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NZ Covid hard lockdown, day 12 activity... Dogs demonstrate that it's entirely possible to be noble... without being dignified...

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And, with that, I have new (upgraded) gimbals. I note, too, that there's a new #FOSS OpenTX firmware update and a new version of the (Qt-based) "companion" app.

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This past weekend in the Financial Times, Kim Stanley Robinson ponders the nature of the current climate emergency, trying to capture the "structure of the feeling" of our current moment.

ft.com/content/ff94df96-b702-4

In 2020, Robinson published an astonishingly good, optimistic and furious novel about the climate emergency, "The Ministry For the Future," whose goal was imagining what that "structure" feel like if we actually averted the end of civilization.

pluralistic.net/2020/12/03/min

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Wow. Someone got #BadApple, a 3.5 minute+ music video, to play in it's entirety on the @PINE64 #PineTime #FOSS smart watch.

This device has a total of 64kb of RAM.

Y'all are crazy!

odysee.com/@TT-392:b/bad-apple

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Setting up a digital messaging platform for teachers to support each other in development is a idea we should consider in Samoa

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Help teachers in Fiji to create a dedicated list on mastodon which can be used as a support group for helping practitioners.

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@dajbelshaw there's more than a little irony involved in forcing commenters to have an account on Github.

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Daniel Hale, one of the great American Whistleblowers, was just moments ago sentenced to four years in prison. His crime was telling this truth: 90% of those killed by US drones are bystanders, not the intended targets.

He should have been given a medal. t.co/3i4IbkrfI3

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Senfcall.de is a FOSS-based video conferencing site which aims to provide a privacy-friendly alternative to proprietary services. You can follow them at:

➡️ @senfcall (in German and English)

Their website is at senfcall.de/en (English) and senfcall.de (German)

Calls are made within the web browser using the libre BigBlueButton system.

#SenfCall #BigBlueButton #FOSS #Privacy #VOIP #Deutsch #AufDeutsch #Libre #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #ConferenceCalls

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We suddenly have a lake in the paddock across the road (although this is what it's for)...

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About two months ago I decided to use my spare time to work on a Plasma Mobile/Kirigami podcast player. Mostly because I wanted to do a hobby project to learn qml. And also a bit because there seemed to be no (mobile) linux podcast players which were anywhere near what I wanted to see in a podcast player.

Two months later I suddenly find myself with developer access to KDE and a project under review for regular release through KDE / plasma mobile. 😃

I love the FOSS and KDE communities!

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Welcome to #Inkscape 1.1! We're excited to launch our latest version... with a Welcome dialog, Command Palette, revamped Dialog Docking System & searchable preference options, along with new exporting formats. Download for Linux, Windows or macOS : inkscape.org/release/inkscape-

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Outstanding game developed by Ryerson University and @greggy introducing those new to web accessibility to potential barriers. Brilliant! See: de.ryerson.ca/games/accessibil

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Most people never read terms of service - but even when they do, "agreements" are subject to unilateral "renegotiation" by companies that engineered high switching costs as a means of corralling you into clicking "I agree" to things no rational person would *ever* agree to.

Consent theater lays bare the fiction of agreement. Real agreement is based on negotiation, and markets are based on price-signals in which buyers and sellers make counteroffers.

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