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I am sick and tired of constantly reviewing settings in web browsers to see if they have snuck in some new tracking mechanism that I get to disable because "your privacy is important to us".

I am sick and tired of all the black UX that goes into this, like opt out instead of opt in, or at least providing top level choices like, say, Fuck NO I'd NEVER EVER Like You To Track ANYTHING Now And In Every Perceivable Future. Like sync'ing every setting in your profile except tracking related settings, because hey that way you might by mistake opt out of tracking on another installation where you really wanted to be tracked. The list goes on and on.

Browsers are critical infrastructure and clearly an open source stamp on them fails in itself to provide any meaningful shield towards capitalist subversion.

I'd like a browser with a license that explicitly rules out *any* kind of commercial entity or interest contributing or directing development.

#surveillancecapitalism

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Just tried AdGuard today (the home edition, FOSS), and it's like Pi-Hole yet better designed. Highly recommended for DNS caching and ads blocking. github.com/AdguardTeam/Adguard #linux #adblock #dns #caching #adguard #FOSS

@mhamzahkhan I'm trying to understand options for dynamic persistent volume provisioning in an on-premise/bare-metal K8s cluster, using block storage. What methods have you used in your lab? NFS seems like the common choice, but not sure about the "dynamic" part. Other choice is maybe longhorn from Rancher.

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Gitea (nightly edition) now has nodeinfo support. One (very tiny) step towards full federation. Thanks to @techknowlogick, @dachary @fedeproxy (and many others) for making this happen!

Today also (coincidentally) happened to be the day of the submission of the NLnet grant application for work on federation.

These are indeed very exciting times, and we are very proud and thankful of the community surrounding Gitea.

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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it: this is a must-read for the Matrix community.

RT @pierce@twitter.com

This is a great dive into how Google botched messaging for 15 years, and the table of contents BY ITSELF is a truly epic burn arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/pierce/status/1430

If you're using @kde on an ultrawide (32:9) monitor, then may I strongly recommend the UltrawideWindows Kwin script.
Allows you to easily snap/tile windows to the center 50% of the screen, or the left/right quarter.
I previously used a portrait-landscape-portrait orientation of three screens. This script allows me to keep my windows management style without re-training my hotkey muscle memory.

store.kde.org/p/1276605/

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idea: flowchart-oriented technical support wiki

kinda like a support forum, but instead of being oriented for threads containing posts, you ask a question, and replies come like flowchart blocks where you respond to spin it off in a direction

and then if someone else has the same question but a different cause, they can branch it off wherever their problem starts to differ

blocks can be edited, annotated with sources, marked out of date, etc. with the idea being that what starts as a forum-post like "i have this problem please help" grows into a living document for solving that problem

After some rudimentary testing, it seems like the heat pump, even in "economy" mode, draws ~2000W ... constantly.
The power company has smart meters installed, which in this case is nice, because you can get hour by hour reporting of your consumption.

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The apartment I'm renting is eating 50+kW/h of power per DAY 😧 This is with a heat pump.
People who live in cold climates, is this normal? I've just moved countries and don't have a frame of reference for this.

Why don't more apps on Android implement the Storage Access Framework picker? πŸ˜’πŸ˜ 
The number of apps with their own built in file pickers is bizarre, and then they write their own implementations for syncing with things like Nextcloud.
But if simply calling SAF, the Nextcloud storage is already there and authenticated, because the Nextcloud client registers itself as a document provider.

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πŸŽ‰RESIN V1.0 BETA IS OUT NOWπŸŽ‰

If you're interested in bug testing and/or getting a first look at this new Pixelfed client, click the link below for more info and how to get started:

https://github.com/natjms/resin#contributing

#pixelfed #resin

I like the editing experience of Joplin quite a bit, but the way it stores the files (flat directory with files named by UUID) makes it a non-starter.

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I've been hunting for a cross-platform (Linux & Windows) desktop markdown editor to complement my use of @nextcloud Notes on Android.
After trying a few I've found Marktext to be the best fit.

marktext.app/

Others I tried but which didn't sit right for various reasons:

- Joplin
- QOwnNotes
- Ghostwriter
- Typora

A couple I didn't try before landing on Marktext:

- Simplenote
- Zettlr

What do others think, have I missed an obvious one?

Wow, thanks for all the replies! Amaze and Material Files both look like great options.

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Dear Fedizens and FOSS-lings: I need a recommendation for a file browser on Android, that's available through F-droid (either natively or own repo), which is a suitable replacement for FX File Explorer (My go to for years).
I've tried Ghost Commander, but unless there's a way to re-skin it, I don't think I can put up with the way it looks.
@IzzyOnDroid, help me out?

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CalyxOS – De-Googled Android Alternative - in order to have a little more privacy. Only Pixel phones are supported for now. calyxos.org/ #linux #android #alternative #degoogle #privacy #calyxos

Just discovered and installed @flameshot , what a brilliant and easy to use tool. Definitely a productivity boost.

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Oh, hello... could it be that native full-mesh Matrix video conferencing is on the horizon at last?!? featuring a 3x3 matrix of @arobertlong@twitter.com as he demos his brainchild :D
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