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Hey open source typography nerds! In the process of revamping our :cc_cc: netlabel design template into fully :cc_cc: -licenced open and libre material I'm looking for quality libre font foundries or collections. Any pointers greatly appreciated!

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#typography #GraphicDesign #CreativeCommons #floss #LibreDesign

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If you want to see some nice "release notes"* check out the wiki pages @darius put together for each of the new features in Hometown 1.0

For example:


I wish "release notes", as a category, deserved the content being linked. Maybe someday it will (again)!

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I still find it faintly incredible that no group of scientists has gotten together and just made a damn set of free textbooks to cover the whole standard curriculum of their field. For uni physics, you'd need, roughly speaking and allowing for bits of overlap:

1. Classical mechanics
2. Single-variable calculus
3. Electromagnetism
4. Multivariable and vector calculus
5. Statistical physics
6. Quantum physics
7. Special relativity
8. Data analysis (a text most likely used as reference in a lab course)
9. Differential equations
10. Linear algebra

Education reform went haring off into MOOCs without really contemplating the possibility of making better resources for more traditional in-person teaching.

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Reminder that Nine Inch Nails "Ghosts I-IV" are available for you to download for free and are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license:


To my knowledge it's the only CC Music that has been nominated for a Grammy.

#ccmusic #music

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Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob

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Want to find your way from A to B?

You should try:

I've used it a couple of times today, and it was great.

* Uses OpenStreetMap data
* Service provided by HeiGIT
* Doesn't spy on you
* Maps look great
* Effective routes
* Share with friends
* Add your own tracks
* Export to GPX plus others
* Elevation profile

You can also go to C, D, E and many more. 😉

#OSM #maps #routes #routing #FOSS #FLOSS #CrowdSourced

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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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