Though I donated to Wikipedia on my own, @danrabbit's nudge on Mastodon and Twitter, mastodon.social/@danrabbit/104 made me go further πŸ˜€

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Donated to Bitwarden, Wikipedia, KDE and Debian yesterday πŸ˜€

Three quotes that shape my outlook

- Do not worry about the things that aren't under your control
- Do not complain about the things that you can't change
- Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional

Since Mullvad doesn't have a server in my country anymore, I'm thinking of setting up a Wireguard install on my Jitsi Meet Digital Ocean droplet that is in the same city.

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After experiencing deep packet inspection (intercepting the SNI header and sending a redirect from HTTPS to HTTP so that is possible to block) by another "Big Brother" ISP (that I'm not using) while accessing a blocked website with DoH enabled in Firefox, I decided to go ahead with this.

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Started using Firefox VPN today, without the "Firefox" part πŸ˜€, aka Mullvad because Firefox VPN is neither available for Linux and not available in my country yet.

For a "flagship" released less than a year ago, OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus has never pushed updates/security updates on time - August is a week away and my phone is still stuck on the May security patch πŸ˜’ They seem to have all the time in the world to push bloatware specific to India like the "OnePlus cable club" etc. but not for timely updates. @corbin's update rating of 4/10 is well deserved 😠

Stop mirroring your Twitter account to the fediverse, especially these retweets of a single picture without any caption or comment.

We used to say the Web had shrunk to four websites where people posted only screenshots from the other three, let's not add a fifth one to that dumpster fire.

I managed to successfully set up Jitsi Meet today by following the instructions in the Nerd on the Street's video - invidio.us/watch?v=IQRwtUamHQU. Thanks to @murtezayesil for the recommendation in his blog post.

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An extremely hard-fought and well-deserved 34th La Liga title! πŸ† πŸŽ‰ 🎊 It was an unbelievable team effort!

And I solved a related problem where Plasma was resetting/interfering with the scaling done by my custom script, by disabling the kscreen2 service. Thanks to reddit.com/r/kde/comments/hoaj

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I also managed to fix the default ugly SDDM greeter screen on by changing it to the breeze greeter that ships with . The sddm-kcm module failed to switch the greeter theme due to some reason and I configured the theme in /etc/sddm.conf as documented in wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/S

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Thanks to the people on the internet, I managed to solve a few issues with my Plasma desktop.

How to fix the order of screens and resolution/scaling in SDDM when using a multi-monitor setup - blog.victormendonca.com/2018/0

How to fix the emoji font in the Plasma emoji picker - install the noto emoji fonts and configure fontconfig as mentioned in reddit.com/r/kde/comments/fsir

Yeah @mozilla , I will activate right after you fully open source it like you promised many years ago - blog.mozilla.org/blog/2017/02/2…

Thank God there is dnscrypt-proxy when your ISP transparently MITMs your DNS queries. 😎

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