Emacs has a built-in integration with password-store (pass
the standard unix password manager), at least 29, maybe earlier.

Previously, it was a separate package, which now upstreamed.

The setup is quite easy:


Now Emacs will look for a variety off patterns to find necessary credentials:


The Fediverse has a podcasting platform called @Castopod which has accounts that can be followed from Mastodon etc. People can also comment, like or share individual episodes. More info at:


It has just moved out of alpha testing into beta testing, with a new interface and lots of new features.

Podcasts can also (of course!) be followed through RSS instead, if you prefer.

#CastoPod #Podcasting #Podcasts #Podcast #Fediverse #FediTips #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #RSS

Does GNU has something debian update-alternatives? I know Manjaro doesn't, but it really is a nice feature.

With the release of PureOS 10 we’ve managed to bring in many of the design changes required by the demands of convergent software. Read how PureOS has evolved in 2021: puri.sm/posts/to-byzantium-and

"European Commission's Open Source Programme Office starts bug bounties
Awards of up to EUR 5000 are available for finding security vulnerabilities in #LibreOffice, #LEOS, #Mastodon, #Odoo and #CryptPad, open source solutions used by public services across the European Union. There is a 20% bonus for providing a code fix for the bugs they discover."

#bugbounty #eu

The configuration of my laptop, which I write in Org Mode, has been made easier and more convenient to use by the introduction of GNU Stow.


Does not run mainline kernel? If not, then is it possible to do so in any device?

Modules like #SPIflash are really important to achieve the goal we've set at #postmarketOS: device support for 10 years and more. Once a device is fully mainlined and can boot using a generic #UEFI image we no longer have to put any effort in supporting this particular device. Everything will "just work". Just like no distro put any effort in making it boot with my particular desktop and laptop.

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Flashing so-called "platform firmware" which implements #UEFI, like u-boot, to this #SPIflash would allow the user to boot generic UEFI images not made specifically for the device in question. Finally you'd be able to properly live-boot a distribution through e.g. sdcards, USB sticks, etc. And you no longer have to wonder if your distro supports your particular device, you just have to download their generic UEFI image!

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Did you notice that rather than on PC where you download a generic image which you can just live boot from USB, on ARM every distro needs to support every device individually? It's not just lacking mainline Linux support, it's also lacking a generic way to boot these devices like x86 has. #SPIflash can solve this perfectly by implementing UEFI on a dedicated chip but current new @PINE64 devices are lacking this. Let's get loud to make them add this again in new devices!

@codeberg @Edent Is there a free alternative to scholar.guggle.com in this galaxy?

Dear All,

Use F-Droid App Store For Freedom and Privacy in Android phones fsci.in/blog/fdroid-for-freedo

Started using F-Droid? Great.

Please spread the word.

#fsci #FreeSoftware #FDroid


If you have a blog powered by WordPress, you can connect it to the Fediverse so that people on Mastodon etc can follow your blog, comment on posts and share them.

You will need to install a free open source plugin called ActivityPub For WordPress:


Note that WordPress the platform is different from wordpress.com the hosting site. Wordpress.com does not allow installation of this kind of plugin (unless you pay an expensive fee).

But you don't need to use wordpress.com to use WordPress! Because WordPress is free open source software, much every hosting provider in the world offers a WordPress site for a few dollars a month, and this kind of indpendently hosted WordPress is what the plugin will work on.

#FediTips #Fediverse #WordPress #ActivityPub #Blog

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Nothing beats a libre GTK-based native desktop app. Save desktop apps from extinction in a world dominated by "webapps" and mobile apps.

Things we are missing in tootle
1. Polls
2. @ - ing people
What else?

Had my first run in with #apple activation lock at work. Imagine not being able to use a computer that cost your business £3000 because an outgoing employee locked it to their personal apple account. Now having to go through the hassle of opening a support ticket with proof of purchase to unbrick it. What a pain. Whilst yes, we should have known about this 'feature' and how to disable it, it isn't exactly widely advertised...

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