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We're designing #flockingbird mobile-first. As web-app, but primarily for mobile users.

Because that requires us to make choices and keep focus.

But... is mobile a good focus?
How do you use your fediverse?

Oef, dat gaat pijn doen, morgen:

> Het gebeurt me niet vaak: toegang krijgen tot een database met daarin miljoenen namen, woonadressen, verzekeringsgegevens en burgerservicenummers van bijna elke Nederlander. Kijk maar, dit ben ik zelf.
>
> En dat is maar een bijzaak in mijn volgende onderzoek. Morgen @RTLnieuws.

twitter.com/danielverlaan/stat

The first photo taken on a #pinephone that's focussed.

Now I have a WIP kernel branch with OV5640 autofocus working

Ah, Bolt 4 is released!

> Good news, everyone! We're happy to announce the release of Bolt 4.0! This release is the culmination of little over 2 years of hard work. Check the site for details! boltcms.io

This Week in KDE - The Week Everything Happened: Announcing the new Plasma wallpaper, improved smooth scrolling in Okular, improved graphic performance on Wayland, and so much more.

pointieststick.com/2020/09/18/

We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.

Email:

- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

Disturbing reports that Google Play is threatening to kick out Mastodon apps. See:

mastodon.social/@Gargron/10476

toot.fedilab.app/@fedilab/1047

App stores have a track record of acting capriciously & are also easy targets for gov't censors (including Trump). This is why alternatives like @fdroidorg are so important for user freedom.

If unfamiliar: F-Droid is a free & open source app you can use to install other Android apps, with focus on free & open source software. Get it here:

f-droid.org/

I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".

A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.

Source in Japanese:

mastodon.juggler.jp/@tateisu/1

We know you like photos from the production-line, so here are some pictures of
@postmarketOS CE #PinePhone from the factory for you to enjoy.

Pictured:

- QA and component testing (using #Linux !)
- a 3GB RAM/32GB eMMC mainboard
- a bunch of units awaiting assembly.

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