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That’s just annoying! Religion destroys life! Down with it! And yeah, only in the US 😒


OpenWeatherMap have now replied to my email to them where I asked what they logged when calling their API. And they do log a lot! IP addresses, location, operating system, and more.

I will prepare to make the move to met.no while waiting for their reply to the same question. Hopefully, they will not log as much or better yet, nothing at all.


OpenWeatherMap have now replied to my email to them where I asked what they logged when calling their API. And they do log a lot! IP addresses, location, operating system, and more.

I will prepare to make the move to met.no while waiting for their reply to the same question. Hopefully, they will not log as much or better yet, nothing at all.


Sounds like met.no is a different services than YR. I did send them an rmail yesterday. We’ll see what they say, but I do really like their API. So I might make the switch even if they log something when calling their API.


Sorry for a late reply.

Yes, Serenum API uses OpenWeatherMap :) I have sent an email to OpenWeatherMap regarding their privacy policy, if they log anything when calling their API.

And regarding the API at met.no. I didn’t knew YR was FOSS :O Really good! Will take a closer look into it!

However, it is unclear if YR log anything from when using their API (source: https://hjelp.yr.no/hc/en-us/articles/360003337614-Privacy-policy). This applies to OWM as well. I’ll wait for their reply over email before I decide to switch or not.

Many thanks for telling me this! :D

Edit: After reviewing api.met.no’s locationforecast, I will email them to ask what they log when calling their API. If they say that they do not log anything, I might choose YR over OWM, no matter what OWM says.


Good idea! I have added it to the kanboard and will see what I can do 🙂 Thanks!


I understand you, but I built Serenum API for a reason 🙂 You can find the reason here: https://lemmy.ml/post/178528/comment/124647

Please note that the pollen data have been removed from the API due to complications with Ambee.


Serenum: a weather service that respects your privacy
When I was finished with [Serenum API](https://codeberg.org/serenum/api), I started over with the website Serenum to show the data from the API with style. I built the website with no JavaScript first, building for an example the bar charts with HTML and CSS by hand. After everything was done, I added 2 features with JavaScript: getting your current location 1 time with GPS and adding a map from Leaflet for choosing a place with it. Thanks to this strategy, Serenum works perfectly with and without JavaScript. The website are far from done, though. Both astronomical calculations and light theme are missing, more features with JavaScript will be added, and more.

Serenum: a weather service that respects your privacy
When I was finished with [Serenum API](https://codeberg.org/serenum/api), I started over with the website Serenum to show the data from the API with style. I built the website with no JavaScript first, building for an example the bar charts with HTML and CSS by hand. After everything was done, I added 2 features with JavaScript: getting your current location 1 time with GPS and adding a map from Leaflet for choosing a place with it. Thanks to this strategy, Serenum works perfectly with and without JavaScript. The website are far from done, though. Both astronomical calculations and light theme are missing, more features with JavaScript will be added, and more.

I tried to install Lemmy with Docker on my RPi 4 few days ago. I couldn’t complete the installation because it doesn’t support ARMv7. So Lemmy works on RPi 4 is just a big lie 😔 Or is there any solution to this?


That is just awesome! Hopefully, I can uninstall the Site Bleacher addon now.


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Pretty colours, but I dislike how much they have shelter them out from nature.


Hehe, indeed. I have now much better notification sounds for my contacts 😊 I also noticed that you can save voice messages as notifications now, too.


I am still waiting for be able to change the ringtone for when someone is calling, though.

Yepp! I gave my account to a person instead of deleting the account. Win-win situation for both me and that person 😊



Thank you :)

Yes, they do have the power to decrypt your data and peak into it, but why should they? Pavel and his brother created Telegram mainly for privacy. Source: https://www.businessofbusiness.com/articles/why-telegram-founder-pavel-durov-made-the-worlds-most-anti-authoritarian-messaging-app/

I would love to see that you can self-host Telegram and also see the source code for MTProto. So far, they don’t have done this. On their FAQ page, they say “yet” to making Telegram self-hosted and federated. With other words, they haven’t decided if they will make Telegram self-hosted or not yet. Source: https://telegram.org/faq#q-can-i-run-telegram-using-my-own-server

I love privacy and I also love self-hosting. So much, that I am building my own services in order to not use other services, for an example a weather service. But I do trust Pavel because Telegram are awesome (duh) and because his purpose of Telegram and because he is informing his users and others in his channel about stuff (bonus link: the Telegram Geeks channel).

The future has not been written yet, but if Telegram continues to be this awesome, the future for Telegram is quite bright.



You get monitored by Facebook in WhatsApp thanks to metadata and Facebook are trying to somehow detect what you have sent to provide personalized ads.

Telegram are built on privacy and security. Except for the metadata, you will not be monitored and the non-personalized ads are only visible in huge channels (like Pavel Durov’s own channel) and groups. I am a member in Pavel’s channel and I have seen zero (0) ads so far. Guess they haven’t released this feature yet?

If you want E2EE in Telegram, stop using cloud chats and only focus on secret chats. They are working on adding secret chats to the desktop versions.

I am really looking forward to Telegram releasing the source code for MTProto as soon as Russia stops wanting the source code for themselves (Pavel’s words, not mine). We all know how Russia is.

Everything else except MTProto are open sourced.


Yeah, I got triggered too. Why Discord? Why not XMPP, Matrix, or Revolt? 🙄😒


I started to reclaim my privacy back in 2016 when I switched from Windows to Linux. Today, I only use Windows for gaming and photo editing (Adobe Lightroom are still the best out there for me).

When it comes to VPN, I have used Mullvad VPN for years now. Super cheap (only 5 EUR per month) and privacy friendly.

But VPN only encrypts your connections and points your IP to somewhere else. If you want to take your privacy seriously, you need to take some actions and not only focus on the VPN part. For an example, Facebook, Twitter, Google Chat, Messenger, WhatsApp, Skype, Discord, and more are really, really bad for your privacy.

Instead, use XMPP or Matrix for chat options. If you want an encrypted service yet get better privacy than WhatsApp, use Telegram. Signal uses servers from big tech companies, but yet Signal are still better than WhatsApp.

Mastodon instead of Twitter and Facebook. Revolt or Mumble instead of Discord. Invidious, Piped, youtube-local, or NewPipe instead of YouTube. ProxiTok instead of TikTok. And so on.

Use containers for Google and Facebook services in a browser.

I guess you get the idea 🙂


Warning! All links goes through google.com and redirects you to the right link from there.


Sweet! 😍 Next: reCAPTCHA! Go, go, go!


My own small hobby project. It gathers data from OpenWeatherMap, but will soon get data from another API. Check https://lemmy.ml/post/337241 for the official website that uses Serenum API.

It is currently in beta for Omega players in the US.

What is your favourite lofi music mix/mixes?
It's nearly impossible to have a favourite lofi music mix 😊 I have many favourites, but I really love the Japanese lofi music mixes, like the one below. https://invidious.048596.xyz/watch?v=0te6noMKffA