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.
I update the apps on my phone manually because it gives me an opportunity to remove the apps that I am not using.
It only takes about 3 minutes per month. 🤷♂️
week-long boycott of Amazon and virtual picket line starts this Sunday, March 7
support your fcomrades and their efforts to organize against a corporate juggernaut - don't use Amazon next week
msync 0.9.9.8 is out! A small release, but there's good stuff nonetheless.
* automatically cleans up old backups of queued posts
* man page now available
* windows build comes with a newer version of curl
* qpost is now even more useful
Free is a Lie (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldhHkVjLe7A
And of course things got worse after 2014. Back then Twitter didn't even have an algorithmic timeline and Cambridge Analytica was just some startup.
For those among you who have played and loved the 2000 game "B17 The Mighty 8th", well, they are coming back with a revamp!
Hit me with that nostalgia <3
If you are interested in alternatives to centralized social networks like Facebook and Twitter, check out the latest episode of the Small Tech Foundation podcast about #decentralized social networks with Paul Frazee, cofounder of CTZN, hosted by @aral and @laura: https://small-tech.org/videos/small-is-beautiful-06/
@spelk Not surprised, but I can give you the skinny on Outriders for free: it isn't worth paying full price at launch. Wait until you can get a copy for $20, because if you've played Mass Effect or Gears of War then you've pretty much played Outriders already. Also, the "desperate sci-fi universe" touted by the game's promo copy is basically the backstory to C. S. Friedman's COLDFIRE TRILOGY plagiarized by edgelords.
@starbreaker not sure about ed, but I love vim and emacs combo (doom emacs to be specific). This is some powerful voodoo.
Public Service Announcement
The symbol # has many names, including "hash". Using a hash to make a tag word easier to search makes the whole construct a "hashtag".
Because people say things like "check out hashtag 'learn'", people inferred that the # itself was spoken as "hashtag". This has led to some confusion in certain kinds of discussion.
Rishi Sunak's Two-Nation Toryism
Looks like #RockPaperShotgun now have a Supporter Paywall.
Emacs/Org pipe dream
Idea I have not put enough thought into: adapting my workflows to lower-powered devices could mean finding/building some kind of Minimum Viable Org... Reducing Org and reducing Emacs to the absolute bare minimum.
Not just to make it lighter, but to focus it in a way. What are the essential primitives of a text-based outlining/writing/whatever-Org-is system?
If Plan 9 was an evolutionary step after Unix, what is *that* but for Org?
The computer built to last 50 years | ploum.net
How to create the long-lasting computer that will save your attention, your wallet, your creativity, your soul and the planet. Killing monopolies will only be a byproduct.
Usually when I go to kick Emacs to the curb I end up instead making it feel new by starting over. https://www.baty.blog/2021/emacs-from-scratch-again