Just found a great way to share URLs to your phone without sending a message/email to yourself. Just search "qr code <url>" in DDG then open your mobile scanner app :blobcheer:

Hundreds of rands of cables later and I learnt: any cable longer than 30cm cannot power a (3 or 4) without power throttling at some point. Also, don't judge a Pi's performance if the lightning bolt displays - performance is degraded significantly.


Of these, only #Briar is free software (GPLv3-licensed), so only it can be independently verified for possible security and privacy issues. It is the only one of these three that are recommendable.

#FireChat and #Bridgefy are proprietary (non-free), therefore not trustable at all.

The Open Book Project is in the process of designing an open source device that will let you read ebooks without being locked-in with a corporation.


Really excited that Mozilla has selected Matrix, @RiotChat@twitter.com and @ModularIM@twitter.com as the successor to IRC for all their community chat needs! The future will be open - both open source, open open standard and open web :D matrix.org/blog/2019/12/19/wel

My top 3 non-fiction books that I read this year:

3. How to Invent Everything, Ryan North goodreads.com/book/show/377526 …

2. Why We Sleep, Matthew Walker goodreads.com/book/show/344669 …

1. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari goodreads.com/book/show/236922 …

Excited to reveal something @richardyoung00 and I have cooked up at @IBMResearch

Browser Functions: A new platform using Web Browser execution engines

medium.com/@richardyoung00/bro …

The 7" tablet that works well, but I wanted to try a larger screen. So here's my new work-in-progress prototype 11.6" full HD tablet! The reading experience on this gorgeous screen is fantastic, as is the full on-screen keyboard.


Librem 5 Now Shipping, Backers Share First Impressions - Also A Comparison With The Pinephone Specs

So if you opened this post hoping to hear things are on par with an iPhone, prepare for disappointment. The current software stack shipping on the phone is said to eat through battery pretty fast, can’t play audio in calls (though the phone can make them), and is presently unable to access either of the two included cameras. But that’s part of the whole early-adopter fun, right?
So these are early impressions but it is also interesting to see its specs contrasted with those of the Pinephone which costs a lot less.
See omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/11/librem
#linux #opensource #phones squeet.me/objects/962c3e1032e4

Lime electric scooters will launch in Cape Town, South Africa in early 2020.

li.me/second-street/lime-launc … - With Cape Town launch, Lime will be the first e-scooter company to arrive in South Africa as it expands its commitment to the Middle East in Abu Dhabi.

Raspberry Pi 4 just got a lot cooler! The last four months of firmware updates have taken over half a watt out of idle power and nearly a watt out of fully loaded power. For @TheMagPi magazine, @ghalfacree gets testing: raspberrypi.org/blog/thermal-t …pic.twitter.com/usg4LT9hAO

"So, how was your day?”
“You know, I'm a physicist, I thought about stuff."
"That's it?"
"I wrote some of it down.”

Hilarious as this @bigbangtheory joke is, I figured I should actually show people what we get up to in a day...

youtu.be/XW_qIqLhPkI pic.twitter.com/IOFlLKXEsu

Stop 👏 Using 👏 Facebook

So many reasons, why you should consider closing your #Facebook account. Here is a nice documented list:


*Slow clap*

Read Sacha Baron Cohen's scathing attack on Facebook in full: 'greatest propaganda machine in history'theguardian.com/technology/201 …

A leaner, open source, ad-free YouTube experience that you can self-host:


In case you missed it... I posted about my experience of switching from macOS to #Linux.

It's now been a year so I wrote about why I switched, what I like about Gnome and a guide on how others can try Linux (and perhaps switch) too


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