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@natecull The response is the most important part: โ€œThat might have something to do with the fact that the people making the OS are also the people most interested in your data.โ€ And, indeed, choosing Android is making the choice the user talks about in that comment.

"What worries me most is that our devices are being radically over-secured according to a threat model that doesn't include companies that share my data without my permission, but does include open source developers building general-purpose tools. The former are actively encouraged, and the latter are considered collateral damage."

@sotolf it is a good description, but the reason you need open source is so that you can work around that time that you pressed the gas peddle 59% after changing the volume and the passenger airbag shot out a pizza.


Currencies can be cryptography or military backed

Hmm is there any recommendable fitness wristband that works without a smartphone or optionally with free-software apps like Gadgetbridge? :think_bread:

What's your favorite formatting option for writing long posts in text editor a when writing stuff online?

(If you can, #boost this for a wider audience!)
#writing #textEditor #formatting

Today I found out about #cactuschat and it's great! I implemented it in my website, and made a quick post about it, you can read it here:

Thanks to @karmanyaahm and his latest blog post for making me learn about this!

@ConnyDuck Thanks a lot! No pressure of course โ€“ whenever it's ready. Glad to read you're open to it!

So everyone who's able to: Conny said Pull Requests for @unifiedpush support are welcome at #Tusky ! Anyone out there who can provide such? I'm no Android dev, so all I can do is making a #callout for help from this great community here. Would be really awesome to have free, libre push messages in our free, libre apps!

Junior dev: What's the best prefix for global variables?

Senior dev: //

@karmanyaahm @IzzyOnDroid @ConnyDuck @michael

Mastodon implement webpush : it is possible to use it in 2 ways with UnifiedPush :
* "wake and sync" : no proxy is needed, the notification just reveal a new one has come and the application sync (that's what fedilab does)
* with webpush spec : we started to do that for fedilab, but the headers are needed to decrypt the content. It is possible to pass them using a rewrite proxy (cf. definitions on

Keyboard where all the keycaps are little e-ink displays that can be updated in real time as you switch applications, push modifier keys, or change keyboard layout.

makes one of the world's largest news websites
posts on medium

see the blurry laptop in the banner image on this page?
try selecting text on it.

ugly unix command 

gpg --verify <(<$DATE.enc gpg -qd | gpg -qd | gpg -qd | gpg -qd | tar zOx $DATE.asc) <(<$DATE.enc gpg -qd | gpg -qd | gpg -qd | gpg -qd | tar zOx $DATE)


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ugly unix command 

y am i even running this
gpg --verify <(gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- $DATE.enc | gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- | gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- | gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- | tar zO --get $DATE.asc) <(gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- $DATE.enc | gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- | gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- | gpg --quiet --decrypt -o- | tar zO --get $DATE)

I still wonder how much power could be saved if houses had a single coolant loop. Dump heat from the refrigerator and air conditioner into the water heater, or for home heating

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