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My name is Hugh. I am a late stage software developer. Dubious about social media, but willing to give it a try. So here goes.

Work revolves around and . Avocational interests lean toward ; just started exploring .

Typing is easier than clicking. My desktop manager is running on .

Still learning, though sipping at the fire hose of technological changes is increasingly challenging.

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I've finally given a try. Had my doubts about being a drop in replacement for . I was blown away of how seamless the transition seems. It even displays my email notification widgets in .

Seems every conversion hosts a casualty, however. In my case it is . It does not support .

Any recommendations of a "software KVM" that doesn't depend on X11?

I've finally scratched a long standing itch.

I've wanted visual feedback on my desktop when I have unread mail in one of several gmail accounts.

I've now got my i3status bar reflecting unread mailboxes. Sadly, i3 upstream isn't interested in the modification. But the advantage of open source is that I can easily maintain my own copy.

The trick was mucking with Google APIs to poll the mailboxes.

blog.ccss.com/posts/polling-mu

@codesections Just read your elevator pitch, and followed the pointer to @kev 's "how Mastodon works" blog. Both very useful. Thanks you both for the background and pointers.

@timapple

Thanks. I look forward to discovering other overlapping interests. I suspect there are many.

My name is Hugh. I am a late stage software developer. Dubious about social media, but willing to give it a try. So here goes.

Work revolves around and . Avocational interests lean toward ; just started exploring .

Typing is easier than clicking. My desktop manager is running on .

Still learning, though sipping at the fire hose of technological changes is increasingly challenging.

Fosstodon

Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.