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."

Via Hacker News [ ].

#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:

Absolutely, you can do this with SSH using -R. E.g., to have the server listen on port 2222 and forward those connections to your computer's port 22:
ssh -R 2222:localhost:22 username@server

I'd strongly recommend setting up public key auth, and disabling passwords!

If you want the server to listen on a privileged port (<1024, like port 80), you'll want another redirect server-side, rather than connecting as root.

More info from 'man ssh', some examples here:

Because there's a shortage of terrible tech puns: 

Context is Facebook's acquisition of Giphy:

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.
Not an endorsement, but MailChimp is a big name, and they seem to have what you're looking for:

For privacy, it looks like their trackers are disabled by default for plain-text campaigns:

Just make sure your feed generator includes a plain-text element (usually 'description'), and you can pull it into a campaign.

The open-source 'rss2email' is around if you use a different mail provider that doesn't have this feature.

Hope this helps!

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:

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." #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

Ah, I see they now have 'omnichannel' as an advanced version(?), but back when we set up our instance a couple years ago, this was an apparently viable way to get what you're wanting:

If that's changed in the meantime, then color me disappointed, and I'll want to look at other chat solutions before they shut down any features we actually use!

I'll second Tabletop Simulator, it's top-notch!
There are also some alternatives like Vassal and Roll20 (libre+gratis, some assembly required), or Tabletopia (browser/mobile compatible), depending what your friends need.

Whats the best way to play boardgames online with friends?

Nextcloud (and IIRC also Owncloud) uses SabreDAV under the hood. It's great for my use-case of personal calendars shared between friends, all of whom have accounts on the instance. You can subscribe to web iCal calendars (slightly hit-or-miss), or publish a calendar as iCal in turn.

If you're looking for a platform to organize community events, I've had my eye on Mobilizon (, but haven't had the chance to really try it yet.

Cheers, and good luck with your project!

firefox help wanted 

Probably not exactly what you wanted, but there's an option to disable URL suggestions from bookmarks. Other bookmarked URLs should still show up from history, and you can hit Shift+Delete to remove the offending URL from suggestion list.

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

If you hadn't considered it already, Rocket.Chat has a "LiveChat" feature you can plug in to any page and make a queue.
I've not used that feature, but I like Rocket.Chat in general. I'm sure Zulip and Mattermost have similar modes, if it's not quite what you need.

@souldessin Sweet, thanks for the pointer! I'll look to this next time I get a request for a use-case that isn't decidedly "business". 👍

@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 : ) -

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.

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