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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!

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!

Today #alpineconf has started, which will feature 4 #postmarketOS related talks. In 15 minutes ollieparanoid will start talking about #pmbootstrap, our swiss army knife to postmarketOS development.

Head on over to and come watch!

We will present Sxmo, the Simple X Mobile environment for Linux smartphones at the AlpineConf tomorrow at 14:30 UTC (16:30 CEST / 10:30 EDT). You can join live or watch it later at your leisure. See for details.

Sxmo 1.4.0, the simple & minimalistic UI for the , has been released and features many user interface and usability improvements! Available through


My product is my garden

> Thatโ€™s what I want from my products. I want to putter about, feel connected to the process, and have fun doing so. I want to make things that donโ€™t scale. To see people tuck into them and enjoy them as people, not as stats.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Morgen stemmen! Er is dringend behoefte aan digitale kennis in de politiek en het aan banden leggen van big tech. Jammer dat mensen met expertise weggaan (Kees Verhoeven) of te laag op de lijst staan...

Helaas lijkt de PiratenPartij kansloos de kiesdrempel te halen dit keer, dus ik ga denk ik voor Lisa van Ginneken (nr22 D66). Verder ook sympathie voor nieuwkomer Volt en het idealisme van Partij vd Dieren.

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Ik zie toenemende corona-skepsis en wantrouwen in de wetenschap. Dit baart mij zorgen en ik heb er daarom maar een opiniestukje over geschreven:

Nou, ik ga het er vanavond maar eens lekker van nemen en na 21:00 de container buiten zetten...

๐Ÿ“ฑ Instant messaging clients. Choose wisely what you use to communicate.

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SXMO 1.3.0, your favourite minimalistic/suckless desktop environment for smartphones like the pinephone, has been released and is available in postmarketOS:

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