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Listmonk – The Best Open Source Mailing List Manager

If you’re interested in hosting your own mailing list manager you should check out Listmonk.

Developed by Kailash Nadh, Listmonk provides a lightweight, high performance solution built with Go and React. The dashboard is slick and easy to read and the features currently available are enough to compete with similar applications.

Notable features:

  • Write ad-hoc SQL queries for targeted campaigns
  • Create multiple mailing lists
  • Create templates
  • APIs available for automating actions such as bulk importing and synchronisation from external apps
  • Open source

Download Listmonk here

By |July 15th, 2019|

Fuchsia.dev

Recently Google launched fuchsia.dev to document their new open source operating system. It is currently speculated that Fuchsia OS will be the natural successor to Android and Chrome OS because it is using a microkernel designed to scale for any application context called Zircon. With the ability to run on ARM and x86 architecture, Zircon will allow Fuchsia to be compatible with legacy applications and many devices. I think the fact that the project is open source and already has documentation means that Google is interested in being as transparent as possible and respecting the privacy of their user base going forward.

fuchsia.dev

Zircon info

By |July 13th, 2019|

Free software: youtube-dl

youtube-dl is an open source command line client for downloading videos from YouTube as well as a large variety of other sites.

The documentation is easy to navigate and kept up to date. My favorite part is that it supports downloading playlists and many other features that similar programs will try to nickel and dime you for.

The program is cross-platform, public domain and maintained by a dedicated team of developers in addition to community volunteers.

If you don’t mind the lack of a GUI, youtube-dl is a solid solution for downloading videos.

Download youtube-dl here

By |July 12th, 2019|

A Decompilation of Super Mario 64

Someone (anon) decompiled a Super Mario 64 ROM

These files are for educational use only

By |July 11th, 2019|

How to Download Youtube Videos with VLC Media Player

stop using sketchy websites and instead use VLC to download Youtube videos

  1. copy video URL from address bar
  2. open VLC
  3. go to Media > Open Network Stream
  4. paste Youtube URL in window that pops up
  5. press play
  6. go to Tools > Codec Information
  7. select the address at the bottom in the Location text box and copy it. This is the address that leads directly to the source on Google’s servers.
  8. paste address in web browser and visit it
  9. right click > save as video

By |July 11th, 2019|

WebVR – Making Virtual Reality Accessible for Everyone

WebVR is an open source project that makes it possible to run VR experiences in your web browser. It is compatible with most popular headsets and works best in Chrome on Android devices. The only headset it is not compatible with currently is PlayStation VR.

Check out the project here

createwebvr.com

WebVR @ Google I/O 2017

By |July 9th, 2019|

Librechair Launcher

Librechair is an open source alternative to the popular Lawnchair Launcher for Android.

If you don’t have a Google Pixel and want a similar launcher experience for your Android phone, Lawnchair and Librechair aim to provide a customizable Pixel launcher experience.

Librechair was developed by Po Lu and is a fork of Lawnchair. This project removes proprietary code in an effort to protect the privacy of its user base. This is important because previously the developers for Lawnchair had placed code that hid certain apps and restricted users from making some changes but they have since reversed those actions after receiving negative backlash.

Link to Librechair

Link to Lawnchair

By |July 8th, 2019|