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I recently got a Sony prs 600 e reader from 2009. The battery is at the end of its life (It lasts about 3 days with heavy reading, and a couple weeks without reading). No backlight, no Wi-Fi, just an SD card that I can load epub files and small PDFs. The screen is slow and the contrast isn't the best. The "touch screen" is the old resistive type where you really need to press with your nail or a stylus. Despite all those flaws, it's fantastic. It's just good enough for reading books. I read with large text so I don't even need to put on glasses, and it's easier to read than an actual book. Combined with Anna's archive, I'm reading more than I ever have before. No Wi-Fi nd slow screen make the experience feel closer to an actual book than a smartphone. It's great to just have a device do one thing without distractions popping up every minute. It's all old technology, but it's so rare to see anyone with an e-reader. Probably because they're still expensive *and* designed to microtransact the fuck out of you. So do you think there could be a simple open source e reader? I see pine64 is making the "pinenote", but it's still just the developer version, it's expensive, doesn't have an sd card, and looks like it's trying to be a lot more than an reader. Maybe it'll come down in cost, or they'll release a simpler version? The biggest obstacle for making an e-reader seems to be the screen, so maybe the pinenote's screen could become something of a standard. Or maybe I'm overthinking it, because there's already so many old Kindles and nooks out there that could be improved with a new battery and maybe new firmware too. Thoughts?
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Github Enshitification, This comment has been minimized. Sign in to view
Are you guys fine with these new shenanigans from Github. I found a bug and wanted to check what has been the development on that, only to find out most of the discussion was hidden by github and requesting me to sign-in to view it. It threw me straight back to when Microsoft acquired Github and the discussions around the future of opensource on a microsoft owned infrastructure, now microsoft is exploiting free work from the community to train its AI, and building walls around its product, are open source contributors fine with that ?
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(Read before Comment) Why you don’t like GIMP UI?
For what i heard, a lot of people on the Linux community use Krita for image manipulation, even though, it's intended for digital painting, and GIMP is the one intended for image manipulation, because people don't like the GIMP's UI. My issue is, i never understood why they don't like the GIMP's UI, since i never have issues with it,(Although it's probably because i'm used to the UI) so i need to adress this problem and ask you **What does the GIMP UI has that you don't like or hate so much and why you like Krita's UI over GIMP's?** **Before you event comment your answer i need to ask you to do the following:** 1. Address each specific issue along with an concise and direct explanation of why you don't like it 2. Answers such as "I just don't like it", "I don't like where it's placed" or anything alike doesn't count as "Concise and Direct", we are adults, not 4 year old children. 3. If you can provide a suggestion of how GIMP's UI can be improved, it would help a lot, and maybe this issue can be solved. 4. If someone else commented something you were about to comment, upvote them, this way we can address the most common issues effectively. 5. I need you to watch the screenshots of both UI's, because something that most people don't know, it's how similar Krita and GIMP's UIs are. Krita's UI ![](https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/60b262a6-7c9c-44f3-8c9b-86200b544f45.png) GIMP's UI ![](https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/5c01ee4e-2a3c-485d-891b-36a4edd66d62.png) **(Credits to a friend of mine for lettig me use the screenshots.)** **My ideas on how GIMP can improve it's UI** 1. Adding the option of the new UI selected by default, but with the possibility to switch to the new UI. 2. Possibly addding "work spaces" like Krita would help too, along with the possibility of exporting and importing them, this way people can have custom arrangements of the UI according to the kind of work they will do. Thanks for reading and hopefully we can address this issue effectively.
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https://mastodon.online/@dominikasafko/112270427923307005 Just a friendly reminder example for all those people who only ever heard of GIMP and not wanting to let go of their Adobe products because they don't like GIMP. Krita deserves more wide spread attention. https://krita.org/en/features/
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How to inspire someone
Hey community, I’ve got a friend about to graduate high school. He has had a bit of an uneven path in life, and I would like to help inspire him to focus on something in tech/programming/etc. He is a smart kid, but doesn’t have a lot of good examples in his life. I think he believes his options are to just get a job at a restaurant or store. I helped him build his first pc a few months ago. I tried to convince him to install Linux, but he was concerned it might be too complex for a computer he wanted to game on or do music editing. I didn’t push too hard. I know he has been doing a lot of modded games and stuff lately. And he seemed open to testing out Linux on old laptop. He is smart and I would like to encourage him to either look into pc building or programming. But neither is my field, so I want to know what are good on ramps into programming and open source. What are Blogs, youtubes, or even should I recommend an associate degree at the local community colleges? (I would recommend full college degrees but I think he has some family situation which might make that hard). All my knowledge feels like osmosis in the last year of being on Lemmy and now I have a Linux server with 20+ self hosted docker apps… but I realize I’m just hacking things together, not developing anything. I just want to show him there is another path he could pursue other than retail.
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There should be a way to give directly to the developers
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.dbzer0.com/post/18457741 > I realize that, after all this time, I have never payed for my all-time favorite games I grew up playing (Fallout 3 & Skyrim). I can pay for it, but I really do not want to pay the money to the Bethesda’s marketing team, CEO, and whoever bullshit middle man who wants a cut of that. I want to give directly to the team that made the damn game, the artists, the sound designers, the voice actors, the programmers. If there was a way to do that, i’d be more happily inclined to spend my money on a decade year old game. > > Just thinking What are your ideas on how this could actually be implemented?
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Crab Fit, an open source tool for group event planning (similar to When2Meet)
I'm not the developer. I came across it and I thought it was neat. --- Repository: [github.com/GRA0007/crab.fit](https://github.com/GRA0007/crab.fit) > Align your schedules to find the perfect time that works for everyone. Open-source and licensed under the GNU GPLv3. [Self-hosting guide](https://github.com/GRA0007/crab.fit/wiki/Self%E2%80%90hosting)
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I’m glad to announce [v0.3.0](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit/releases/tag/v0.3.0) release! The major feature of the new release is the implementation of complete file synchronization, i.e., the ability to send and receive files. To identify local changes, a periodical folder full scan is performed. You can download ready-to-use [binaries](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit/releases/tag/v0.3.0) for Linux and Windows as well as the [source code](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit). [Syncspirit](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit) is a [syncthing-compatible](https://syncthing.net/) synchronization program that implements [BEP-protocol](https://docs.syncthing.net/specs/bep-v1.html). [Syncspirit](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit) is a [syncthing-compatible](https://syncthing.net/) is written from the scratch software, which had different technical decisions on its foundation to overcome [syncthing]((https://syncthing.net/)) limitations. [Syncspirit](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit) is available for Windows and Linux. Currently, [Syncspirit](https://github.com/basiliscos/syncspirit) is targeted at power users and early adopters who feel comfortable with command lines. Any feedback is welcome! WBR, basiliscos.
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What other free options are out there? Proton Mail's free plan restricts to only 3 folders. **EDIT:** After careful discussion with others, I've reluctantly decided to stick to Gmail, because we don't know if these other providers will still be around 50 years from now.
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> Defending Mastodon from Donald Trump's social media
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Syncthing release v1.27.6 https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing/releases/tag/v1.27.6
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Inspired by Apple's Airdrop
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cross-posted from: https://sh.itjust.works/post/17705824
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This blog post was posted two days before the discovery of the XZ utils backdoor. It shows the increasing popularity of Docker and NPM. Rust is not in this preview of their report, but all the crates used for compiling a Rust program bring in dependencies. Years ago, [xkcd](https://xkcd.com/2347/) showed the problem already. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/efd114b6-5b86-41aa-854d-f7937819cb1e.png)
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Their project blog is dormant but these changes look like worth sharing. > v2.0.2 Latest > Notable enhancements and fixes > Fixed the locale loading in the admin panel > Added OAuth2.0 support for the Etherpad API. > You can now log in into the Etherpad API with your admin > user using OAuth2 > v2.0.0 > > First of all I am very happy to announce the second major > version of Etherpad. During the course of the last months we > have updated all dependencies, cleaned up some of the old > Etherpad code and converted most of the things to Typescript. See the Enhancements part.
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FOSS Alternative to MakeMKV
Looking for a FOSS way to backup my encrypted Blueray disks so I can stream them with Jellyfin and not worry about the disks getting scratched. Much like the linked post, I hope this thread serves as a snapshot or "state of the industry" as of April 2024.
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What apps would you love to have open-source alternatives for?
It seems like the FOSS community is continuing to grow, and FOSS apps keep getting better (Immich reallh blew my mind recently), which is a big win 😎 but there are still many apps I use that I would kill for an open source alternative. I am curious what you guys think? Are there any apps you'd love alternatives for?
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"Anything that can be written in Rust will eventually be written in Rust"
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Redlib: Open-source, privacy-focused frontend for Reddit without Reddit’s ads, trackers, and bloat. A fork of Libreddit.
**The purpose of this post is not to endorse the use of Reddit ([![](https://shields.tosdr.org/en_194.svg)](https://tosdr.org/en/service/194)), but rather to inform users of a privacy-friendly approach in case they need to utilize the platform.** Redlib is a private front-end like [Invidious](https://github.com/iv-org/invidious) but for Reddit. - 🚀 Fast: written in Rust for blazing-fast speeds and memory safety - ☁️ Light: no JavaScript, no ads, no tracking, no bloat - 🕵 Private: all requests are proxied through the server, including media - 🔒 Secure: strong [Content Security Policy](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/CSP) prevents browser requests to Reddit - Self-hostable Redlib currently implements most of Reddit's (signed-out) functionalities but still lacks [a few features](https://github.com/redlib-org/redlib/issues). ### Redlib [Instances](https://github.com/redlib-org/redlib/blob/main/README.md#instances) (If a particular instance doesn't work, try others to see if they work) |URL|Network|Version|Location|Behind Cloudflare?|Comment| |-|-|-|-|-|-| |https://safereddit.com|WWW|v0.31.0|🇺🇸 US||SFW only| |https://l.opnxng.com|WWW|v0.31.0|🇸🇬 SG||| |https://libreddit.projectsegfau.lt|WWW|v0.31.0|🇱🇺 LU||| |https://libreddit.bus-hit.me|WWW|v0.31.0|🇨🇦 CA||| |https://reddit.invak.id|WWW|v0.31.0|🇧🇬 BG||| |https://redlib.catsarch.com|WWW|v0.31.2|🇺🇸 US||| |https://reddit.idevicehacked.com|WWW|v0.31.0|🇺🇸 US||| |https://redlib.freedit.eu|WWW|v0.31.2|🇺🇸 US||| |https://redlib.perennialte.ch|WWW|v0.31.0|🇦🇺 AU|✅|| |https://redlib.tux.pizza|WWW|v0.31.0|🇺🇸 US||| |https://redlib.vimmer.dev|WWW|v0.31.2|🇵🇱 PL||| |https://libreddit.privacydev.net|WWW|v0.31.0|🇫🇷 FR||| |https://lr.n8pjl.ca|WWW|v0.31.2|🇨🇦 CA||| |https://reddit.owo.si|WWW|v0.31.0|🇩🇪 DE||| |https://redlib.ducks.party|WWW|v0.31.0|🇳🇱 NL||| |https://red.ngn.tf|WWW|v0.31.0|🇹🇷 TR||| |https://red.artemislena.eu|WWW|v0.31.0|🇩🇪 DE||Be crime do gay| |https://redlib.dnfetheus.xyz|WWW|v0.31.0|🇧🇷 BR|✅|| |https://redlib.cow.rip|WWW|v0.31.0|🇮🇳 IN|✅|| |https://libreddit.eu.org|WWW|v0.31.0|🇩🇪 DE||| |https://r.darrennathanael.com|WWW|v0.31.0|🇺🇸 US||contact noc at darrennathanael.com| |https://redlib.kittywi.re|WWW|v0.31.0|🇫🇷 FR||| |https://redlib.privacyredirect.com|WWW|v0.31.0|🇫🇮 FI||| |http://redlib.r4focoma7gu2zdwwcjjad47ysxt634lg73sxmdbkdozanwqslho5ohyd.onion|Tor|v0.31.0|🇩🇪 DE|✅|| |http://redlib.catsarchywsyuss6jdxlypsw5dc7owd5u5tr6bujxb7o6xw2hipqehyd.onion|Tor|v0.31.2|🇺🇸 US||| |http://libreddit.g4c3eya4clenolymqbpgwz3q3tawoxw56yhzk4vugqrl6dtu3ejvhjid.onion|Tor|v0.31.0|🇫🇷 FR||| |http://reddit.pk47sgwhncn5cgidm7bofngmh7lc7ukjdpk5bjwfemmyp27ovl25ikyd.onion/|Tor|v0.31.0|🇩🇪 DE||| |http://red.lpoaj7z2zkajuhgnlltpeqh3zyq7wk2iyeggqaduhgxhyajtdt2j7wad.onion|Tor|v0.31.0|🇩🇪 DE||Onion of red.artemislena.eu| For information on instance uptime, see the [Uptime Robot status page](https://stats.uptimerobot.com/mpmqAs1G2Q). # Comparison This section outlines how Redlib compares to Reddit in terms of speed and privacy. ## Speed Last tested on January 12, 2024. Results from Google PageSpeed Insights ([Redlib Report](https://pagespeed.web.dev/report?url=https%3A%2F%2Fredlib.matthew.science%2F), [Reddit Report](https://pagespeed.web.dev/report?url=https://www.reddit.com)). | Performance metric | Redlib | Reddit | | ------------------- | -------- | --------- | | Speed Index | 0.6s | 1.9s | | Performance Score | 100% | 64% | | Time to Interactive | **2.8s** | **12.4s** | ## Privacy ### Reddit **Logging:** According to Reddit's [privacy policy](https://www.redditinc.com/policies/privacy-policy), they "may [automatically] log information" including: - IP address - User-agent string - Browser type - Operating system - Referral URLs - Device information (e.g., device IDs) - Device settings - Pages visited - Links clicked - The requested URL - Search terms **Location:** The same privacy policy goes on to describe that location data may be collected through the use of: - GPS (consensual) - Bluetooth (consensual) - Content associated with a location (consensual) - Your IP Address **Cookies:** Reddit's [cookie notice](https://www.redditinc.com/policies/cookies) documents the array of cookies used by Reddit including/regarding: - Authentication - Functionality - Analytics and Performance - Advertising - Third-Party Cookies - Third-Party Site ### Redlib #### Server - **Logging:** In production (when running the binary, hosting with docker, or using the official instances), Redlib logs nothing. When debugging (running from source without `--release`), Redlib logs post IDs fetched to aid with troubleshooting. - **Cookies:** Redlib uses optional cookies to store any configured settings in [the settings menu](https://safereddit.com//settings). These are not cross-site cookies and the cookies hold no personal data. *Settings and subscriptions are saved in browser cookies. Clearing your cookies will reset them. You can restore your current settings and subscriptions after clearing your cookies using the link given in the settings menu.* [TIP] 🔗 Want to automatically redirect Reddit links to Redlib? Use [LibRedirect](https://github.com/libredirect/libredirect) or [Privacy Redirect](https://github.com/SimonBrazell/privacy-redirect)! **Note: The above text presents an abridged and modified version of information found in the [developer's documentation](https://github.com/redlib-org/redlib?tab=readme-ov-file#table-of-contents). Some context has been removed or altered for brevity. For the full and unmodified documentation, please see the [original source](https://github.com/redlib-org/redlib).** ### Additional Information on Frontends from [Privacy Guides](https://www.privacyguides.org/en/frontends/) >Sometimes services will try to force you to sign up for an account by blocking access to content with annoying popups. They might also break without JavaScript enabled. Frontends can allow you to get around these restrictions. >If you choose to self-host these frontends, it is important that you have other people using your instance as well in order for you to blend in. You should be careful with where and how you are hosting, as other peoples' usage will be linked to your hosting. >When you are using an instance run by someone else, make sure to read the privacy policy of that specific instance. They can be modified by their owners and therefore may not reflect the default policy. Some instances have Tor .onion addresses which may grant some privacy as long as your search queries don't contain PII.
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Rsync 3.3.0 released
https://download.samba.org/pub/rsync/NEWS
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![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/eb41a9ba-a896-4306-a69b-38f918e2ce5e.jpeg)
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### Screenshots: ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/01-main-header-1.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/04-main-daily-hourly-1.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/05-main-daily-hourly-2.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/06-main-daily-hourly-3.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/07-air-quality-pollen.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/08-ephemeris-details.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/10-widgets-1.png) ![](https://f-droid.org/repo/org.breezyweather/en-US/phoneScreenshots/11-widgets-2.png) Breezy Weather is a free and open-source Android weather app, forked from Geometric Weather, adding new features, sources, modernizing code, fixing bugs, updating dependencies for security reasons, etc., while keep having a smooth user and developer experience in mind. ### [Features](https://github.com/breezy-weather/breezy-weather#features) - Weather data - Daily and hourly forecasts up to 16 days - Temperature - Air quality - Wind - UV index - Precipitation - Feels like temperature - Hourly forecasts - Humidity / Dew point - Pressure - Cloud cover - Visibility - Precipitation in the next hour - Air quality - Pollen & Mold - Ephemeris (Sun & Moon) - Severe weather and precipitation alerts - Real-time weather conditions - Temperature - Feels like - Wind - UV index - Humidity - Dew point - Atmospheric pressure - Visibility - Cloud cover - Ceiling - Multiple weather sources - Large selection of home screen widgets for at-a-glance information - Live wallpaper - Custom icon packs - Geometric Weather icon packs - Chronus Weather icon packs - Automatic dark mode - Looking for radar? Check out this document - Free and Open Source - No proprietary blobs/dependencies (versions 5.0.0-alpha and later) - Releases generated by GitHub actions, guaranteeing it matches the source code - Fully works with Open-Meteo (FOSS source) - Privacy-friendly - No personal data collected by the app (link to app privacy policy) - Multiple sources are available, with links to their privacy policies for transparency - Current location is optional and not added by default - If using current location, an IP location service can be used instead of GPS to send less accurate coordinates to weather source - No trackers/automatic crash reporters *Note: If the link isn’t working for you or if you can’t find the app, update the default F-Droid repository in your F-Droid client.*
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Hi there 👋, I’m Gerard, founder of Latitude. I have written an article on how I approached building an open-source data tool. I had doubts about Python vs JavaScript, but I’m happy with the path I chose. Would love it if you guys give me any feedback!
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Music Recommendation
Does anyone know of a website that recommends music based off a chosen song, that is also open source? I'm sure I had one bookmarked but I can't seem to find it. Cheers
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good speech to text transcription?
Is there any good speech to text transcription app?
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[KStars](https://kstars.kde.org/) is a feature-rich free astronomy software that caters to a wide-variety of use cases. Whether you are a student, an educator, an amateur astronomer or an astronomy enthusiast, you will find tools in KStars that are useful to you.
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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/14217789 > PiVPN is no longer maintained. > You can find more information here > > https://github.com/pivpn/pivpn/releases/tag/v4.6.0
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If you want to listen to the MIT license, sung by an AI-generated female jazz singer ;-D
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Is there any tool to show a timeline github repository events?
Is there is any tool out there that takes a list of github events (like this https://api.github.com/repos/internetarchive/openlibrary/events) and puts them one one nice page so you can see what's going on in a repo recently?
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Help Building a Stream Box
So I don't know if this is the proper community to post this in but after the recent shenanigans that Roku has pulled I want to redo my entertainment setup and stream my media through a box I control. I have a couple of Odroid N2+ laying around and I'm trying to build a stream box out of them. First I tried CoreElec but Jellyfin didn't work out to well for me. Now I'm trying Android but some apps (cough* Curiosity Stream) are terrible. My question is what does the community use to stream their media? What I'm looking for is the ability to connect to Jellyfin servers, Nebula/Curiosity Stream/HiDive subscription service access, adblocked Youtube. Does anyone have a similar setup?
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How long does it take to build LibreWolf?
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/14245877 > My main laptop is dead, so I'm on a potato laptop with a 6th gen Intel i3 processor and 4GB of RAM. I have IceCat installed, but I really don't like the defaults it provides. > > Maybe I am in the wrong here, but from the Arkenfox page, I've read that having way too many extension is bad - there's an unbelievable amount of these plugins. IceCat being on the older ESR version is a big no when it comes to security. Last but not the least, I want to create a separate, non-secure profile to use normal pages, but IceCat has hard-coded blocks on several websites. > > And that is exactly why I'm looking to move to LibreWolf. But the issue is that there is no pre-built binaries available for my distro. I've waited the entire day for this browser, and I'm tired of having to come back to a frozen desktop, or build fails while waking from sleep. > > I'm trying the build once again, and I just wanted to know how long it takes to build, so that I can leave it uninterrupted.
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