It's been a few years and I feel it's safe to say: removing the feed icon from browsers was one of the biggest net-negative impacts to the decentralized web we've seen

Bahnfahren gehört zur Grundversorgung. Doch die Bahn-App „DB Navigator” ist voll mit Trackern, die uns überwachen, wie @kuketzblog bereits im April herausgefunden hat.
Auch der auf IT- und Datenschutzrecht spezialisierte Anwalt @peterhense hält die App für rechtswidrig.
Digitalcourage klagt dagegen. Denn wir wollen Bahn fahren – nicht Daten liefern. Unterstützen Sie uns dabei: #DBtracking

Another month, another bill; if you find #NixNet's services useful, please consider helping me out with hosting costs :blobfoxheart:

I just finished the first version of my very first small program that I am using to get started with the language.

It implements a quite custom way to update a few select records in my DNS (hosted at in order to get DynDns with my own domains. So far I have used and CNAMEs but that doesn't work if you have other records (e.g MX) on a name.

I really love the development experience in . Immediately seeing your type errors, inspecting types, and even diving into the libraries somewhere in the opam dir is just lovely.

GoToSocial, a lightweight Mastodon-compatible server 

I may have to give GoToSocial a spin, just to see how portable and easy it actually is. Still early days, but it seems to be shaping up very well as an alternative to the giant jenga tower of Mastodon.

A couple points from feature list which caught my eye, too:

GoToSocial offers public/unlisted/friends-only/mutuals-only/and direct posts (slide in DMs! -- with consent).

It also allows you to customize how people interact with your posts:

+ Local-only posts.
+ Rebloggable/boostable toggle.
+ 'Likeable' toggle.
+ 'Replyable' toggle.
+ Customizability for admins

Lots of config options for admins to play around with, including:

Easily-adjustable post length.
Media upload size settings.


GoToSocial doesn't apply a one-size-fits-all approach to federation. Who your server federates with should be up to you.

+ 'Normal' federation; discover new servers.
+ Allowlist-only federation; choose which servers you talk to.
+ Zero federation; keep your server private.

And one feature Mastodon itself will never be able to boast:

"GoToSocial plays nice with lower-powered machines like Raspberry Pi, old laptops and tiny $5/month VPSes."

The latest 0.3 alpha release, Stimky Sloth, just came out, adding profiles:

Does anybody have a recommendation for a good free(*) cycling app for Android that has support for at least GPS and time tracking as well as GPX import / export and OSM support? Ideally it should also have support for route planning but I would consider this optional. I would like to avoid any other tracking than the one noted above, especially marketing and other user tracking which most apps do these days.

(* Ideally "free" as in "free software" or "open source")

J'ai testé le package wallabag.el sur #emacs et c'est vachement bien !
Synchro, gestion des tags, recherche, ajout d'entrées, vue dans emacs ou accès au sites…

Top !

Finde es menschlich unterste Schublade, sich über Menschen lustig zu machen, die sich besonders stark vor Corona schützen. Oft heißt es „die ist hysterisch“ oder „ängstlich“. Man sieht Menschen nicht an ob sie Vorerkrankungen haben - oder ihre Liebsten. Lasst so etwas einfach!

A very hoopy 42nd birthday to the book which 1. is slightly cheaper than Encyclopedia Galactica, and 2. has the words “Don’t Panic” inscribed in large, friendly letters on the cover. #hhgttg

"We are proud to announce the release of Nextcloud Notes Android 3.0 #apps:notes!" 🥳

Thanks to our amazing community! Read more details below!

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.


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