I say, my super old, small netbook running MXLinux is great for note taking. I'm using it for a class I'm taking, and I find it more pleasant to use than a tablet and keyboard. It's what I'm going to tote around at linux fest. Two key factors are a decent battery (which I replaced), and a lightweight OS with Zim.
I found this list of ethical software alternatives. I haven't dug through it all, but it looks interesting. Just a sucker for a good software recommendation list!
Update! No longer complaining!
Just mad gratitude to this wonderful human and the video about cleaning the print head, with a damp paper towel, which revived my printer, so it now prints. Super easy too. Hooray!
Gosh. I was so cranky there.
Fighting printer battles and it's the worst! I just spent $70 on ink cartridges for a printer that immediately stopped printing, and they don't make printers that use that ink anymore. Blarg!
The printer industry is just mean. Is there an ethical open source printer company or something? There has to be a better way.
I think it's about time to give Solus another go. My writing laptop needs a refresh.
I have Elementary on it, in an attempt to keep it simple, but it's just not quite working for me. I'm not knocking Elementary. It's mostly because dark theme doesn't apply to Zim, my main writing program. It's funny how one little detail can break the whole experience.
You can avoid #YouTube's weird algorithms and broken subscription system by subscribing to channels through RSS instead. You don't need an account, just a feed reader.
Put the channel's username in this address:
You can then add this RSS address to your feed reader app.
For example, OnePotChefShow's RSS feed is:
You can also make RSS feeds from channel IDs (strings of letters and numbers):
I recently realized that we had a "smart" thermostat installed. I don't need to change the temperature from my phone, so I turned off the internet connection to it.
What's weird, is that it previously had a big delay after pressing a button to change the temperature one degree, press again, big lag. After I turned off the internet, there's suddenly no delay.
So I don't know who it was trying to send that info to, but it's a little creepy.
Prismo is an open federated alternative to sites like Reddit or Hacker News.
It's still under development, but the first instance is online here:
It's been in closed beta for a while, but Prismo now has open sign-ups for the first time.
You can sign up at:
It's not for everyone maybe, but I think handcoding a web site in html and css is less work than doing a comparable site in wordpress. Just text, links and image galleries, and a couple php tags so I can use one menu across all pages.
Maybe I'll think about a way to add a form eventually, but that's not important right now.
I'm pumped about my 1.2 second load time, and that's before I've optimized images.
I told my friend about it and she did not understand the joy this brings. 😆
I forgot to add #screenshotsunday. Oh my gosh.
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