I've made some important to changes to the theme of my site in order to make it more environmentally friendly and sustainable.
Some bad news for folks who are fans of #uMatrix. It's being archived and no longer being developed :
Can't say I didn't see this coming since maintaining a plugin, particularly as an open source project, is often a thankless job with many personal down sides
I hope it can still continue, if not as uMatrix, then as something else. I really don't like to fiddle with uBlock Origin to get the same functionality
Good to know in case I would ever need Windows 10 with an internet connection, but oh my if there are some hoops to jump through...
@ubuntustudio Installed Ubuntu Studio Groovy Gorilla on my desktop, using it as daily driver. Plasma settings are great. Everything is smooth, fast and looks awesome! Only thing I had to add is a script to auto start Carla with my settings and then minimize the window.
Ubuntu Studio for the win!
Threema will become open source and multi-device and won't require a phone! https://threema.ch/en/blog/posts/open-source-and-new-partner
Stallman shared this article which has title: Our Smartphone addiction is costing the Earth
Stallman: The article says "our", to which I respond, "speak for yourself".
Apparently I still had the spyware called an Instagram-account (thought I deleted it four years ago). Filled it with nonsense information and "deleted" it yesterday. They are quite sneaky when they only make the disable alternative available in the profile, delete is on another page altogether. (Not that deleting anything from a FB service actually deletes anything, but hey, it's worth a try).
"Three decades into the 'digital age', the promises of emancipation of the digital 'revolution' in #education are still unfulfilled. Furthermore, #digitalization seems to generate new and unexpected challenges – for example, the unwarranted influence of digital monopolies, the radicalization of #political #communication, and the facilitation of mass #surveillance, to name a few."
Half a year I made it working as a freelancer in #audio using only #free #opensource tools in #ubuntustudio. Needed a Winblows-VM for half an hour because of #omf... If omf actually was open (as the name suggests), if aatranslator would be open source/ported to Linux or #ardour could open omf (which I imagine is challenging) or there was some open source implementation similar to omf in Kdenlive that Ardour could open... Other than that #linuxaudio got everything I need.
I have an idea for a patreon like system for software devlopment.
Suppose a software takes $10,000 to develop.
Then you set a minimum amount like $100 per license.
Then once 100 people buy it, the price of the license reduces to $10,000 ÷ 101. The difference is credited to all the original buyers. So as more and more people buy it, the per license price keeps dropping and the differnce is credited to all buyers.
I'd love to see someone implement this idea. Boosts appreciated.
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