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Looking for a simple checklist app for android
Optionally Ideally it has 0 online features. A checklist for when I'm leaving the house for the day to make sure I have everything Paper checklists - I have to write out a new checklist every time and that really adds up as a time commitment, so being able to clear the checklist somehow is mandatory.

FOSS App Store for iOS?
I've been hearing a lot about Apple being forced to allow sideloading on iPads and iPhones in Europe, which of course opens up opportunities for developers to use non-WebKit browser engines and to use non-permissive software licenses (such as the GPL), as they are no-longer restricted by the App Store. Mozilla and Google are currently working on versions of Firefox and Chrome with Gecko and Blink, respectively; but I have so far heard nothing about a dedicated FOSS store, in the same vein as F-Droid. Does anyone know if anybody's working on anything, or if we're just going to be using AltStore and Cydia, like in the old days?

*"We’ve done a lot of looking over our shoulders at OpenAI. Who will cross the next milestone? What will the next move be?* *But the uncomfortable truth is, we aren’t positioned to win this arms race and neither is OpenAI. While we’ve been squabbling, a third faction has been quietly eating our lunch.* *I’m talking, of course, about open source..."*

KeePassXC Audit Report – KeePassXC
Audit report (PDF): [KeePassXC 2.7.4 Review by Zaur Molotnikov](

No bullshit...and works great

Foss white noise generator
All radios are white noise generators, just tune it to a station that doesn't exist Catch me prior at the istore running white noise apps with adverisiments

There is a Newpipe fork with a sponsorblock strap on
It's on GitHub To turn it on, you have to whisper into it's settings

Original source: [Python-based compiler achieves orders-of-magnitude speedups]( Source repository: [exaloop/codon at GitHub](

Fasting App
Is there a FOSS fasting tracking app that can be used for IF tracking?

Recoll; how to add a file to skip?
The manual says add ".*" to stop it from indexing hidden directories, but in preferences > index settings, there is no text entry option to add that. I can add specific directories to it as long as they are clickable

Reddit Crosspost. I'm not the author of the post, nor the developer of the app.

Just set this up for my local Food Not Bombs chapter so they can coordinate with volunteers and others better.

CommonMark matures into Djot
New markup language based on CommonMark's learned lessons

Keyoxide is a privacy-friendly open source tool to create and verify decentralized online identities using a cryptography-based approach to bidirectional linking
Just like passports for real life identities, Keyoxide can be used to verify the online identity of people to make sure one is interacting with whom they are supposed to be and not imposters. Unlike real life passports, Keyoxide works with online identities or "personas", meaning these identities can be anonymous and one can have multiple separate personas to protect their privacy, both online and in real life. Keyoxide allows you to prove "ownership" or rather "hold" of accounts on websites, domain names, instant messaging, etc., regardless of your username. You create, or use and existing, cryptographic signature (or OpenPGP key) which acts as your digital passport to link to the various services. I used my existing key with this, and just added the notation claims per service, with my proof placed in the profile of each service I control. Whilst Keybase is still alive, since its takeover by Zoom, it has been a lot quieter. Keyoxide also allows you to self-host the service, and seems to have a lot of flexibility for the services it links to. That said, I got a good 10 of my various services linked and verified, except I've had endless issues to get my IRC and XMPP accounts verified. See #technology #identity #keyoxide #opensource

One reason for browsers getting sluggish is having too many extensions open, which just consumes extra RAM. Sometimes, too, they can interfere with each other. Even though my computer has 32GB of RAM, using a lot more than is needed, certainly increases the browser start up time a lot. I used to have just over 60 tabs open across my two browsers, and with reducing that now to just over 50 (eradicating the multiple GMail ones, and the RSS one) and also being able to turn off many of the browser extensions, I've saved a good many Gigabytes of RAM, and both my browsers are lot more responsive. The beauty with Extensity is that you can have most extensions disabled, as it is very quick to just toggle an extension on when needed, and quickly toggle it off again. The only extensions I keep active are really those doing script blocking, dark mode, spell checking, tab snoozing, and those of a similar nature. See #technology #browsers #opensource #extensity

One Utility Tool for Everything on MS Windows
Chris Titus has done a video about this awesome open source tool he has built to install various common applications, do global software updates (yes I also can't believe Windows does not yet do that), various system tweaks, and config settings. It is well worth watching his video as he explains what all the different options do, with some big cautions as well (as you can some irreversible stuff). The video is further down on the linked article page. See #technology #Windows #opensource #utility

I've happily been using self-hosted web-based FreshRSS for a while now. I chose it mainly because it suited my needs, and when I travelled regularly, I could work from the same shared source of articles. But the last while I've noticed some feeds lag really slowly with fetching the feed content (it may be my slowish hosting at home where I have 10 other services running), and with the addition of Full Text RSS to retrieve full text where feeds only contain snippets, this was pushing my server over its memory resources. Seeing I work permanently from home now, I thought I should look again at desktop based RSS readers. Well there are a lot of choices, but I was after full text retrieval in reader mode, without adverts. So I got down to Liferea (really feature packed), RSS Guard, and QuiteRSS. All retrieved full text articles with ad blocking etc. But these all have similar interfaces with minor differences, and all still have that older look and feel. They worked, but something felt sticky with the reading flow. I scan a good 500 articles per day, and my initial scanning is quite important to me. I had ignored Fluent Reader initially as it is Electron based. But I thought today I'll just try it and see. Yes, with Electron it obviously has the more modern feel to it, but this became really apparent with the intermediate view that I so need (and which I used in FreshRSS). My favourite view is a post headline, with some short snippet of text along with an image. So immediately I saw Fluent Reader has this (Magazine view), as well as a few other viewer options. Out of the box it has all the basics I'd use, it has no detailed stats like FreshRSS has, nor the depth of options that Liferea, QuiteRSS and RSS Guard have (nor the integration with the desktop OS; and it's Electron!). But it has great workflow and can produce a full text reader view. But it is fast and helps me do what I want to do really quickly and easily. Liferea for example uses only 145 MB of memory, whilst Fluent Reader has 7 processes running and which consume a total of 264 MB. Both use 0% CPU when not fetching feeds. It is open source and will install on Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android. But as there are so many options out there, and everyone's needs are different, it is always best to first take stock of what you really need as far as features go, and then narrow your choices down from there. A good RSS reader allows you to consume vast amounts of information in a focussed and efficient way, so getting your own choice right, can really help you. You can easily export, and import, your feed sources list between applications, so it is not difficult to do hand-on comparisons. See #technology #RSS #RSSreader #news #FluentReader #opensource

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