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Debian Buster Release Party sabato 2019-07-06

Sabato 6 luglio è previsto il rilascio di #Debian Buster, e come ormai da tradizione, il LIFO, nella sua incarnazione di Debian Local Group, organizza un party per celebrare.

Il programma prevede un pomeriggio con computer e merenda presso il FaberlLab a Tradate, indicativamente tra le 15:30 e le 18:30 e una cena a Varese presso Hambù in via Vetera alle 19:30.

La partecipazione al pomeriggio è libera, per la cena è necessario
aggiungersi al framasondaggio entro sabato 29 giugno per permettere la prenotazione (aggiungere una riga per partecipante, anche per eventuali +1)

Il ristorante per la cena è un hamburgeria, ma hanno anche hamburger vegetariani e pinsa romana ed altri piatti per chi non volesse mangiare hamburger.

Attenzione: in caso di problemi con le sedi e/o aggiustamenti dell'orario verrà aggiornata la pagina del party sulla wiki debian: controllate qualche giorno prima per avere certezza di avere le informazioni aggiornate.
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Il link al framasondaggio era rotto, l'ho corretto in entrambi i post, in caso di dubbi il link giusto è

Some kernel developers now have their blogs hosted on, which is a WriteFreely instance with ActivityPub syndication. For example, try out @gregkh.

See more here:

@Gruppo Linux Como

Dowels from the hardware store are nice, straight and regular, conveniently available… and made from wood that has traveled quite a lot :(

Yesterday I had a chance to collect a few hazel sticks and made sure not to miss it: one is going to become a distaff, another has been cut into two #spindle stick size bits

The one that has been already carved into shape look pretty irregular, but I've tried it with one of the salt dough whorls I've made last week and it is surprisingly well balanced. With the other one I'm going to try to let it cure a bit before carving.



Some weeks ago I bought a spindle stick + whorl from to try #spinning with a more european medieval technique (as opposed to the american one that I had learned from “the internet”).

I think I'd prefer to have a notch on the stick, but I didn't want to ruin the one I've bought, so I decided to carve one of the ones I had (made from a dowel) to resemble the shape, and added the notch to this latter one.

And then of course I really want to make my own whorls, but I still don't have a way to fire clay, so I had to limit myself to plastic (polymer clay), which is probably not a good choice for a number of reason, but should work for a whorl or two...


The cernit whorl weights about the same as the clay one, and is bigger, but not as bigger as I feared.
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and this is the knife I've used to cut the spindle stick (followed by sandpaper, not in the picture).


If you want to use the Fediverse through a Facebook-style interface, you may want to try Friendica.
Some good instances to sign up at:
You can use Friendica through the @fedilab app.
It federates through ActivityPub with Mastodon etc and it also lets you follow RSS feeds as if they were users.
The developers are very active with regular new releases.
#Friendica #Facebook #Alternatives #DeleteFacebook #ReplaceFacebook

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The #FediWAN #Gaming Party is a group of peeps from the #Fediverse that get together and play some multiplayer games :blobnerd:

We've got a few FLOSS options, some free but proprietary listings, and a bunch of paid games so there's something for everyone :blobwink:

If you don't see one you want to play, feel free to add it in alphabetical order and list yourself under it! :blobhappy:

Your cranky completely random reminder to back up your important files regardless of where you keep them. 'It's on an external drive, not the computer' doesn't mean it's immune to failure, damage, or loss.

you don't need to back up everything ever but if losing it would be Bad, back it up.



We see more and more project and organisations working on privacy focused apps, services, … great!

But sadly this is more and more just marketing. The most famous line "We value your privacy" is telling almost the exact opposite these days.

So let's do a first step: Everyone who really values privacy, get rid of trackers from your websites. All of them. GA as well as Matomo.

If you want to know how to optimize your websites, analyse your logs or do surveys.

#privacy #tracking

Getting rid of third-party trackers is nice.

I don't see what is the ethical difference between analyzing logs and using a self-hosted tracker like matomo?

#Framadate is a free open alternative to Doodle:

Like Doodle, Framadate lets you make quick, simple calendars and polls for finding out the opinions of your friends or colleagues without needing to register.

Unlike Doodle, Framadate respects privacy and doesn't show ads or track you.

It's made by @Framasoft and the source code is at

#Doodle #Alternatives

@Gruppo Linux Como @LIFO


Tonight I've been told in a vision that if you put salt (in the dream it was just a grain of coarse kitchen salt) on the skin of a spellcaster while they are actively casting spells, their skin feels burning. Not enought to actually hurt, and when the casting ends the feeling ceases immediately, but enough to distract a bit.

Should I start carrying salt in my backpack (IRL) in case I meet hostile spellcasters? Or should I start worrying about salt in case I suddenly become able to cast spells?

Should I read less fantasy stuff before going to sleep?

Should I read less fantasy stuff before going to sleep?
Quite on the contrary, I would say :)

For the rest, I'd advice start carrying a bit of salt in your backpack. You never know when it will become handy, and if you so happen to acquire the fine art of spellcasting, a grain or five of salt may still come in handy if you end up in a spellcasting battle. (Or was that "spelling battle"?)

spelling battles are the martial art version of spelling bees? This sounds very Ranma 1/2, I like it :)

(not that I have any experience with spelling bees, not being a native english speaker, they are just something I've read about)

How about bricks made of salt to just cast at them?

(Sorry, the link is to a Hebrew-only story and probably requires subscription. But basically it is about a group of researchers who developed a process to convert excess salt to bricks, that seem to have useful properties).

What every couple¹ who sleeps in the same bed need is a blanked that is infinitely extensible on both sides and covered with strips that can be made to show a 0 or a 1.

¹ generalizing to groups of more people and/or more degrees of freedom is left as an exercise to the reader

Mobilizon : let’s finance a software to free our events from Facebook ! #Framablog #TootOuRien

We have less than 60 days to finance Mobilizon. Less than 60 days to promote our project of a free and federated alternative to Facebook events ; and to know how much we need to invest ourselves in it.

Change the software of the people who change the world?
From climate walks on …


I received my new spindle + whorl + wool kit, made myself a distaff from a dowel and a band of fabric from my bag of odd pieces, and decided to start trying with some of the modern top I was already used to.

Between the different technique and the lack of a hook it feels a lot like starting again from scratch, but I'm starting to get back a tiny bit of consistency and the yarn is no longer breaking every other metre or so. I'm happy I kept the nice wool for later, however.