Funkwhale 1.0 is out 🎉

As usual, the full changelog is available at,. New features include:

- A brand new search page
- It's now possible to launch a scan from the UI
- Themes and language are now persisted accross sessions
- A new plugin system, with a scrobbler plugin that works with and MusicBrainz

We're thankful to the contributors to this release, as well as all our supporters, backers and members of the community who have been with us for five years!

We wish you a happy upgrade!

If you are concerned with #zoom''s acquisition of #keybase, knowing zooms bad track of dealing with privacy, you have good reasons to do.

If you choose to delete your keybase, account and you’ve got some #stellar coins left inside that you prefer to gift away instead of deleting or knowing it will be for zooms profit, know that we do have a stellar address you can donate to.


I'm going to manufacture a batch of entropy source boards [1] built on the idea of a noisy diode [2].

If you're up for one or just curious about it, please let me know.

Note that they will cost you at least four times the Infinite Noise TRNG [3] and have less features so you should consider if that's a better choice.


Mark Watson on Reddit: "I just released 5th edition of my book 'Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer’s Secret Weapon'"

Direct link:

‪If you know any Lispers in #pdx that might want to meetup, point them at would ya? #scheme #racket #lisp #elisp#clojure

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Mark Watson on Reddit: "I just released 5th edition of my book 'Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer’s Secret Weapon'"

Direct link:

If you still don't know #OCaml or if you're learning #ReasonML you really should enroll to this #MOOC

We want to develop a free-libre and federated alternative to Facebook events, that has been thought with activists' needs in mind.

To learn mode and contribute to the crowdfunding:

Heard yesterday:
The difference between ML and AI: ML is usually written in Python while AI is usually written in PowerPoint.

I don't usually post links to Twitter, but I haven't found any other place where this announcement has been posted.

For a long time I've been part of a group that has been working towards getting characters from old 8 and 16 bit computers into Unicode. Finally, after many interactions with the Unicode committees it has finally been approved.

"Alexa, use a 24 hour clock"
<irellevant rubbish about 24 hour clocks>
"Alexa, change settings to a 24 hour clock"
"Which device?"
"This device"
"I didn't find a device called device."

The AI revolution is so close you can taste it.

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India. And lied about it.
– by Jason Hickel
'...Britain drained a total of nearly $45 trillion from India during the period 1765 to 1938. It's a staggering sum. For perspective, $45 trillion is 17 times more than the total annual gross domestic product of the United Kingdom today...'

Cool video from 2013: Imagining from the point of view of the early 70's what programming might be like 40 years on given all these cool ideas they had back then.

"The most dangerous thought you can have as a creative person is to think you know what you're doing."

Humble bundle are currently doing a "Learn you some code" pack.

I'm willing to sponsor one pack for someone who can't afford this but would find it useful (no explanations it proofs needed, I'll assume you are honest). Just respond with your email address where to send the gift code to - should there be more than one request I'll do a random draw.


Looking for places to buy DRM-free e-books on this International Day Against DRM?

Here's 100+ bookshops that sell fantastic books without DRM.


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