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Let's not all live only on social networks, especially not centralised & walled-in networks. Create your own personal corner on the web as it was designed for! Visit my good old-fashioned at for information about me.

On my mastodon feed, I'll try to toot about various topics, mainly related to languages, natural language processing, open-source technology, privacy & security, and of course the occasional dog picture!

The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
#Fight4Privacy #No2Backdoors

Excellent in-depth explanation from a Russian explaining how Russian propaganda makes people there perceive the war:

Sxmo will be presented at the Free Software Foundation's LibrePlanet 2022 conference tomorrow (sunday 20th of march)!

Eindelijk erkenning; de intratuin heeft zowaar een bloem naar me vernoemd! De top is bereikt, nu met volle moed bergafwaarts!

And the Lord did speak, but His followers could not hear.

And His followers cried out to him, "Lord, Thou art on mute."

And the Lord did try to press the button to go off of mute, and did actually share his screen.

And his followers did see his open tabs, and were much dismayed.

I will be giving a talk at Libreplanet 2022 about mobile freedom via Sxmo:

If you want to watch live, please register. Registration has no price and allows the FSF to determine how many servers to provision:

Hope to see you there!

This pre-prepared "victory" article that was accidentally released two days ago by state media (and removed again, but thanks!) paints the grim picture of what Putin's ideal new world-order looks like...

(article in Russian, use a translation service if you need)

Got a chance to talk to Miles Alan about his amazing projects:

* (Early days of) #Sxmo
* framebufferphone: new UI
* Mepo: new map app for Sxmo, fbp, Phosh, possibly PlaMo & more
* Why he likes #zig and #oilshell


I think all major social networks, companies, including platforms like google, facebook, instagram, twitch, steam should present a clear banner (по-русски) on their front page to all users accessing from a Russian IP. Show a counter message to the disinformation that state TV presents, reach at least the part of the population that has free internet access. Show them President Zelenski's speech to the Russian population. Free press is Putin's worst nemesis.

Я не знаю хорошо что сказать о страшном вторжернии сегодния :(, а ничего не сказать я тоже не хочу.. Я стою с украинском населении, и с многими русскими и белорусами кто хотим свободы и уже долго живут под гнетом диктаторов.

had to explain RSS to two fellow gen z-ers

me: its kind of like subscribing for updates on a website, before "following" was a thing.

them: oh, is that something new?

me: actually closed "following" on walled gardens, like twitter, kind of killed out a lot of RSS for our generation, but there are people who still use it and find it handy

them: wait, so i don't need to make an account?

me: no.

Maintenant je sais où mes données sont stockées. Je suis rassuré. 😂

The new postmarketOS v21.12 SP2 service pack is out! This release finally brings MMS to stable with chatty 0.6 and the latest #sxmo and #phosh.


Is Google Analytics illegal?

Yes, said the Austrian Data Protection Authority and today the French DPA agreed!

Exciting times to be a European, privacy-focused web analytics project 🔥

Releases are always scary. I began writing a testsuite to test the modem using Sxmo. Here is a demo of the progress so far:

Just migrated all my docker stuff to podman, it's has a less monolithical approach that I find more appealing, whilst offering full compatibility... Let's see how I like it..

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