James Pearson 🇺🇸 | @james@pleroma.jamesp.org

#Linux user, #Sysadmin, Web Developer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and #FOSS advocate and developer.

Second fediverse account, first one self-hosted!
Alt account in case Mastodon goes down. Being more myself on the fediverse.

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#nobot #nobots

@LibreSolutionsNetwork Say it with me, everyone:


Email spam is an example of human mania.
Everyone knows that people dont like spam.
Everyone knows that people generally dont respond to spam.
And yet, humans still keep trying to spam people knowing all this.
Its manic behavior.
Spammers are insane by Einsteins definition.
I wonder if they think, "this time it will be different"?

Reviewing the Mastodon Twitter Crossposter from the perspective of using it to keep a Twitter account updated without touching Twitter.


Have questions about possible violations of GNU licenses? We have answers! Check out all the questions and answers on our FAQ page at https://u.fsf.org/3kx

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9 announced!


Docker Desktop is now available for Linux! 😁


I was looking at this book and I had an idea for my website.. to write an online programming book in C with simple but fun games like such written in C with ncurses. I will port my programs to python as well but right now in C What do you guys think? give me feedback ... It will be hosted on github or gitlab.

Unix Programming For Fun.

I was thinking about a project with these points in my mind.

* Keep it simple and stupid.
* Make it fun and creative.
* I wanna do something for the community.

EU: All messenger services should be required to interoperate.

Also EU: We will fund opensource software, like e.g. messenger clients.

Also EU: All messengers are now required to scan messages for unwanted content locally, before encryption, and notify the gooberment of such communicaton.

Do they even realize that they literally have to make FOSS illegal if they want people to not be able to choose clients that don't spy on them (regardless of message transport)? The answer, of course, is no.

A Linux terminal tip 🤓

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery! You don’t have to do it alone.

https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-the-menticided-a-12-step #MenticideRecovery

7 years ago CGP Grey made a fantastic video that has only aged far too well. It is an essential part of understanding the current information landscape. Culture wars have only gotten more intense and extreme…are we any better off for it?


My opinion on Twitter.

Elon Musk, Twitter
sensitive media
Elon Musk: Great meeting! We are very much on the same page.

KDE Connect is now available for iOS users!


Have you ever considered the work that goes into sending an email to @gnu.org? The FSF tech team makes sure millions of emails get delivered each year, and has taken the time to explain the road your email travels in freedom. http://u.fsf.org/3gz

Pinephone redpills for normie Linux users. pine64

- The Pinephone was built for the greater Pine64 community as a means of developing and advancing mobile Linux and creating a space for wider market adoption. It is a development device, it was never made to compete with popular Android devices or iPhones.

- The Pinephone has an open hardware design and boots using the uboot bootloader. The qualtec modem on the phone (yes every phone has a modem). Does run it's own proprietary firmware that is independent of the OS running on the Pinephone. This is just a reality of hardware and we've come a long way. Several years ago this was just a dream and now it's a reality. There is a FOSS firmware replacement for the qualtec modem but it is reversed engineered, so you're mileage may vary. While this device is mostly libre, it was never designed to pander to the FSF extremist crowd.

- The Pinephone (along with other Pine64 products) does offer useful privacy features for the user (like hardware dip switches). But the device was not made to be the most perfect and immaculate device for privacy and security, no device is.

- Some people are just so extreme, and paranoid that to them everything is backdoored, everything is a honeypot. So they bad mouth the project with unproven and baseless claims (like all ARM SoCs are backdoored, it was made in China so it's CCP backdoored, etc). This kind of rhetoric is so unproductive and the same people that spout this FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt), will ultimately walk around town with a Samsung or iPhone all day long and not think twice about it. Or they will cite ISP and cell tower tracking. Look the Pinephone was not created to help El Chapo run his drug empire. These arguments are stupid and pointless. If you are that paranoid, get off the internet and stop using electronics all together.

- Also if your going throw out blanket statements about Pinephone hardware being backdoored, then actually back it up with technical data and proof. Otherwise your just a fool and a troll. This just feeds into the greater software/hardware utopia fantasy that people with fall into where they will pick apart everything about FOSS projects to find fault and then throw it all out and demand perfection or no support or usage. Totally damaging to the progress of free software in my opinion, especially in such a hostile, political and complicated environment of big tech and hardware manufacturers.

- The Pinephone, even the beta version, still have good enough hardware to get the job done with it's intended tasks of being for developers to advance and refine mobile Linux platforms. A lot of the battery and modem issues are a result of needed software optimization and I've seen a 110% improvement over the span of a year, all of the headaches in the past were totally software related. We not going to go from concept to Android competitor without a lot of hard work and dedication. Bitching on the internet about performance and not contributing code or testing or money to the project is typical entitled behavior and holds us back.

- At the end of the day it's a Linux SoC computer with phone capabilities, it was never intended to be a consumer grade product, it's meant to help pave the road for a future consumer grade product. Unfortunately mobile Linux will always be in the shadow of Android and iOS, just like desktop Linux will always be in the shadow of Windows and MacOS.

- There are no BSD ports for the Pinephone as far as I know, I wouldn't hold your breath for one.

- There are 3 main mobile GUI environments for Linux, KDE Plasma Mobile, phosh, and sxmo. (yes I know there are others, but these are the most important). KDE Plasma Mobile is usable but it still is immature and buggy and has years to go before it can rival the others. Phosh is the most mature GUI for mobile Linux, it's very stable and functional, and has been in development the longest out all other projects. sxmo is great too, and can help with some the performance issues due it's low overhead in resource usage. The only downside is the learning curve as it relies on hardware button combinations to run the window manager.

- The phone is free as in freedom, nothing is really locked down and your options are pretty large. You can run a variety of distros and make personal security, privacy enhancements. Just the more exotic you want to get, the more advanced your skill level needs to be with Linux and ARM SoCs.

I hope that can clear up some confusion. My Pinephone runs Arch Linux ARM + Phosh and it's good enough to daily driver as a cellular phone, but has the added perks of being a GNU/Linux computer with terminal, ssh, etc. The battery life is good to, I only charge it when I'm sleeping, that's it, and it keeps a charge all day. But I'm not on the device all day like a maniac either.

Thank you for coming to my TED talk.


This is a must read to understand our food security, what is happening behind the scenes, and the new controlled food system and infrastructure that is already in place. No one is talking about this. I’ve laid it all out here, including investors, locations, players, and how they pulled this off.

NEW Controlled Food System Is Now In Place And They Will Stop At Nothing To Accelerate Their Control


@ADHDefy @tilvids

https://tilvids.com is excellent, fortunately it is not the only one!

I'd recommend, for example:


...I totally get the issues you have. My account boosts PeerTube videos daily from instances that are responsibly moderated.

"Fediverse: Peopleverse!"

That's the way I'll campaign for and advocate it to others.

Notions of and have in common that they lack humanity.

People, humans, mankind.. that's fedi right there.

There's the slogans of fedizens and to help with that. Weaving a together.

I'll also use and where appropriate to highlight specific characteristics.

Rise of the