I hate it when 3rd-party npm package updates break my whole build process. This is one of the disadvantages of the . This happens 2 or 3 times a year at least.

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Despite a persistent legend, the Chromium web browser is strongly tight with many Google services, and thus is *NOT* ungoogled.
In /e/OS we are using a fully ungoogled Chromium web browser.
On Linux, Mac and Windows, you can use "ungoogled- chromium":

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Google Alternativen für:
- Nutzer
- Webseitenbetreiber
- Android Entwickler

Bitte fleißig re-tooten! :mastogrin:


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If you’re not in my particular niche communities, you might not know about the community that exists around old ThinkPad laptops. But I’m going to tell you about it, because I think it’s awesome!

ThinkPad laptops from years ago are enduringly popular, because they have great support from free software, and they’re extremely repairable.

Not only are new or used parts extremely easy to come by, people are even designing new parts for these old machines, so you can upgrade rather than replace!

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Reading about that beekeeper in Turkey who couldn’t keep the bears out of his hives so he set up a taste test to see which honey the bears preferred. I love the internet.

It's been 6-7 years since I made my last theme. Looks like not much happened since then in terms of features and architecture (except the editor). It's still crappy frontend code.

Development of WP stands still regarding the frontend. Most themes on the market a technically bad code. Guess that's why people move on to generated .

And this is why the FOSS ecosystem fails in many ways compared to the commercial players. It focuses too much on devs. There are nearly no FOSS architects, FOSS UX engineers or FOSS marketing guys.

So what's the point in 'cloning' platforms? As if the architecture of the commercial ones were perfect. Let's think over time lines for example. Or new ways of discovering like-minded people. Where are discussions about these topics in the FOSS world?

It's not about copying the technology and the features one by one from the commercial gatekeepers, it's about going new ways to give users tools to build their own special bubbles with people who share the same values.

Architecture is about making spaces comfortable for humans. Social web arcitecture fails this point miserably. We don't only need FOSS developers, we also need FOSS architects who design better systems and platforms.

You know what I don't like with all social media platforms? Be it Facebook, Insta, Twitter or Mastodon and other platforms. It's all a popularity contest. It depends more on what people *like*, not on what's good (these both are not necesarily the same). There is no good social media without the right people.

Which brings me to the next point. (thread)

Did you know that the Foundation is mainly sponsored by ?

German: zeit.de/digital/internet/2017-

English: techcrunch.com/2017/11/14/mozi

I don't believe, it's only because of the default search engine deal. There must be more to it. Regarding their image of being und independent from monopols, this seems quite hypocritical to me.

minetime.ai/ - calender app as a research project. Looked promising in the beginning but wants an email address at setup to analize user behaviour, "communicate" with the user, investigate violations of their terms and share data with partners like Google.

This is not how privacy is done. Uninstalled.

Hey guys, what do you think about the Brave ? brave.com/

@kuketzblog hast du ihn schon analysiert? Mich würde deine Meinung dazu interessieren.

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"The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files."
via @josephfcox

that's creepy.


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Teils "vulgäre" Inhalte: Facebook ließ Sprachnachrichten seiner Nutzer abtippen dlvr.it/RBBVB8

Konzerne zerstören aus Profitgier globale gemeinschaftliche Resourcen ohne Scheu und Rücksicht. Und hier läuft die Propaganda, die Folgen der Umweltzertstörung auf den kleinen Konsumenten abzulegen. Mit Steuern und durch Kollektivdruck erzwungene Kaufentscheidungen. Ein Hohn.


I still don't understand, why devs need to represent a layout with specific classes. Like or other frameworks do.

I don't use them since 20 years. A grid is something to have in mind when laying out your components. Not something to be necessarily managed by special classes.

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