Drupal CMS now has an ActivityPub Protocol module for its websites - It's like a 'Facebook Follow' for the Fediverse

Date Published: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 20:38:46 +0200

This module Implements the ActivityPub protocol for your site. Readers will be able to follow content on Mastodon and other federated platforms that support ActivityPub. Responses are possible too (Reply, Like, Announce) with more to come.

It is a bit like a Facebook Follow, but for the Fediverse of different social networks.

The module has been tested with the following federated platforms:
* Mastodon
* Pixelfed
* Pleroma
* Write.as

See ActivityPub

#technology #opensource #drupal #fediverse #activitypub

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Implements the ActivityPub protocol for your site. Readers will be able to follow content on Mastodon and other federated platforms that support ActivityPub. Responses are possible too (Reply, Like, Announce) with more to come. The module has been tested with the following federated platforms: Mastodon Pixelfed Pleroma Write.as Open an issue if you have successfully interacted with other platforms! Integrates with the Personal reader project. Check the README for all features, installation and configuration. Development of the lite version happens in the 1.0.x branch here on drupal.org.

How to Install Ubuntu Linux on an External USB Drive to Make an Actual, Portable Linux System on USB (Not a Live CD or USB)

Date Published: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 13:07:02 +0200

A live USB is used for testing the distribution. It is also used for installing Linux on computer hard disk. Normally, any changes you made to your live distribution is lost and this limits the usage of the live USB.

This tutorial shows the steps for actually installing Ubuntu Linux on an external US drive with the bootloader installed on the USB. It is NOT live USB set up. This USB will work as portable operating system and can be used on any computer system. Any changes or installs on it, are retained.

See How to Actually Install Ubuntu on USB

#technology #linux #USBdrive

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This tutorial shows the steps for actually installing Ubuntu Linux on an external US drive with the bootloader installed on the USB.

The Simplest FT8 Transceiver You’ll Ever Build - It may only be 100mW Output But FT8 Is Designed Specifically For Weak Signal Modes

Date Published: Sun, 26 Sep 2021 11:08:28 +0200

Its brains are a Teensy 3.6, while the receiver side is a Si4735 receiver chip and the transmitter is a Si5351 programmable clock chip driving a Mini-Circuits GVA84 power amplifier with an appropriate filter. The interface is via a touchscreen display. It relies on existing work that applies a patch on-the-fly to the Si4735 receiver chip for SSB reception, and another project for the FT8 software.

The charm of this transceiver is that it can be assembled almost in its entirety from modules. If the 100 mW output power seems a bit low, it’s worth remembering that FT8 is a weak signal mode, and given the right propagation conditions the world should be able to hear it despite the meagre output.

See The Simplest FT8 Transceiver You’ll Ever Build

#technology #hamradio #amateurradio #FT8

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Probably the most interesting facets of amateur radio in 2021 lie in the realm of digital modes. Using the limitless possibilities of software defined radios has freed digital radio communication f…

This Site Can Tell You If Anyone Else Has Taken Pictures With Your Lost or Stolen Camera, Or You Can Report A Found Camera

Date Published: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 19:37:29 +0200

It works like this: You upload a picture taken with the missing camera to stolencamerafinder.com, which then uses the camera’s serial number (saved in the photo’s EXIF data) to crawls the internet in search of other photos taken with that same camera. If it finds a match, you may have a lead on where your camera ended up.

From there, you can try to track down and contact the “new owner” via email to request your camera’s return, file a report with the authorities, or devote your life to hunting the thief yourself, John Wick style.

See This Site Can Tell You If Anyone Else Has Taken Pictures With Your Camera

#technology #photography #lostcamera #stolencamera #foundcamera

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If your camera has gone missing, check out this website—it's worth a shot.

South Africa’s WhatsApp competitor that doesn’t incur data charges on MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, and Cell C

Date Published: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 15:44:32 +0200

Messaging app Moya has 3.5 million daily active users and 6.5 million monthly active users in South Africa, developer Datafree has announced. Datafree CEO Gour Lentell has also told MyBroadband that the app has consistently ranked in the top 5 most downloaded applications on the Google Play store in South Africa for several weeks.

What sets Moya apart from its competitors is that it doesn’t consume your mobile data but relies on reverse-billing agreements with MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, and Cell C.

According to Datafree, Moya lets you send messages and voice notes, and offers access to several other services without paying for the data. The company said that Moya works on the supported networks even when you have no airtime or data balance.

Messages are stated to be end-to-end encrypted but users should be aware there may be some metadata being shared based on this statement in the Privacy Policy: "You share your information as you use and communicate through the Moya Apps and/or our Services, and we share your information to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our Services. If we share your Personal Information with any third party, we will only do so in compliance with the POPI Act and we will ensure that anyone to whom we pass your Personal Information agrees to treat your Personal Information with the same level of protection as we are obliged to.".

See South Africa’s WhatsApp competitor that doesn’t use data

#technology #southafrica #moya #datafree

Datafree says its Moya messaging and financial services app has millions of active users in South Africa and consistently ranks as one of the top downloaded apps in the country.

The makers of the Fairphone are reportedly making sustainable wireless earbuds

Date Published: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 11:32:06 +0200

According to WinFuture, Fairphone is working on a pair of affordable truly wireless earbuds. The earbuds will likely follow the brand’s philosophy of easy repairability, sustainability, and a lower environmental footprint.

This, of course, won’t be the first audio product from Fairphone; the company already sells modular wired earphones. Given how most truly wireless earphones on the market pose a repairability nightmare, it will be interesting to see whether Fairphone can make its truly wireless earphones more sustainable and repairable.

This could be interesting as I refuse to pay a fortune any longer for wireless earbuds which I must just dispose of a short time after the warranty expires.

See Fairphone reportedly working on easy-to-repair truly wireless earbuds

#technology #righttorepair #environment #earbuds #fairphone

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According to a new leak, Fairphone is working on a pair of affordable truly wireless earbuds that will launch alongside the Fairphone 4 5G.

This (Obsolete Technology) Museum is (Not) Obsolete

Date Published: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 11:18:44 +0200

This Museum is (Not) Obsolete is located by the seaside in the Ramsgate section of Kent, England, where you’ll also find the Micro Museum, a collection of computing and video game history. [LMNK] says it took 10 months to build the museum, which is a maze of vintage delights including decades of computers and computer accessories, signal generators, VFDs, vacuum tubes, old phone equipment, and 50 years’ worth of 150-in-one electronics kits. This list doesn’t even sort of start to scratch the surface.

An interesting array of old tech, some of which is available for hands-on demo. It is well worth looking at his YouTube channel, which shows a bit more about some of the items.

See This (Obsolete Technology) Museum Is (Not) Obsolete

#technology #vintage #museum #England

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You know, we’re not sure how this escaped our attention for so long. Blame it on the summer heat. Did you know that [Look Mum No Computer] opened a museum of obsolete technology a few weeks a…

Ride 4: An extremely realistic looking first-person motorcycle racing game

Date Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 20:22:49 +0200

It is difficult at first to realise this is a game, and not the real thing with a GoPro strapped onto the helmet. The only thing maybe not so realistic is cornering on a wet road at that speed with painted lines. But it was fascinating to see how well otherwise the cornering physics actually looked.

Supposedly it is set in Portstewart and Portrush in Northern Ireland, and is an accurate depiction of those locations (according to a comment below the video).

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#technology #gaming #motorcycles #simulation

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Apple’s Foundation starts out big, lavish, and a little boring

Date Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 19:17:53 +0200

I've just freshly finished reading the entire Foundation series in anticipation of this series, and so far I'm pretty disappointed with the first episode. As it started, I was wondering if it was the same book...
In the books Gaal Dornick, apart from being a man, is already freshly qualified as a full Doctor. The actress here looks like she is only in her teens. The very first scene about the Vault with the kids trying to approach, I don't recall in any of the books. I seem to recall the whole lead up to the meeting of Dr Seldon very differently, with Gaal first visiting the top of the metal dome. The dome and the weather management does not seem to have featured yet.

So yes it appears so far to be a loose adaptation, and I'll have to see if I get to love it... But I can really recommend reading the books which obviously are able to give a lot more background detail, and to me, seem to have more to the point dialogue and even a faster pace...

See Apple’s Foundation starts out big, lavish, and a little boring

#foundation #isaacasimov #appletv #scifi

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A slow start for the sci-fi epic.

The grommunio project is an open source drop-in replacement for Microsoft Exchange

Date Published: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:41:24 +0200

The grommunio project functions well as a drop-in replacement for Exchange. The developers connect components to the platform the same way Microsoft does, and they support RPC (Remote Procedure Call) with the HTTP protocol. According to the developers, grommunio also includes numerous interfaces of common groupware such as IMAP, POP3, SMTP, EAS (Exchange ActiveSync), EWS (Exchange Web Services), CalDAV, and CardDAV. With such broad support, grommunio integrates smoothly into existing infrastructures.

There are a variety of usage models, from paid support with cloud hosting through to community free options. Remember though that payments is what keeps the project innovating and improving. Self-hosting will also help achieve full data sovereignty, and with Linux being used as a hosting platform this also provides a lot of flexibility and scalability.

See An open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange

#technology #opensource #alternativeto #MSExchange

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Microsoft Exchange has for many years been nearly unavoidable as a platform for groupware environments. Late in 2020, however, an Austrian open source software developer introduced grommunio, a groupware server and client with a look and feel familiar to Exchange and Outlook users.

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