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>An interactive web-platform to provide barrier-free access to education for everyone. It is a simple to use open-source tool for local, self-organized knowledge-exchange: As a foundation for mediating non-commercial education opportunities, as interface between people who are interested in similar subjects, and as an instrument which simplifies the organization of “peer-to-peer” sharing of knowledge. Seems quite cool. Maybe something we could host here on slrpnk.net in the future as well.

I get his frustration about large companies using core-js and not contributing back, but he is at least partially sleeping in a bed of his own making by licensing core-js as MIT.

The founding idea of Free-Software was always that everyone contributes a little and by using a each others work you can grow a foundation that is larger than its individual parts. For that to work you should use a copyleft license like the AGPL and treat any library you develop not as an end in itself, but rather as a tool for something else (and this something else might or might not be what you make a living with).

Definitely possible to link it to a webhook for example that also triggers the CI. But it might be a bit fiddly to get the timing right so that the server is already up and running when it is really needed.

It’s like the homebrew version of on-demand compute… but not many public services at least are suitable for it. But I could imagine a CI or a OpenDroneMap worker could be used with this quite well.

Have you tried Plasma-Mobile? https://plasma-mobile.org

Also regular Gnome works better with touchscreens than desktop KDE. And there is the Phosh spinn of it, but I am not sure if there is an easy way to install that on a x86 PC.

Edit: ah and there is Maui Shell https://github.com/Nitrux/maui-shell

The old Thunderbird XMPP integration doesn’t support OMEMO. But there are many modern XMPP clients where OMEMO works out of the box without issues.

Turning it into a Firefox plugin would be quite ironic as that was what it used to be pretty much before the Mozilla browser was split into Firefox and Thunderbird.

That’s already a very low power solution. If you have external storage connected there might be still some saving potential, 3.5" HDDs use quite a bit of power, so do high end NVMe drives.

Software wise… maybe check the crons and reduce the frequency? Like your RSS feed reader probably doesn’t need to check every 5 minutes or so for new entries.

Online presentation tool (PowerPoint like) based on Excalidraw.

Sadly most Android tablets are too locked down to allow this.

There are however two upcomming Linux tablets that look very promising: the FydeTab Duo and the PineTab2.

Has been a good while since we had a good shower and faucet discussion on Lemmy.ml 😱

Not so happy that the organizer seems to be linked to the crypto-currency space, but otherwise it looks ok reading their website so I’ll give it the benefit of doubt for now.

Yeah it definitely isn’t. It uses super outdated IRC software as well. But people in charge don’t care as they mostly use bouncers and those hide the IP again.

While more or less true, the IRC comment is misleading. The IRC server admin knows but good IRC networks hide the IP from other users.

OsmAnd version 4.3 mapping app for Android released
Much faster OpenGL map tile rendering and other cool stuff.

Just to promote our https://slrpnk.net/c/memes community a bit. We need more Solarpunk memes here ;)

This looks very interesting for integrating AI painting into an Artist's toolbox.

Quite useful for self-registrations on a LDAP auth system. There is a branch that requires secret invite codes as well.

Cruel optimism (and lazy pessimism)
I think this also belongs here.

As nice as Nextcloud is overall, I recently decided to move to something without so much NIH syndrome and less enterprise fluff features.

Currently I think KaraDAV with an alternative Filestash front-end might be the best option. Both are quite lightweight, you can still use the Nextcloud apps, and Filestash has nice integration for Org-mode and OnlyOffice. Photo-albums in Filestash also look quite nice.

Yes I tried the chat when it was in beta. Nice overall, but a bit too basic still IMHO. Also no bridges to other chat systems yet, although apparently they are exploring one to Matrix.

The author recently posted another one about stopping development of Pinafore in which he prominently linked this one. So I don’t think Lemmy had anything to do with it.

Indeed and their FAQ also addresses that. Also note that “cheap VPN” often come with traffic caveats in their ToS that make them of limited use for a self-hosted VPN service. But I agree it is a bit pricey.

Hoppy: Service that provides static IP addresses to your device no matter the location
A bit pricey and I haven't tried it myself, but it seems like a good option for self-hosting on overly-restrictive ISPs.

Hmm, not what I expected from the “honest” in the title.

The hardware is soso, but the review makes it sound great. But the touchpad has gotten much better with the recent firmware upgrade, and I am getting closer to 7-8h battery life on normal use. Never had problems with it charging too slow either, but yes it is not quick-charge capable. But that is probably better for the battery longevity anyway. Maybe I should note that it charges slightly faster over the barreljack power connector than it does over USB-C.

As for Manjaro… dunno. PEBKAC? It never broke once on me on the Pinebook Pro. Sometimes you have to shut it off completely and not just restart it, but apparently that is an hardware issue.

I kind of agree on the uboot though, very limited options. It would be nice if you could boot alternative OS from the SDcard reader like you can do on the Pinephone apparently. Maybe I should try Tow Boot some time…

Edit: and I loled at the review section on the speakers… “fairly nice” is not at all how I would describe them. They are seriously bad (not that I care much though).

I haven’t tried it. Please give it a try as I am interested in this bot but will probably not get around setting it up for quite some time.

The interesting part is that it can actually transcribe the speech into the IRC channel and vice-versa do text to speech from IRC input.

I don’t think this argument will get you many friends here ;)

It is anyway a false comparison. Its a bit like oil and water… of course if you want to look for similarities you can find them (both are liquids, you can drown in them, etc.), but in what really matters they are nothing alike and will actively repulse each other.

Of course you have the other dimension of the political compass and authoritarians are often more alike than they wish themselves, but that has more to do with the means employed than actual ideological similarities.

And last but not least, I totally disagree on point 2. People do get more heated about their more closely related out-group, but that mainly because those are not seen as a totally lost cause, while the very opposite ideological spectrum is not really worth to even discuss as it is so obviously just “bad”.

However, where the argument gets more muddy is when proponents on either side think they can “win over” supporters by taking over and seemingly subvert arguments of the other side. That is a common fallacy some people make, and it never resulted in a good outcome.

Yeah, lets see. But a RK3588S powered small laptop with good main-line Linux support would be definitly nice. Personally I still hope Pine64 will make an upgrade mainboard with a RK3588S for the Pinebook Pro, but it seems this is not high on their list of priorities at all sadly.

Disabling CoW for databases on btrfs is well known, but this seems to be even better for Sqlite.

I agree, posting direct links to .apk is suspicious, but in this case it appears to be the official Pixelfed CDN at least.

Finally got around replacing my Gitea with it. Sadly I messed up my old Gitea installation doing so… so its a fresh start :-/

I like the new dark theme though, very forge-ish ;)

The big difference is that Oauth2 is usually optional and you can also easily host your own Oauth2/OIDC provider (Edit: but the client, Gitlab.com in your example would need to add your provider, so that is less practical), so while it is true that the usual Oauth2 providers are Google/Github/Twitter etc. this is just a convenience feature to make it seamless to sign up and is not forcing anyone to do so like in the case of email and sourcehut.

Obviously if a service would force you to sign up only via Google’s Oauth2 that would be about as bad as Sourcehut forcing you to use email.

Oh and requiring email once for signup only is a lot different from constantly requiring it to use almost the entire service, as Sourcehut does. A self-hosted email can easily receive the necessary confirmation email (sending emails is what causes the problems), or you could use some anonymous one-time use email service.

I think the problem isn’t permissive licenses in this case. It’s not like AWS is running Matrix servers themselves or so.

The government deployments to far have been highly specified (and non-federating) systems requiring a lot of customizations, little of which is suitable for upstreaming and for which these “non-contributing” companies were specifically recruited for in a competitive bidding procedure (that EMS either lost or chose not to compete in). They usually also require on-prem deployments making the EMS cloud service unsuitable.

I think what we see here is a mix of market miss-match, i.e. EMS wants to be a public service, but their actually potentially paying customers want closed walled gardens for highly specific use-cases and a VC funded over-growth of EMS as a company and thus unrealistic ROI expectations and staff expenditures.

I think what will happen is that their VC funders will force them to spin-off a government service company to compete in such bids and slowly by slowly the focus will become primarily this as a service to the general public is not sufficiently profitable and it is also hard to compete with Slack and Discord there.

And in the end all the open-source enthusiasts will be left standing in the rain as the open Matrix federation is so over-engineered and has been developed with a “make it work somehow, fix it later” mindset, that without significant developer resources it will break under its own weight sooner or later.

I don’t think we understand each other. At least your response makes no sense at all to me.

Imagine for a second you didn’t have an email account. How would you use Sourcehut? And then think about how to get an email account.

Eh… article behind a paywall. But yes Mozilla’s finances and top management are sadly extremely sketchy… basically they are bought opposition by Google. Sadly, as Firefox is a really important part of the web and works quite well.

Maybe (I read that too), but that they went through all the trouble setting up an IRC bouncer and point it at the more or less centralized libera.chat IRCd doesn’t make me very optimistic that they even understood the core problem with email and centralisation in general.

That makes it only marginally better. Compared to other ways to provide accounts, email is significantly more monopolized and centralized on a few large players and/or for-pay services.

For a service like Sourcehut that claims to be an alternative to centralized services that is just hypocritical especially since they do not offer to host email themselves.

So instead of signing up (which is literally two clicks with Oauth2), you prefer forcing people to use a system that is monopolized by Google and practically unusable without depending on some large corp?

If Sourcehut had at least some alternative way of using it, but email is the only way for pretty much all of its main functionality.

https://wiki.debian.org/Arm64Port has a link to the daily builds of the netboot installer.

But given the typical non-standard boot requirements of ARM SBCs, you are probably better off with getting a system image for your specific board from Armbian or a similar such non-official spin of Debian.

Four years of riding a dead horse (email) 😏

I recently looked at this, but for a regular Linux gamer I don’t see much benefit of using this over regular Fedora. With a little bit of tweaking you get 90% the same result, without being depenend on a project with a bus-factor of one.

I guess if you are specifically interested in game streaming via OBS it might be worth it though.

Edit: ah. My comment was about Nobara in general. But it basically applies to this Silverblue spin as well.

Odd question. Did you ever have a look at Github? Its a fully fledged social media platform.

AFAIK this is mainly focused on federating issues and issues comments, as well as pull requests for interoperability between forged. But I guess you will also be able to subscribe to reposity activity/release feeds and user activity feeds.

Great to read that one of the focus areas of Forgejo will be ActivityPub federation.

Finally what looks like a music player that doesn't get in your way with unnecessarily complex music library features. I need to test it a bit more, but looks great so far.

Mautrix has an imessage bridge: https://github.com/mautrix/imessage

But Apple being Apple, you need to run software on a Mac to link it. Luckily, hardly anyone around here uses iMessage, so Apple can go f*ck itself.