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Cake day: Jul 01, 2020


I generally try it with snapdrop first but if for some reason it isn’t working, I use one of the firefox send instance.

there’s also file.pizza which I never got working.

I think lots of open source software is created for exposure, to make more connections, get more contributions, probably job offers before burnout sets in. Unless someone is really principled about FOSS and has enough funding, they’ll not go out of the way to make themselves harder to be found.

How hard is it to implement such a feature?

very hard, since it’s not a coding problem but a data problem. Translators need a lot of data to be useful that mostly isn’t available for free. Mozilla is working on it for their browser but i’m not sure how good it is.


oh. didn’t know that. hopefully it’ll be functional soon.

Doesn’t fission offer site isolation for firefox on android? It’s disabled by default but you can turn it on with about:config

Because money? Currently it’s not a small feat to achieve and people/companies want to be compensated and make profit off of it.

Open source hardware projects rely heavily on grants and donations for which most people are hesitant.

Instagram has started applying extremely restrictive limits to requests from IPs that are detected as cloud servers

so host one on your own VM or local network?

Public instance will always be rate limited once they’re found out and used by the masses.

they don’t allow search on their free tier last time i checked. that put me off. did that change?

I don’t personally use Google DNS, was using a google cloud instance and couldn’t resolve some .ml domains. Then I tried lemmy and it didn’t work as well.

I assume it’s a problem with the domain registrar (freenom). they aren’t the best at handling domains properly.

But since a lot of people use Google DNS, it might mean going to lemmy.ml will not work for them at the moment.

Asking if other lemmy.ml users are facing similar issues? it seems domains registered on freenom (.ml/.tk) are not being resolved with Google DNS. It works fine on other DNS (Cloudflare/Quad9/etc) …



-create walled ecosystems

-make developers pay an pricey subscription fee to publish app on proprietary app store

-disallow alternative appstore

-extend review time for open source software as a security review (especially for security updates)

-people will then lose trust in open source software


Take a look at Duplicati, it can encrypt your files before upload and sync works pretty well

I use Neovim, LiteXL, and VS Codium depending on the project size and needs. no one tool suits all.

Does Mull allow access to add-on collections? i’ve been using Fennec

Any good open-source self-hosted alternative to gleam io and the likes?

“Most people like to scream about privacy until they have to support the project in any meaningful way.”

I don’t know, A spam section in the app that sends all messages from numbers outside of your contacts seems good enough for me. Combine it with no notification, flooding prevention, and auto deletion after a period, you’ll never even notice it.

it might take up space and data usage but it’s better than being closed source.