If you are new and follow me. Make sure to have added a profile or made some toots. It is hard for me to know otherwise if I want to follow you back. Perfect if you have made an #introduction. That way I know.
Free Software Foundation Europe - Thank you for your order! https://fsfe.org/contribute/spreadtheword-orderthanks.html via @fsfe
Apple is featuring, Mastonaut, the first native Mac app for #Mastodon, in the Mac App Store. Pretty cool.
"Why facts don't change minds" By James Clear
Very helpful and intuitive essay on why facts are not enough many times. Gave me a fresh insight into why others don't easily accept my arguments in favour of choosing #softwarefreedom or privacy and so on.
I think we, in the #freesoftware community, can borrow many ideas from this.
Hi everyone! My name is Chris. I develop apps for the GNOME desktop, and host social.libre.fi. I’m currently looking for full-time work so that I can pay essential things like food and rent. I would really appreciate any financial help you can spare.
One-time donations are at https://www.paypal.me/chrisdavisgnome
My Patreon is at https://www.patreon.com/chrisgnome
I published 2.10.1 for all. It contains fixes for Pleroma or for followed pixelfed instances.
For Google users it includes 2.10.0:
It also fixes the bug when Google Play can't install the application (due to the previous version).
Peertube.social has been removed and now the peertube timeline is linked to https://peertube.fedilab.app
Don't hesitate to have a look to the "how to" videos ;)
google employee exodus
A lot of long time Google employees and sort of “internal consience”-type people left recently.
Even disregarding the ethical implications, this is bad for the long-term health of the company, purely from a business perspective.
Now there is a stigma attached to Google and skilled people are avoiding the place, which will eventually lead to worse and worse services. I wouldn’t get involved with GCP today considering this backdrop. (The ex-Oracle GCP head is just an extra)
Adobe Creative Cloud holds creative works hostage: if you stop paying the monthly fee or if Adobe's servers go down, you can't edit your work. Once you buy into the Adobe ecosystem, you're stuck there and forced to pay rent.
There are many free open alternatives which give you full control over your work without locking you down:
If you use #ArchLinux and 'pacaur' this might be helpful... The full command of my update alias. It will update everything and then provide a nice list of upgraded and vulnerable packages at the end.
pacaur -Syu --devel --needed --noconfirm --noedit --ignore libtorrent,xmlrpc-c && pachist 60 && arch-audit | colout '(Package) (.*) (is.*) (Medium|Low) (.*)|(Package) (.*) (is.*) (High|Critical) (.*)' black,yellow,black,yellow,black,black,yellow,black,red,black
OK, now it's time to have a break. If I don't get important issues with the current release, I will publish it on Google. I will take a break for having a higher vision of tools that the app needs to offer. I will take a look to every api (Pleroma, Peertube GNU/Friendica) . I currently run my own instances for Pleroma, Peertube and Pixelfed. This allows me to run the dev branch and brings features before their official releases . This is possible thanks to your donations for paying - 1/2
Hi friends! I'm matching donations to RAICES this month up to $32,000.
That's an ambitious limit and I could use your help reaching it -- whether or not you can donate, I would really appreciate your boosts!
To have me match your donation:
Posting a screenshot is also encouraged, but forwarding receipts will help me track what I hope will be a lot of email!
Thoughts on the Vice article
What is not helpful is attacking Vice, who might later be convinced to write something better. Media outlets are gonna do what they do, and Nazis bring in eyeballs, as does sensationalized topics.
You can't make the media into something it isn't and its a waste of time to try, if you main goal is to promote Mastodon.
Multi-pronged effort to a couple of platforms as well as a thoughtful non-attack response to the Vice article is what is needed.
Hey Fedi it's time for another #TalesFromTheFediverse Volume 2 announcement!
If you're a #writer or #artist and want to contribute, DM me your ideas and I'll most likely accept them!
Don't have the time to do a full story but still want to contribute? Submit a cover! DM me your cover ideas!
As always, boosts are appreciated!
Funkwhale, security, review wanted
If you have some knowledge in web security and Content Security Policy, would you mind having a look at https://dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/funkwhale/merge_requests/826 ?
This is an attempt to harden the security of the web UI via a CSP (and some additional HTTP headers) and to reduce the attack surface in case of exploits.
Quite happy with the current state of the CLI (https://dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/cli)
Here is a one liner to download all your favorite tracks from your Funkwhale instance to your local ~/Music directory
funkwhale tracks ls --filter "favorites=true" --ids --limit 0 | xargs funkwhale tracks download -d ~/Music
The part before the pipe grabs all the ids of tracks you favorited, while the the second part download all the the tracks found in the first part :)
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