MATE Desktop installs a Dictionary app (a fork of the retired GNOME Dictionary app). The apps don’t protect your pricacy, and you might want to stop using them.
Make sure you buy a network router that can fully exploit your gigabit internet connection. Many routers say gigabit on the box, but doesn’t deliver gigabit speed.
A weird almost unreadable font file bundled with TeamViewer for Windows software lets website detect if you’ve installed the software. Raises privacy concerns.
Firefox can now do offline and privacy-preserving translation of eight languages with more on the way. Powered by open-source and machine-learning.
Fine-tune your preferred playback speed per-channel with Samuel Li’s Speed Controller for YouTube extension. Set and forget on your favorite slow channels.
The Raise is two fully programmable keyboards with eight independent thumb-keys instead of a space bar. Its unique hardware comes with unique software problems.
Protect your contact, comment, or other forms from spam submissions by evaluating minute details about how it got submitted. Privacy-preserving. No CAPTCHAs.
Need an API to get the current version numbers for the stable and extended support releases of Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari? Wikidata got your back.
How to get MacOS to automatically (re-)mount network shares (SMB/NFS/AFP/…) when your network-attached storage (NAS) is available. Free and premium options.
Is your robotic vacuum cleaner getting stuck on the laundry drying rack? Just raise the rack slightly off the floor and it becomes a natural robot barrier.
A two-part split or a wavy keyboard might be a boost to your keyboard ergonomics. However, the split key layout might also imposes accessibility issue for some.
The font-size CSS property sets the majuscule (“uppercase”) text size. The (font-)size-adjust property can set the minuscule (“lowercase”) size independently.
Syncthing can deduplicate data before network transfers and even utilize on-disk storage deduplication on modern file systems on Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
GNOME Text Editor, GEdit, and Kate all have a auto-saving feature designed to prevent dataloss. However, the implementations vary a lot with different trade-offs.
The Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standard has strict requirements for an email sender’s logo to show up in your inbox. 65,1% gets it wrong.
Ruby made its YAML interpreter more secure by default at the cost of backward compatibility. Developers weren’t given heads up warning about the changes.
I’ve been an SELinux complexity apologist for years. Lately, I’ve concluded that every implementation with difficult-to-configure policies is just unmanageable.
Do you still need to maintain webpage thumbnails/link previews in legacy image formats, or have apps caught up with the WebP revolution? It’s a bit complicated.
The new BIMI email standard give companies a branding opportunity in your email inbox in exchange for adopting stricter email sender-verification standards.