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Better than WhatsApp: Try these Free Software Apps and Services β€” Free Software Foundation India

fsf.org.in/article/better-than

#WhatsApp #Telegram #Signal #matrix #xmpp #p2p #element #quicksy #FreeSoftware

Thanks to Riya for making the info graphics.

CSS tip: if you think you want "overflow: scroll", you probably actually want "overflow: auto". The former displays scrollbars even if they aren't needed!

I hadn't spotted this before because macOS apparently hides those unnecessary scrollbars for you...

The best Christmas album: A Christmas Together by John Denver and The Muppets

"Religious suffering is, at one and the same time, the expression of real suffering and a protest against real suffering. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." - Marx

Marx is so often overabbreviated and thus misunderstood. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_

Mobilizon. Your events. Your groups. Your data.

Go behind the scenes of the design of #Mobilizon, our new tool to free your groups and events from Facebook.

framablog.org/2020/10/27/mobil

(illus CC-By @davidrevoy)

The right has long held that homelessness is a symptom - of a lack of self-control, a lack of foresight, of addiction, mental illness, etc - and therefore the solution to it is training, incarceration, rehab, or rigid discipline.

None of this stuff worked.

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covid 

informative blog post about the shortcomings of the UK NHS COVID-19 QR code system:

revk.uk/2020/09/how-not-to-qr-

pukka three mint tea is the good stuff 🍡

It's been heartening to come across so many banners across documentation sites for web development tools. A huge number of developers will be hitting these sites countless times daily to look things up during work β€” I've been one of them!

To highlight a few:
sass-lang.com/
glitch.com/
emotion.sh/

Last (but not least!), Netlify are matching donations up to $25,000 to a number of orgs: netlify.com/donation-matching/

hardlyeverything.com

I love this. I think it solves the problem of for me. Links to handy tools can live in my knowledge base, and links to blogs that I don't want to forget about can go in here, surfaced in my browser start page every so often.

Fascinated by this package for controlling ...

Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it working. Not sure I'd use it regularly even if it did work, but I'd love to give it a spin!

github.com/danielfm/spotify.el

can't say I've ever worked with a compiled language before, but the Elm compiler looks super duper friendly

elm-lang.org/news/the-syntax-c

"This is the future, I’m afraid. An automated future where no one actually knows how things work."

m.signalvnoise.com/i-went-to-s

People that take the Glasgow-Edinburgh train have developed this anarcho-communist ticket sharing economy and I love it. It's because return tickets cost literally only 10 pence more than a single, so people just buy returns and leave the other ticket at the station they arrive at.

It's fucking beautiful and more folk need tae know about it

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