaLifeboat

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Productive week-end on the Fluy/fb2feed front. Scraping is now done as injected JS scripts, added UserMessage support and SHM as well.

@admin i get a bunch of "rate limited" notifications... why?

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RT @[email protected]
Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.

Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.

(image credit @[email protected])

#EHTblackhole #BlackHoleDay #BlackHole

Why NIH PhantomJS? Well PhantomJS is un-maintained, likely plagued with security bugs, and Qt based anyway, which I don't want on my server. WPE is a perfect fit for this project.

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A Flatpak repo is provided for convenience. Tested on a Debian Stretch box (x86_64) with Flatpak 1.2 from stretch-backports. Works like a charm!

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So, I use WPEWebKit, with an headless backend and a web-extension that fakes a user interaction (scroll) and waits a second before dumping the HTML body to the stdout.

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A few words about Fluyt. Why not wget or something similar? That doesn't work when the web-app dynamically builds its DOM with JS!

I'll use this for a while and spin a 0.4 release soon, hopefully! Testers welcome!

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Fb2Feed git master has some experimental groups support now! I had to write a web-browser for this though, called Fluyt.

Want to leave Facebook for good but keep following public pages? Fb2feed is for you! Scraps public FB pages to Atom feeds :)

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Just discovered #HookTube. Take any YT video, replace "youtube" in the URL with "hooktube", and watch it without any of goOgle's proprietary JS or spyware knowing you're there. For example:

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Hacked together an inline audio player for matrix events for Fractal over the weekend.

Gstreamer is amazing.

Here is the link to the MR:


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