Happy Zero Cool crash day!
I do think the main blockers to achieving a software freedom future are:
1) Apple/Google's duopoly over our phones. Phones provide all the computing many, but not all, people need.
2) The sheer dominance of DRM in, and beyond, our entertainment. DRM is fundamentally based on the ideology of proprietary software.
Without achieving a significant foothold in the smartphone & entertainment markets, I can't see our movement being anything but niche.
Beyond that, it's just spreading our ideology...
Protoss or IKEA Furniture? https://katsudon.net/?p=6465
Bellingcat has a good initial run-down of the explosion in Beirut based on video evidence. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2020/08/04/what-just-blew-up-in-beirut/
I dunno I'm looking forward the the virtual parade my clown friends were in but this is pretty okay too I guess https://twitter.com/wendynather/status/1253050832398024705
Ah, the animation doesn't come through the upload. 😢
Check out the source link. It's pretty cool/hypnotic.
Serious "Hackers" vibe here...
New (free) NiN albums!
Interesting discovery: KDE supports U2F security keys natively, and KDE-centric browsers like Falkon inherit this support.
Mind you, Falkon hasn't had a release in over a year, so for the sake of not running something with a potentially questionable security profile I'm going to stick with Firefox for now.
But! ... Alternatives?
The lack of sensible support for recurring tasks in every non-webapp task management application I've tried is truly abysmal. Thunderbird + Lightning comes closest, but still has some incredibly unintuitive behaviors.
(For example, marking a recurring task as complete in the tasks tab marks all future occurrences complete, while checking the complete box in the tasks sidebar works as expected. But! Once a repeating task is marked as complete, it still shows its original completion date in the tasks tab when "all" tasks are selected, but the correct date when viewing "incomplete tasks".)
The only application I haven't tried yet is kOrganizer, but I'm a little reluctant to install and set it up given that Thunderbird is at least tolerable, and everything else has been bad.
Tshirt fundraiser has hit it’s mark to go to print. Took right at 8 hours... the quickest we’ve done that.
Here’s the link for the night crew:
More about Projekt:ONI can be found here:
Armchair futurist & infosec wannabe.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.