If you sell a noisy children's toy that does not have a way to control the volume, you are part of the problem

GNU/Matt :fedora: :kde: boosted

Honestly, it's like gamers are allergic to good input methods if they aren't entirely conventional. The Steam Controller is glorious, and it was wasted on gamers 😛

5yo daughter jumps up onto my lap and says

Her: Daddy! sing the rock-a-bye song!

Me:🎶 I told her
I ain`t so sure about this place
It`s hard to play a gig in this town
And keep a straight face
Seems like everybody`s got a plan
It`s kind of like Nashville with a tan...🎶

Her: You're so weird Dad

GNU/Matt :fedora: :kde: boosted

So many people saying they're switching from Firefox. Won't this only make the problem worse?

If you're switching to Brave or qutebrowser or UnGoogled Chromium or something, you're only strengthening Google's monopoly. If you're switching to a Webkit-based browser like Epiphany, you're shifting the monopoly towards Safari, whose parent company doesn't consider the Web a priority.

That Mozilla has bad management doesn't change the fact that Firefox is the most viable option for the open web.

GNU/Matt :fedora: :kde: boosted

5.19 Beta, nice improvements.
We're so close with . My remaining rough edges are

KRDC not embedding rdp windows (this might currently be a wayland protocol limitation)

Clipboard from Xwayland app doesn't work (apparently the patches are almost finished, but didnt make it to 5.19)

SteamVR is a no go (Lack of DRM Leasing I believe).

sentence I never expected...

"my light bulb has a firmware update"

I've been grumbling to myself about being owned by for awhile now. But I was comfortable, it's a nice keyboard. But the overt Microsoft branding on it now has me motivated to find an alternative.

What keyboards do the fediverse use? FOSS or otherwise

Hey look gave me a play next section in my library to remind me that I buy games in their stupid sales and never play them

Do you consider using Fedora as beta testing for Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Saw this expressed online today, I have an opinion on this, but interested in what others think.

Out of the most popular browsers out there, the only ones not having ad and tracker blocking by default are , and ...

What does that tell you... 🤔

GNU/Matt :fedora: :kde: boosted

RT @naomibrockwell@twitter.com

Today for the first time, a video on my @LBRYio@twitter.com got more views than the same video on my YT channel.
Today I also reached 10k subs on LBRY, compared to 35k on YT.
& my latest video made almost $300 on LBRY, while on YT it was demonetized.
We're starting to have real alternatives.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/naomibrockwell/sta

Schools brought up entirely online learning here this week, including our state school in #office365 and #Azure. Guess who didn't capactity plan? 

Microsoft, thanks guys for all the headaches this week.

Who'd have thought sending all the critical services offsite would be a good idea?

Donnie Darko

GNU/Matt :fedora: :kde: boosted

Are you tired of the Internet - and technology in general - being effectively controlled by an oligopoly of Silicon Valley companies?

Do you believe in our collective people power to truly change the system?

Does a vision of a society sound good where we care about the well-being of ourselves, our loved ones, our communities and the world we live in, instead of caring about money and consumerism ?

If the answer to any of these is yes and "digital activism" sounds good to you, then stay tuned.

Watching some of the more popular Youtube Tech channels that usually have really high production value working from home, and thus knocking the editing and shooting quality down a peg, and it feels nice, like the youtube of old.

Youtube before it became a multi-million dollar enterprise


If you haven't tried Mozilla's newer lighter weight mobile browser yet, I highly recommend. It even supports extensions now!

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