If the current trend over the most recent months is a stable one, my #Mastodon followers will surpass my #Twitter followers within the next year. Go for it! ๐Ÿ’ช

The seventy-fourth edition of my weekly collection of news about #LinuxPhones (@PINE64 #PinePhone, #PinePhonePro, @purism #Librem5 and such), #LinBits, is out!


This week in Linux Phones: #libhandy 1.5.0, #Fluffychat 1.0, #NemoMobile running on two more devices, #postmarketOS adds support for another Snapdragon 845-based phone, #LoRa backplate fun and more!

Seen the hype. Read some reviews. Installed @MXLinux and guess what...really impressed. Within minutes of installing had running and edited a video with my brother. Layout logical, clear, straightforward.

My new recommended flavour for newbies, and likely my swap for the machine next time I have a fatal error. Though my laptop will still be ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

"If you canโ€™t fit everything you want to do within 40 hours per week, you need to get better at picking what to do, not work longer hours."

@dhh and @jasonfried in "It Doesnโ€™t Have to Be Crazy at Work"

Baffled as to why my company failed the UK's assessment for not having anti-virus on . It was a hard fail.

Never come across this before - and last year we passed despite explicitly stating no antivirus on linux machines.

Assessors are


Anybody else come across this?

Considering trying #PostmarketOS on my #PinePhone .. has anyone gotten #Signal (desktop or android app) to work?

Mastodon usually has a dark theme by default, but you can switch to a light theme or high contrast theme if you prefer.

Go to Preferences > Appearance > Site Theme, choose the one you want and click "Save Changes".

Some instances have additional themes too. Ask your admin if you want more themes added.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #Themes

Welcome to #Mastodon, here are couple tricks:
- find the content to follow, no company is shoving content into your face here
- initially check as many profiles as you can and follow if you enjoy their toots
- joinmastodon.org/communities lists instances
- /about page of each instance has "Discover users" + "what's happening": great way to find profiles to follow.
- click on "star" if you enjoyed the post, "boost" if you want your followers to enjoy it too
- block spammy accounts right away

๐Ÿšซ jetpacks
โœ… bike lanes

๐Ÿšซ flying cars
โœ… public transit

Thank you to everyone who bought something this weekend!

I haven't talked about it much here, but on my @matt blog I've mentioned that Write.as finally became modestly profitable earlier this year. It's only enough to sustain a single full-time developer (me), but it means I can keep building this, @writefreely, and our other projects indefinitely.

This is a reminder that Scottish ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ snow plows have all the best names, and can be tracked live here:

I mean...


@onepict @freedcreative @alcinnz @shahaan we need to focus on educating our national education policy makers (in NZ, it's our Ministry of Education) to recognise that a) the status quo is counter-productive (and expensive, and exclusionary), and b) a relatively small investment in FOSS would pay major dividends for our society, by creating a generation of people who aren't crippled with Learned Helplessness - I've written about it here: davelane.nz/explainer-digitech and here davelane.nz/different-approach

Our 6-yr-old Fairphone 2 is being upgraded to Android 10. Thatโ€™s 7 years of software support! An industry first for an Android device! ๐Ÿ™Œ Together with the open source community we built the operating system. Proving it is possible to put sustainability at the heart of tech. ๐ŸŒฟ

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ Released!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Future bass-y thing that's sparkly and fluttery.

Enjoy! <3 :boost_ok: :boost_ok: :boost_ok:


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