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The KDE family grows: Kaidan, the Kirigami-based Jabber chat client joins the Community:

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#XMPP console client #Profanity supports #OMEMO now in its master git branch.

Users of #Debian unstable or testing can install version 0.6.0+git20190503.4a165b8-1 from the experimental distribution.

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Scientists have discovered a way to suck CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it into biodegradable building products! 

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The #darktable UI rework is now merged in darktable 2.7 (dev version) and therefore planned for darktable 2.8 (released next Christmas)

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"The speed with which technology develops often isn’t tempered by enough meaningful mindful reflection over what the consequences of the use of the technology will be for the communities.” says EFF's Stephanie Lacambra in @theappeal theappeal.org/chicago-electron

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I've just released Converse.js 4.2.0.
Lots of bugfixes included, including a few OMEMO ones from the Berlin sprint.



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I've completely replaced Google Maps with the open source alternative OsmAnd (Open Street Maps).

I love that you can download maps for offline viewing and even mark places on the map. I've used it while travelling too.

Highly recommend!

#OpenSource #OsmAnd #OpenStreetMaps #GoogleMaps

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soliciting tech opinions (boosts appreciated) 

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This is a preview of my refactoring of #darktable UI after 2 weeks of half-time work (half-time = 12 hours/day).

GTK is making me crazy, but I think it looks better and, foremost, more consistent.

Also, I have removed some UI events that created lags.

Also, Pascal has introduced support for themes, and I'm almost done wiring widget to CSS nodes, so most of the UI will be theme-able very soon (colors and sizes). Hello grey theme !

Still work to do though…

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Monal (iOS) hat nun OMEMO-Support. Langfristig wird dieser Client wohl ChatSecure auf iOS ablösen.


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Fictional vs. actual cyberpunk dystopias: Cyberpunk predicted authoritarians would censor the truth, and hackers would be heroes for liberating data.

It didn't predict "swamp true information in a flood of lies, memes, and self-contradictory propaganda" would be easier than censorship and become the preferred authoritarian info-warfare tactic.

The limiting resource for truth-finding isn't data, it's *attention*.

Maybe the hero we need is less "hackers" and more "reputable journalists"

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Recommendation: find someone else who's going to administer and maintain a small nextcloud(-like) service as a line of business that won't monetize your data, and pay them to do it (assuming that paying money not to have your data monetized is something you aspire and can afford to do).

Starting to feel like not having your data monetized is becoming a niche luxury reserved for (slightly-eccentric) hobbiests and the wealthy—instead of a default state for everyone.


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I want to do a project in my city where people photograph a street and do a digital makeover regarding their dreams and visions (full artistic freedom). I hope to start a constructive discussion about citizen-based city planning.

I did not find any examples of what I imagine, so I made one ( #mastoart #solarpunk ). If you know of anything similar, please let me know. Some more examples would be helpful for initiating the project.

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radar.squat.net is an alternative and radical events agenda. It lists events at autonomous and community spaces that are generally either free or entry on donation

It would be great to see more events from other places around the world listed.


#squattheplanet #freespaces #radar

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What you have to understand is that every reasonably complicated creation of a group of humans is functionally equivalent to three partially shorn yaks in a bikeshed-colored trenchcoat.

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