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We need your support!

One of our goals in rebuilding #HedgeDoc, aside from accessibility and improved mobile device use, is to clean up the user interface.
Many of the old features are hidden or in unusual places. We don't even know if some of them are even used anymore. That's where you come in.

Please participate in the following anonymous user survey and share it with other HedgeDoc users.
This will help us a lot to make HedgeDoc 2 even better!


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This is a little reminder that out there in the wild storms of the internets hides a tiny, little #z80 based #bbs, operated by an enthusiastic nostalgic (me) waiting for other #retrocomputing fans to share, laugh and enjoy a little bit of those good old days, when the emphasis was on "social", not "media" and 1.44 MB were considered a *very large* transfer volume.

So feel free to visit "RC-BOX", the world's first and (currently only) #rc2014 based bulletin board system !!

Dial (Telnet, e.g. with PuTTY or Syncterm): rc2014bbs (dot) ddns (dot) net on TCP Port: 2014

#rc2014bbs #rc2014 #bbsing #8bitcomputer #z80a

jan teilte

@bkastl Ah.

Aber das war kein Witz: Es gab mal einen Bug in CUPS, durch den man in Deutschland dienstags nicht drucken konnte. Weil im PostScript oben ein Zeitstempel eingefügt wurde als Kommentar, und zwar in der Locale des Systems:

%Die 25 Aug 2015 12:34:56

Leider ist %Die eine PostScript-Präprozessor-Direktive, die das offensichtliche tut ;)

jan teilte

Willkommen in digitalen Zeiten. Das Banner der #FrOSCon hängt.
Noch 6 Tage bis zur #FrOSCon17

jan teilte

Unless you were there, you really cannot appreciate how much damage Intel did to the PC ecosystem with the 286.


The 286 was the successor to the 8086 and 8088 CPUs that powered the original IBM PCs. It offered a huge step forward from them.

Those older chips always ran in "real mode," where memory locations had fixed addresses, and any running program could modify the contents of any address. This meant that you couldn't have two programs running at once, because one might try to use a bit of memory the other was already using, and blammo!

The 286 introduced "protected mode," which prevented programs from being able to mess with memory allocated to other programs. Instead of addresses corresponding directly to blocks of memory, in protected mode they were treated as "virtual" addresses, and mapped to memory allocated just for that program.

Protected mode meant the days when one program could reach into another one and mess with its memory would be over. And that opened up all sorts of possibilities. You could have real multitasking! A whole range of crash bugs would be instantly eliminated! Suddenly the PC began to look like a machine that you could put against a UNIX workstation with a straight face.

But there was a problem. To maintain backwards compatibility with the old chips, the 286 had to boot into real mode. It could then shift into protected mode on demand. But -- and this is a big BUT -- once it was shifted into protected mode, IT COULD NOT SHIFT BACK. The only way to get back into real mode was to reboot the PC.

Which was a problem, because every PC user owned a huge library of DOS software, much of which could only run in real mode. So the 286 gave you multitasking -- but if you ever needed to run a real-mode program, you had to reboot your PC (and lose all the other running programs) to run it.

This was, as you may imagine, not ideal.

jan teilte

🗳️ choose then boost :boost_requested:

jan teilte

So @codeberg (think of it as the ethical GitHub) is a not-for-profit that depends on donations. You can also become a member of the org by supporting it.

Since I’m moving our projects there, I’ve signed up as an active member and Small Technology Foundation is now a supporting member with both me and the org making separate small annual contributions to the organisation.

If you’re using the service and can afford it, please help them maintain the commons.



jan teilte

#OpenSource: Eine Studie im Auftrag der #EU-Kommission hebt die Bedeutung quelloffener Lösungen für Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und Souveränität hervor. Die Kommission geht mit gutem Beispiel voran und stellt ihre Software quelloffen in einer Datenbank zur Verfügung. egovernment-computing.de/der-w

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This week, we begin the serious work on Thunderbird 114. There's a lot to plan, define, and schedule for a year that will bring drastic UI and UX changes.

A lot of the changes may upset some users and amaze others.

Every step of the way, we want to be transparent.

You'll see early mock-ups. You'll hear about plans and proposed solutions throughout the development process.

We'll be writing plenty of documentation and support articles to help users w/ the transition...

jan teilte

With all this talk about Copilot over at Github... Shout-out to #codeberg a great growing community of a truly free/libre software forge experience. -- Keep up the great work! :blobheart:

jan teilte

#Firefox kann seit Version 102 Trackingparameter aus URLs automatisch entfernen.
Dazu in about:config gehen und privacy.query_stripping.enabled auf true setzen.
Testen kann man das Feature hier: bleepingcomputer.com/PoC/qs.ht

jan teilte

Ich habe mir gerade ein neues Wordpress installiert und musste merkwürdigerweise keine Datenbank-Angaben machen. Ich habe gelernt: Das ist ein ziemlich tricky Versuch, eine Websitre schon zu schädigen, bevor sie überhaupt richtig online ist. Das habe ich dazu gefunden:

jan teilte

I have just released ./badges v2.2.0 (a generator for privacy-friendly README badges), featuring a bugfix in CLI argument parsing, a new flag for printing version information and an improved build/release process. Get it on @codeberg at codeberg.org/lhinderberger/dot

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Meine Kollegen und ich reisen nächste Woche zum #CloudLand Festival nach #Brühl. Unsere Erwartungen: die Communities der einzelnen #Cloud-Technologien näher zusammen bringen, auch durch das Rahmenprogramm mit Geek-Talk Night, Game Night und Summer Night. Wir präsentieren unter dem Motto »Dein Datacenter, aber als Cloud!«, wie wir die Technologien (#Kubernetes #OpenStack) der Public-Cloud #OnPremises verwenden können. Seid dabei!


#OnPremisesCloud #FOSS

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Our timeline is filled with people celebrating that #adobe plans to offer a freemium version of #Photoshop for the browser.

Just in case you didn't know:
#GIMP, #Krita @krita, #Inkscape @inkscape, #Scribus and many other great graphics tools are already available - free/libre to use, free to improve, free to share. Check them out! 💙

jan teilte

Jetzt ist es raus: "Ultimately, K-9 Mail will transform into Thunderbird on Android."

K-9 Mail wird also zu Thunderbird unter Android.



jan teilte

Wieder einmal ist die #Netzneutralität in Gefahr. Deshalb haben wir diese Woche mit 34 Orgas aus 17 Ländern einen offenen Brief an die @EU_Commission@twitter.com geschickt. Das Internet muss offen und frei bleiben. Zur dt. Version: epicenter.works/content/eu-kom

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