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Having "do-not-disturb" modes for audible notifications seems to be all the rage these days. But I think I've found a better solution:

Just don't install an audio stack at all :D (This also solves the "annoying autoplaying video" issue as a bonus!)

More seriously, after about a month without an audio stack on my laptop, I think it's time that I admit I'm not just putting off installing Pulse—I genuinely don't need/miss audio on this PC.

(Probably not for everyone, though!)

@codesections Hmm... disabling sndiod on my laptop would mean needing a separate device for listening to music.

I'd rather just kill off notifications. Applications should silently pine away until I deign to shift my focus.

(Art by Deewilkinson.)

@starbreaker

> Hmm... disabling sndiod on my laptop would mean needing a separate device for listening to music.

Yeah, I listen to a bizarrely small amount of music, which is probably why this works for me.

(Well, and when I do want to listen to music, I usually use bluetooth headphones… and I *also* haven't bothered to set up bluetooth on this laptop (both out of laziness and a vague sense that I'm increasing security))

@codesections #OpenBSD doesn't even support #bluetooth, so that's not a factor for me. I suppose I could listen to music on my phone instead, which would probably stretch the battery on my laptop a little farther, or buy one of Sony's digital Walkman devices.

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