Home Assistant is the best open source project idea of this decade. It provides a solution to two niches:
* It connects smart home components that otherwise can't be connected.
* It offers you to connect over 1000 components by simply configuring a few variables.
It runs on low power devices (such as Raspberry Pi), its core and its components are all created using people's favorite scripting language (Python), and it is constantly being improved by a thriving open source community.
One out of three newly elected presidents of Bosnia & Herzegovina is on the US sanctions list since January 2017: https://sanctionssearch.ofac.treas.gov/Details.aspx?id=5236
He won 53.79% of the votes, while his main opponent won 43.01% of the votes.
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I've started putting together a list of #fediverse apps, focused on implementations of #ActivityPub, documenting their status and what tech stack they're (being) built with: https://ethercalc.org/fediverse-stacks
This is a publicly editable doc, so would appreciate corrections/additions, and feedback especially from fediverse devs, but also from instance admins and users:
- What app/implementation/stack did you try?
- Pros/cons you encountered
- What stack & libraries would you choose if starting today?
You know the thing about this stupid EU stupid proposals day has been that it drew valuable attention away from my favourite EFF headline ever https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/yes-you-can-name-website-fucknazisus
Why Bannon Is Meddling With Bosnia https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/09/05/why-bannon-is-meddling-with-bosnia/
My satisfaction with European hardware Show more
In 2018, I've purchased a lot of hardware manufactured by the European brands and have zero complaints about them. I actually consider them superior compared to what other hardware suppliers offer in every way.
✅ Fucking amazing phone (Nokia 7 plus)
✅ Nokia smartwatch (specifically looked into EU-based company in this category, because GDPR)
✅ Sennheiser headphones
✅ Philips Hue for the lighting in my home
✅ Waiting for my Philips TV to be delivered.
Cory Doctorow on Article 13 Show more
> Google can and will build tools to comply with Article 13. But no one who might ever compete with Google -- in particular, no less-surveillant, European companies who have an interest in meeting and exceeding the payments that artists get from Google -- will ever be able to launch their competing service.
(My first) Mastodon update (v2.5.0) Show more
Whenever I deploy a new service, I'm always worried as to how painful the first update will be and how streamlined is the documentation for updating the service.
With Mastodon, not only were the upgrade procedures painless, they took approximately 10 min (joy of running a single-user instance) with no downtime.
Asking for input about ActivityPub discussion boards (like reddit and HN) Show more
I may or may not hack something together with some bots, scrapers, and good old HTML as a proof of concept.
News orgs might want to use it as their fully controllable comments section as well.
Hacker. Infosec enthusiast. Open source advocate. Former Mozilla Open Web fellow and @OCCRP.
A single-user instance for @email@example.com. I may or may not be interested in creating a few bots that you can follow, but the registration on this instance will remain permanently closed.