If you're at #libreplanet and are having trouble using web based irc you might have better luck using a desktop IRC client. Some folks have been having trouble with these supersized rooms. :D
#LibrePlanet2020 schedule has been updated
My "Fediverse: Decentralized Social Networking and Services" talk is Sunday at 11:35 EDT ( UTC-04:00 )
Oooh, same time as "Free software for minorities in Turkey in their own languages"
Open two browsers, watch them both :)
The team, made up of scientists from Sunnybrook Hospital, McMaster University and the University of Toronto, used samples taken from two Canadian COVID-19 patients to replicate the virus in a level three containment facility at the University of Toronto in a matter of weeks.
Mubareka says having access to the virus will allow researchers to start working on potential solutions to the pandemic before the outbreak peaks in Canada.
Meanwhile, Quebec-based biotech Medicago says it has taken the first step towards a vaccine by producing a virus-like particle of the novel coronavirus, which will now undergo testing for safety and efficacy.
#COVID19 #coronavirus #Canada #vaccine
Need to make a videoconference?
You can use "fully encrypted" open-source #Jitsi:
Thanks @ChatonsOrg !
Wanted to also give a shoutout to this blog post that helped me get my headphones working as a sound output. https://levlaz.org/how-to-use-apple-airpods-in-debian/
What should be kept in timelines?
1- ability to play videos in timelines.
2- Twitter accounts clickable. Twitter and YouTube to Nitter and invidious links. Peetube videos links in an embedded player.
3- Long press links to open the contextual menu.
4- html tags with media (img) automatically loaded in posts.
The coffee shop I often lurk at when I have time off has closed the dining room. You can get coffee but you must sit outside on the patio or take the drink to go. I think this is a good way to help reduce proximity for COVID-19. A fun side effect was the need to use the bluetooth adapter on my librem 15 laptop. Unfortunately firmeware-atheros is a non-free package, fortunately through apt pinning I can tell debian to only update and track this one package :D https://serverfault.com/a/580700
NBA Suspends Season over the Coronavirus - https://www.axios.com/nba-suspends-basketball-season-coronavirus-5106988a-2fed-48d9-9729-ebe58824f1f4.html
Kudos to the @letsencrypt team, which has worked hard to bring the web from 30% encrypted to over 80% encrypted, and is "one of the most transparent, modern certificate authorities in the world" https://www.wired.com/story/lets-encrypt-internet-calamity-that-wasnt/
Status Update on New Year Resolutions
1. Switch personal phone - Done
2. Leave Facebook - Partial ( Deleted the Apps but still using websites )
3. Leave Google ( Partial )
- a. Stop Using Maps - Done
- b. Stop Using Search - Done
- c. Web Mail ( Bought into Fastmail, but still have accounts on webmail )
4. Leave Amazon /// :skull: Still buying lots from them
5. Switch to Gnu Emacs - ( Partial, working through tutorial again )
I'll follow up in another few months and see where I'm at.
I have a GPG key published on the MIT keyserver. You can also find it on keybase.io/thewilson He/Him
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko