Well, great! I fucked up grub with efi. Time to try non efi

I like the new installer. here I come. I am replacing 9 gnome with 10 cinnamon. Should i use or to pull newer packages?

Hello Everyone late with my intro. Wanted to be sure this corner of Mastodon Fediverse is...stimulating enough. I’m a self employed Government Contractor. Always on lookout for partner potential contractual projects. ESP IT. New to Linux want to know everything y’all know. Lastly unrelated code speak but hint into unbranded personality my grandma makes best fruit preserves I learned the art form from her. End or beginning of a day all’s I want on my PB&J is concord 🍇 the original real thing;)

Alright! I decided to try a skateboard for faster than walking commutes. Decided on a mini cruiser with bigger softer wheels. Now i get to find out if i can commute, how far and if i will end up on my ass on the sidewalk. Will have to post pics of the blind guy riding a board with a cane! I should be okay though, as long as i can see over the front of whatever im driving i do alright.

So, I broke the law today. I am legally blind and do not have a drivers license. I have always wanted to try those lime electric scooters but the app says you need a valid license. They dont check though. So, i rented one and rode it around my block and in the parking lot of my apartment for 10 minutes. And ya know what? It was fuckin awesome!

My local net just came to a close. I hope the people who were under those tornado warnings are okay.

I love how r/linux4noobs gets questions I have no idea how to answer. And I've been using Linux for 21 years now.

@Latewizard hey, looks like you may be rather new. First off, welcome and enjoy the fediverse. Secondly, consider writing a post so people can get to know you

Good to see DuckDuckGo appear in the NYTimes: nytimes.com/2019/07/15/technol

I personally switched recently and haven't had any problems with it. . if you find the article interesting, share it w/ your FB and twitter friends as I no longer have accounts with them

I am looking at Slim Launcger from the F-Droid. I don't think i can deal with just having access to 7 apps. I have like ~30 and thats without having all the google stuff and most of my old play store stuff. Also, my icons for PWAs. I think its back to lawnchair for me.

"You'll worry less about what people think of you when you realize how seldom they do."

The deed is done! after 30 days my Facebook & Twitter accounts won't be able to be brought back and after 90 all of my data should be deleted from the backups. This has been a big step for me but I've decided that I no longer want those companies to spy on me that easily. I don't want them to have my phone contacts, location, private messages and god knows what else. Now my only social media will be mastodon. social media may be public but that doesn't mean everything should be on their servers

This is going to be difficult. How did people spell words they didn't commonly use before dictation and voice assistants such as Google? I know it seems crazy but for the past like 10 years i've been able to dictate a word or say "hey Siri" or "OK Google" "Spell (word)"

Today is the day i break the shackles and delete my Facebook and Twitter. Its going to feel so good to hit that big red button and know that i am taking my data and putting it somewhere i can feel better about it. No more big corporations with my contacts phone , my location history for years, private messages and so on.

Physical (de)centralization of Mastodon servers – after our XMPP scan, we took 1000+ random Mastodon servers and looked at their hosters:

gist.github.com/infosec-handbo

– about 50% of these servers are hosted by only 5 companies in 4 countries
– 26% of servers are hosted in Japan, followed by the USA (24%) and France (23%)

#mastodon #decentralization #centralization #statistics

gPodder.net is looking for a new maintainer!

If nobody comes forward by 2020, it'll be forced to shut down. Please boost to spread the word.

github.com/gpodder/mygpo/blob/

Note that this is the podcast-sharing website: I'm not sure about the status of the app, but I think that's still doing fine.

So, i just learned that my mvno cell phone provider is switching partner networks. Unfortunately if i wanna keep my oneplus 6 when they leave tmobile for verizon i will have to go to sprint... 😭

I love how Mastodon is 100% functional and contains zero trackers.

It's almost as if you don't need trackers to make a functioning site and any trackers on other sites are wholly unnecessary and should be fought against on every possible level...

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