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Thankfully Mozila are leaving behind a great deal of code and their contributions are significant, vast, deep, and won't disappear overnight.

But I would encourage FOSS devs to think again whether it's in the best interest of the FOSS ecosystem to support standards controlled by Google, or a corporate cartel like the W3C.

I've made my mind up a long time ago.

Hypertext didn't begin with the WWW and Firefox, and the WWW won't be the end of hypertext.

#mozilla #MozillaLifeboat

@rostiger uberspace worked flawlessly for the first project testrun I did today, very cool. thanks for the recommendation again! :)

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If you, your project or your team depends on an open source project, don’t hesitate to mail its creators and tell them that you do!

You have no idea how useful such endorsements are when maintainers want to justify their time commitments!

I'm a few weeks into my renewed studies of (currently mostly facial) anatomy now. Keeping up the dedication to improve is super challenging without any regular coercion from outside (like classes) but I've managed so far! I'd say by now most study drawings end up uninteresting and subtly wrong, which is a sweet improvement over them being clearly and consistently troubled before. :) I suspect drawings will get more interesting to look at over the next weeks, in which case I'll post some more, fingers crossed!

Hosting provider question: I occasionally need to host small, self-written, lightweight applications for tiny audiences (well below 100 users at peak time). Currently rust/node/postgres-ish stack but would love to just be flexible and be able to install and run whatever. Currently I'm looking at linode - are there better options you would recommend? I tested hosting on a pi from home but I abandoned that because my home connection and the ISP provided router proved too unreliable. Super happy about any suggestions!

I'm taking a leap this year trying to finally overcome my half-assed academic education in the fine arts. Step one will be getting over my stupid self-limiting beliefs that I'm incapable of developing and applying my knowledge of anatomy. I'll probably post sketches occasionally, now's as good as any time to start! __φ(。。)

... my view being: If an artist 100% indulges in idiosyncratic caprice and shows absolutely no interest in what it does for me as their audience, then that artist can expect similar disregard from my side. Which is not to say I consider their work any less valuable, but simply that if they want my time and attention, they need to show respect for it as well.

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Randomly found an article that has some great thoughts on the wretched old "Art vs. Entertainment" / "Avant-garde vs. Mainstream" Dichotomies. I've had discussions with a friend on experimental film a while back and this nicely formulates my view of things, just applied to modern music.

Also I'll happily put the 120$/year meetup currently charges for an organizer subscription (and they're really delivering lousy value for that money!) into the hands of a community-hosted mobilizon instance instead!

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I will be moving event organization off of meetup end of this year (possibly towards @mobilizon) for long-standing ethical reasons. Today I realized that they have in the meantime deployed algorithmic sorting of events, moving away from unbiased chronological order to some undocumented - and I would guess probably (soon) monetization-driven - arbitrary order. If there was any doubt left in me about leaving meetup, it's now gone for good. :)

Did some research on and found some clues to possible strategies, sharing them here: (1) (2) (3) (4) Bottom line, and what I'll try now, is not to use a bundle and instead to just back up the resources folder, possibly removing/restoring it in between to (re-)establish clean states. Wish me luck. :)

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Krita resource management: Are there any documented practical strategies to managing one's brushes while somehow mostly avoiding the minefield of bugs around that? I spent an hour trying to set up just a very basic bundle of brushes for myself but the exercise was pretty much useless given that brushes kept disappearing, lost their tags, names got garbled, bundles got wildly duplicated, lost their cover image, lost their content ... halp? :D

Really enjoy working with This will definitely be one of the next vienna libre media workshops coming up. (╯✧▽✧)╯

I've packaged sicuit for debian and rpm-based distros (only tested on Ubuntu 20.04 for now), these experimental packages are now available via if anyone wants to try (feedback very welcome!). I'd like to provide sicuit through AUR next, let's see how that goes, need to do some research first. :)

I took the leap and migrated from pass to my own password manager today, asides that I had to write two patches to make it work with my real life data (alpha mind you ;)) I'm now pleasantly convinced that this is good shit and I'm not just following some daft DIY whim. :D yaaayyyy onwards to beta!

Sicuit now has a shiny website, a new demo screencast, import/export scripts for pass, and the alpha builds are getting a little less experimental every two days or so. :)

Just published the first alpha snapshot build for sicuit \(^ヮ^)/

sicuit is a minimal password store concept - like pass, but the store is just a single, structured textfile.

Wrote some proof of concept Rust FFI bindings for libeno today. Without any prior knowledge took me well under an hour for a "hello world" and about another hour for real life interaction with the parser API, shuffling around data both ways (in just around ~50 LOC). Bottom line: Surprised how easy this was, kudos to the rust team!

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Today we are releasing a new beta version of #Mobilizon, both to show the progress since development resumed, but also to start testing, especially with people who would know how to install it on their server.


I successfully argued the maintainers (github owned) into allowing the addition of licenses that are popular outside of github:

I did not (yet) contest one of their other criteria which only declares licenses approved by FSF/OSI worthy of representation, but eventually this would be the really important change to facilitate - not because I want licenses on either side of the spectrum declared as "right" or "wrong" but simply because denying the ethical discourse around licenses that is going on is definitely inacceptable for a site acting as a huge gatekeeper for license information in the wider tech community.

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