Stuff that rocks. This is not a comprehensive list :-)
Every project listed is FOSS.
These could be programming languages, code tools or educational tools.
- Elixir ─ a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications
- Eleventy ─ a simple static site generator
- LearnXinYminutes (website contains trackers) ─ a resource that provides simple demos of a range of programming languages
- HTML ─ the language that runs the web
- JSON ─ a lightweight data-interchange format
- VSCodium ─ FOSS builds of Visual Studio Code
Private front-ends for anti-privacy products
- Bibliogram ─ Bibliogram is a website that takes data from Instagram's public profile views and puts it into a friendlier page that loads faster, gives downloadable images, eliminates ads, generates RSS feeds, and doesn't urge you to sign up.
- Nitter ─ Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy.
- Frost for Facebook ─ Frost is a third party Facebook wrapper geared towards design and functionality.
- Invidious ─ Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube
- Barinsta ─ Open-source alternative Instagram client on Android.
A random list of projects I like.
- searX ─ privacy-respecting metasearch engine
- Goatcounter ─ easy web analytics, no tracking of user data (used on my website)
Chat / Social
Talk to others.
- Glitch SoC ─ federated, open-source social media platform
- Pleroma ─ ActivityPub-capable, lightweight, federated social media platform
- Element ─ a FOSS client for Matrix
- Matrix (website contains trackers) ─ an open-source network for federated, decentralised communication
- Lemmy ─ a FOSS, federated alternative to Reddit
- Pixelfed ─ ethical, FOSS, federated image sharing (Instagram alternative)
A list of recommended people that do ethical, worthwhile work.
Recommended blogs about a variety of topics.
Add .rss to a Nitter link to download an RSS feed.
- Madaidan's Insecurities
- Robert Heaton (website contains trackers)
- Matrix.org's blog
- Online Spyware Watchdog
- Brad Spengler (Invidious)
- Zach Leatherman
News sites I personally recommend. Of course, you should always do your research.
These home servers do not require a reCAPTCHA or any other hostile software to sign-up.
Recommended browser extensions.
Installing extensions can make your fingerprint unique. Try to determine what you absolutely need.
uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere are very common, which won't add any great entropy to your fingerprint online.
People on the Fediverse
If you're looking for people to follow, see my recommendations below.
There's also a good list on the CommunityWiki.
- Resynth / @email@example.com (me)
- stux / @firstname.lastname@example.org ─ owner of mstdn.social; memes
- Eric Shields / @email@example.com ─ online privacy
- Jae / @firstname.lastname@example.org ─ privacy, admin of Tedomum
- ultem / @email@example.com ─
- Waces / @Waces@mastodon.social
- carriage / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- The New Oil / @email@example.com
- Jacky / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scupake / @email@example.com
- Marko Saric / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- TuxKruger / @email@example.com
- cadence / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- rover0 / @email@example.com
- Dmitri / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- codesections / @email@example.com
- Leonie / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adrian Cochrane / @email@example.com
- Anna Koyannchester / @HeartClock08@koyu.space
- Feo / @firstname.lastname@example.org
Bots on the Fediverse
Here are some of my favourite bots, if you want to introduce automation into your timeline...
- NowThis / @email@example.com
- Reuters World News / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Intercept / @email@example.com
- Corporate Watch / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Webcomic Bot / @email@example.com
- Privacy International / @firstname.lastname@example.org
- No Context Spongebob / @email@example.com
- Archillect / @firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisations on the Fediverse
Some reputable, respectable and ethical organisations on the fediverse.
Useful, funky applications for Android.
- AdAway (requires Root) ─ ad-blocking for your Android
- Fennec F-Droid — FOSS builds of Firefox on Android (without third-party tracking)
- OsmAnd (website contains trackers) — Android client for OpenStreetMap
- LibreTorrent — FOSS torrent client for Android
- Shuttle Music Player (website contains trackers) (used it for years) — OSS music player for Android
- Element ─ a FOSS client for Matrix (website contains trackers)