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I've been thinking about the state of my blog, Beyond the Garden Walls, for a while... and I've decided to just delete it. I simply don't have the time or the energy to maintain it anymore.

Everyone, thank you for the kind support for my blog. I'll still be here on Mastodon if you want to chat with me.

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Daryl Sun boosted

Carnet is a free open source alternative to Google Keep. It's a note-taking app that can be synced online. You can follow at:

➡️ @Carnet

As well as rich text notes, you can also store images, sound files and to-do lists.

It's available for Android (through @fdroidorg and Google Play) and for @nextcloud

You can find out more at getcarnet.app

#Carnet #NextCloud #Android #GoogleKeep #Apps #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Notes #NoteTaking #Productivity #Office

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I like how #Google now displays the cookie/tracking consent banner *full-page*, blocking any and all functionality of their search.

This means that for the bit more privacy conscious among us, who up until now just used private browsing mode Google search is effectively unusable.

Meanwhile, #DuckDuckGo and other privacy-conscious search engines have no cookie/tracking consent banner.

Google tried to be smart and push users to "just agree", instead they're pushing more users away. 👍

Daryl Sun boosted

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @pinafore - Alternative web client for Mastodon

🌟 @Castopod - FOSS podcasting platform for the Fediverse

🌟 @XWiki - Self-hostable free open wiki platform aimed at business users

🌟 @manyver_se - Social network without servers, works peer-to-peer

🌟 @privacyint@mastodon.xyz & @privacyint@media.privacyinternational.org (videos) - Charity campaigning for the right to privacy

🌟 mastodon.online/@FediFollows/1 - Directory of all follows recommended by FediFollows, organised by topic

Daryl Sun boosted

i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

tinytools.directory

Daryl Sun boosted

Privacy International is a charity that has campaigned for the right to privacy since 1990. You can follow their official Fediverse account at:

➡️ @privacyint

They also have an official video account on their own PeerTube instance at:

➡️ @privacyint

Their website is at privacyinternational.org

#PrivacyInternational #PI #Privacy #Rights #HumanRights #NGO #NGOs #Charity #Charities #OnlinePrivacy #Videos #Activism #PeerTube #PeerTubers

Daryl Sun boosted

[News] Our plans for PeerTube v4!
By the end of the year, new features focused mainly on experience customization so you can display and discover the videos to your liking.
➡️ hhttps://joinpeertube.org/en/news#roadmap-v4

Daryl Sun boosted

#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @wallabag - Article storage system, FOSS alternative to Mozilla Pocket

🌟 @sajan - Surreal and distinctive artist/illustrator, with a 1950s Asian aesthetic

🌟 @tuxdevices - Independent news site about phones and tablets running Linux

🌟 @snikket_im & @xmpp & @matrix & @delta & @briar - Decentralised FOSS alternatives to Signal

🌟 @ubuntustudio - Linux distro for creative people, with lots of preinstalled arty software

I've been thinking about the state of my blog, Beyond the Garden Walls, for a while... and I've decided to just delete it. I simply don't have the time or the energy to maintain it anymore.

Everyone, thank you for the kind support for my blog. I'll still be here on Mastodon if you want to chat with me.

Daryl Sun boosted

We have decided to shoot the messenger actually.

From 31st of may Nextcloud News will no longer be provided by disroot. We are also not planning to provide any replacement service.

Here is more info about it:
disroot.org/en/blog/killing_nc

Daryl Sun boosted

So apparently the leaked data of 533 million Facebook users came from a 2019 breach that wasn’t previously disclosed after all. Not just that, Facebook chose not to notify the users affected either. Yes, totally reasonable and responsible behavior, as you would expect.

wired.com/story/facebook-data-

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Firefox 87 rolls out with Smart Block and improved referrer trimming because often browsers break page rendering with script blocking

See xda-developers.com/firefox-87-

#technology #browsers #trackers #firefox

Daryl Sun boosted

🇺🇸 I dared putting it live: my repo browser should now be 3 times as fast (at least), less memory hungry, much better in finding your apps (full-text search), and some more. Please report if you find some issues I missed!

🇩🇪 Ich war so wahnsinnig und hab das Update soeben ausgespielt: Mein Repo-Browser sollte jetzt mindestens 3x so schnell sein, weniger Speicher fressen, bessere Suchergebnisse liefern (Volltextsuche). Etwaige Probleme bitte melden!

apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid

#fdroid #Android #apps

Daryl Sun boosted
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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @play0ad - FOSS real time strategy game, similar to Age Of Empires

🌟 @matthewbogart & @matthewbogart - Cartoonist and graphic novel author, creator of "Incredible Doom"

🌟 @danielle - Surreal short animations, often combined with music

🌟 @fdroidorg - FOSS app store, a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play

🌟 @metabolist - Free open source Mastodon app for iPhone and iPad, just published first release version yesterday

Daryl Sun boosted

F-Droid is a free open source app store for Android devices which only includes privacy-friendly FOSS apps. You can follow at:

➡️ @fdroidorg

The F-Droid app store can be installed from the official site at f-droid.org

Google Play has been removing Fediverse apps recently, seemingly without explanation. It is really important that we have independent and accountable alternatives like F-Droid.

#FDroid #AppStores #Apps #FOSS #Android #Smartphones #Tablets #GooglePlay #Alternatives

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#Tusky has been removed from the PlayStore by Google

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Disclosure time: two fairly typical vulnerabilities in DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials. One is still unresolved on Firefox and Edge but can only be exploited from their server. #DuckDuckGo #privacy #infosec

palant.info/2021/03/15/duckduc

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