Edit: Just an offtopic comment about why it disgusts me to donate more than I already do to pixelfed.
I started making them donations 3 years ago because they said they were about to release the android app, so I felt obligation to show them my gratitude.
The app was published under a “beta” flag some months ago and it is pretty pretty bad for the time is should have been in development. Not to talk about that it is not free software either… I’ve been giving money for the development of a proprietary software… I’m disgusted. I guess that is why it is a pretty bad app. He had to do it all alone, while also moving forward pixelfed and fedidb. I’m sticking with pixeldroid for now.
ehm, this seems really really suspicious. Directly downloading an apk from a strange link…
I would’ve preferred if you had linked the following URL: https://mastodon.social/@pixelfed/109618139027744923 (a confirmation by dansup itself about the android app https://mastodon.social/@dansup/109618561554783472)
I guess that’s the disadvantage of giving the control of a software to a corporation. That’s what I’m scared of. We should not have to trust any entity with respects a software. It should be independent, free. But well, people seem pretty happy with Mozilla’s Rust management, I don’t know.
Maybe the same might happen in the future with Rust. Maybe if Google decides to go with Carbon and discourages the use of Rust for that?
A little bit offtopic but…
I have always been interested on that page, but it just lacks what I would expect from a reviews page. Everything is like unordered, I don’t seem to find any good way to find reviews about specific topics. I mean, you can search for “film”, but it just returns a list of 10 films. And if I search for “marvel”, it just outputs whichever review that has marvel word in it… I can’t even filter by language…
I hope they enhance the page a bit more actually… The idea is good, but, imo, incorrectly implemented.
FSF’s aim is to be the model to follow regarding free software. No one is going to be more radical with free software as they will be, that means that the more they get near proprietary software, the less people will be really serious about only or mostly using free software, because if those that should be %100 libre, are not following their own principles, some tasks would become acceptable to be performed without free software. However, making more usecases to be acceptable through proprietary software, decreases the amount of people interested or interested in the future of free software, basically because you narrowed the free software functioning area, thus, returning again to the situation about “FSF’s relationship with [whatever] is harmful to free software users”. So what should the FSF do again? allow even more proprietary software? No. What they should do is stay firm, because they are the model to follow and the ones that say how it should be done. And I hope the FSF continues to do what they are doing today, because if they don’t, nobody will.
Then, that relationship it is in fact harmful, but it is the only long term way. If you don’t like it, you should not blame the FSF, but the vendors, but not really, because there are many that are trying to get near FSF’s ideals, and the more radical the FSF is, the closer those vendors/projects will try to reach FSF’s level. As on this blog post was mentioned, a company even got to design a phone, with > not one, but two processors just to get FSF’s approval. That’s amazing in my opinion, not something to be ashamed for. Although I must say, it was such a disgusting trick…
Long time ago, I created a script to take the link I had on the clipboard and download it as ogg. If it is useful to someone… https://git.sr.ht/~iortega/scripts/tree/master/item/download-audio.sh
You need xclip to make this work. It is POSIX compliant, so I guess it works on any UNIX system.
I’m just happy using pass. I made several scripts to create new passwords and get usernames and passwords. I may end up using a GUI some day though, but not yet. And if I have more contents on encrypted files, I just use pass from the command line. I like having everything on git and the repository itself on a USB stick. Although I’m currently curious at Himitsu. If I have time I might try it.
It is really strange to me they specified “an open source library”