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I rely on Bitwarden (slooowly migrating from... a spreadsheet...) and am thinking of keeping a master backup to be SyncThing-synchronized across all my devices, but I'm not sure of how to secure the SyncThing-synchronized files' local access if any one of my Windows or Android units got stolen and somehow cracked into or something. I'm curious about how others handle theirs. Thanks in advance for sharing!

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Just wondering which library or technology does standard notes use for the spreadsheet feature.

Is something they developed by themself or is it something being reused from another repository.

Just curiosity because it works so well and wanted to see how have they implemented it.

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With the release of Unicode 16.0 this September, I may finally be able to use my own language's script. But I am not sure if OSes will directly support the latest version of Unicode immediately. How long should I expect these changes to be available on my local OS?

With that being said, I would like to work on creating my own font, maybe also migrate a few corpuses from the wrong script to the original, new one, as well as work on transliteration.

All of this is impossible for a single person - but I would like to take it slowly. What would be a good place to start? Do I need to keep anything else in mind while starting on this journey?

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Peer-to-peer file transfers in your browser Cooked up by Alex Kern & Neeraj Baid while eating Sliver @ UC Berkeley.

Using WebRTC, FilePizza eliminates the initial upload step required by other web-based file sharing services. When senders initialize a transfer, they receive a "tempalink" they can distribute to recipients. Upon visiting this link, recipients' browsers connect directly to the sender’s browser and may begin downloading the selected file. Because data is never stored in an intermediary server, the transfer is fast, private, and secure. (Your PC must be online while the recipient download the file(s), if you shutdown the PC or goes offline, the download also stops)

You can selfhost it or use the official instance


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Hey folks,

do you know of a heir to the infamous bibliogram-project or another privacy-frontend for Instagram?

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Curious about both android and iOS because I want to know what to recommend to friends. I'm asking about Google Drive because that's what is simplest for my peers right now.

With Facebook adding AI directly into messenger, I have some people wanting to switch to Signal. However I'm not confident in my process for backups.

Right now I'm using FolderSync which is working well. The problem is deletion, where the deleted file sticks around in the trash for 30 days, eating up storage space until I manually delete it. Since the Signal backups can get quite large, the trashed backups are enough to put me over the limit.

I didn't try WhatsApp that long, but it had a built-in feature to backup to Google Drive. I don't need that level of simplicity, but something close would be nice.

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Is there a database of sorts for these things? It seems like there should be.

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Open Source maintainers and developers have been warned about the continued wave of attacks aimed at project maintainers similar to those recently targeting the Linux xz data compression library, XZ Utils [linuxsecurity.com].

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I'm looking for an audio app for learning tunes by ear. Ideally would have:

1- slow playback, without adjusting pitch.
2- loop selection - to play a segment of the audio over and over
3- pitch adjustment (some old recordings are out of tune)

Anyone have one they like? For android the closest I've found is Fossify music player, which offers feature 1.

For PC, audacity has all these features, but its pretty clunky to use.

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What's your pick?

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Hi open source community!

This is a follow up to a previous post where I got a lot of really good feedback on this resume template. I've made some changes to the template that takes much of the feedback into account and I also added some new features that should make the template more useable for a wide variety of people.

If you have any further feedback please feel free to share!

To use this template on the typst web app, see here: https://typst.app/universe/package/modern-cv

Some screenshots of what the template looks like/can produce.

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Hey there!

I find myself frequently downloading large files on my android phone from servers that aren't always the fastest. These downloads can range from audio and video files to zip and rar files.

I'm on the lookout for an app that will allow me to resume downloads that have failed, as well as choose where to save each file individually.

So far, I've only come across apps that have been discontinued.

Do you happen to know of any good, regularly updated apps that fit the bill?

Thanks so much for your help :)

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Hello, I am looking for a FOSS frontend for simple DB app.

Use case:

  • Let's have a simple DB in MySQL
  • I want the user to be able to browse via views
  • Create new inserts via some forms

Does something like that exist?

EDIT: Thanks all for suggestions, looks like what I am looking for is just a regular web app however simple I might think it is, there is near 0% chance I can just grab something off the internet and use it in this case.

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Are you guys fine with these new shenanigans from Github. I found a bug and wanted to check what has been the development on that, only to find out most of the discussion was hidden by github and requesting me to sign-in to view it.

It threw me straight back to when Microsoft acquired Github and the discussions around the future of opensource on a microsoft owned infrastructure, now microsoft is exploiting free work from the community to train its AI, and building walls around its product, are open source contributors fine with that ?

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I recently got a Sony prs 600 e reader from 2009. The battery is at the end of its life (It lasts about 3 days with heavy reading, and a couple weeks without reading). No backlight, no Wi-Fi, just an SD card that I can load epub files and small PDFs. The screen is slow and the contrast isn't the best. The "touch screen" is the old resistive type where you really need to press with your nail or a stylus. Despite all those flaws, it's fantastic. It's just good enough for reading books.

I read with large text so I don't even need to put on glasses, and it's easier to read than an actual book. Combined with Anna's archive, I'm reading more than I ever have before. No Wi-Fi nd slow screen make the experience feel closer to an actual book than a smartphone. It's great to just have a device do one thing without distractions popping up every minute.

It's all old technology, but it's so rare to see anyone with an e-reader. Probably because they're still expensive and designed to microtransact the fuck out of you.

So do you think there could be a simple open source e reader? I see pine64 is making the "pinenote", but it's still just the developer version, it's expensive, doesn't have an sd card, and looks like it's trying to be a lot more than an reader. Maybe it'll come down in cost, or they'll release a simpler version? The biggest obstacle for making an e-reader seems to be the screen, so maybe the pinenote's screen could become something of a standard.

Or maybe I'm overthinking it, because there's already so many old Kindles and nooks out there that could be improved with a new battery and maybe new firmware too.


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I was wondering if there are any FOSS UK focused news app (Android)?

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Hello. I'm looking for a more private (for obicous reasons) and fast discord client for android, since the app is terrible and preforms terribly on my relatively old phone. I can't change to something like matrix/signal, since I can't convert other people.

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Look! A #LibreOffice feature you may not know about 😉 When exporting a #PDF the "Hybrid PDF" option embeds the original file. Then anyone with a PDF reader can view the file – and LibreOffice users can edit it too: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/Writer/PDF_Hybrid#What_is_a_hybrid_PDF_file? #foss #OpenSource

Bombs Away (bombsaway.fallaciousreasoning.nz)
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A simple physics game I wrote

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For what i heard, a lot of people on the Linux community use Krita for image manipulation, even though, it's intended for digital painting, and GIMP is the one intended for image manipulation, because people don't like the GIMP's UI.

My issue is, i never understood why they don't like the GIMP's UI, since i never have issues with it,(Although it's probably because i'm used to the UI) so i need to adress this problem and ask you What does the GIMP UI has that you don't like or hate so much and why you like Krita's UI over GIMP's?

Before you event comment your answer i need to ask you to do the following:

  1. Address each specific issue along with an concise and direct explanation of why you don't like it

  2. Answers such as "I just don't like it", "I don't like where it's placed" or anything alike doesn't count as "Concise and Direct", we are adults, not 4 year old children.

  3. If you can provide a suggestion of how GIMP's UI can be improved, it would help a lot, and maybe this issue can be solved.

  4. If someone else commented something you were about to comment, upvote them, this way we can address the most common issues effectively.

  5. I need you to watch the screenshots of both UI's, because something that most people don't know, it's how similar Krita and GIMP's UIs are.

Krita's UI


(Credits to a friend of mine for lettig me use the screenshots.)

My ideas on how GIMP can improve it's UI

  1. Adding the option of the new UI selected by default, but with the possibility to switch to the new UI.

  2. Possibly addding "work spaces" like Krita would help too, along with the possibility of exporting and importing them, this way people can have custom arrangements of the UI according to the kind of work they will do.

Thanks for reading and hopefully we can address this issue effectively.

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