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Feeling very happy with my dithering CLI. I was developing and using it today, to create an example image for the README. Felt fun and powerful to use, it has all the features I want.

Here's a sneak peak of the interface. It'll probably be released this weekend.

didder -i david.png -o david_dithered.png --palette 'black white' --recolor 'black F273FF' --upscale 2 bayer 4x4

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Signal, WhatsApp, shitcoins 

Now that Signal is bundling a shitcoin and everyone is saying “b-but I just convinced like all 127 of my friends to switch from WA”, I feel I need to link this article again: Whatsapp and the domestication of users

Sequel: Keeping platforms open.

Platforms covered across both articles:

Firefox + the Web
(briefly) programming languages

Recognize the potential consequences of getting everyone on a platform before you make recommendations.

Reblogs welcome.

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Nokia Bell Labs has transferred Plan9 to the Plan9 Foundation. Editions 1, 2, 3 and 4 have now been released under MIT license by the foundation. Enjoy


#plan9 #9front #OpenSource #free #research #os #glenda #experimental #nonprofit

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Browser Tabs: They are weird because users tend to place tabs that "belong together" in close proximity on the 1-dimensional tab row, like 2 web pages they want to switch quickly in between. However, tabs are exactly the tool that _prevent_ seeing both pages at the same time.

So users sit in front of a 27" 4k screen with one fully maximized browser window and switch tabs of web pages that display type at 5cm character height. (Exagerating but you get the idea.)


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Update on the announced self-hostable #bandcamp alternative: Got tons of work done on the foundation over the last days (architecture, reading, transcoding, caching, syncing, configuration, cli arguments, ...). Today was the first time I did some design exporation (first glimpses attached - these are already in-browser screenshots of the functional interface, not mockups :)). I'm developing out in the open at codeberg.org/simonrepp/faircam °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

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white people getting vaccinated at almost 2x the rate of black people in america.


don't worry though github stopped calling it "master"

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The waiting list is growing for US customers! 🇺🇸

We hope we can soon add a new US-compatible smartphone model with /e/OS that will be available in quantities 📱📱📱📱📱📱

#degoogled #smartphones #auditableprivacy #opensource


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Announcing my latest open source project, in collaboration with @carl

🌵 Cactus Comments - Federated web comments, based on the Matrix protocol.

Docs: cactus.chat/
Demo: cactus.chat/demo
Source: gitlab.com/cactus-comments

Just installed v14 of @Tusky. This app has become ridiculously well polished! 👏🙌

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We launched this long-term subscription last year, to look to our next 5 years of building a calm, independent company that'll still be here decades from now.

After other VC-funded companies have come and gone, we'll still be here, answering only to the people who use our software -- because they're the ones who help keep our lights on.

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