@orionholmes Matrix lets you choose which server you expose your metadata to, even one you host yourself.
Signal forces all metadata, including phone numbers, to be centralized on servers they control and could easily plaintext any time they want.
I'll take freedom over a walled garden any day.
I'm very positively impressed!
✓ End-to-end encryption (where possible)
✓ Decentralised (yay!)
✓ Open protocol and has a number of FLOSS clients
✓ Bridges with #IRC (and others)
✓ Video and audio calls
✓ The clients I've tried so far all have good UX
@codeberg I deleted my #GitHub account three years ago. I used it to contribute to Free Software projects that only use this proprietary platform. When I started using GitHub I constantly tried (and failed) to convince projects to self-host using Free Software instead. As more and more Free Software projects I care about moved to GitHub, I ended up using it daily and it made me sad.
I started the @fedeproxy project this year to federate projects out of GitHub.
Turns out Org-Mode is great for documenting experiments. For example, I’m preparing for implementation of a client for an API provided to my employer. So I’ve set up an Org-Mode file to document my findings.
Right now I’m adding stuff like
#+NAME: token #+BEGIN_SRC shell :cache yes :var host=host-name cred=credentials curl -u $cred $host \ | jq '.path.to.token' \ | sed -e 's/^"//; s/"$//;' #+END_SRC
and reusing token in other snippets I collect along the way.
And this is awesome.
My org is looking for an asciidoc or markdown toolchain consultant. We need templates and tooling that end up with PDF docs. It all needs to be FOSS, usable by people on Linux/Mac/Windows, and backed by git or svn. We're command line, emacs, vim types, but interested in guis too.
For reference, we have a Latex -> PDF repo: https://github.com/OpenTechStrategies/ots-doctools
If you're interested, hop into https://chat.opentechstrategies.com and say hi!
All leads appreciated. Feel free to circulate this notice. Thanks!
Among the highlights are the inclusion of a bundled mini-GMP, a new ‘read’ in #Scheme, and various optimizations.
We announced "guix home: Call for Early Adopters".
`guix home` utilizes wonderful Guix package manager and provide an ability to manage your user's packages and configurations in a declarative and reproducible way.
If you already want to try `guix home`, consider yourself at least advanced GNU/Linux user and have some spare time. Open the link below, read the thread and join!)
Toot if you have any questions.
📢 Calling all Guix around the world!
A new release of GNU Guix is coming soon (version 1.2.1). Please test everything you can and report any issues you find 🙂
RT @hpk42: Well, not to tout myself too much but I thought about this "dependency confusion" attack when I co-created https://devpi.net to allow to have "curated package indexes" fronting general PyPI, the Python package index.
I started looking at Autotools (specifically for packaging Guile stuff). The complexity of it... I want to cry, it's so depressing.
I know... power, flexibility, the advantages of a universal build mechanism, ... That's why I'm keen on Autotools over alternatives... but still, it's so painful.
Why can't we have simple things? :(
> Beware that m4 may be dangerous for the health of compulsive programmers. 
Dear Santa, I know this gets to you as a late request, but... https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/software-design-flexibility
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