(link) #FOSS, #Microsoft
Björn Schießle wrote:
You want digital sovereignty? Than you have to chose Free Software! Otherwise you will never be in control and for example other might decide if it is worth supporting your mother language.
(Microsoft retires support in his iOS Outlook app for 27 languages such as Norwegian, Slovenian, Latvian, Basque, Irish, Persian, ...)
Bedtime thought: on Facebook, GitHub, Mastodon, Spotify, etc. we should be able to view all activity (logs) of connected apps on those platforms. Is there a platform that gives users this much control?
(link) #EU, #opensource
"From now on, all IT solutions developed by and for the EU institutions will first need to be assessed against the possibility of using Open Source solutions."
Great day for both the EU and open source! 😍
Year 2020 is the year of #Linux desktop! Just not the way anybody imagined it https://blogs.windows.com/windowsdeveloper/2020/05/19/developing-for-all-1-billion-windows-10-devices-and-beyond/ :-)
(link) #web, #RSS
Another day, another "bring back Google Reader" article that does not acknowledge Reader's extremely robust social features.
These features allowed someone to, for example, share an article they liked to their friends and spawn a private mini-forum to discuss that article. It was similar to sharing an article with friends on Facebook, but based on your RSS curation rather than whatever you got from Facebook's awful news feed.
Related to my earlier post https://nest.jakl.one/notes/2019-01-12-mastodon:101405729292179181/
(link) #covid19, #web
This is interesting. Having access to the internet is becoming "a right" as The House Passed Legislation to Keep People Online
I was blown away by how much has Xournal++ improved since the last time I tried it.
If you're using a stylus or touchscreen (ideally both) give it a try: https://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp
I'm all for Make America Great Again!
Btw, America includes Mexico, Canada, Brasil, Venezuela, ... :-)
(overheard in a talk given by Tomáš Sedláček)
(link) #social-networks, #web
Just signed the Declaration of Digital Independence. I'm not sure if it changes anything but it's definitely the right thing to do.
Inkscape version 1.0 released! It's full of exciting improvements.
(link) #haskell, #html
(link) #nobackdoors, #privacy
Attempting to institutionalize backdoors into private encrypted communication should be unconstitutional. This happens over and over again. For example now in the Congress, see https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2020/04/15/signal-well-be-eaten-alive-by-earn-it-acts-anti-encryption-wolves/
(link) #indieweb, #mastodon, #haskell
Managed to export my Mastodon posts to my website, in order to keep my content under my control #indieweb. All that was needed was a short #Haskell script. For details see https://nest.jakl.one/posts/2020-04-30-exporting-mastodon-posts/