If you are or are not a #signal user, please consider taking the signal user survey. Signal does not collect analytics on their users to respect privacy and I appreciate them transparently asking for the feedback instead. More information on their blog entry: https://signal.org/blog/signal-research/
Link to survey: https://surveys.signalusers.org/s3/03fb88477ded
Also, if you haven't tried signal in the last year+ they have made significant user experience improvements (new features, ease of use, stability).
@n8 Yeah, it would be wonderful if we had even a (viable) single fully open camera with an open OS.
The open source Canon firmware addons/replacements (magic lantern / CHDK) are great, but not the same thing.
I guess, in a way, we are *kind of* doing this by getting a raw from cameras and post-processing on a computer.
@n8 I didn't realize Tizen was still used so much. (I did know about WebOS in TVs though, and I guess this is similar.)
@n8 Tizen is apparently now used on Samsung smart watches, fitness trackers, TVs, and refrigerators. https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/samsung/127527-what-is-tizen-and-what-devices-will-it-appear-on
@claudiom Yeah, Nightly is nice.
I haven't had to switch to Beta (as a backup) in a few months now. It's pretty stable for day to day use for me.
And it's nice to see new features show up every day or so.
@claudiom Firefox's about:config issue @ https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/fenix/issues/7865
@claudiom I agree that it should be enabled on stable Firefox.
FWIW: about:config works in Firefox in:
- F-Droid's "Fennec"
The darktable user manual is largely outdated. Problem is it uses an esoteric kind of XML required by a brittle software stack (Saxon) to be compiled into HTML or PDF.
This complexity steers away many contributors.
But thanks to Chris Elston, @secretlifeofmatt and @paperdigits, it is being rewritten in Markdown with a better "tutorial" approach.
WIP : https://elstoc.github.io/dtdocs/
Contribute : https://github.com/elstoc/dtdocs
Someone made a PR on GitHub that merges youtube-dl's history into the DMCA repo. https://github.com/github/dmca/pull/8142
Which means the source and history of youtube-dl is now mirrored at https://github.com/github/dmca/tree/416da574ec0df3388f652e44f7fe71b1e3a4701f
A spaceship landed in the park. An alien emerged, carrying a foldable chair. They set the chair up on the grass, and settled down.
"Ah, hello," a dog-walker said. "Shall I take you to our leader?"
"Why would I want that?" the alien said. "I came here to get away from mine.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
So, if this youtube-dl thing ends up with distributions such as #debian being pressured to remove it, I hope they consider this:
The RIAA would not have brought this action without Google's backing. Google is not a friend of your distribution.
Perhaps your distro should IDK, change its default search engine.
@n8 How many eco-friendly LED lightbulbs does it take to change a human?
If they're a climate denier, they'll probably never change.
For most of this year, @zwol and I have been working on a pretty ambitious project:
* to make a fresh release of GNU Autoconf, a crucial #FLOSS build tool that hadn't had a new release since 2012
* to get paid for that
* to help put Autoconf on a more sustainable footing so it doesn't have to get rescued again a little while down the road
Autoconf 2.70 is due out next month, and you can read my fresh LWN story about the rejuvenation & what's next:
@claudiom I've been running the beta of F33 and it's awesome.
If you're doing a fresh install on your new laptop, I'd recommend going for the beta, as it's basically *almost* an official release now and some of the changes in F33 aren't possible to do except on a fresh install (like btrfs with the F33 partitioning scheme)... And having zram by default (w/o swap), although you can set up zswap after the fact.
@n8 We usually buy bags that are too big. However, we've (at least once) selected bags that were too small, with comical results.
It's never been right though. Perhaps our trash can is just not a standard size.
It's also unexpected and a dark pattern. https://blog.cryptographyengineering.com/2018/09/23/why-im-leaving-chrome/
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