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.
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.
Cyberpunk Culture Conference 2020, July 9 & 10 #cyberpunk https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/07/08/cyberpunk-culture-conference-2020-july-9-10-cyberpunk/ #cyberpunk
Not bad, surprisingly...
It sucks way less than the ones from the early 90's, if nothing else.
@cadence Gemini is a new collaboratively designed internet protocol that is like the web but serving up text/gemini as the native format instead of HTML, CSS, and JS. Imagine a www made of simple Markdown-like files connected by links. It's fully encrypted, private, fast, non-commercial, and fairly malware-proof. Go to https://gemini.circumlunar.space to learn more and download a client. #gemini
Berlin's privacy officer says use the F-Droid version of the jitsi app because of the trackers in the play store: https://www.datenschutz-berlin.de/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/orientierungshilfen/2020-BlnBDI-Hinweise_Berliner_Verantwortliche_zu_Anbietern_Videokonferenz-Dienste.pdf (German, p. 13)
PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.
They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught
If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.
If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.
Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.
Big Tech is the malady. Decentralization is the antidote.
Decentralize, and the advertizing model breaks down. Celebrities turn into mere jerks with over-inflated opinions of themselves. Facebook can only profit if it has billions of users locked in to its walled garden. Without centralization, existential threats become paper tigers.
The site has links to the src code and the manifesto.
This is where we begin!
Please read, share, and consider contributing.
If you are reading this and you are one that I told I would DM you when the site and IRC launched, I didn't forget you - I'm going to follow up tomorrow. It's late and I'm tired!
Guess what? There is a now a PC available with MX Linux preinstalled.
Star Labs, a UK based laptop vendor, is offering their laptops not only with Ubuntu preinstalled, but also with several other smaller distributions, including MX Linux.
You can check out the offerings at https://starlabs.systems.