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Funkwhale is building support for Artists and Podcasts

Soon, it will be possible to publish original music and podcasts to the fediverse from Funkwhale! wedistribute.org/2020/02/funkw

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☎️ REMINDER: #FreedomBox Conference Call
🗓️ WHEN: Sunday, February 23rd at 17:00 UTC
😎 WHO: FreedomBox core team, YOU

HOW TO JOIN: Using a Mumble voice over IP application, connect to server <fbx.freedomboxfoundation.org> using port 64738.

Details: discuss.freedombox.org/t/call-

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Funkwhale, podcasts/channels, dev thread, UI 

5 days later, where are we?

Well, just published a round of updates to the creators UI (still not merged, but it's going smoothly, so I expect a merge this week) 🎉

All of this is detailed at governance.funkwhale.audio/d/p, but basically:

- Better error handling during uploader
- Show processing progress once the "published" button is clicked
- Display the user quota in the upload modal
- Better attachment input (as designed by @mjourdan)
- Ability to create albums/series through the UI
- Ability to attach uploads to albums/series
- display track cover if any
- Added position field in metadata form
- Delete track through UI (go to track detail and click "more…") (@stef)
- Delete album through UI (go to track detail and click "more…") (@stef)
- Truncate/line break channel name when it's too long
- User-friendly urls for channel and RSS feed (/channels/mychannel instead of /channel/longrandomstring) (@stef)
- Fixed wording/missing update button when updating upload metadata (@unklebonehead)

I've also attached a video below in case you want to see how it renders in the UI.

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Running your FreedomBox over Tor (Nathan Willis, 2019)

Nathan Willis is a technology journalist and FreedomBox power user who uses his FreedomBox from a different country over the Tor network. In his talk, he explains how he combined the user freedom of a FreedomBox with the anonymity of the Tor netwo...


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Just watched #TheGreatHack on #Netflix. What I appreciated about this #documentary on #Facebook and the whole #CambridgeAnalytica scandal, is that it's one of the few #privacy #documentaries to get that protecting personal data isn't just about not seeing personalized ads for stuff you're more likely to want. It's about protecting ourselves from mass psychological manipulation and behavior modification techniques. These are techniques that actually work *best* when people believe they don't.

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Do you know what to do if border agents try to search your phone? If you're traveling out of the country this summer, check out our guide to protecting your device at border crossings. protonmail.com/blog/border-cro

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All your compute happening in the cloud has been unsafe: any other process running on the same hardware can peek at what's happening in your application!

Find a continuously updated list of problems at the link and avoid the cloud.

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Israeli espionage firm hacks WhatsApp. Can install spyware with missed call.


My advice: dump WhatsApp today and start using Wire (wire.com/en/products/personal-). Tell your friends and family to do the same. (It’s a simple, free download on all app stores. Easy to use, doesn’t require your phone number, and their business model is based on charging for commercial use and for pro accounts.)

You can find more alternatives on @switchingsocial (switching.social/ethical-alter)


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📢 For 1 week only:

If you donate $278 to the Tor Project, in addition to the Tor t-shirt pack, you'll also receive this limited edition roots hoodie.

Stand up for #internetfreedom and show your support with Tor gear: donate.torproject.org

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We have compiled a list of services that small businesses can use to encrypt their data and day-to-day communications. Switching to these tools will help any office improve its cyber security. #E2EE protonmail.com/blog/cyber-secu

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Indie Web Server 7.1.0: Launch a live secure static site with a single command


I am really excited about this one. To launch a secure, live static site run this on any VPS that has a domain name pointing to it and Node.js installed:

npm i -g @ind.ie/web-server && web-server --live

#Hypha #NotAnAprilFoolsJoke

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function ls(){ [ $(date +%m%d) -eq "0401" ] && echo "ls: command not found" || command ls "[email protected]"; } # April Fools prep: A funny prank to play on a coworker. Put it in their shell profile in advance.

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Do you know that LinuxJournal has a bunch of eBooks (about Linux) free to download, without even requiring to submit your information?


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Douglas Adams Quotes I Can Remember:

"The ships hung in the sky in exactly the way that bricks don't."

"Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."

"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a few seconds, nothing continued to happen."

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."

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Surely you've been wondering, when on earth is @librelounge going to talk about ActivityPub? Especially since I'm co-host and that's a major part of my work!

Well, here's an episode that's *entirely* about ActivityPub! librelounge.org/episodes/episo

It's the second in a series about federation. There's more coming!

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In case you missed it, here's a demo video of Manyverse synchronizing phone-to-phone via Bluetooth, a feature released last week twitter.com/manyver_se/status/

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I like the message here.


You might be surprised how much you can do with very little these days...

Until you need to scale, don't.
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