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Cake day: urt. 02, 2022


What would happen if I use tor browser while using archtorify? I find it helpful to be able to change the tor circuit with a button. I wish there was something like that in firefox when using torify.

I think I’ll modify archtorify to change the circuit every so often. Perhaps I can check for internet speed and choose different circuits until it’s above a given speed.

So it depends on whether each application allows setting Socks 5? Is there a list somewhere to check a list of files that allow that configuration? I would need at least alacritty, element and a couple others. And how could I block the rest of the connections that don’t go through Socks 5?

How do I configure tor system-wide on linux?
So instead of using only tor when using tor browser, I can use tor while using firefox, the command line, etc. I use Manjaro Cinnamon. I know I'll have to be careful with emails and some other applications that aren't encrypted.

Random username generator?
I usually go to reddit and copy the first username that I see. Is there a quicker way to get a username like *noun_adjective_number*?

How do you easily share contact information between Android and linux?
That is the last thing left for me to do before finally deleting the gmail account.

Why the screen to body ratio of smartphone displays has improved faster than other monitors?
While TVs, laptops and PC monitors still have bezels for the most part, smartphones have accomplished a much superior screen to body ratio. Why is that?

Why is IRC still used?
You can't even see the history in many channels.

Don’t know if this goes here or in /AskLemmy, but just wanted to know the best FOSS social networks, why are there so good? What would be the propietary equivalent?

FOSS social networks don’t sell your data or show you adds. Have you heard of alternativeto.net? You can see the different open source alternatives to any software you want in there

I think mozilla TTS is the best. But I think this questions should have been asked in Open Source.

I’ve installed this one and it feels much better.

Is there an Android keyboard with fuzzy word finding?
I've replaced all my apps for FOSS alternatives, but the keyboard I have now seems very difficult to write in compared to what I used to have. It just doesn't recommend me appropriate enough words to have to write less. I want something that I can add different languages and it has a fuzzy finder to let me select words by typing only a few characters. Is there something like that?

The problem is that there is a scary red banner in the wiki that says:

Warning: AUR helpers are not supported by Arch Linux. You should become familiar with the manual build process in order to be prepared to troubleshoot problems.

I don’t what to find out what they’ll do to me if I go and ask there XD. Kidding, I actually hadn’t seen it.

In Arch Linux, how do I install a list of packages from a file with an AUR helper?
In Arch Linux I want to get a list of the packages installed and install all packages from a file. But I want to include packages from the AUR. With pacman I can get the [list of installed packages](https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Pacman/Tips_and_tricks#List_of_installed_packages): ``` $ pacman -Qqe > pkglist.txt ``` And [install packages from a list](https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Pacman/Tips_and_tricks#Install_packages_from_a_list): ``` # pacman -S --needed - < pkglist.txt `` `

I have to substitute zplug, what do you recommend?
zplug is giving me errors an since it is no longer maintained I may not be able to fix them. So if I were to change my plugin manager which one would you recommend?

Why is bash still used for the Unix shell?
Why aren't new terminals that use another language? It seems so antiquated getting errors for not writing the functions in the correct order among other things.


pop doesn’t support folders, just an inbox. it’s old and basic

mutt-wizard is quick and very clever and will probably give you a working config, but it can contain a lot of detail that you might not need or understand

oh, local folders. if you try to save to them, I think they should be created

Should I write my real name and email address in a GnuPG key?
I'm going through the trouble of changing all the accounts I've used for [AnonAddy](https://app.anonaddy.com/) aliases, to not give my private account to anyone. So when creating this GPG key, I should just give it an AnonAddy alias right? Something like `public-CYwb8@user.anonaddy.com`. ``` GnuPG needs to construct a user ID to identify your key. Real name: Email address: Comment: ```

How do I setup Neomutt with POP3 and an XDG path?
Is this configuration what I'm looking for? ``` set pop_host = pops://username@mail.server.com:xxxx set mbox_type=Maildir set folder = "$XDG_CACHE_HOME"/mail # default mailbox location set spoolfile = +/ # unread or inbox set mbox = +read set record = +sent set postponed = +drafts set include # a copy of the message you are replying ``` Are those folders created automatically or do they need to exist? And what happens if I use this? ``` set pop_authenticators = "digest-md5" ``` Inspired by [ask1234560/dotfiles_bspwm](https://github.com/ask1234560/dotfiles_bspwm), [rgaiacs/dotfiles](https://github.com/rgaiacs/dotfiles/blob/master/.muttrc.pop3), [man page](https://neomutt.org/man/neomuttrc). I've just learned about [Mutt Wizard](https://yewtu.be/watch?v=mPiQuWbF57M). Should I use that?

It was a proper answer which was deleted by the creator itself.

It looks wrong that there are many answers to a non existing comment.

What to do with deleted answers?
Someone deleted a popular [answer to a post](https://lemmy.ml/post/161048/comment/114179) and now I don't have a way to make it look right. What should I do in such cases?

How can I use Librera PRO to listen to a website using TTS?
Before, I used *@Voice Aloud Reader* to read websites, but I'm trying to use only FOSS software now. Is there a way I could turn an [online documentation](https://join-lemmy.org/docs/en/index.html) into an ebook to listen with *Librera PRO*? Can *Librera PRO* be used to read websites?

I fixed it with by using a different app.

Ok thanks. I had seen three issues talking about it so I thought they had already done it.

I found it lacking at best. I didn’t even see the option to change the bitrate before recording.

Is there a FOSS Android app to record audio?
I've tried *Voice Recorder* from F-droid, but for some reason it isn't working. I've recently changed the operating system from MIUI 12 to Lineage OS, so I don't know if FOSS software may have issues recording audio.

This seems helpful but after following it I still don’t see any italics. Perhaps I haven’t configured it properly in neovim.

What are the most popular LSPs for Neovim?
I've installed a few LSPs. I want to install all the popular ones to do it once and forget about it. So which ones do you have installed? ``` install_neovim_lsp() { sudo npm i -g cssmodules-language-server vscode-langservers-extracted sql-language-server typescript typescript-language-server bash-language-server pip install pyright } ```

How to define a family font fallback in Alacritty?
Would it be like this? ``` family: Hack Nerd Font family: SauceCodePro Nerd Font family: Souce Code Pro family: Monospace ```

How can I migrate contacts from google to DecSync CC?
Do I have to migrate the contacts one by one or is there a way to export to a file from google and import from the file in DecSync? As far as I can see, google allows exporting as csv, and DecSync allows importing vcf/ics files, so I would have to convert the csv to one of those formats if that is possible.

So it’s already a feature? I haven’t seen a way to bump.

Should bumping be a feature?
Whenever I post a question in reddit or stackoverflow that doesn't get a response, I usually delete it and post it again the next day. Because posts that don't get any attention soon after being posted are definitely not going to get it days later. If it's allowed people are going to do it here too. To avoid it I was going to open an issue asking for bumping as a feature but I've read that [@dessalines](https://lemmy.ml/u/dessalines) [doesn't like necrobumping](https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1675). In the issue, I was going to say that bumping could be set by the admins on each instance, with numbers for the days and 0 being not allowed.

I fracking hate discord. People use it for everything now, not just gaming, for the convenience of an easy to use cross-platform application. Almost every message board on the internet has been deserted and moved to discord. And it makes it so difficult to find anything useful. Every time I want to find something there I feel as if no matter how much time I spend using the search I’m never going to find it. And when I ask I feel as if the same question has probably been asked hundreds of times before and makes me feel dumb for not being able to find the answer. If you read the messages as they arrive, with just a couple of servers that you follow, your day is gone and you can’t do anything else. Of course it makes it convenient not having to create an account for each website like before, but so does the fediverse. I won’t even go into the privacy concerns I have with so many people feeding their life into discord’s database.

Which free email host would you recommend?
I want to change my main email. I'm using gmail right now. Which free email host do you trust and recommend? Hopefully one that I can open from the phone and the desktop, instead of from the web.

Do you use different emails and how do you organize them?
Also, do you use disposable emails? What for? I have a lot of emails made with simple login and I use the same one only for three websites. Then I get all emails forwarded to the same email, and an email for personal use (family, work, friends...) also forwarded to that one. So something like this: ``` o o o o personal \ | / / | / | / o ```

Do you use extensions on Tor browser?
I like to use Tor for everything except streaming videos. But I have it setup with a few add-ons to make it a more pleasant browsing experience. I know it increases fingerprintability, so I wanted to know in case you use Tor browser on a regular basis, do you use any extensions? Do you feel the trade-off in privacy is worth it?

Nice, I’m going to make a python script to import the content, probably with selenium. What delay do I use between requests.

It would be nice to have the content from StackOverflow in here. Since the content has a creative commons license, it's enough to copy and paste the license in each post. What do the admins think? Should we wait until there are tags or flags or some other way of sorting the questions or could we start importing them to this instance? Maybe you don't want them in here and prefer them to be on another instance.

How is Qubes as a VM?
I think Qubes also uses Whonix in virtual machine so I don't think nesting those virtual machines is a good idea. Has anyone used it and what is your opinion?

I logged on Reddit over Tor just one time and they shadow-banned me. So I deleted the account and found Lemmy.

Which Android apps are safe to use over Tor?
I decided to route all network traffic through the Tor network with Invizible Pro, but I was told that [malicious exit nodes can see my data](https://lemmy.ml/post/148129/comment/108544). So are there any apps that you know that are safe to use over Tor? I have most apps' access to the internet blocked with the firewall anyway. But I want to be sure at least for F-droid, FairEmail, Fennec, Syncthing, Syphon and Lemmur. As well as the [system services](https://pastebin.com/b4C5W5qD).

The thing is that you have to choose the lesser of two evils, on one side if you don’t use Tor there is the NSA logging everything and on the other there are some malicious exit nodes between many that aren’t.

I have most applications traffic blocked anyway, with Invizible Pro, and the rest of the apps are routed through Tor using a VPN.

Do I use the three modules or do I need to choose between TOR and I2P?

I had NetGuard set as a VPN to avoid adds so I guess I’ll have to choose.

How to route all android network traffic through the TOR network?
I know I can install orbot and select app by app to use socksv5 in the port 9050. But is there a way to have system wide onion routing in android without having to change the configuration for every app?

Next generation Transformer-based NLP model is being trained with your data.
I read this somewhere and wanted to know your opinions. Also if someone can please link the source. I cannot find it now. I think it means that they are training it with all the text, images, audios, videos, etc that you upload online and can be publicly found.

Open source software that implements advanced search?
It's to take a look for a website project that I'm making.

Advanced search for open source projects?
Is there an advanced search engine that allows me to search in all software hosting providers at once? I would like to be able to select things like programming languages, total number of lines, last update, etc.

It should be like this in every website not just Google and Facebook. Navigating online with the tor browser is very annoying because of the cookie messages always popping up.

People like what the rest of the people use because they don’t want to marginalize themselves, so I guess there will always be one instance used by most and the rest used by few.

The point of federation is that each instance has it’s own unique selling point.

Dividing instances by interests makes sense in sites like Mastodon but not in Lemmy because Lemmy already has a way to select what interests you. People like what the rest of the people use because they don’t want to marginalize themselves, so I guess there will always be one instance used by most and the rest used by few.

In my opinion it would be better to have a main peertube that displayed the most relevant videos from all instances and implemented that sepiasearch. And leave the details about how to create instances and the fact there are 861 PeerTube websites on another tab instead of the main page where it’s just confusing people.

In one extreme there’s youtube that wants to make you addicted and in the other extreme is a platform with no algorithm to suggest content. I would like something around the middle. But that was just an example. I wanted to focus on why each instance focuses on a different community of people instead of trying to bring them all together.

Why aren’t fediverse instances more connected?
I've recently tried to use peertube and I think it could improve a lot if it showed all the content in all instances. But instead you have to look around many instances to try and find something you like. Then there's other thing, it can't suggest content if it doesn't know what you like and without sharing the data between the instances it doesn't know anything about anyone. If the user data was encrypted and shared between all sites, when you log in it could use the now decrypted user data to suggest content. Or maybe it can share the data with third parties, I don't really know.

I agree, but also they should give the option of removing the ads by subscribing.

Wow it’s seems really polished. I’ll make sure to mention it every time I hear about the metaverse.

Imaging in the future that everyone works and socializes in that second life, then Meta decides to delete your account because you say something they don’t like. It’s practically as if you stop existing.

LF any open source software that may inspire me while making a new file manager with a crowdsourced metadata database for data curators.
I want to make a file manager that allows users to filter content based on tags, dates, etc. For example to search every movie for a specific actor between two dates sorted by score. I was thinking of making it so that everyone was using the same distributed database, so tagging new content would be as easy as getting the hash for the new files and then if other user had already tagged it you wouldn't need to. But I couldn't figure out a way to make it distributed without some users messing up the database, so then I thought of doing the same but with a server, to make sure users couldn't vote many times. The server would have the same filtering options as the clients and also reviews and scores like a mix of imdb, metacritic, goodreads, musicbrainz, etc... And it would have an API so that the clients which would be file managers could upload and download metadata to update the database without having to visit the website. The clients would be something like calibre, beets, etc.. Tags and reviews could be voted to improve their visibility like in lemmy and to select the proper metadata because some users may make mistakes while curating their data. There would be content suggestion based on user scores. These are the open source projects that I've found which are similar in some aspects to what I want to make. - [TagSpaces](https://github.com/tagspaces/tagspaces) is an offline, open source, document manager with tagging support. - [Calibre](https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibre): e-book manager. - [beets](https://github.com/beetbox/beets): music library manager and MusicBrainz tagger. - [Hydrus](https://github.com/hydrusnetwork/hydrus): a personal booru-style media tagger that can import files and tags from your hard drive and popular websites. Content can be shared with other users via user-run servers. - [Video Hub App](https://github.com/whyboris/Video-Hub-App): browse, search, and organize your videos. - [mediaChips](https://github.com/fupdec/mediaChips): manage your videos, add any metadata to them and play them. - [Stash](https://github.com/StashApp/Stash): an organizer for your porn. - [Record](https://github.com/mistakia/record-app) is an immutable distributed system for audio files. - [lib.reviews](https://github.com/eloquence/lib.reviews): a free/libre code and information platform for reviews of anything. What other open source projects can you think of?