We need reviewers for new apps submitted as Merge Requests to #FDroid. There are over 40 pending MRs:
From #Reddit #Bitcoin: Today marks the day, The Bitcoin protocol has been running for 10 years. In just a decade, Bitcoin has become the most secure and robust transaction settlement network in the digital age, allowing for truly borderless and uncensorable value transfer. Happy Birthday, Bitcoin! https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/ac3o29/today_marks_the_day_the_bitcoin_protocol_has_been/ #Bitcoin
We are getting ready! The Transition freeze begins 01-12, during this freeze, packages with failing autopkgtests are blocked from testing. This is the 1st of 3 freeze periods toward the release of Debian 10 (codename: buster). https://release.debian.org/buster/freeze_policy.html
2018 was the year I concluded that any system whose purpose is to measure, capture, and monetize human attention is immoral and inevitably leads to the erosion of the commons and society itself. In 2019 I'm committed to helping dismantle these systems by all possible means.
Concretely this means supporting nonprofit alternatives like mastodon, blocking all ad tracking (sorry, people whose livelihoods have been captured by that industry), and doing whatever most damages the attention industry.
Look what arrived at casa popey. A @kdecommunity Slimbook! We'll review this on an upcoming episode of Ubuntu Podcast!
@Gargron /poll Did you read my article? a) Yes b) No
Now just extend the Mastodon client to parse the /poll Toot Format and allow people to respond and tally up the results.
PS. Would love to chat about a protocol for adding semantics to toots when you get a moment. Would be amazing to be able to extend the fediverse organically at the message level and enable clients to support the formats they want without having every protocol extension go into ActivityPub.
How apps on Android share data with Facebook...
At least 61 % of apps automatically transfer data to Facebook the moment people open the app, whether they have a Facebook account or not, or whether they are logged into Facebook or not.