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Wow...I should sleep more often...I've been thinking of song writing

I do like the "easy available" tech spin to this story.


Lately, there has been a higher-than-normal presence of emergency responders and law enforcement in our neighborhood...makes me curious but nervous at the same time...I'm not doing anything wrong, but they're there...and I don't know WHY they're there...

You could always ask the chief, if you're in a smaller town.

It's on the smaller-side, but they just did a major overhaul of the entire's not the time, so to speak. They started with the chief and worked out.

Interesting read...

Anyone care to vet this information?

@Troy Schultz while what you write is true that is not the point the article is making. The article is not about sites having your location data or obtaining it somehow, it's about third parties (in this case particularly burglars, stalkers and the like) gathering information people share publicly for their activities.

Hence my point above that locations services and location sharing are two different things.

The way I see it, if you're posting it for the world to see, don't be so shocked when the world (burglars, stalkers, ex's, currents, etc.) stumble upon it...don't cry foul when your wife leaves you because you posted about your affair and she found it...

May 7
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!


What Is Open Source Software, and Why Does It Matter?

Geeks often describe programs as being “open source” or “free software.” If you’re wondering exactly what these terms mean and why they matter, read on. (No, “free software” doesn’t always just mean that you can download it for free.)

Whether a program is open-source or not doesn’t just m
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New ‘Linux App Store’ Website Lets You Find Apps, whether on the Snapcraft Store, the Flathub website, or the AppImage directory

A brand new website makes it easier to find Linux apps, regardless of their packaging format or app store host.

The broadly named “Linux App Store” is a free, online hub that lets you search for applications by name to see if they’re available on the Snapcraft Store, the Flathub website, or the AppImage directory.

The source code for the app store website is freely available on Github. There, folks can report issues or chip in with ideas and suggestions.




So, I don;t use FF all the time. What can I expect to happen the next time I open it?

It will wipe your hard drive clean, short circuit your refrigerator, molest your pet turtle, and run off with your wife to New Zealand.


Seriously, though... it probably won't do anything noticeable. Moz is hard at work fixing the issue. It may already be fixed as I type this. :)

For those interested, this is what happens every Sunday for Role Play in the 3rd Rock Grid


Oh that looks very kewl! I wonder what approach they will take for orbital rocket launches.. hmm
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@Shelenn Ayres at first I was very dismissive of this I'm feeling this could work...It's too bad that Paul Allen didn't live to see it

With all his money, he could not escape Earth's gravity.

This will probably be refined, but I think this will turn out to be the most cost effective, in the long run. I'll be reading up on payloads for this, but I see it as a workhorse. Smaller loads with interchangeable parts, like the Winchester or Chinese Crossbow.

Entrepreneurial Space Commercialization will probably be an "all of the above" strategy. But the Race is on!

Pike's Peak or Bust!

This is why science contracts need regulation and oversight. This particular case did not cause any deaths but it is directly related to costs to the taxpayers and potential loss of progress improving the quality of life for taxpayers. This is why I am against privatization of science without adequate oversight. Disclosure: I worked at a NASA facility for more than 11 years.

Lucky that no lives were lost this time. I hope they find the owners of whodunnit and bankrupt them for 7 generations.

Found the same story elsewhere, and got into digging up the dirt.
Current owner is Hydro Extruded Solutions, a Norwegian company... but it seems likely that the culprits were a US company HES (then Sapa) acquired in 2009, Indalex.

Indalex was under bankruptcy protection at the time, which probably explains their stooping to fraud.

NASA is larger money laundering front than the Clinton Foundation.

On hit rock wonders from the 70s and 80s today!

Dankeschön für die Musik, liebe @Shelenn Ayres !!
Wieder einmal eine erinnerungsreiche Reise, in unvergessene, fantastische Zeiten. ;))
Einen gelungenen Start, in einen wunderbaren Mai voller Fröhlichkeit, für dich, mein Freund. Herzliche Grüße : ))

Thank you for the music, dear Shelenn !!
Once again a journey full of memories, in unforgettable, fantastic times. ;))
A successful start, in a wonderful May full of happiness, for you, my friend. Warm greetings : ))



Friendica 2019.04 released

This release fixes a bug allowing unauthorised access to private postings under certain circumstances.

How to update

For this release notes we assume, that you are running Friendica 2019.03 if not, please update to that release before pro
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Hi !Friendica Admins,

if you missed it this morning, please update your node to the 2019.04 release as soon as possible, we fixed an important privacy issue.

It looks like a bad game of GO.


The state of Linux graphic design tools in 2019 - A candid review test by a professional designer for work-readiness

This was a test by a designer who is not a software developer, and mostly uses Adobe software on a Macbook. The question he was seeking to answer with this investigation wasn't just how good is open source design software, but also could he use it to do his job every day?

He has some interesting observations and I would really like to have seen him include Krita.


#graphicdesign #foss #opensource


That's sort of the ultimate test, right?

Gosh, yes, thid Gee-Whizzy Bang tech is cool. But, can I get any work done with it, and does it make me more efficient?

It's nice that people are asking that question.

Certainly Blender's trajectory has been can't win'em your money for the hardware

Pluspora cross post test @Phil Landmeier (ᚠ)

Method: Upper right Diaspora pull down menu, select link to source, then copy url to clipboard. Return to Friendica, post using paperclip icon/button.

Hmm. I will try this out and report back. Thank you.

Hmm. When I click the image above, I'm taken to the post on Pluspora. There, I have no controls whatsoever. In the upper right, it invites me to create an account on Pluspora, etc. Of course, I can grab the URL from the browser.

Back on Friendica, I see no paperclip icon anywhere. Last night, I tried using the link icon and it didn't work. Today, I tried it again and it did work. So I guess that's how I can do it. Grab the URL from the browser, then post on Friendica using the link method.

On mine, each post and comment shows the network it came from -- Friendica, Diaspora, Pluspora, Mastodon -- but it's just light gray text. Nothing clickable.

However, this seems to be solved for now. Yay.

Might be your theme. In default Frio (before customizing) the pull down menu of each post in the upper right (where it shows which network type it came from) has plenty of contrast for clarity. The first menu option (like on your own posts or comments) is Link to Source.
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Hmm. It would seem the same functions must be on this theme also, perhaps under different names. There is an icon here that says "view on separate page" that might be the same as Link to Source. I'm still studying it. Lol. Thanks for bearing with all my stumbling around. I rather like this theme, and it seems that it ought to be fully functional or it shouldn't be here.