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So reports on a deepfake of #Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, asking the question: will Facebook delete this video from its platform?

Of course, the real problem is that Facebook has the power to sensor for millions of users. #decentralize please!

A retrospective on 2 years of linux after 25 on a mac. A shout out in particular to my @purism Librem 13v3, which replaced my old macbook air. PureOS/Gnome3 is a surprisingly good alternative to OSX.

I was interviewed by Fast Company about @purism hardware kill switches in this piece on the current trend to put them in home automation devices to address everyone's unease with always-on cameras and mics in their bedroom. #privacy

tech + parenting; birdsite screenshot 

We love processing the software development work invoices of #ReproducibleBuilds developers. They're the only contractors who attach GPG signatures, sha256sums and the like for all their documentation. Apparently, they're also working on #ReproducibleBilling as well.

The Librem 13 comes with bluetooth hardware, but there's no free drivers for it. If you really need bluetooth you'll need the debian non-free repository:

echo "deb stretch non-free" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-non-free.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install firmware-atheros
sudo systemctl restart bluetooth

I'm told this got fixed in current versions of PureOS, but in case it hasn't: The '\' key didn't work for me out of the box on the Librem 13, but adding the following lines to `/lib/udev/hwdb.d/60-keyboard.hwdb` fixes it:

# Purism Librem 13 V2

# Purism Librem 13 V3

Been loving my @Purism Librem 13... but as I've mentioned in the past, it can be a bit quirky. Time to start a quick thread documenting fixes for some of the more painful aspects.

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Oliver's connection to the fediverse. Mostly a personal site... so nothing to see here. Move along, or go to Oliver's Feed