The pursuit of psychological freedom
so now my right arm is also completely shot meaning I can't use a keyboard. however I can use voice dictation between my phone, kde connect, and my Linux install. unfortunately it means I have to rely on Google via gboard for the voice dictation but I couldn't find any other provider that worked. if anyone is aware of a better voice dictation option I'd love to hear about it
Here's a blog post detailing some of the changes https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/06/24/annual-report-2019-updates-from-the-design-community/
And here's a screenshot of an older version for comparison.
https://markosaric.com/google-analytics-blocking/ - 13% of my website visitors block Google Analytics
Wow, look how clean and beautiful the latest version of #LibreOffice is. Gorgeous!
New records show Google, Microsoft, and Amazon have thousands of previously unreported military and law enforcement contracts
I've now been using searx.info as my default search for a week and this is the one, I'm sticking with it.
It's been working great, and actually returning better results than DDG. For example, I searched for info about KDE touch screen gestures on both Searx and DDG. DDG gave me about 3 relevant results and the others were all about Windows 10. On Searx it was the reverse, all the results were relevant except one sneaky Windows 7 entry way down the page.
#Searx for the win
Googleads is misleading people searching for #Kdenlive. Please help retweet (if you are on twitter) to stop this.
TFW you seeds ISOs of free software to help people out… (https://v2.jacky.wtf/post/20511c89-358b-42b5-8fc6-1da10634cbf5)
I've had some type of tendonitis flare up and my whole left hand is temporarily out of action. Going easy on the right too for fear of flare up there.
Learned heaps from video tutorials so far during down time. Will probably do some reading too. Plan to make good use of the healing period despite restrictions.
Just switched from Tutanota to Runbox.com (thnx for the tip @sir). Initially the old-school style site put me off, but my impression was wrong and so far I'm really pleased. Domain setup instructions were crystal clear (unlike mailbox.org), setup was fast & smooth, and integration with Thunderbird & K9-mail painless.
Now I can back up my emails locally, integrate with Nextcloud so I have calendar email notifications (can finally dump Google calendar) and can send large files via my own storage.
@self I think it's gotten worse. HTML is used to make things pretty now, not to, oh I don't know, markup content like it was originally designed to do. And operating systems, like Linux and Android, with poor accessibility don't help either. Now, blind people usually prefer mobile apps and desktop clients because they feel *clean* compared to the sometimes very verbose, linear web, where keyboard commands are few and far in between, non-standard (look at Gmail then Twitter, or even Gmail compared to Google Voice.) And there are so many sites where headings could be used but aren't, and lists to facilitate things which can be skipped, like alternative language options for articles, replies to a comment, things like that. It's just poorly done, and even the "simple" layered approach of mobile apps are easier to use for us than the flat (to us) representation that is the web.
Oh and screen readers aren't magic, either. They're really quite dumb. They gather as much information as they can by the OS accessibility API's, which can be pretty good, like Windows, fairly okay, like Apple's, or pretty neglected, like Linux because no one wants to actually work on the core OS accessibility. Like I always say, accessibility starts with the OS.
WHO: The soulless husks of men who have gazed far too long in to the capitalist abyss.
HOW: “limited liability”. It empowers, encourages and rewards this sort of sociopathic behavior from individuals.
lol fucking lol.
Companies say they shouldn't have to ask for consent to cyber-stalk because of “a high risk of user refusal.”
"I should also be allowed to drop this pill in this drink because of a high risk of refusal". Probably also them.
Who are these people and how do they live with themselves.
BREAKING NEWS: MOBILE DEVICES ARE INSECURE!!!!1!!!1!111
Here’s the video of my talk “Beyond surveillance capitalism: alternatives, stopgaps, Small Web, and Site.js.” from Creative Mornings Istanbul on Friday.
Edited to fix the audio sync issue, add captions, chapters, and links to all the mentioned tools, etc.
Enjoy + please share! :)
The pursuit of psychological freedom
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.