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The Dude abides. I don't know about you but I take comfort in that. It's good knowin' he's out there, The Dude. Takin' 'er easy for all us sinners...

Anybody own a Chuwi laptop? Yea, not terribly well spec'd, but the 2k, 3:2 screen and low price tag are calling my name. Wondering if there's some deal breaker I'm missing.

So I’ll have need to upload and share pictures with some friends and family soon. Would it be terrible overkill to, say, buy a domain, rent a VPS, and spin up a PixelFed instance that I only grant access to the people I want, and keep it defederated?

If I sound like I’m glossing over a lot of details, it’s because I am. I’ve never done anything like this before, so I’d love to know if there’s something easier. I’d like to keep it FOSS and de-FAANGed, but usability may be higher priority.

Ateriath :manjaro: :pine64: boosted

pine64: this phone is only for developers and testers, don't buy unless you know what you're doing

random user: buys it and call it "the worst device" despite the warning in bright red

Of course no one can actually make you do anything. Do what you want. Just don't be afraid to learn from other smart people. Reactionary bristling at other people "telling you what to do" can lead you to miss out on a good thing if those people actually know what they're talking about.

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I guess my point here is, don't be afraid to challenge your own assumptions about what the "best" way to do something is. I feel like KDE gets a lot of love for its customization, and Gnome gets a lot of flack for "making" you do things their way. But Gnome is made up of people who really think a lot about how to use a computer. My challenge question is "what makes you think you know better than them?".

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Really I just watched this video, youtube.com/watch?v=KSQxPnKwNc, and looked up a couple keyboard shortcuts, and started forcing myself to actually use multiple desktops rather than just using a single one like I'm used to in windows, Mac, and KDE.

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So I've been using Gnome for a while on my Manjarofied MacBook Air, and it's been delightful. I didn't like it at first because I was coming from KDE/Windows/Mac, and I didn't really get the "Gnome Workflow". I thought I was destined to be a KDE fanboy like so many others I've heard in the Linux community... until I actually learned *how* to use the Gnome workflow properly. Now I love it. I don't know if there's a more efficient way to use a single, small screen than the way Gnome has designed.

Me: *Sends email asking for people copied to be granted access to network folder*
☎️: *rings*
Me: Hello?
☎️: Hi, you already have access to that folder.
Me: I... know, I need the people copied on that email to have access.
☎️: Well, I’ll need their email addresses.
Me: Yea, they’re.... they’re copied on that email... you have their addresses.
☎️: Okay, thank you!

I know it’s only 52 seconds of my life, but I want it back. 😤

uspol sorta 

Wait... where do instance blocks show up? I thought it would be under filters, but they're not there? I what if I change my mind don't want agendas anymore!?

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uspol sorta 

Ah, my first instance blocks... I guess I just prefer people with agendas. Who knew?

When everything is top priority

Nothing is top priority

Me: *right click, ‘convert to PDF’*

Converter: “You got it... done!”

Me: “Whe... where is it?”

Converter: “Hmm? Oh, it’s in that directory you had me put something else in two weeks ago.”

Why you do this PDF converter devs!? Just keep it in the parent folder!

Emotional BS - Validation 

@Ateriath Like I’ve literally said “please don’t offer me validation right now, this sucks and I just want to be mad about it”, and was told I was mean for saying that. Great. Now I’m mad AND I’m an asshole because I don’t fit into your emotional framework. Awesome.

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Emotional BS - Validation 

@Ateriath I feel like so much of modern empathetic practice, therapy, talking someone down, is so much validation and it so does not work for me. I want the circumstance making me feel that way to be different. Offering empathy really doesn’t do it for me, and I don’t know how to communicate that to people without coming off as a total twat.

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Emotional BS - Validation 

Does anybody else *not* like having their feelings validated when they’re upset?

“Oh man, that sucks. I can see why that must be hard for you.”

“Yea, I KNOW it sucks. That’s why I’m mad about it. I’m SUPPOSED to be mad about it and I don’t need you telling me it’s okay to feel how I feel. Either offer a solution or just shut up and stay out of my way while I try to fix it, please.”

Me: “I’m sorry, but my headphones had just been ripped out of my ears when the cord caught on the door knob as I walked by. I couldn’t control myself.”

Judge at my murder trial: “Oh, been there, man. You’re free to go.”

Ateriath :manjaro: :pine64: boosted

This article does a good deep dive on the biggest problem with NFTs, for me at least, how is the token connected to the art (or whatever) you’re buying?

coindesk.com/its-an-nft-boom-d

Is there a "regular" email provider that's best for use with GPG? Like, if I don't want to deal with the difficulties of using a privacy-focused service like Protonmail, would I just be better off getting a "fresh" Gmail account and using it carefully (use client, delete messages from server, send anything sensitive encrypted) or is there something better out there to use as a "vanilla" email account that I can protect as I see fit?

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