Element is hiring Backend Engineers 🚀

If you:
- are experienced with #Python OR #NodeJS
- know your way with #SQL
- know what a REST API is
- want to work on an open source project (#Synapse and/or bridges)

You can either DM me or apply directly on apply.workable.com/elementio/j

If you are not sure if you would be a great fit or what would be expected from you, drop me a message and we'll figure it out :)

🔄 Boosts very appreciated, we need you!

Featuring Fractal developer @jsparber talking about Fractal-Next, the rewrite of GNOME’s @matrix client!

google antitrust filing thread from @fasterthanlime@twitter.com 

RT Lock (with permission):

Ok so, I just read through all 173 pages of the unredacted Google antitrust filing and I have to say that either Google is screwed or society is screwed, we'll find out which.

Unordered list of fun things I learned:

- google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out
- google appears to have a team called gTrade that is wholly dedicated to ad market manipulation
- Google had a plan called "Project NERA" to turn the web into a walled garden they called "Not Owned But Operated". A core component of this was the forced logins to the chrome browser you've probably experienced (surprise!)
- Google is willing to do almost everything to prevent people from circumventing their ad exchanges
- This is what AMP is about
- Google habitually insider trades on their ad exchanges in every way you can think of and every way you can't. Too many ways to list here.
- The exchanges are also rigged so that google wins on bids where they aren't the highest bidder.
- A large amount of people inside google are aware of all of this
- If Google ever tells you some change will increase your ad yield, run. In fact anything they tell you is a lie
- Google has worked with Facebook and Microsoft to discourage them from increasing user privacy, lamenting occasions where they prioritized their reputation over their collective business interest

You can read the full unredacted document for yourself here:
storage.courtlistener.com/reca

📢 This Week in GNOME #15 "Sepia and App Updates" is online now!

thisweek.gnome.org/posts/2021/

The new issue contains news about libadwaita, Shortwave, Health, Fractal, Dialect - and much more!

#ThisWeekInGNOME #GNOME

Adaptive version of #gnome #calendar running on #pureos on the #librem5. This is still a work in progress, some issues still need to be solved before releasing this. But again; “hey it’s progress” :D.
Credits to @KekunPlazas fr his work on this.

Text in librsvg starts to get better! Read more details in this blog post from Federico Mena-Quintero: people.gnome.org/~federico/blo

FEDIBLOCK NOW 

Trump's new social network is preparing to launch... look familiar?

newsweek.com/trump-announces-t

I advise you get on blocking the below domains.

You knew it was going to happen.

Boost it far and wide!

mobile.tmediatech.io/auth/sign

truthsocial.com/

#fediblock

📢 Ten Forward Moderation Announcement 📢

The following instance(s) have been suspended from Ten Forward:

truthsocial.com
mobile.tmediatech.io

Reason - Donald Trump associated instances see - newsweek.com/trump-announces-t

Thu 21 Oct 2021 02:01:26 AM UTC

#fediblock

Libgweather is getting a major version bump that will allow applications using it to be ported to GTK4. Learn more about this update in Emmanuele Bassi's recent blog post: bassi.io/articles/2021/10/15/g

PSA @.lazywolf562@mastodon.social is a bot sending spam DMs pretending to shill for the new official mastodon app and shortlinking to very obvious virus scams

do not visit that link (i did safely to investigate) and if you do, don't download whatever the fuck is on there

#fediblock

I really wish more developers would focus on the flatpak world. I’ve seen a lot of apps hold back on new features because distros couldn’t support them.

Librsvg 2.52.2 is out! Bugfixes, and new features!

rsvg-convert has sensible multi-page PDF output now; support for <a> links inside <text>; support for :lang() and :link pseudo-classes; support for mask-type property.

gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/librsvg

A lot happened in #GNOME this week! 🚀

More Libadwaita design improvements, a new Text Editor color scheme chooser, new updates on Shell screenshot UI, new apps got ported to GTK4 / Libadwaita like "Contrast" or "Webtfont Kit Generator", ... and much more!

#ThisWeekInGNOME

If you want to know all updates / changes, make sure to check out the current issue #14 "Well-Rounded"!

thisweek.gnome.org/posts/2021/

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So please, don't give me this "the war about the word #hacker is lost" bullshit. It's not. We just keep surrendering and undermining our own position.

So, stop using the word "hacker" to mean "cybercriminal". Stop using the word "hack" to mean "breach" or "compromise".

There are better words.

Like "cybercriminal", "breach", "compromise".

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
/rant

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🎉 Happy anniversary KDE! For this occasion, I painted this artwork (using #krita on #kubuntu, of course).
→ The party continues on 25years.kde.org/
#kde25years

⚠️REMINDER: Only download Inkscape from trusted sources and be cautious about emails with links, even if they claim to be from the project. If there's any doubt go to the source. The latest, validated release will always be available for free on our website.

Boosts appreciated.

@aday blogged about some of the platform work we've been doing lately.

tl;dr: GNOME apps are going to look so dope in a few months, it's kind of ridiculous :P

blogs.gnome.org/aday/2021/10/1

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