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I am looking for a digital to commision for three assets for the mastodon client @Tusky: A generic "elephant friend", an image for the error view (maybe a sad elephant?) and an image for the empty view (maybe a sleeping elephant?). Must look good on dark and light background and fit well with material design. Artist must be ok with the assets being published under an open source license. Vector assets preferred. Commission will of course be payed.
Pls boost!

In most places in India mains power is not present 24x7. Even in big cities, there are frequent power cuts. I self-hosted for a long time on solar power. But, I had to move, and now I run on mains power. Now, I suffer significant downtime due to power cuts. I'll have to work out some battery backup system to get my uptime back on track. Power cut issues are why I don't recommend XMPP to anyone, even though I use it. I wish P2P IM systems like Ring would improve. Over-dependence on server availability is an issue. Even in developed countries, will power supply continue to be reliable given our energy and environmental crisis? I think we need a less energy intensive and more delay tolerant Internet.

Liberapay is in trouble, here's our blog post that explains the situation and what you should do if you're one of our 2000 active users:

The more “cross platform” apps I see, the more I like apps written specifically for one platform. Maybe that’s because of the crappy performance of Electron and all the security scandals around Java. But I’d like to see more platform specific apps. Like in the good old days.

The ethical Instagram alternative @pixelfed is launching soon, but did you know that there's another federated photo sharing site in development?

It's called #Anfora (previously known as Zinat) and it's been developed in co-operation with #PixelFed so that they will be as compatible as possible (and they both use #ActivityPub).

Anfora is asking for help and feedback, links below:

Official account:


Dev's account:

"Dear Diary,
They say each hyperspace jump has a risk of memory loss, so: the people I love are..."
Huh. This must be someone else's diary.

Docker compose is great if you want to spend all of your time fighting docker compose and none of your time working on the software you're trying to compose


Members of the CCC were raided as "witnesses" because they were collecting donations for RiseUp, an American e-mail provider, which some actual offender has used. Their tech was confiscated and some still not returned. WTF

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Anyone have suggestions for a opensource CI service to pay for that ties into Github and Bitbucket?

Unpopular opinion, cynicism Show more

Chrome's private browsing is broken

This defeats the purpose of Incognito. If any website is able to tell you're browsing in private mode, then the browser is leaking data that shows it's not private

I need to rave about #Python.

One of my colleagues has deep knowledge about #GreenhouseGas calculations but doesn't write code, in any language. She was giving me instructions on how to perform a calculation, which I kept getting wrong. Frustrated, I just show her my Python code. She instantly recognises the error and tells me how to fix the code. This is the first time I show her Python.

Can *your* programming language do this?

tired: git diff

wired: whatever the fuck this is

The people who invented waste recycling systems probably get along great with Linux developers.

They actually expect average people to a) know what their rubbish is made of and b) care.

Yes, you can probably expect people to understand that if it's dirty it can't be recycled. People mostly understand the concept "dirty". But expecting them to know what all this packaging is made of? And which types are recyclable in which bin?

Doomed to fail. Forever. Sorry.

Make better recycling systems.

Find out how much your website costs someone to access on mobile networks around the world:

We already know that automated content filters don't work. They put absolute power over content in the hands of a system that is opaque and broken.

A couple of days ago YouTube took down all of the Blender Foundation's videos from the Blender Foundation's channel due to a copyright claim by... the Blender Foundation.

The BF is an official YT partner, but days later they still cannot get a straight answer from YT about what is going on: