He points out things such as how authors and artists are technically entrepreneurs and we should question thoroughly the idea that a special class of entrepreneurs should get to free-ride off a small amount of work for the rest of their lives while no other class of entrepreneurs get to do that.
(Work is supposed to be trading something scarce, like the worker's time, for something scarce, like money. Copies of a recording are non-scarce. Performances are scarce.)
#2287 "Pathogen Resistance"
We're not not trapped in here with the coronavirus. The coronavirus is trapped in here with us.
open-source low-cost ventilator (covid)(pls boost)
Here's the MIT E-Vent, an open source ventilator (costs $100 from parts on hand), which company Newport was going to build for USA pandemic reserves, until rival company Covidien (yes, real name) bought them out to stop competition with their own more expensive ventilator unit.
Recently discovered an alternative for balena etcher. You can find it here:
FOSS, crossplattform, under 1mb in size, NOT electron based, no analytics crap. (For detailed infos, read the comparison chart on the project page)
Internet as a utility during COVID-19 pandemic.
I think this pandemic pretty much makes the case for it, don't you?
This is a kinda cute way to deal with abusive dot files
Any "icon creators" here? A new FOSS app will hit @fdroidorg soon, but the author is no "graphical guy" and thus needs your help for a good icon.
So: Icon designers, please join in – everyone else is welcome to boost, as usual 😃
I' now view venture-funded vs. bootstrapped as just as important a distinction as proprietary vs FOSS.
VCs invest in companies that they think will either 1) fail or 2) as 10× as big. No one can grow 10× by organically growing their current user base with a good product—they have to change *something*. And those changes frequently harm/abuse current users.
h/t @schlink re: Wire
#Mailpile is better than Inbox and Gmail in almost every way.
They may outcompete in features that I don't need, but Mailpile is better at everything I do need.
I use Mailpile on every device I have, and it just works. Which is what an email client should be like.
A year ago Google shut down Inbox, which was the only passable way to interact with Gmail.
I say this knowing other people have different needs than me, but I need:
- Web interface
- Read and send mail from multiple email acounts in one UI
- Mobile friendly
- Not horribly sluggish to use
And while Inbox didn't work on mobile their app was good enough for me to make an exception.
When they announced the shutdown I was pretty desperate, but luckily I found #Mailpile
I'm never looking back.
I've just started using it and, several times, I've clicked on a link or button and failed to realize that it loaded, for several seconds, because it loaded so rapidly 🤣
Actually, the issue may also be that the stylesheet loads too quickly, so there isn't a partially rendered site, for a split second, to let me know that the page loaded.
Really quite impressive that I've never experienced this before 😄
#PinePhone spare parts are now available in our store. Link: https://store.pine64.org/?product_cat=pinephone-spare-parts
Sometimes I wonder if Azure's ridiculously slow event management system is a way to squeeze money out of people...
8 minutes to "shutdown" a VM where the guest OS already shut down. I have no idea what it does, but I can't update the VM specs, turn it on, or even delete it until it decides it "shut down"
If you are reading this… congratulations you are alive. If that is not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.