Recommended Watch/Read: Free Software Needs Free Tools

Published 2020-06-03 on Anjan's Homepage

Signal boosting the excellent blog post and talk "Free Software Needs Free Tools" by Benjamin Mako Hill in which he gives the story of how git was created.

I agree with most if not all his recommendations following the story. Personally, I have been paying for a sourcehut membership for a while now and this story is the reason I continuously renew my paid account (aside from the fact sourcehut is amazing to develop on).

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postmarketOS revolutionizes smartphone hacking

I briefly mentioned postmarketOS in my Pinephone review two years ago, but after getting my Dutch SIM card set up in my Pinephone and having another go at using postmarketOS, I reckon they deserve special attention. Let’s first consider the kind of ecosystem…

via Drew DeVault's blog November 26, 2021

Fascine Mattresses: Basketry Gone Wild

Around the 17th century, the Dutch started reinforcing their dykes and harbours with sturdy mats the size of football pitches – hand-woven from thousands of twigs grown on nearby coppice plantations. These “fascine mattresses” were weighted with rocks and…

via LOW←TECH MAGAZINE November 3, 2021

A Lisp REPL as my main shell

The shell is dead, long live the REPL!

via Pierre Neidhardt's homepage February 7, 2021

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