Hey everyone, happy to introduce the new logo for #GoToSocial created by @Anna. She absolutely kicked ass on it and it's adorable.

ALSO: This might be a good time to spontaneously say something that's been on my mind for a while.

I have an Ipad Air 6 that I've used on & off for a few years, but I really can't stand it anymore (for ethical reasons). So, I want to donate it to someone (person, team, org, or similar), actively working to get FOSS OSs to work on Ipads & Iphones.

I was thinking of as a likely candidate myself. But please let me know if you know of anyone else (yourself included, of course).

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The debate on "theming", Gtk3 & Gnome, really gets on my nerves (for various reasons). Someday I'll try to spell out the specifics of all of that, but for now I just wanna make one point:

I'd argue alternative, non-Adwaita stylesheets are important for (better contrast, legibility, etc.). In general, making alternative stylesheets harder or impossible to use, means less diversity. And as a consequence, then, this potentially makes for a worse situation in terms of accessibility.

One thing, before I forget: I won't ship it outside the EU, sorry.

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ALSO: This might be a good time to spontaneously say something that's been on my mind for a while.

I have an Ipad Air 6 that I've used on & off for a few years, but I really can't stand it anymore (for ethical reasons). So, I want to donate it to someone (person, team, org, or similar), actively working to get FOSS OSs to work on Ipads & Iphones.

I was thinking of as a likely candidate myself. But please let me know if you know of anyone else (yourself included, of course).

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I know this is somewhat old news by now. But still, it's a reason to repeat this:

fuck off Apple.

(Buy refurbished & hack your devices into oblivion.)

ar.al/2021/08/08/apple-is-tryi

With 10 devices added in the last few days Ubuntu Touch now has 75 ports. Our most significant jump ever includes Redmi Note 9 Pro / 9 Pro Max / 9S / Poco M2 Pro,giving 22 Xiaomi devices in total, 5 of them led by @TheKit. Then there is @Shouko Xiaomi Mi A2 port, one of the most advanced and compatible. Not all of the devices listed are working fully. Choose your desired device depending on your needs. devices.ubuntu-touch.io

#UBports #UbuntuTouch #MobileLinux #Linux #OpenSource #Smartphones

Given the state of privacy (and thus human rights) legislation around the world, there are only three conclusions one can reach about policymakers.

Either they are:

1. Daft
2. Corrupt

Or,

3. Outwardly hostile

Sadly, I feel it’s mostly various combinations of all three.

love sick 

"I don't know if I can give you what you want," you said. "But I just want to love you," I replied, without knowing exactly what I meant by that. You didn't say anything else, and then you just drifted away, into the night.

I couldn't move. All through the night I just sat there, repeating the same words over and over again: "We just need to be patient, we just need to be patient, we just need to be patient."

self-recording tips 'for a better audio future' - audio literacy... welcome to add!!! etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/selfr

Looking to share and connect with #smalltech #lowtech #craftisans #makers #creators and those that like to tinker, play, explore, learn, show, teach, and make the world a better place one day at a time.

#introduction
#introductions

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Apple’s device scanning isn’t a slippery slope. It’s a complete system waiting for government pressure to expand. act.eff.org/action/tell-apple-

Take care of yourselves, friends. Keep safe, stay alive, put out the fires, and keep fighting.

🍊 💚 🍎 💜

Got a 10 year old MacBook Air from friends who were going to chuck it out “because it can’t even play a video”. I thought I’d put a Linux distro on it just to see what happens.
I get myself ready for what I expect to be hours of troubleshooting on various forums... but I put the Ubuntu 20.04 USB stick in, boot to USB, install, reboot, done.
Works perfectly. Nothing to fix. Very smooth for a 10 year old lappy with 2GB of RAM.

Definitely plays videos.

So many devices go to the bin for no reason.

ok fediverse,

do you know any transgender musicians/composers? which ones? (if a lot, your fave 3)

go!

Lovely fedi friends,

I've been away from the fediverse/masto for way too long this time. Offline in so many ways. Months of noisy, sweaty, exhausting days, and nights full of silent scheming. In the mornings I've just cried. Existing solely within that enigmatic & transitional state usually called "moving house." But now, finally, I've managed to get somewhat settled in my little beach house.

Anyways, mostly I just wanted to say that I've missed your toots in my life.

Sincerely,
I

Debian bullseye release planned for 2021-08-14, what will happen in the last weeks up to the release. lists.debian.org/debian-devel-

This was awesome. Why open source and control over ones own electronic property matters, and doesn't actually need to impede business profitability.

Straight from the man who *actually* started Apple, is in created something amazing that didn't yet exist, not the guy who marketed it:

youtube.com/watch?v=CN1djPMooV

Amazon.com Inc. has won U.S. permission to use radar to monitor consumers’ sleep habits.

inkl.com/a/WonXAbCygzy

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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