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I just released 1.0 (Alpha 1), which aims to be a lightweight Mastodon client for Linux desktops and phones :toot:

You can read the change log and download the sources here: github.com/bleakgrey/tootle/re

A Flatpak version will be prepared soon, so stay tuned :3

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Tootle – Lightning Fast GTK+3 Mastodon Client for Linux • sǝuıɥɔɐɯ xnʇ ☞ tuxmachines.org/node/144880

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I don't want google to become the Internet. For most people
Google = search
Chrome = Browser
Android = Mobile
YouTube = Video
Please switch to a privacy respecting alternative and help others switch too.
#degoogle #openweb
github.com/nikitavoloboev/priv

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@whiskers imagine a world were people could actually build off each other's work

Instead of inventing the wheel for the xth time, because all other wheels are copyrighted

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What do you call a bee that lives in America?

A USB.

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@brainblasted I have to hard-disagree on this one. I find Glade invaluable for tinkering with UI before I even start programming to get a feel for what I want to make; doubly so before I was familiar with GTK widgets. I really hope either Glade gets GTK4 support or there's a new similar application. Having a quick and natural process from idea to seeing UI on screen is very important for me.

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The trouble users had yesterday launching apps on #macOS isn't just a technical problem, but a moral one. Operating systems should service their users, not phone home to a corporation to see if they're "permitted" to run the program. #Apple

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New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use? theregister.com/2020/11/14/goo

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Dino 0.2 is out!

Dino is a privacy-friendly messaging application. The 0.2 release adds message correction, improves the file upload functionality and provides more information on encryption.

Release blog post: dino.im/blog/2020/11/dino-0.2-

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The EU Council is pushing for encryption backdoors to messenger apps such as WhatsApp and Signal to fight terrorism (German article): fm4.orf.at/stories/3008930/

Despite the fact that errors of investigation in Austrian authorities had made the attack possible in the first place and not a lack of digital surveillance powers. Politicians must start to understand that more surveillance will not lead to more security. That's why we fight any attempt for an encryption backdoor: tutanota.com/blog/posts/why-a-

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Software development tends to be regarded as an engineering practice. But something dear to me is that it's also creative work. Writing words, creating entities, giving them behaviour and meaning, that is very much what an author does when writing fiction. It's an art and a craft. That's personally why I like doing it.

This engineering vs art duality is not recognized nearly enough. Computers talk in ones and zeros, but writing software is far from an exact science.

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