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Now that #Fedilab has become pretty much the #defacto standard Android app for most #Fediverse usage, supporting #Friendica, #PeerTube, #Pixelfed, #Pleroma, and #Mastodon; with multiple account support on those platforms and cross boosting capabilities; it's probably time to revisit the built in, #one_touch #translation feature it has:

#tallship #Vger #translate #framasoft #FOSS

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I am quite happy with this setup. I just need to get a C128 down here and I'll be good....

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Agree whole heartedly.

Although we configure our #FediverseClient #Fedilab to automatically switch #youTube links to an #invidious one served over #Tor, we always post links to videos through an invidious instance.

Its a basic case of growing awareness for more #decentralised and freedom-respecting systems.

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The most excellent #Fedilab app supports #Friendica, #GNU Social, #Mastodon, #Peertube, #Pixelfed, and #Pleroma in a single multi-account platform, including cross-Posting, special timeline following, Invidious and Nitter integration, one touch translation, and much much more.

I've included links to the Home page, F-Droid repo, and several HowTo #videos.

Out of the box it's is simple and straight forward to use, but it's also highly customizable and powerful for the more demanding and discerning user.

It is by far the most full featured #Fediverse client for #Android devices and is free of any sort of hard coded censorship, blocking, or crippleware built into some of the other current apps.

Here's some HoTo videos on its usage:

#tallship #Vger #FOSS #OpenSource

I hope that helps :)

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A great way to help ensure the protection of your personal #privacy though the #advocacy of #FOSS and the #Fediverse is to avoid providing links to monolithic silos like #YouTube and #InstaSPAM from within the Fediverse.

Using tools like #Bibliogram and #Yotter, or #Nitter and others, posting links to videos and other content through these FOSS tools instead.

For example, here's a YouTube video on how to use #Invidious, and I've posted the link through Invideous itself to demonstrate how you too can help in making a difference:

Of course, uploading videos, photos, songs, and podcasts directly to instances in the Fediverse itself using servers running #PeerTube, #Pixelfed, and #Funkwhale are ideal solutions, but when such content isn't available in the Fediverse directly the tools above do a nice job at protecting the privacy of others and yourself - without being tracked and quantified as a commodity to be harvested like a crop.

#tallship #Vger #Cheezburgerz! 🍔

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I'll be intermittently posting on #privacy and the principle that personal intellectual property is sovereign in this series. Big #FOSS here, and big ownership of your own personal data.

Take back that ownership, one kilobyte at a time . Let's start with why the warrant canary is so important, shall we?

#tallship #Vger You can haz #Cheezburgerz! 🍔


Thanks to our friends at #go_incognito @techlore
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Preview: #Cerulean is a new decentralized #microblogging platform with real promise and #security!

#Easy_Peasy with Twatter or HN/Reddit style views/threading/forking.

Okay then, so I've been a huge #Matrix fanboi and advocate for a few years now.

I know that a lot of folks like signal, and it's a kewl and secure e2e protocol and all, but I've never been comfortable leaking my phone numbers to people I would prefer to have a strictly online relationship with, and not open myself to phone calls from them - especially coz I work internationally with many folks with whom I do not share the same time zone.

Okay, it's prolly best if I just post the link, right?

#tallship #Vger #FOSS #OpenSource @OpenSource #decentralized #federation

I can haz #Cheezburgerz!

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Lost my irreplaceable wedding ring on Sunday, July 5th. Longshot but I thought I'd post this in case it's spotted. I believe it slipped off during hand sanitizer. Possible locs:

- Vernon's Dnr, Bedford
- Esquire Rst.
- The BLT trail
- Glenbourne Bike Park

🙏 for any reshares.

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Another ambitious project proposal is launched 

Veli Tasali, author and lead dev of the #Trebleshot for #Android and Desktop projects, is floating a new proposal to develop Open file transfer standards that are accessable and uncomplicated for end users:

#tallship #VGer #uprotocol

Right now it's in the very early stages but we'll be following its progress and if interested, Veli can be contacted at for the time being.
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I have no more use for (and its permissive attitude to , and its 'it's okay for this one person to ragetweet but not for others to echo his tweets' Code of Conduct). I wouldn't go back if were .

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#Brendan_Eich just directly responded to the #twat that I posted on #twatter at the top of this thread. He's obviously frustrated that even after conceivably everyone on his staff told him this was wrong, he went ahead and implemented the #link_hijacking in his #Brave_Browser.

He's trying to say now that this is some #mistake they made, and that their #opt_in widget for crypto somehow got picked up by their autocomplete, also, when pressed further, he's saying that they've now turned this #affiliate feature off by default and show how you can disable this until the next software update...

But #Git doesn't lie. You can see all the commits and see exactly what happened in their repo. This was a deliberate insertion of #URLs for link-hijacking. This is wrong, and it's been noted that this isn't the first um... hm.... #sketchy thing he's done (I"m being kind, I could have used words like, #idiotic or #nefarious or #insidious or #diabolical or #degenerate or a host of other adjectives), but I'm going to lean on the misguided rather than criminal side of things here - #Eich is just a fucking #Goombah showing his narcissism. He could have listened to his staff but when he gets it in his head that he's right, then everyone else is wrong and he just goes all #Steve_Jobs on everyone.

If Brendan's Brave Browser project was such a coveted partner of #Binance and #Coinbase, etc., then suffice it to say that the User Agent String would have been more than enough to let those companies know that it was his browser that was bringing fresh meat to the slaughter, er... I mean #BBQ.

It is, after all, his project. And it is a struggle to monetize #FOSS projects, but you don't have to do stupid fucking shit that alienates your own proponents who are privacy advocates!

How lame is that?

Anyway, as you can see, he thinks out loud on the keyboard and *just muted* the convo. lolz...

Well #Brendan, in the #Fediverse, no one can hear you #censor - sorry bub (NOT). h/t to #Sigourney_Weaver there ;)

The #Moral of the story here isn't that a FOSS champion has betrayed anyone, it's that as a user of FOSS, and #advocate and #protagonist of FOSS, and someone who is interested in your own #privacy, #intellectual_property, and freedom, you also need to take responsibility for that #freedom in the same way that Ben_Franklin points out to us all.

@OpenSource software is superior because you can audit for yourself the code it is comprised of (that's just one reason), but you must always fight for your freedom, you can't just #abdicate your own authority for ensuring you remain free, and although you can certainly #delegate some of that responsibility to watchdogs like, you really must be diligent in your insistence to remain free.

Am I dumping the Brave Browser now, or am I going to stop recommending it? Um... Look, it's better than a lot of alternatives (#Firefox has always rocked, face it!), and not as good as some other #Chromium based browsers, but for the average #schmoe it does provide a lot of privacy features out of the box for your average #n00b.

Brave is but one of my backup chromium installs on #Android, and #David_Gerard makes a few decent recommendations there for those who aren't technologically challenged, I've been antithetical to Microsoft products since before I started teaching the #MCSE program for them in 1995, but at the moment, I've actually be watching and testing the new chromium based Edge Browser (it supports Chrome plugins), and that's a hard admission to make for me, the guy who's been on a mission from God to eradicate all Windows products in the Enterprise since I discovered #SLS and #Yggdrasil #Linux, but then again, I came from an early 4.2 #BSD background anyway.

So getting back to that somewhat rhetorical question, no, Eich is eating his crow now, let's hope this will suffice for the time being, while greater, more viable and effective solutions yet loom on the horizon :)

I hope that helps :)

- tallship

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Welp, this bad boy machine is ready for some and goodness! 👌🏻💯✨

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