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A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.

I've admired Linux over the years, but have only just moved my main box over.

My distros:
Desktop: Mint 19 Cinnamon
Laptop: Mint 18 MATE
Old Laptop: Bodhi 4

Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.

Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.

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Valve released an official FAQ about the Steam Deck: it can turn into a controller for other PCs running Steam, making it the new Steam Controller :) steamdeck.com/en/faq #linux #linuxgaming #valve #steam #steamdeck #controller #faq

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Answer to the question: "To go from the beta version to the final version, will it be necessary to reinstall?"

Dolphin Oracle on Twitter ==> No, although there might be a few manual adjustments to make if you want to align with the final iso.

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Added an updated to my org-capture post from 2 years ago, rather than just creating a new one.

Here's the updated post, part of a series:

helpdeskheadesk.net/help-desk-

I think I'll keep modifying and updating, making the blog more wiki-like this way, with a section dedicated to org-mode. Could be cool.

The beginning of this idea is today's post:

helpdeskheadesk.net/help-desk-

#orgmode #blogging #orgcapture

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This is a nice writing, thanks @kzimmermann
tilde.town/~kzimmermann/articl

This reminded me of settling down in #alpinelinux with my daily laptop (but rather on arm machines). I really need its diskless mode for safety. :alpine:

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You’re telling me there’s a bat-themed superhero, and a superhero that uses echolocation to get around, and they’re two completely different guys

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Do not buy NFT made with my art.
Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
If you respect my art, remember and apply this.

Here is my article about what just happened: davidrevoy.com/article864/drea

#NFT #NFTCommunity

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My lesbian road trip RPG Get in the Car, Loser! is NOW AVAILABLE! Join Sam Anon on a trip to save the world from an ancient evil, flirt in the backseat, and hit every diner along the road.

The main game is free on Steam and Itch…
store.steampowered.com/app/938
loveconquersallgames.itch.io/g

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Christine Love and collaborators just released a new game! It's a free 7-9ish hour lesbian road trip RPG, with a $10 swimsuit DLC.

mastodon.social/@christinelove

This game is SO STYLISH, every time I've looked at her laptop screen for the last 4 years of development something absurd & visually stunning has been happening. If you are a fan of ~color palettes~, you should play this game.

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Today I learned about "smerge" in emacs. How did I not know about this earlier?

This video talks about smerge and ediff, btw: youtube.com/watch?v=9S2pMZ6U5T

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1995: installing a program on your computer
2025: crimeloading "dark apps" onto your phone

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If your secrets are saved on someone else's systems, they are no longer secrets.

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After yesterday, I'm tempted to share this link yet again...

The Open-Source Software bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was - Baldur Bjarnason: baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-o

Yes: The Linux kernel, GCC, GNU LibC, Bash, CoreUtils, etc do appear to be caught up in this. Certainly Linux... I don't know about the rest of our stack...

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(Don’t get me wrong, I still think the term has value in drawing attention to the power of centralised digital/networked technology to amplify the fundamental inequities and autocratic tendencies of capitalism in ways that were simply not possible before but not if we view it as a corruption of capitalism. It is capitalism working as designed, its ramifications – internalities not externalities – amplified exponentially by centralised digital/networked technology.)

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I’ve finished writing my book, The Essential Guide to Surveillance Capitalism, and you can read it in its entirety below:

Surveillance capitalism is just capitalism.

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I decided to use blop for my blog. Looks to be very good software with no bloat. Thanks for all the recommendations from the fediverse. :ablobcatattention:

gitlab.com/uoou/blop
sam.pavot.ca/blog/posts/why-i-

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