I promised I'd submit the assignment today. It's 23:34, so it still counts if I'm quick enough, right? 🤦‍♂️

I mean there is still a few months before the proposal, but I think I just came up with a nice idea.

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Anybody know if the System76 laptops require any blobs? Or could I just straight up run, say, Trisquel on it?

I haz a popsocket! These silly little things are neat.

@frustratedantiquarian Yeah. They were there for a purpose: save metal and time. Eszett is a letter by now, and fi is... okay, but when I see e.g. ffi or st ligatures in new digital text I cringe. It sticks to my eye as a statement of geeksnobbery and I can't look past it.

Gonna admit it's pedantry on my side too tho 😛

It's very hard to think of ß as s + z and not a funny B. And as if that wasn't confusing enough, it's substitute is "ss", not "sz".

Hey, in case you haven't noticed: society now nearly completely operates in a super networked way; COVID-19 accelerated that.

So working on user freedom issues (software, network, etc rights) has never mattered more. And there is much good we can do.

me readers that can annotate. My favourite is Okular right now, and Emacs PDF tools second-place.

Ultimate Writer: A digital typewriter based on a Raspberry Pi and an E-Ink screen.

alternativebit.fr/posts/ultima

I like it when even Cloudflare starts to de-Google-ify.

"We recently migrated from Google's reCAPTCHA to the independent hCaptcha. It helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service..."

blog.cloudflare.com/moving-fro

When the first blog post on a new project breaks all the traffic records... 👀

More than 32,000 different people read the "Why you should stop using Google Analytics on your website" post within the first 24 hours!

plausible.io/blog/remove-googl

whereisscihub.now.sh/ is unavailable due to "legal reasons". The illegal thing probably being *linking to* SciHub given that was the whole purpose of the thing.

@MatejLach I told everybody for years, don't use Qt, licensing is not clear, use GTK+. Nobody listened.

Looks like the #Qt devs are using COVID-19 as an excuse to effectively make Qt proprietary software.

"last week, the company suddenly informed both the #KDE e.V. board and the KDE Free QT Foundation that the economic outlook caused by the Corona virus puts more pressure on them to increase short-term revenue. As a result, they are thinking about restricting ALL Qt releases to paid license holders for the first 12 months"

A year in the software world is eternity, may as well not release it.

@eylul
> or alternatively a static site creator with a gui.

FWIW, there is getpublii.com

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