phellmes
  
There's the new episode of David Revoy's open-source webcomic "Pepper & Carrot" (number 20 already, time flies):

Episode 20: The Picnic

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Official homepage of Pepper&Carrot, a free/libre and open-source webcomic about Pepper, a young witch and her cat, Carrot. They live in a fantasy universe of potions, magic, and creatures.
phellmes
  
Interesting article on OWS/Signal that also touches open source development, decentralization and user experience:
English version:
https://it-kollektiv.com/wrong-signal-das-falsche-signal-engl/

Also - thematically fitting to that is the link to the following OWS blog entry in the comments:
https://whispersystems.org/blog/the-ecosystem-is-moving/


Interessanter und sehr lesenswerter Artikel über OWS/Signal, der auch andere Themenfelder wie Dezentralisierung, Open-Source Entwicklung und Nutzerfreundichkeit mit anschneidet:
German version (Deutsche Version):
https://it-kollektiv.com/das-falsche-signal/
phellmes
  
The photos of Marloeshi's guinea pig Mieps always look so adorable...

Here's her newest autumn-themed one on DevinartArt:

Autumn II

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Mieps is looking up to check if there are any more leaves falling down.
phellmes
  
In Sachen Netzneutralität gibt es für die EU wohl Positives zu vermelden:

Einsetzen lohnt sich! Netzneutralität in der EU gesichert – Überholspuren werden verboten! | netzpolitik.org

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von Markus Beckedahl am 30. August 2016, 14:30
Die europäischen Regulierungsbehörden haben heute ihre endgültigen Leitlinien zur Netzneutralität vorgestellt. Und darin ganz klar Überholspuren im Netz verboten! Das ist ein großer Erfolg der europäischen Zivilgesellschaft, die sich mit der Kampagne „Save the...
Einer von Vielen
  
Ganz so rosig bewertet das der Heise-Artikle unten nicht, Zitat daraus:

Nach langem Streit mit den Vertretern der Mitgliedsstaaten im EU-Rat und unter hohem Lobbydruck von allen Seiten konnten sich die Abgeordneten nur auf einen halbgaren Kompromiss einigen, der an Kernpunkten vage blieb und große Hintertüren für ein Zwei-Klassen-Netz mit kostenpflichtigen Mautstellen offenhielt.
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Das Wort "Netzneutralität" taucht im Gesetzestext aber gar nicht mehr auf. ... Provider dürfen laut der Verordnung etwa die ominösen Spezialdienste jenseits des klassischen Internets gegen Zusatzentgelt anbieten. ... Das letzte Wort über die Zulässigkeit haben die nationalen Regulierungsbehörden.

Die Parlamentariern gestatteten den Zugangsanbietern auch ein "angemessenes Verkehrsmanagement". Sie dürfen Datenpakete ausbremsen oder ausfiltern,...


EU-Regulierer sichern die Netzneutralität stärker ab

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Die europäischen Regulierungsbehörden haben ihre finalen Leitlinien für ein offenes Internet veröffentlicht. Sie wollen damit einen "diskriminierungsfreien Internetzugang" absichern, aber auch "Raum für innovative Dienste" lassen.
phellmes
  
Es soll ja eh noch eine genauere Auswertung geben - mal abwarten.  Aber immerhin ist wohl der gröbere Unsinn, der vorher da war, erheblich eingedämmt worden.
phellmes

Contempt Culture in programming

  
That was an interesting read...

Contempt Culture - The Particular Finest
The best advice we give programmers is to leave things better than how they started. We do it with code, why don’t we do it with communities? Why don’t we do it with people, colleagues, friends?
phellmes

DigiKam 5 published

  
DigiKam 5 is out now and I'm looking forward to upgrade it on my systems. Here's the announcement on their blog:
https://www.digikam.org/node/755

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Image by Caulier Gilles (https://www.flickr.com/photos/digikam/), CC-BY

Among a lot of improvements they also got rid of the big KDE dependencies so all the quirks when using it on any other desktop should be gone.
phellmes
  
I've used it for some years now - mainly to manage my huge photo and stock archive as well as for quick manipulations and batch operations to prepare photos for different purposes. For more intense work on specific photos I use RawTherapee and Gimp.
Einer von Vielen
  
@phellmes Did you try darktable? If yes, what are the reasons you stick to DigiKam?
phellmes
  
I come from a KDE background and when I started using DigiKam, Darktable wasn't in the picture yet. Then I stayed with it, and for what I use it it's suitable and there's no reason to migrate if development goes on. But I'll have an eye on Darktable from time to time...
phellmes

Sitting pretty & The blue bridge

  
Just another cat for the weekend and a nice pedestrian bridge. Had these laying around on my harddrive for a while but forgot to post them.

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#photography #cat #bridge
phellmes

Refill if you wanna live. Now!

  
I had a strong feeling that she was waiting for something...

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#cats #photography
phellmes

Ants on peach blossom

  
They were searching around very meticulously...

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This was also posted on my DeviantArt gallery: http://fav.me/da01y5r
You can go there to find some of my older photos that have not been published here on this channel.
phellmes
  
Here's a snapshot from last week showing a cute bullfinch couple at a feeder. It's a bit vague because it was taken through a window - but still worth showing.

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phellmes

Relaxing with Phedran's "Life in the Woods Renaissance"

  
Minecraft has been an occasional way to get my mind free and relaxed for quite a while now. Recently I stumbled upon some videos about the lately released "Life in the Woods - Renaissance" modpack by Phedran, installed it and loved it right from the start. It provides a well balanced experience for both exploring and settling/farming. You can find a lot of interesting landscapes and plants but you also have to take care about the food situation. So - big thanks here to Phedran and of course all the developers of the included mods.

Btw, as you see on the images I can't play with the advanced shaders. They drop the framerate too much and remind me that the graphics card on my machine wasn't intended to be used for gaming. Still a lot of fun. :-)

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I used one of the world seeds provided by Phedran in her seed showcase videos (Cherry Blossom Cove) and this was my first home to get things started.

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Dusty desert ahead...

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Bridge construction at the second temporary home:

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Through seasonal woods...

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Building the third temporary home on the way to restock food and material resources:

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I've also seen some nice flowing rivers already but didn't take a screenshot.

Phedran's Life in the Woods Renaissance playlist on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlegvgmNHE67g84ctQMt-BGKvbndpw9fk

#LitWR #Minecraft
phellmes

Museum

  
From the late afternoon park walk series, December 2015

backside of a historic museum building

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This was also posted on my DeviantArt gallery: http://fav.me/d9tbp04
You can go there to find some of my older photos that have not been uploaded here.
phellmes

Math denialism: crypto backdoors and DRM are the alternative medicine of computer science

  last edited: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:07:18 +0200  
Good point from Cory Doctorow (I suggest to also read his Guardian column that is linked in there).


http://boingboing.net/2016/02/24/math-denialism-crypto-backdoo.html

phellmes

Silent observer

  
From the late afternoon park walk series, December 2015

The statue is located on the islet in the pond.

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This was also posted on my DeviantArt gallery: http://fav.me/d9sfxl2
You can go there to find some of my older photos that have not been uploaded here.
phellmes
  
Big thanks to all the developers and contributors of FOSS projects out there!

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https://fsfe.org/campaigns/ilovefs/2016/index.en.html

#ilovefs
phellmes

Duck traffic

  
Pond in the park, late afternoon, December 2015

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This was also posted on my DeviantArt gallery: http://fav.me/d9qvby3
You can go there to find some of my older photos that have not been uploaded here.
phellmes

Sweet dreams

  
Time to put up the obligatory cat photo. No web appearance is complete without it. :-)

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Not my cat... but I did take the photo.

It's also posted here (among many others):
http://fav.me/d9fy4ya
phellmes
  
Here's a photo from an afternoon stroll in the park in late December 2015.

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This was also posted on my DeviantArt gallery: http://fav.me/d9pqyzz
You can go there to find some of my older photos that have not been uploaded here.
phellmes
  
Caminandes: Llamigos (the 3rd episode of the Caminandes animated shorts) is out. Great work from the team at Blender Institute and another showcase of what can be done with Blender today.


Caminandes 3: Llamigos - Blender Animated Short
by Blender Foundation on YouTube
phellmes
  
Oh joy - David Revoy just published the new "Pepper & Carrot" episode 14: The Dragon's Tooth

Episode 14 : The Dragon's Tooth - Pepper&Carrot

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Official homepage of Pepper&Carrot, a free/libre and open-source webcomic about Pepper, a young witch and her cat, Carrot. They live in a fantasy universe of potions, magic, and creatures.