Gooooood Morning Fosstodon!

I'm ready to reclaim my music library, and my control along with it.

What are people using to stream their own library to multiple devices and what works well?

I'll probably want to do the same for video at some point, but less urgent. If there's something that solves both, that'd be neat though.

Woah. Web Browser based audio editor.

"AudioMass lets you record, or use your existing audio tracks, and modify them by trimming, cutting, pasting or applying a plethora of effects, from compression and paragraphic equalizers to reverb, delay and distortion fx."

audiomass.co/

Via Hacker News [ news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2 ].

#Audio #Editor #Web

Very excited to try the new High Performance Backend to #nextcloud talk. This has been probably the biggest problem with my recommending Nextcloud- that the Talk backend just doesn't work beyond a few people at once.

Very excited to read this:

nextcloud.com/blog/open-sourci

Because there's a shortage of terrible tech puns: 

Context is Facebook's acquisition of Giphy:
wired.com/story/buying-giphy-g

Giphy is used or integrated in several of the largest non-Facebook social services (e.g. Slack). This is just a new way to expand Facebook's user tracking yet further outside its own giant walled garden, turning your friend's funny memes into trojan horses that help Facebook spy on you in new places.

Beware of fellow geeks bearing .GIFs.

Sometimes I think back on the years of blood, sweat and tears I poured into my bachelor Political Sciences and masters Public Administration and Business Management & IT, the countless months of political theory, quantitative statistics, discourse analysis, postmodernist frameworks, rule based design, management strategies, critical reading, and the endless group assigments and papers I had to write...

...whenever I reply to another coworker with “have you tried turning it off and on again?”

I'm sure @leo is hearing this everywhere, but looks like there's a 0-day in a font-rendering library, and it's currently in use for specific targets. As always, be very careful about attachments, but for now, also disable the preview pane in Windows Explorer.

Additional mitigations if you're at risk:
portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-u

Looking forward to SN tomorrow. "Interpreters are hard." :steve:

"Windows code-execution zeroday is under active exploit, Microsoft warns

There's no patch available now. Here's what to do until Microsoft issues one."

arstechnica.com/information-te #infosec

Is there a good tutorial out there for getting started with the Pico CMS add-on to Nextcloud? Usually the Nextcloud add-ons are intuitive but I can't seem to get custom themeing/templating/plugins/content going

Whats the best way to play boardgames online with friends?

Call for help: In order to talk to my grandma I need an extremely simple device on which video calls run and which, after being switched on, immediately dials into a excising #Jitsi room. Is there such a thing? Has anyone ever built / flashed something like this ? Challenge: It has to be really easy to use for a non technical person, without any help. RTs are welcome! #followerpower

@z428 Funny you should ask :) - we use BigBlueButton & Jitsi Meet, Rocket.Chat, NextCloud + OnlyOffice, and Mailcow - I just wrote this up for people's reference : ) - tech.oeru.org/working-home

I cut my own hair the other day, because: social distancing.

After observing responses to my bad haircut, here's what I have to say for myself.
Closed/WontFix: This is a novel feature, not a bug. Product "Social Distancing Haircut" working as intended.

I would not use it simply because it's Google, but it's hard to beat free and without port forwarding. Alternative product recommendation: 

@programwitch
(Sorry, forgot to tag reply. This re: thoughts on remotedesktop.google.com)

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I would not use it simply because it's Google, but it's hard to beat free and without port forwarding. Alternative product recommendation: 

If a VPN or port forward isn't an option for you, I'm recommending RealVNC Connect these days.
They beat TeamViewer's pricing by a lot, and don't seem to be missing any features for the typical remote desktop user.
Their security's pretty good too: connections encrypted, device recognition and optional TOTP 2FA to prevent password spraying, and no open ports.

I recently turned on DoH in Firefox, but then I read someone's privacy concerns about using cloudflare and had second thoughts.
I switched to NextDNS as the DoH servers in Firefox. Are there any problems NextDNS? can they be trusted?

Bruce Schneier has signed on to TBL's "Solid" distributed self-host-capable social media platform company, Inrupt.

This was one of the more interesting (though not yet ready for prime-time) options we looked at in the #Plexodus G+ shutdown migration.

HN discussion:
news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Reddit:
old.reddit.com/r/plexodus/dupl

schneier.com/blog/archives/202

#socialMedia #distributedNetworks #Federation #BruceSchneier #TimBernersLee #SolidProtocol #Inrupt

My mom wants a smart door bell. I don't think I can talk her down to just getting a doorbell w a PA system, bc she wants to be able to check who is at the door with her phone.

Is there a way to set this up without amazon and google as the middleman who sells your consumer data and rats out to the police w/o your knowledge?

OpenPush - A Free, #Decentralized Push Messaging Framework for #Android

"Push messages are an essential part of connected mobile devices. They are also one of the critical missing pieces in the #opensource Android ecosystem. Until now, free Android apps would either need to implement their own push notification system, do without any push messaging or use the proprietary Google Cloud Messaging service."

f-droid.org/en/2020/02/03/open

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