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Are there any #foss friendly #ebook readers out there? Preferably that doesn't require an online account and works with #Calibre out of the box.

"Helgoland" by Carl Rovelli is a beautiful book, and this lovely dedication led me to find out that Ted Newman sadly passed away earlier this year.

This dedication also provides you with a moral duty to punch anyone claiming to understand quantum mechanics straight in the face.

There's a train stop in the middle of nowhere between Zagreb and Koprivnica(*) with a "FREE BEER FOR PUNX" graffiti right next to its entrance and it never fails to make me smile.

(*) For Croatian train connoisseurs: the place is called Repinec.

Today, Croatia celebrates Day of Antifascist Struggle, the anniversary of forming of its first Partisan resistance unit in 1941 which paved the way to defeating of Nazis in World War II.

One of the rare holidays honestly worth celebrating. Fight the power.

news, gun violence, USA 

I always find it interesting how news on shootings in the US end up prominently featured on front pages of Croatian media, but when you actually try to find some further information in US media, it's usually buried somewhere deep like it's business as usual.

I guess that says a lot about 'merica, too. 🤷‍♂️

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Your fingers have fingertips but your toes don't have toetips. Yet, you can tiptoe but not tipfinger.

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As things are starting to open up, and more and more people are roaming the streets and interacting with each other, it's becoming clear that the pandemic made us forget a really important, hard-learned lesson:

People are fucking annoying.

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I am using the following apps now:
Otpclient for mfa
Tootle for mastodon
Freetube for youtube watching
Geary for mail
Gnome web webapp installer for mattermost chat
Firefox for other webbrowsing
Spot for spotify
Opentodolist with Nextcloud sync for notes/shared shopping list
My own app Tinge for controlling Hue lights - code.smolnet.org/micke/tinge
My own app PassUI for password management - code.smolnet.org/micke/passui

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Installed latest #mobian on my #pinephone today, and it is very close to being a viable daily driver for me now. I have all the apps I need now apart from some more or less mandatory proprietary apps related to identification and banking in Sweden (BankID, Swish). I can keep an android phone around on my desk for those I guess and keep this puppy in the pocket from now on :).

COVID-19, photo 

Went to the local flower exhibition and found this awesome SARS-CoV-2-inspired arrangement. What a time to be alive.

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I'm not really a fan of Fridman's interviewing style (nor the choice of guests he makes lately), but I completely missed this wonderful chat with Donald Knuth:

youtube.com/watch?v=2BdBfsXbST

What a lovely, brilliant human being that guy is.

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andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.

This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.

archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.

here's an example log: gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5

boost this if you care about foss in any way.

Last week, I was thrilled to see Zodiak's "Sermons" being reissued on vinyl. This week, I'm less than thrilled to see it'd cost freaking $25 to ship the darn piece of plastic to Croatia.

Luckily, the digital version ships for free, and the remaster sounds amazing. It's a great piece of music deserving of more attention!

zodiaktl.bandcamp.com/album/se

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SCI-HUB NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Do you have a few dozen gigabytes of free diskspace and a machine that can seed it via #bittorrent?

You can help save an unbelievable trough of scientific knowledge from disappearing behind the elites' paywalls!

reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comme

phillm.net/torrent-health-fron

Spread the word and seed till you bleed – for the betterment of humanity!

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Standard Ebooks is a volunteer-driven project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, free of copyright restrictions, and free of cost

See standardebooks.org/

#technology #opensource #ebooks #reading #nodrm

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I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

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