Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!

#a11y #foss #linux #flatpak #accessibility

Remember that your cell phone cannot make phone calls without it pinging off towers. Said pings can be accessed by police. Those pings can be used to track your location to within 100 yards/meters. If your phone cannot locate any towers, it will expend increasing amounts of power trying to locate one. Dutch police are well known for using this to track people.

Every phone has at least one unique IMEI number (one per SIM card/eSIM slot) that cannot be changed that can be used to track you. It doesn't matter whether your phone has a SIM or not. It is still pinging towers in case you need it to call 911.

Finally, so long as your phone has power through the battery or plugged into the wall, it is never truly off. This has been used in the past for police to remotely listen in on people

@neil Privacy.

Freedom of association.

Freedom of movement.

Freedom of employment.

Freedom to choose where you live.

Freedom of speech.

Freedom in general.

I've exported a #gitlab project and the data is in json/ndjson format, which is great! I can figure out what a lot of the fields approximately mean, but some documentation would be really helpful to understand the nuances. I've spent quite a while searching and haven't found anything. Can anyone help? (I'm mostly interested in grokking the issues.)

@rjek There's still a bunch of competitors to git around, including Fossil from the sqlite project. Not very popular, though.

rcs to cvs gave us concurrent development.

cvs to svn gave us branching.

svn to bzr and git gave us distributed version control and thus merging.

git gave us performance and consensus of tooling over bzr and other DVCS. It also gave us centralized forges for DVCS.

This would imply the next step is de-centralized forges? Or maybe git is good enough for now?

I need privacy. Not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are.

Just to follow up here generically to the many followups one can make that: "Yes, but hardware and software aren't currently being designed to empower users"

Yes. Exactly my point. Let's make it a priority to change that!

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everyone's always complaining about how much they hate computers but I love them, I love computers

the things mostly dislike about computers come from a feeling of disempowerment. but computers can be very empowering, if we let them, if we make that a priority

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

Barry Gehm

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it."

Florence Ambrose (Freefall, Stanley)

"It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done."

Terry Pratchett

"CDN" stands for "Can't Do Nothing [to fix it during an outage]"

@brennen Ugh. I remember that feeling. Luckily I was familiar with from my time as a Debian developer, and in general, as an open source developer. Today's the solstice, so it's a good day to check in with yourself, and end the commitments you need to end – maybe by taking a break, or by rotating it on to someone else, or by sunsetting a project.

I just released version 0.11.1 of (also see This version includes a new feature for CA key rollover ('ca re-certify') plus various minor improvements.

And also version 0.11.1 of (also see This is the first published release of OpenPGP CA as a REST service, which makes it easy to integrate an in-house OpenPGP CA with other systems.

💼 We are hiring!
open roles for:
- Web developer
- Full stack developer
- Instance admin
- OnlyOffice engineer

[pls boost]

@mhoye @zwol Given how averse to competition I am, I'd rather decide this by rolling dice.

Or Russian roulette, given the context.

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