Paul Sutton

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Decentralization, Free Software, and the Fediverse

Montreal Sauce – Decentralization, Free Software, and the Fediverse

Interview with Sean Tilley.

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#MontrealSauce,#Decentralization,#FreeSoftware,#TheFediverse

Minetest – Minecraft clone

*An open source voxel game engine. Play one of our many games, mod a game to your liking, make your own game, or play on a multiplayer server.

This could be a great way to start programming and collaborating with others, could be something that can be discussed at the Paignton Library STEM group (see links below).

We do have two Raspberry Pi's, which we could install Minetest, Lua along with other related software. We just need people with the right expertise to help, either in person or virtually.

If you do come to the STEM group with the view to doing this then you will need to bring your own Laptop, Raspberry Pi or other device with you. We don't have Minetest installed on the computers at the library.

Image from website (Embed).

Minetest Screenshot

Available for :-

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • GNU/Linux
  • FreeBSD
  • OpenBSD
  • DragonFly BSD
  • Android.

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Learning and Modding

First step with this is probably going to be learning to program in Lua. The following may provide some useful links for this.

Developer Links

Other

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#Games.#FreeSoftware,#Voxel,#Minetest,#Lua

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FSFE Video on Free Software

I just received an e-mail with this, so am sharing here. It is avialble in both English and German from the FSFE peertube instance.

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Libreplanet 2022 planning

I am part of the FSF Libreplanet planning committee. We had a really productive brainstorming session on Tuesday via Big Blue Button, with a 2nd on Friday.

The theme for LibrePlanet 2022 is living liberation. All good stuff.

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Software Freedom Camp

Just spotted this on the Fediverse (Mastodon)

The world celebrates Software Freedom Day today with the aim of increasing awareness of Free Software and its virtues, and it is in the same spirit and excitement that we announce today the Software Freedom Camp Diversity Edition. Diversity edition is aiming to reach out to people subject to systemic bias and impacted by under-representation in the technical industry in India.

We're glad to announce that the registration for both learners and mentors are open for Software Freedom Camp Diversity Edition – https://camp.fsci.in/news/sfcamp-dived-2021-registration-announcement/

Apply as learner – camp.fsci.in/learners/ Apply as mentor – camp.fsci.in/mentors/

Poster credits – @avronr and @kannan

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Linux Mint 20.2 Ulma

The latest version of Linux mint [1] has now been released. I have downloaded the cinnamon edition to give it a go.

In my previous post [2] I gave a link to some suppliers of hardware, Linux mint is one of the OS's that can be pre-installed.

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1 Linux Mint 2 Elementry OS post

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DEBIAN CONSOLE FONTS

I have found another way to change the Default Linux console font to something that is more readable, from the default which is really small text. The instructions are at [1]. This works on my current Debian [2] 11.0 set up, but as usual Your mileage may vary. If you ask on a forum, social media or IRC about this, please quote the website below [1] and not this blog post.

The contents of my /etc/default/console-setup are now as follows:-

 1 # CONFIGURATION FILE FOR SETUPCON
  2 
  3 # Consult the console-setup(5) manual page.
  4 
  5 ACTIVE_CONSOLES="/dev/tty[1-6]"
  6 CHARMAP="UTF-8"
  7 CODESET="guess"
  8 FONTFACE="TerminusBold"
  9 FONTSIZE="16x32"
 10 SCREEN_WIDTH="80"
 11 
 12 VIDEOMODE=
 13 
 14 # The following is an example how to use a braille font
 15 # FONT='lat9w-08.psf.gz brl-8x8.psf'
 16 

Hopefully this is useful.

For the record my settings are:-

ACTIVE_CONSOLES="/dev/tty[1-6]"

CHARMAP="UTF-8"

CODESET="guess"
FONTFACE="TerminusBold"
FONTSIZE="16x32"
SCREEN_WIDTH="80"

VIDEOMODE=

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  1. How to change your linux console fonts 2 Debian 3 Free Software Foundation

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Confy – Conferences schedule viewer

This was mentioned at the South Devon Tech Jam in May 2021, so thank you to Seabass for this. It is a conference schedule viewer, has been used as events such as Fosdem, so looks really good. I think Noisytoot was trying to compile this, so hopefully get an update over the next month and perhaps at the next Jam on June 12th. Or perhaps next week at the DCGLUG meet, Saturday 15th May 2021 @ 12:00 on jit.si.

I am also at a Debian Conference 2021 planning meeting on Monday 10th May, so will give this a mention too. Could be useful.

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