Just wanted to give @vaillancourtmax a belated 👍 for his shout-out of Unlauncher [jkuester.github.io/unlauncher/] (the minimalist Android launcher I maintain) in his post on "Turning my smartphone into a boring tool" [maximevaillancourt.com/blog/tu].

It is great to see more people interested in using a smartphone as a "tool, not distraction"!

Quote of the week regarding this whole Chrome ad-block debacle: "It's like Google found developer goodwill burdensome, and decided to pack it all up into container trucks and ship it all to Microsoft."

But really, it is very interesting to see the difference in long-term corporate priorities between a company that is at is core an ad agency vs a real (albeit sometimes flawed) software company...

For all y'all out there looking to up your fediverse game on the phone, Highly recommend trying the app. Very nice interface gives you more power and information at your fingertips than the default webapp. Costs a bit on Google Play but of course you should get it for free on @fdroidorg

For anyone interested in the tech details behind our chat server this is a great talk! Gives a nice history/intro on and also gets into some really cool details of their deployment for the French Gov. (Each Ministry/Dept will manage its own server and will federate with all the other Govt servers...) fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event

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Many have been asking for it: a Virtual Drive for the #Nextcloud desktop client. It is coming! We're proud to announce availability of a Tech Preview, test it out today!

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World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.

Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.

Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.


#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google

Stumbled on my new favorite music player for Windows. is a sweet open-source app that has the perfect combination of a beautiful clean interface and enough features to be a joy to use without cluttering/bogging down the app with too many addons...


Pro-tip (or pro-toot if you will): When you go to replace your break pads and rotors, it is a good idea to make sure you have bought the correct pads before hammering off one of the rotors....

Rotors are not optional when it comes to driving into town to buy new pads.

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