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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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#w3m is a text mode #web #browser.

w3m is very simple, providing a display with very few colors with options suitable for HTML to text typesetting.

w3m also has full mouse support with most terminals, allowing for very easy browsing.

Installing a text browser like w3m, #lynx, or #links is essential, as it can easily help save the day when your display is locked up and you can only use the TTY.

Website 🔗:

apt 📦: w3m

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations #sysadmin

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#Links (2) is the simple text mode #browser.

Links is a text browser, similar to #Lynx and #w3m, but it adds more functionality, like a familiar menubar.

This menubar can be shown by pressing Esc, and allows for easy accessing of functionality and help.

Like Lynx, I'd say Links is a must have for any install.

As a bonus, Links has a graphical mode and supports iframes, tables, and CSS.

Website 🔗:

apt 📦: links

#free #foss #opensource #fossmendations #sysadmin

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Codeberg is a non-profit hosting service for FOSS projects, their source code and their development. You can follow at:

➡️ @codeberg

Codeberg's site is at

It's based on the free open source git project Gitea.

#Codeberg #Git #Github #Alternatives #Gitea #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #SourceCode #Dev #Development #Developers #Developer #SoftwareDevelopment

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Finally, I have taken the time to sit down and write about my personal transformation of late, my ongoing quest for productivity and learning how to work properly in this day and age.

It felt good to get this written down and reflect on the stuff that has happened. This is me still adapting to a post-academia life, almost 1.5 years after I shut my office door at the university for the last time.

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Joplin is a free open source notes & to-do app that can be synced online. You can follow at:

➡️ @joplinapp

It's available for Android, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac and Windows, you can download it from the official site at

It can be synced with @nextcloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive.

#Joplin #Notes #ToDo #Apps #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Productivity #Office #Evernote #Alternatives

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- Fediverse.Party - explore federated networks

Making social media free, federated and fun!

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

🌟 @AsteroidOS - Linux distro for smartwatches

🌟 @Jami - FOSS peer-to-peer alternative to Skype, available on all platforms

🌟 @violetmagician - Artist drawing fantastic creatures in bright high contrast colours

🌟 @Liberapay - Free open alternative to Patreon, run by a non-profit organisation

🌟 @NGIZero - Funding for privacy-friendly internet projects including the Fediverse etc

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"Ultimately, the flaw in the piracy-losses argument is the underlying assumption that those who take your work for free would buy it if piracy were made impossible. By and large, this isn’t true. People who download my fonts from pirate sites were never potential customers. They’re freeloaders, who only find one price satisfying: $0."
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Jami is a FOSS encrypted peer-to-peer calling and messaging app. You can follow the project here:

➡️ @Jami

It supports video calling, voice calling and instant messaging, with a Skype-style interface.

The app is available for Android (Google Play and F-Droid), iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac and Windows.

You can find out more from the website at

#Jami #Skype #Alternatives #P2P #VOIP #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Messenger #IM #InstantMessaging

Anchr: a website describing itself as "a toolbox for tiny tasks on the internet," currently it provides image uploading, link shortening, and bookmark collecting.

Source code:

Also available on Android (requires an account):

Podverse: online podcast manager like Google Podcasts, but FOSS. Listening is free. A free account allows podcast subscription. A premium subscription allows cross-device sync, clip creation and playlist creation.

Source code repositories:

Also available on Android:

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#app 🌧️ at @fdroidorg again. 59 updates and 3 new apps:

* Bibledit – collaborative bible translating
* OpenHub – GitHub client
* Scoop – stack trace catcher (for easy bug reporting)

Soon to come and meanwhile in my repo:

* Virtuosity – organize & track your music excercises

Enjoy your #foss #Android #apps from #fdroid :awesome:

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Hey there, a special post today:

@greenfediverse is a project that lets people know which Fediverse instances use environmentally friendly hosting services.

You can see the current list at:

However, the list now has to be updated, and the project urgently needs a script coder to help with this. Can you help?

If you are interested, please DM the project leader at @greenfediverse

#AskMastodon #AskFedi #AskFediverse

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We are now automatically scanning apps for API Key Identifiers like #GoogleAnalytics' ga_trackingId that are used to enable tracking APIs. If your app includes these, it will be marked with the `Trackers` Anti-Feature. To fix that, either remove the tracking API Key entirely or move it out of the build flavor used by F-Droid.

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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

#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. 👍

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