@amelorate I've started using OVH this weekend for hosting invidious, searx and OpenVPN since their rates are very good for the amount of bandwidth and RAM you get

@luke to be honest I was surprised when I found your content on Youtube since PeerTube was the first thing I thought of when you mentioned being an 'internet landlord'.

I set up a new VPS today so that I could self host my favourite open-source, privacy respecting services. Managed to get an invidious instance and searx instance working off of my domain with SSL/https configured! Might announce their presence when I'm comfortable with the security setup.

Found a great launcher for Android, you can have a feed of any RSS stream on the home page. posidon.io/launcher also works with other widgets and highly customisable. Beauty of open source meant I could spend the weekend fixing one of the bugs and implementing a feature I wanted!

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I'm going to try and move away from Spotify in the next few weeks. My current plan is to use NewPipe and playlists for streaming music on my phone and DVD/youtube-dl (github.com/yausername/dvd/) in order to save music. And I can continue to use invidious/yewtu.be along with FreeTube for music on my desktop.

Though I enjoy the ease of use and features with Spotify, along with the ability to support creators, I still feel the level of tracking and coupling with Facebook to be concerning. On top of this the money that creators get is considerably less than buying their music directly. This way I can use the money that I'd have spent on premium to buy albums direct from the creators (most are independent so even labels won't get a cut).

@yarmo that was a really good read. Makes me happy that my boss set aside some time for me to learn good practice's with NPM like how to use devDependencies properly.

@gael Loaded /e/ onto my S8 yesterday and I'm very happy with it. Working much better than the Lineage 16 I had before. Going to try to load it onto a couple of S4 phones I have next weekend.

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Which new smartphones will be next supported by /e/OS?
Which ones will be upgraded to Android 10?
Which ones will be dropped?

#degoogled #android #privacy


@wes there is also NewPipe for Android, which I use daily. They even have more/better features than the official YouTube app!

If you use Youtube, or Invidious often on desktop then I'd definitely recommend FreeTube (freetubeapp.io/) as an alternative client. Using invidious or a local API as an implementation it doesn't connect to Google APIs, so less risk of corporate data mining!

Spent some time today working on the toast feature for the Vue rewrite (github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTub). The current client is pretty great but the new version is shaping up to be better visually and functionally from the ground up.

Thinking of asking my boss for set time to contribute to open source projects. Might take a some convincing.
Found this article so far: rollout.io/blog/why-your-emplo

Anybody got any other benefits or reasons I can bring up? Maybe useful blog posts videos or graphics?

@FLOX_advocate I'm not sure myself, but @markosaric might be able to shed some light?

@FLOX_advocate yeah I'm glad companies have privacy friendly alternatives they can use like plausible.io/

@L1Cafe I saw blender.org needed a back end engineer, they're based in the Netherlands

@angristan I'm happy I haven't encountered anyone who does this yet, but I'm glad I have a resource to point them to when they do!

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#Facebook just bought #Mapillary.

Move your images to a #FOSS *community run* project instead! How? Simple:

1. Download your images: github.com/gitouche-sur-osm/ma

2. Upload to #OpenStreetCam:

3. Enjoy giving a giant, fat middle finger to #Zuckerberg. 🌻 🌈 🌻

4. Boost and have a nice day!

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