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No gods.
No masters.

No saviors.
No kings.

No fate but what we make.

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...

Watch Micro$oft combine TikTok with LinkedIn and Skype and Hotmail to create the worst social media ever 🍿

Ah, the animation doesn't come through the upload. 😢

Check out the source link. It's pretty cool/hypnotic.

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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.

Incident report: “An undocumented administrator made an unauthorized backup copy of our data”

Hey fediverse, does anyone know if any open source browsers support U2F security keys besides those derived from Firefox or Chromium?

I discovered to my surprise last night that Epiphany doesn't support U2F security keys yet, and it looks like the necessary support isn't even being worked on right now. Given that the underlying problem was lack of support in WebKit, this got me wondering if there were any open source browsers that supported security keys out there that weren't one of the "big two" under the hood.

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