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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!

Sxmo 1.7.0 was just released, featuring most of all lots of fixes and small improvements that should make daily usage easier. Thanks to the many contributors!

Release & upgrade notes:

tfw Mozilla goes in on crypto nonsense, and the original creators of the Firefox browser call them out on their bullshit.

Frugal computing: developer perspective

On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and what developers can do about it.


After 6 long months of waiting, #postmarketOS v21.12 is live! This release contains 8 more devices, bringing our total number supported in stable releases up to 23! This time also featuring #ttyescape, a way to "escape" to a tty with graphical keyboard when things go bad.

Get it now while it's still hot!

In E12 of the podcast we mostly discuss what will be in the upcoming v21.12 release. Such as pre-built images for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 in this super cute picture (CC-BY-SA-4.0 by Nikita Travkin, one of the hidden gems you can find while browsing through the wiki).

Topics include:
* Plasma Mobile Gear 21.12
* More GNOME 41, less forks
* TTYescape 0.2
* mobile-config-firefox 3.0.0
* New devices in community
* Mainlining OP6/SHIFT6mq/Fairphones
* pmbootstrap news

i made a helpful diagram of the current state of mobile data and vaccines (mostly about germany)

Just got my developer edition Pinephone Pro! Sxmo already was the fastest environment around, let's see how much smoother things get now with this much improved CPU!

#sxmo is proud to anounce 1.6.0 release featuring sway (wayland) support.

To quote the release notes below:

"Sway will allow Sxmo to support many new use cases. For example, the keyboard touch input is much better on wayland, the android emulator waydroid requires wayland, the megapixels camera app has better performance under wayland due to a gtk4 bug on Xorg, video playback and firefox is smoother."

Venn diagram of "surveillance tech dystopia", "biohazard apocalypse" and "utter environmental collapse" with the centre marked "you are here"

From the creator of Sxmo comes Mepo! A fast, simple, and hackable OSM map viewer for Linux. Designed with the Pinephone & mobile linux in mind; works both offline and online.

Release 0.1 has just been tagged and should be available in pmOS and alpine edge soon!

Our NLP software stack frog, ucto, timbl, mbt and is now also packaged for (edge). Good news for container user (e.g. docker), for and users who dare to do and machine learning on a linux phone.

The first service pack of #postmarketOS v21.06 is out! Our most current release based on #AlpineLinux v3.14 with some extra improvements and updates!

Sxmo 1.5.0 has been released! We're the minimal, mobile, hackable UI for the and other linux smartphones. This new release features more contributions than ever before! See or find the release notes here:

It's time to take a walk in the sun with your headphones on ๐Ÿšถ ๐ŸŒž ๐ŸŽง - the all-new #postmarketOSpodcast episode 7 is out!

* #pinephone modem improvements / A-GPS
* #megapixels: technical details
* #bluetooth improvements
* #iphone 7/7+
* #gpodder

Cheers to Luis Falcon (founder of gnu solidario and author of gnu health) for daily driving sxmo! I love the idea of gnu health and health care is truly one place where software freedom needs to be absolute. Glad to see a fellow free software activist find use in our project to further the expansion of software freedom!

Two years ago I started a thread on the Fediverse that finally become "Things I Learnt The Hard Way (in 30 Years of Software Development)":

I still writing things there sometimes.

Running a tiling WM on your phone sounds like a stupid idea... until you discover #Sxmo. The whole thing is simple but amazing - it takes one or two days to get used to it, but then you know it inside out. Thanks to the built-in extensibility and simple codebase, you can change everything to your liking. This interface and its skilled community have become a great asset in
the wider #linux smartphone ecosystem!

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