My take on free software projects and chatrooms:

I'm fine with Discord as long as it's bridged to Matrix. Like it or not, people already use Discord and it lowers the barrier to entry for participating in a community.

But if proprietary services are the *only* way to join a conversation about free software, yeah, that's not good.

@alexbuzzbee Each trilogy has its own distinct style. If you're expecting the new trilogy to be like the other two, you'll be disappointed.

I like the new movies, though. They feel new and different, which I think is why some people love them and some people hate them.

I love GitLab Pages, but the LetsEncrypt integration is really finicky. It works perfectly for a couple of my sites but there's one that just won't get a certificate, after trying for several weeks.

Anyone else experienced this?

I don't think mobile Linux is ever going to become mainstream like iOS/Android. But it's enough for me if it's available to those who want it.

@ck @sir

Why does it even download anything?! The file is already in the repository!

@ataraxia937 Definitely. I feel like a phone screen just can't display as much information at once as a human can interpret. Also, typing a lot on a phone isn't comfortable.

@DelusionalAI Huh, that's a shame. Guess I'll return it and get a regular lightbulb for now.

Just bought a Philips Smart Wifi (not Hue) bulb, but I can't find an open source way to control it. Anyone have any luck with this?

@joelghill I started using DuckDuckGo because of their privacy stance, but the main reason I'll never go back is dark mode.

I also love bangs (I use !w a lot), and they have better Instant Answers for programming stuff.

@nwarburton I wouldn't mind GLaDOS though. Just make sure the neurotoxin permissions are set to 'Deny'.

Kids been naughty this year but you can't figure out where to buy coal? Give them toilet paper instead!

- It's not as heavy
- It isn't messy
- Like coal once was, it's not completely useless but also not very fun to get as a gift

When you're using git bisect run, always remember to include your compile command!

(Not that I just fell for that or anything...)

@amanajayvarma Several big FOSS projects use it (GNOME and KDE, for example, have their own GitLab instances), so it's nice to use the same software for personal projects.

I've been trying to learn pixel art with . Tried making some icons for a simple space-themed RTS.

I've always been interested in game design, but haven't been good at drawing game assets. Hopefully this will let me create more of the games I've had in my head for years.

My humble attempt at procedurally generated planets using OpenSimplexNoise

I made some progress on my color picker! Added RGB sliders and the ability to modify your color palette.

Source is available if you want to see how it works: gitlab.com/FlyingPiMonster/vr-

Just found out you can do `dnf builddep <package>` to install all the build dependencies of a package. Saved me a bunch of time trying to build stuff.

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