"I wish there were still airplanes and trains."
"Why? Teleporters are cheaper and safer than both."
He shuddered. "I don't teleport. It kills you, then recreates you."
"It's the other way around," I laughed. "The universe is destroyed and recreated with you in a different place."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Plasma 5.18 is out: easier system settings, interactive notifications, emojis, wallpapers and so much more:
Maybe we think we are in control of our life just because you have all the "needed" gadgets and services, but as soon as you control all that data with big tech companies (That mostly can't be trusted) we lose #privacy. Also, all that smart-things make us dumb-humans, so we should regulate what we do and use.
Installed #AsteroidOS on my Huawei Watch and I'm very happy to use it. There are a few significant bugs like there being no sound or vibration for the alarms, apps not opening and at the same time being unable to go back to the main screen which shows the time. Time to report a few bugs.
#Mozilla's acquisition of Pocket really broke my heart in a lot of ways. Still does.
We're coming up on three years since they acquired pocket.
And we still don't have source in which people can host their own servers NOR source for pocket mobile apps.
Coming up on one year since they closed all the bugs about the above from their bugzilla too.
I wrote a blog post about how I got display scaling working in a dual monitor, mixed DPI setup on Xorg https://www.lguruprasad.in/blog/2020/01/13/how-to-get-a-dual-monitor-setup-with-mixed-dpi-working-on-xorg/
It you have a google account please help with reporting this as harmful and impersonating.
*DO NOT INSTALL* (except if you are a malware researcher 😉)
Fake F-Droid app, please report:
I'm looking at replacing the Chromecast (used for Plex and YouTube) connected to the TV with a LibreElec installation on Raspberry Pi 4, for privacy and freedom. However, I'm having trouble getting YouTube videos to play at 1080p even after fiddling with extensions and settings. None of the suggestions in the relevant search results work. At this point, I'm wondering if it's really worth trying to do this. The clunky Kodi interface doesn't feel good to me either.
Tried #elementaryos for the first time, in a VM. While I can see why it is good and liked by some users, I found it to be too dumbed down for a power user like me.
A few hours into #HorizonZeroDawn, I find it very boring. 😒 I hope things get better from here.
Got my first #RaspberryPi, a Raspberry Pi 4, today. Installed the full Raspbian version and tried it out. It was okay but not for me as I don't want a DE on it. It might be a good desktop replacement device for my parents. Gotta try interesting, non-desktop stuff after trying Kodi (want to stop using Chromecast for Plex).
#PSA don't buy the #ShadowoftheTombRaider from the first #HumbleBundle Humble Choice bundle. It only has the base game, now called the "Definitive Edition", and upgrading it to the definitive edition costs as much as buying a whole new game. Even when on sale, the upgrade costs more than the $12 price for the bundle.
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