One of the most damaging impacts of social media and the internet in general is that we've completely devalued the concepts of study and experience in nearly every topic and replaced them with a 30 second review of something read online and calling it "research" and "facts."

Finally some facts instead of speculation. HexDSL knows what he is talking about.

#PeerTube 3.4 is out ! 🥳
Main new features of this release: filters on every PeerTube pages, subscribe as an instance to a channel/account, filter videos search results of an instance, video player update and many other things...


Discovered there's a great Gnome app for one of my hobbies: reading Wikipedia articles about history.

(screenshot is an article about the foundation I work for)

One thing I miss in the Pop!_OS 21.04 version with COSMIC is the default Gnome Super+[number] shortcuts to launch the items on the dock. It's something I use on Gnome and Windows as well.

Sid Meier's Civilization IV®: The Complete Edition is on sale on GOG for 5 euro. Got this for that same price a couple of years ago and it's great value. (play the Beyond the Sword version for the best CIV IV game)



"Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility."

- Ambrose Bierce

So I decided to give Pop!_OS another go. After fixing the font hinting with Gnome Tweaks for Fira (change Slight to None), it's a pretty good out-of-the-box experience.

I gave it some thought and I'll use this as a base for fun stuff, like gaming on Linux. I never quite understand why people aren't just using Windows for this, but I'll give it a go and see if I can create my own Steamdeck out of it (although way more underpowered).

I'm not that jaded that I can still respect the effort of anyone creating a Linux distribution, but I'm giving up on .

I reinstalled it without disk encryption (apparantly my old Thinkpad x230 is not fit for this) and it worked fine.

It was ok, but I realized it's just not for me. There's just too many small pain points (design, stability, etc.) which haven't been addressed in the new Odin release. They will improve over time, but I'm just not that patient anymore.


"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."

- Steve Wozniak

Re-installing Odin. This time without disk encryption.

I really want to give it a fair chance, but I'm not sure if I can anymore.

@elementary It took me a while to figure out why I'm staring at a black screen on boot, but I guess I'll just have to type in my decrypt password blindly (which I find rather uncomfortably), because I chose the encryption feature on install on my Thinkpad x230.

The tty for this password input only shows after a physical reboot by pressing down the on button to force a shutdown and then press again for a start.

I'm trying Elementary OS 6 and I'm probably missing something simple. What's the intended way to install apps/packages? For example, how to install Firefox?

I don't find it on App Center and didn't found other package manager installed.

I know I can 'sudo apt install firefox'. But I don't think that's how is intended to be done. What I'm missing?

#elementaryOS6 #elementary

@omnipotens @architect do you know if it’s possible to filter out posts from Mastodon Twitter Crossposter on a user level? Or is this only possible from an admin perspective?

I'm going to use it for a week with the default settings pretending to be a non-techie user that doesn't know how to change things. (writing this through the default included Epiphany browser, because there are no Mastodon clients in the App center)

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