Ah yes. Much better. I spent 6 months on Gnome as Pop OS, and it's nice, but it just doesn't compare to Mate for performance, and I like my computer to be snappy. I have 16 gigs of memory on this machine, so it has no business not being wicked fast.

I found a file called .ICEauthority on my Linux system, and was afraid that immigration wanted to deport my computer.

Might be about time to go back to my happy place of Ubuntu Mate...

Sometimes I want to do more web development again, but only if I can just handcode the htmls and csses.

Can there be a market for that? That sounds fun.

I'm thinking of finding a faster web host. Are there any hosting companies that are extra fast and extra ethical?

Pretty pumped about the Women's World Cup right now!

My bad soccer playing as an awkward kiddo sure makes me appreciate seeing it done right!

This is the second time (it's been a year or two since the first time), that my router decided to block access to my web site and I had to clone the MAC address in the router settings to get it to work again. Weird! But at least it works.

My gitlab pages site takes forever for changes to appear on the site, even though the commits were successful. That's not fun. I might look for other options.

@lunduke About keeping files on a USB drive: When I had four or five different operating systems at once on my 120 GB Macbook, I kept all my main files on a teeny usb drive that I kept plugged in all the time, so I could access them from whichever distro I was in the mood for at the moment. When I got a System 76 laptop, I forced myself to be a grown-up and only install one distro on it. I kinda miss all the hopping though.

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I'm delisting the switching.social handbook at the end of next week (Sunday 9th June), so if you want to buy a copy now is your final chance:

kobo.com/ebook/the-switching-s

#SwitchingSocial #eBooks #Alternatives

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What do you use as your daily driver?
(Boosts appreciated)

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Anyone have much experience with android emulators on Linux? If I could get that running on my desktop it would be a good piece in being able to step away from proprietary platforms needed just to run one or two proprietary apps. I'm trying out Anbox now.

Internet's back on. It was out for 4 days, and it was kind of refreshing. But here I am on the internet again. I guess that's how they get you.

@switchingsocial
Do you have any thoughts about the search engine ecosia.org? I like the tree planting angle, and they say they are "privacy friendly," but I'm always skeptical. Just wondered what you think.

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I've just found out Google want to provide a VPN service.

I think the irony's giving me an aneurism.

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It's... #FollowFriday :gentleblob:

📰 @wallabag Wallabag: Free open alternative to Pocket

📄 @LimeSurvey LimeSurvey: Free open alternative to Google Forms

👣 @gnome GNOME: Makers of a free open desktop environment

🌐 @cwebber Christopher Lemmer Webber: One of the creators of ActivityPub

🐐 @GoatsLive Goats Live: Aww... The everyday adventures of a pair of pet goats

Previous #FF:
mastodon.at/@switchingsocial/1

#FFed

@gbryant
Say, I tried to join the forum at heavyelement, and it said my info was flagged as spam. I'm not spam, I promise! It doesn't matter which email I use. Seems weird. Any idea what that might be about? Maybe it's a fluke and it doesn't like my IP or something, but if it's happening to other newbies too, that would be not so good...

Well, this seems like good news... I hope other cities follow suit.

"San Francisco supervisors voted to make the city the first in the United States to ban police and other government agencies from using facial recognition technology."

theguardian.com/us-news/2019/m

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