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The UK government's new ad campaign makes a ridiculous assertion: that privacy is just a cover for criminality. No one is buying it. eff.org/deeplinks/2022/01/uk-p

Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted

Anyone else using Alacritty notice that the new suggestion for using “window.opacity” instead of the now-deprecated “background_opacity” breaks opacity?

Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted

People around the world use sites that rely on proprietary JavaScript - often without realizing it. Nonfree JavaScript subjugates users in the same way as any piece of proprietary software. We should reject it. fsf.org/campaigns/freejs

Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted

Most systems are uniquely configured—and thus identifiable—even if you are using privacy-protective software. Learn more at Cover Your Tracks: coveryourtracks.eff.org/

Now that I’m back home, it’s time to get serious. Time to upload more things to Nextcloud and set up my own DNS resolver. I’ve got an old desktop running Ubuntu Server with my Nextcloud instance that I’m gonna set up with Unbound. Wish I had a Raspberry Pi…

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Can you tell we had a freezing rain storm two days ago? No? Me neither.

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Do you know what's in your software? The FSF is fighting every day for your right to control your computer. Start the conversation in your community and encourage your friends to join the FSF! fsf.org

The real question is: how do you take your coffee?

Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted
Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted

One of the best ways to enjoy a beer is in a hot tub at an oceanfront resort during a freezing rain storm.

Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted

People in both the US and the UK understand the importance of encryption and privacy. That’s why this ham-handed ad campaign will flop. eff.org/deeplinks/2022/01/uk-p

Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted
Stephen :arch_linux: :python: boosted

I would do anything for love,
But I won't...

... run a proprietary OS.

@10leej i just saw that you did a stream last night about installing Gentoo. I wish I could have joined in. I’ve installed Gentoo several times before and always fought with getting an up to date GUI. Did you end up getting a GUI?

KDE is adding native tiling support. I think it’s a good way to introduce users to the benefits of a tiling window manager, but knowing KDE’s track record of new features, I expect it to be riddled with bugs and take a while to become fully stable. But once it is ironed out, hopefully it turns a lot of people on to ditching the desktop and switching to a WM-only setup.

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