Show more

It's been up and running for a few days now, without issues. It covers my entire apartment by itself (finally!) without complexity like repeaters and/or mesh.

Only downside: I had to run tftp once to replace firmware, instead of uploading in web UI. (Wasn't hard though.)

In Fedora, the tftp command was:
tftp -m binary -c put openwrt-netgear_r7800-squashfs-factory.img

(There are tftp clients for Windows and macOS too, BTW.)

After replacing the firmware, tftp is not needed anymore.

Show thread

New router!

My must-haves:
- works well
- fast
- good range
- not EOL'd by vendor
- easy to buy
- supports alternative firmware, like
- doesn't depend on some hard-to-find variant
- supports WDS (& mesh)
- maintained wifi driver
- future-proof hardware

Result, after hours of research:
Netgear R7800

Show thread

Try our app, it's exactly like our website down to the pixel except for how it accesses your contacts, location, microphone, pictures and camera and it's not always nagging you to try our app.

This is why moving to #FOSS is so important. Everyone should be able to know what's in the code they run, just like they should know what their homemade meals are made of. If they want something or not is for the users to decide.

Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

Thor's special gauntlets he needs to wield Mjolnir are just RSI braces

I just put out a new release of Color Picker! (formerly GColor3). Check it out here:

Among other improvements, Color Picker now works with Wayland :)

Took a week or so off to disconnect (managed to not look at a screen most of that time 🙈). Now ready to continue helping de-Google a few more websites!

I see a lot of open source software projects that do not do a good job of describing themselves.

It's okay. There's nothing shameful about that.

Most programmers aren't writers.

Just like most writers aren't programmers.

I can't code to save my life, but I can write some killer copy and content.

Know of any open source projects that need copy written?

I want to contribute.

Anyone have a -compatible WiFi router that they love (or even just like) that has great range?

Vim is Notepad but with Street Fighter controls

general PSA, not about anything specific:

you don't have to sit and "listen" to everyone online. they are not entitled to your attention. blocking someone on the internet is not telling them to shut up. blocking someone is not censoring them. it is getting up and walking away and you are allowed to do that.

me: working from home gives me the opportunity to focus on tasks free from the the distractions of a noisy office!









me: cool never mind

US politics 

Covid-19, Germany 

@garrett @brion @SonOfFanon @despens Yup IMO Firefox is a pretty compelling choice. I wish everyone wouldn't write it off as a result of the layoffs. The right answer here IMO is to lean in and contribute rather than running away.

The Mariana Trench is one of the most inaccessible places on earth. Only a handful of people have ever made it there.

It has 391 reviews on Google.

Show more

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!