Heya everyone! At 20:00 UTC (about an hour and a half) I'll be giving the first Pidgin State of the Bird since 2017. I'll be discussing the state of the project, it's near term future, and even taking question! So check it out on my twitch channel at twitch.tv/rw_grim/. A video will be available afterwards in case you can not attend the live event.

@tails to be more clear.. I don't care that you're moving away from pidgin. It sucks, but it's your choice. What I have issues with, if it wasn't clear already, is that you're saying my project has security issues but you won't tell me what they are so I can't fix them. You (tails) have created a self fulfilling prophecy and are essentially being malicious.. Something I would hope tails would be very aware of.

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@tails easy... justify statements like this "Tails natively ships with a client. Currently Pidgin.
For security reason Tails is going to replace it." There's literally no reason given in this toot or in the gitlab page that was linked as to what the security issues are. If you/tails have legitimate security issues, disclose them responsible so that everyone can be made safer. Hoarding them and using them to call other projects insecure isn't good for anyone.

Fuck Facebook. 

I don't wanna argue with random YouTube commenters about why Facebook owning and meddling with Oculus is bad, and why being an original Kickstarter backer is relevant to that argument. :blobcatsad:

The fact of the matter is, even if they didn't sell any consumer builds of the hardware before the Facebook takeover, I personally, and literally hundreds of other early VR videogame developers, sunk a significant investment of development costs into the original two dev kits and their hardware drivers,

only to have the rug pulled out from under us as a walled garden suddenly appeared at the last moment and we were forced to upgrade our drivers and sell in their market or get out, basically?

No? myaa, come on. I'm on Linux, I paid hundreds of dollars for VR hardware, and I can't even use it because of commercial interests and spyware.

OH: Making JIRA look bad is sorta like beating a fish in pole vaulting

OH: JIRA is categorized as a human rights violation by the UN

Happy New Year everyone! Come join us on stream as we welcome in the new year while swapping out our kubernetes ingress controller and hopefully not breaking anything!! twitch.tv/rw_grim

Hey everyone! Tonight we're going to be working on a new jetbrains youtrack importing tool so I can migrate my stuff from bitbucket. So come on by and say hi! twitch.tv/rw_grim

It might not look like much.. But this screen shot has been a little over a year in the making! This is the development version of Pidgin 3
with webkit1 finally completely removed. The replacement widgets aren't to feature parity yet, but they work with only a few bugs! PR TBA

If you fall on this TOOT and are passionate about #openSource #openHardware #decentralizedInternet and disruptive ideas on how do we figure out a solution to #fixtheWeb, I laid down a first version of the ideas and thought that would help and make it happen. Make it yours!
Link: mypads.framapad.org/mypads/?/m

People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

Hey everyone we just added a bunch of new stuff to the swag store, check it out!! shop.spreadshirt.com/imfreedom

Finally Pidgin 2.13.0 is available on Windows!! You can get it at the normal places!!

Be sure to give Eion Robb some love for jumping through the code signing cert hoops and consider donating to him at paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=

Guido stepping down as BDFL... Never thought I'd see the day, but I can totally relate! Thanks for all your hard work Guido!! mail.python.org/pipermail/pyth

Beginning June 11, no more free API key for Google Maps (now Google Maps Platform) if you don't provide a credit card.

A lot of custom Google maps that have been created over the years will likely no longer work.

Time to use #leaflet and #openstreetmap



Hey everyone! Did you know we have a swag store for Pidgin?! We just totally revamped and have a bunch of new swag!! If you have any ideas please let us know!! shop.spreadshirt.com/imfreedom Also you can use code FAB15 to get 15% off through Sunday!

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