Introduction For the past two weeks, I’ve been using an EeePC 1000H, a netbook with a 10″ screen, an Intel Atom N270 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB internal hard drive. Released in 2008, it was designed with portability as its primary goal, with performance taking a back seat.… Read More »Using an EeePC in 2019
Lynne Teaches Tech: What is “free software”? Why do people say software isn’t free, even though you can download it for free from the app store?
There are a lot of ways you could define “free software”. For example, you could say Candy Crush or CCleaner is free software, because you can install it for free. When people say that software is “free as in freedom”, or “libre”, they mean something else. Under these definitions, neither… Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: What is “free software”? Why do people say software isn’t free, even though you can download it for free from the app store?
When I download an album from Bandcamp, I go for the OGG format, because it has better sound at lower bitrates than MP3, and because it’s a free format, unlike AAC. However, there’s a slight problem: Bandcamp doesn’t embed album art in their OGG files. The fools.Read More »My Bandcamp album organisation script
Content warning: This issue contains discussions of mass shootings and US politics. It also deals with the presence of alt-right gathering spaces on the Fediverse. Finally, some screenshots in the Fedichive section contain various slurs. This issue is more opinionated than the previous.Read More »The Fediverse TriBune Issue 2
Hello and welcome to the first issue of The Fediverse TriBune. I’m aiming to create an interesting news-style post every now and then (perhaps weekly?) to update users of fedi and outsiders alike on the happenings of the Fediverse. If necessary, issues may begin with warnings about the nature of the content.Read More »The Fediverse TriBune Issue 1
This question was originally submitted via the survey.
HTTPS is an extension to HTTP. It encrypts your traffic to and from a given website, ensuring that nobody can read your activity in transit. It’s used almost everywhere, from banking to search engines to this very blog.Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: How does HTTPS keep you safe online?
The popular Mastodon instance berries.space recently shut down, with all of their content being taken offline, most likely permanently. It was a popular home for teenagers migrating away from tumblr. At its peak, it had over 3,000 users.
When an instance on the Fediverse shuts down, its data is gone, unless the administrators make it accessible in some way. While other instances may have locally cached copies of some posts, for the most part, it’s gone.
This was not the case with berries.space.Read More »Archive Team and the Fediverse