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- Access your FreedomBox from the public #Internet (Pagekite, Tor, Dynamic DNS) #web
- Connect securely to your FreedomBox ( #OpenVPN) #VPN
- #Chat with friends (Ejabberd, Quassel, #Matrix)
- Host a conference call ( #Mumble)
- Publish a #blog (Ikiwiki) #wiki
- Host a personal or community wiki ( #MediaWiki)
- Block ads while browsing the web ( #Privoxy), like #a #pihole I suppose #noadd #nopub
- Check your #email ( #Roundcube) #mail
- Transfer large files ( #torrents with #Deluge, #Transmission)
- Read news ( #TinyTinyRSS)
- Sync your #calendar and #contacts ( #Radicale)
- Stay connected to #IRC chat (Quassel)
- Host a multiplayer block sandbox ( #Minetest)
- Collaboratively edit a text document (infinoted)
- Keep your files synchronized to your FreedomBox ( #Syncthing ; I use it and it has replaced #Nextcloud)
- Circumvent censorship using a socks5 proxy (Shadowsocks)
- Escape #search engine filter bubbles using a metasearch engine ( #Searx)
- Privately share files (Coquelicot)
The kit includes the A20-OlinuXino-LIME2, a custom metal case with a laser-engraved FreedomBox logo, a high-speed 32GB micro SD card with the FreedomBox software pre-installed, a backup battery, a power adapter, and an ethernet cable.And, interesting for us, #Diaspora users, it is planed to include the ability to run Diaspora #servers, and alors #Mastodon servers !
#free #libre #hardware #logiciellibre #autohebergement #selfhosting #privacy #vieprivée #olimex #décentralisation #autonomie #résilience #debian #linux
You can get in touch with them on Mastodon : https://mastodon.social/@freedomboxfndn
french version of some of the functions include #tor and #owncloud
I know a bit better the #Yunohost #project : https://yunohost.org/#/index_en and https://yunohost.org/#/index_fr a similar project, with #apps : https://yunohost.org/#/apps_fr ( @Franciliens.net )
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Pyra: Case Improvements and the keymat
Attention: long post
Click here for the original news post.
Some quick update from me, this time with a new thread (as I don't want to hide that in the prototype assembly thread).
1. Prototype Assembly
I have ordered more material for cutting the heatpipes as well as more heatsinks but am still waiting for them.
They should hopefully arrive next week and then the assembly should be finished pretty quickly.
2. Other stuff I'm working on
In the meantime, I have started to look for companies that can produce custom heatsinks. While the standard one we used so far fits well, we still have 1.5mm more space for the width, so a custom made could improve things a bit.
If the price for doing a custom one is reasonable, then I'll do that. If not, I can always buy the standard ones :)
If you know of a company who does stuff like that (would be best here in Europe) and you know they are doing a good job and have reasonable prices, let me know :)
We're also looking inf different ways to properly apply the logo and metal plate. Glueing them manually is tedious. It would be best if the logos had some self-adhesive 3M glue on them, as it holds pretty well and it would only take seconds to apply them. The problem is: Right now they're laser-cut - but that would melt the glue :)
So we might need to punch them out, this would probably be the best way :)
3. Status of the case improvements
I am happy to report that the main fixes on the cases have been done!
Mostly production related fixes, except for adding springs to the shoulder buttons, which has already been done in the mould:
A set of cases will be produced today and shipped to me.
There are still some smaller things I've noted down during assembly:
Even if the case itself work fine, there are some things you notice when you're assembling multiple units at once. Small stuff that slows you down (for example, putting ont he speaker sealing correctly, sliding the LCD cable through the hinge, etc.) and would cost more in production.
I've checked these and tried to find better solutions, and often it's just a tiny little thing that needs to be changed to fix that. I'm recording all this properly on video, so the guys working on the case can see what the issue is. I also present my idea how to fix it, but they also think about it and might find some better ideas (they have experience with stuff like that).
Recording that properly and showing exactly what the problem is takes a bit of time, so it's a slow process.
But it will REALLY speed up things when it comes to mass assembly!
Once I receive the case and the team sees my videos, I'll do a video conference with them to discuss any final tweaks that still remains. If all major issues have been fixed, the case is basically a finished Rev 1.0 which is fully usable :)
It's really refreshing to see how things are now moving again, after the case hasn't really been worked on for the last 1.5 years... :)
4. The keymat
As previously mentioned, glueing the keys didnt't work without bubbles.
I'm happy to report that the new keycaps which don't need to be glued have been finished :)
They look like this:
As you can see, they now have small pegs inside so they will tightly sit on the rubber mat.
Additionally, they have some frame around them, so they will sit properly inside the case. They can't come loose and won't fall out, but in theory, it's possible for you to remove the caps and paint onto your keys to change the layout (though that changed key won't be backlit of course).
So, done and fixed.
The main slowness right now is probably still myself, for various reasons.
I am still doing things at a bit slower pace, as I really overdid it in December / January, which lead to a lack of motivation - and that's the least thing we need right now.
Secondly, the Pyra cost A LOT MORE MONEY than planned, so money is tight and I need to make sure the shop pulls in enough money to keep the company going. So I cannot simply abandon the shop for a week to fulltime work on the Pyra. Would be great, but it wouldn't work out.
And thirdly, my main profession is not designing and developing such products. When I need something like a custom heatsink, I first need to go and search for a proper companies. WIth some stuff, I don't even know the correct search term to find a company for that (example: I am thinking of maybe use some pre-cut self-adhesive tape for sealing the speakers, you know, the 0.2 - 0.3mm thin one that you simply put on and that's it. Probably the fastest and most secure way when mass assembling the units. A thin self-adhesive sticker, punched based on our own design. Something that can be seen in tons of devices, so pretty easy and common to get, right? Well... try to find a company for that. I still don't know what's the best search term to use to find one...).
It's tiny stuff like that - things you never imagined would steal your time - that slows you down.
But yeah, if you know of such a company... let me know :D I found one in Germany so far, but I'm happy for more options :)
Well, and hockey season is over for our team, so I have a bit more time available from now on.
But yeah, blame it on me now :D
5. Current Roadmap
As a summary (or if you didn't want to read through the whole text), here's my current roadmap (with no time given, as usual).
- I'll cut the heatsink material as soon as it arrives and finish assembling the prototypes.
- I'll test the prototypes and finally ship them out
- Case Company finishes the first set of cases today and will send it to me (with all major fixes done and an improved shoulder button which uses a spring)
- I'll discuss final possible non-mandatory tweaks with the case company.
- If functionality of the prototypes is confirmed, mass production of PCBs is beind ordered (this will take around 6 - 8 weeks)
- Heatsink material and maybe proper heatsinks are being produced
- Cases are being produced
- Keymats arrive
- Mass production happens
#pyra #pyra-handheld #computer #pc #hardware #linux #debian #umpc #dragonbox #dragonbox-pyra
#debian #bug #debianbugsquashingparty #bsp #paris #france #march #2019 #mozilla #devs #salzburg #gothenburg
Debian Bug Squashing Party (BSP) in Paris, France - 30-31 March 2019
we'll have a Bug Squashing Party in Paris on March 30-31. It will be hosted in Mozilla's Paris office. Registration is required on the wiki.
Even if you are not a Debian Developer or Maintainer yet (but are otherwise interested in fixing bugs and helping Debian) please do not hesitate to attend; there will be enough people around to sponsor uploads and/or offer advice.
Let's make sure our friends in Salzburg and Gothenburg the next weekend have no bugs left to fix!
The space will be available on Friday, March 29, if there's interest in starting early or in short sprint sessions; please get in touch with me if you'd like to use that opportunity. Likewise if you're willing to sponsor lunch/snacks for participants. :)
KVM – Montar un pequeño entorno de virtualización en tu Debian de escritorio
system #debian #kvm #qcow2 #virt-manager
En Debian 9 es sencillo. Con por ejemplo virt-manager . He dejado un poco la chuleta de como se monta rápidamente sin animo de ponerme a explicar cada paso. Solamente por dejar la chuleta. Lo bueno es que en una maquina con no muchos recursos (yo tengo 4Gb de RAM) puedes virtualizarte unas cuantas y […]
Poppler – Compilar desde el código fuente
Poppler es crema. Y aparte de ser una libreria chula para renderizar a pdf contenido es al mismo tiempo un conjunto de tools muy chulas. En este post voy a dejar unas pequeñas instrucciones rapidas de como compilar poppler. El tema es que xpdf es un buen visor. Es rápido y funciona a las mil […]
More information and pics in the original news-thread on the pyra-handheld forum.
Somewhere buried in the last news thread I've already made a small status update post, but here's a proper, more thorough information and a bunch of pictures, as I'll document the prototype building process very thoroughly.
Well, the current delay in prototypes building can be blamed on me - not any company or anyone else.
I've had a few rough weeks. First a colleague with whom I've worked for 20 years now has suddenly died due to a heart attack - then I catched a cold (maybe even the flu)... and while I'm usually recovering within 2 - 3 days, this time, it took more than 2 weeks until I fully recovered.
I tried to work on the prototypes - but literally fell asleep in front of them, which wasn't helpful :)
Maybe it was also a small burnout, who knows. But I guess it was all just a bit too much. A lot of work, death of a colleague which also leads to some demotivation, flu season... all that added up and took its toll.
Anyways, I gave myself some time to recover, as it won't help ANYONE if I continue working in Zombie mode, and it seems like I've fully recovered now, as I'm feeling fine and FINALLY started to work on the prototypes this weekend!
I hope you can understand that
Now, onto the important stuff: The news!
1. The cases
While the new company has already done some tweaks and design changes, they didn't have too much time as they had a huge project by one of their biggest customers which had to be done within a timeframe. They already told me that when I was visiting.
Well, the deadline for that ended last Friday - which means that they can now fully work on the Pyra case.
I can't wait to see the fixes they'll do :)
2. Small change for the keymats
The manufacturer of the keymats ran into an unexpected small issue while doing the mass production run: It was nigh impossible to prevent visible air bubbles inside the glue when attaching the keycaps.
That's why they're changing the design of the plastic caps so that they will stay affixed on top of the mat without glue.
Everything else stays the same. As soon as I know more, I'll let you know.
3. Prototype building
Finally, long overdue, the prototypes are being assembled by me.
And while I won't do a video (as such a setup is too complex and just hinders the assembly), I'll do a LOT of pictures for you to enjoy, basically a step-by-step guide on how the units are assembled!
I will post these pics here in this thread and will try to update it daily, as I continue to assemble the prototypes.
First some pictures which don't have anything to do directly with the assembling of the prototypes:
One resistor had a wrong value and needed to be replaced. Does anyone remember how MWeston had to replace over 400 resistors to fix Wifi on the first-built Pandoras...?
Yeah, we had something similar - though luckily, we noticed it before the mass production. This wrong resistor value limited the power input of the USB port to 1.5A - which caused a slower charging.
More information and pics in the original news-thread on the pyra-handheld forum.
#pyra-handheld #umpc #pc #hardware #linux #debian #computer #handheld #pyra-handheld
Debian is accomplice of war in Yemen
@ElBinario Software y cultura libre (Tres personas...) @victorhck (Tres personas...) @firstname.lastname@example.org (Tres personas...) question the Debian conference in Haifa, Israel next year. Not accidently the same nasty country, that hosts Python conferences and Wikimedia hackathons. They seem to believe, that this is the most upsetting thing Debian can do.
But Debian is worse than they think!
Debian had a conference 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany. Germany delivers weapons to Saudi Arabia, weapons that are used in the horrible war in Yemen with many civil casualties, including children.
One can argue, that having a conference in Germany does not endorse any action of the German government and that not all Germans are in favour of arms deals with Saudi Arabia. But wouldn't Germans who oppose the brutal war in Yemen not at least leave their country?
The facts are clear: The only ethical decision can be a boycott of Germany, divestment from its companies and sanctions against the country. How can Debian have a conference in this filthy nazion?
And Debians viciousness does not end there: They had even two conferences in a known racist and aggressive nation in 2010 and 2014.
The ultimate evil of Debian was a conference in the most miserable of all nations. A land of everyday police malpractice, omnipresent violence against women, mass poverty, and government corruption. Where the native population is still murdered and betrayed, while white, rich families own everything. A state that only subsists on stolen land and should not exist in the first place. That was in 2008.
#debian #bds #yemen #debconf #israel #war #antisemitism #germany #argentina
Tres personas han dejado a #Debian como cómplice de apartheid y limpieza étnica
#actualidad #bds #ddhh #debian #eventos #opinión
Tres de un claustro de cinco personas han puesto a Debian como cómplice de crímenes contra la humanidad al decidir realizar la próxima DebConf en el estado de Israel https://ayudalinux.com/la-debconf20-se-llevara-a-cabo-en-haifa-israel/ .
Ante las primeras reacciones de denuncia por esta nefasta decisión he visto respuestas como:
“Una conferencia no significa de ninguna manera que el proyecto avale las atrocidades cometidas por el gobierno Israelí, como imagino tampoco lo avala toda la gente que vive en esa ciudad ”
“Yo no leí en la nota que exista algún acuerdo entre la organización de la conferencia y el gobierno de ese país. Simplemente estás confundiendo a la opinión publica con este post.”
“la DebConf en Haifa no es necesaria para apoyar la política racista del gobierno de Israel. FOSS no está apoyando a ningún gobierno en absoluto.”
“Estoy en desacuerdo. Esta publicación solo aumenta la disonancia entre la comunidad debian.”
“El lugar donde se lleva a cabo la conferencia no es un aval de las acciones de un gobierno. Ni esta conferencia en Haifa ni la de Curitina / Brasil es un respaldo al gobierno de Bolsonaro.”
“Las conferencias en lugares como ese son una oportunidad para que Debian dé voz a todos los actores en conflicto, para tratar de ser una voz de la razón y un faro de esperanza. Este tipo de publicaciones solo hacen daño a una comunidad bastante pacífica y democrática.”
En un entorno en el que las víctimas solicitan a la comunidad internacional que como método de lucha solidaria y pacifica actuemos mediante las tácticas BDS boicot desinversiones y sanción, realizar actividades que normalicen al estado criminal sí es una toma de posición. Las acciones de boicot al régimen de apartheid sudafricano no han solucionado muchos de los problemas sociales en Sudáfrica, pero han terminado con el apartheid y esto es un principio de solución: La normalidad con la que se ve hacer este encuentro en Israel recuerda a la Alemania de principios de los años 30 cuando el nazismo uso las olimpiadas para dar una imagen de fortaleza y a la vez de normalidad. Sabeos muy bien por anteriores experiencias que de ninguna manera un evento en territorios ocupados ya sea con la aprobación de la ONU o simplemente con su vista gorda da voz a “ambas partes del conflicto” el simple hecho de hablar de dos partes de un conflicto al mismo nivel es desconocer la contundente realidad de opresores y oprimidos.
Si es cierto que si nos ponemos finos no hay país impoluto para realizar este tipo de eventos, pero comencemos por denunciar y actuar contra los hechos mas graves y por no hacer oídos sordos a las víctimas.
Como argentino ya me hubiese gustado un boicot internacional al mundial de fútbol en 1978 , evento que de ninguna manera dió voz al pueblo argentino, que solo sirvió para dar una imagen normal del país que durante el mundial vio aumentada la represión.
¿Que no todos los habitantes de Haifa están de acuerdo con las políticas criminales de su gobierno? Claro, pero puedo afirmar que la mayoría si lo están. La mayoría de los israelíes que se oponen poco a poco han tenido que irse de Israel y los pocos que quedan acuerdan con las prácticas BDS.
Las disonancias entre la comunidad no las traen estas críticas sino las acciones que las provocan, y no es la primera decisión que se toma de manera antidemocrática sin tener en cuenta a gran parte de la comunidad.
Act before april 2: within less then a week
I decided to give a shot again to #AwesomeWM. It was much better than I expected.
* I did not remember that the floating layout was the default one.
* It is also configured much better than I expected.
* As of version 4.0 (included in #Debian #Stretch), multiple screens generally work well without a need for explicit setup.
So I decided to keep it. I also decided to try and replace akregator (the KDE news feed program) with #elfeed (an #Emacs -based RSS reader). It works quite differently and I'm still getting used to it.
* I can't figure out how to move a window to desktop^Wtag 2. For some reason, mod4-shift-2 does nothing.
* Multi-screen still does not work as well as KDE. I need to better configure it.
* Battery and CPU monitors.
~~There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers~~
There’s cloud, and it can even be YOURS on YOUR computer
blog post by Debian developer Thomas Goirand "Zigo"
Each time I see the FSFE picture, just like on Daniel’s last post to planet.d.o, where it says:#cloud #freesoftware #openstack #fsfe #debian #privacy
“There is NO CLOUD, just other people’s computers”
it makes me so frustrated. There’s such a thing as private cloud, setup on your own set of servers. I’ve been working on delivering OpenStack to Debian for the last 6 years and a half, motivated exactly to fix this issue: I refuse that the only cloud people could use would be a closed source solution like GCE, AWS or Azure. The FSFE (and the FSF) completely dismissing this work is more than annoying: it is counter productive. Not only the FSFE shouldn’t pull anyone away from the cloud, but it should push for the public to choose cloud providers using free software like OpenStack.
The openstack.org market place lists 23 public cloud providers using OpenStack, so there is now no excuse to use any other type of cloud: for sure, there’s one where you need it. If you use a free software solution like OpenStack, then the question if you’re running on your own hardware, on some rented hardware (on which you deployed OpenStack yourself), or on someone else’s OpenStack deployment is just a practical one, on which you can always back-up quickly. That’s one of the very reason why one should deploy on the cloud: so that it’s possible to redeploy quickly on another cloud provider, or even on your own private cloud. This gives you more freedom than you ever had, because it makes you not dependent anymore on the hosting company you’ve selected: switching provider is just the mater of launching a script. The reality is that neither the FSFE or RMS understand all of this. Please don’t dive into the FSFE very wrong message.
and then, not seen on the picture because privacy, a group of geeks typing on their laptops while sitting in sight of a swimming pool.
Yes, I'm at #Debian SunCamp, and other than some intermittent issues with the "sun" part this is preparing to be a good and hopefully productive time!