Moving from proprietary solutions to open solutions can sometimes be a real pain. I'm downloading all my photos from Samsung Cloud in chunks of about ~200 photos, so I can move them to my instance. There's a desktop tool to do it but it only runs on Windows and I can't be bothered booting back into that.

Wouldn't be so bad except I have 2500+ photos on there...

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A lot of people praise MX Linux for various reasons, but no one has ever mentioned the fact that it doesn't use Systemd by default. That's a huge deal, so why is no one talking about it?

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Dear FOSS Community,

We need to make people aware of the Googles, Facebooks and Microsoft of this world. Tell them about FOSS software, get them to use the apps first then we switch them to Linux.
The time is now.

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@fatboy whenever someone has a software issue. I fix it by backing everything up and installing GNU/Linux.

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They don't pay me to say this, but I just can't tell you enough how cool Vivaldi is.

"Latest Vivaldi Update Adds Pop Out Video, Tab Sessions + More - OMG! Ubuntu!"

omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/12/vivald

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Doing my toot! I'm @ToTheFarWest and I'm an Israeli high school student. I've been using Linux on my main system for 5 years now and I'm trying to replace garbage proprietary software with FOSS. Send recommendations!

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Woot, #Pinafore's homepage gets a perfect score from WebPageTest. Total page weight is <200KB compressed, renders in ~2.5s on mobile 3G. ("Compress Images" is N/A because there are no images, only SVG. 😊 ) webpagetest.org/result/181213_

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@kungtotte thanks for the tip, ended up with a bunch of font errors that should no way be there; am assuming something is conflicting with .Xresources as it’s load fine, then changed something else like a colour and then it tries and fails to load a bunch of fonts not even defined.

So now just using xterm. 🙂

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Urxvt can kiss my ass, xterm works without trying to load fonts from Cthulhu knows where... managed to set a decent font and size for a 3200x1800 13” screen, Firefox loads correctly from dpi settings, which means qutebrowser is now uninstalled as it was crazy small.
Syncthing installed, Keepassxc installed. Haven’t had to go outside of the repo yet, so am suitably impressed.
Tried too and actually think it might be a good fit... 🤔

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Oops broke .Xresources and now urxvt won’t load.

Meh, tomorrow’s job now. 💤

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Just added extensions to gnome to make it a desktop and tablet hybrid environment :)

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evening number 2:
X and installed, and launches.
oh and urxvt. Because I like things with shitty defaults that I have to mess with to look good, apparently.

Next task: scaling Awesome to suit a 3200x1800 13" screen... I'm qoing to guess with xft.dpi in Xresources but I'll read up first.

Stay tuned for more noob bumbling later this week. 🤪

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Well, not bad with a decent guide. now installed, wifi connects automatically on boot, grub remembers last OS booted... tomorrow-ish I decide what Window Manager.

Now: 💤 😴

woop woop! I've changed it up this week following a thread on HN discussing dark vs light colourschemes, so I'm giving the light version of a go for now :) Still the same old system though, Manjaro :manjaro: with the on top. I'm keeping the base theme of dark and all the apps light, since it improves focus in my opinion.

Full size: vgy.me/gUnFqe.png

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I'm going to start more aggressively unfollowing/muting people who participate and/or fuel drama. Life's to short for that kind of thing.

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Interview time setup, hoping I can celebrate being accepted into the program next week.

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Alright. I fiddled with the appearance and this is what I have now for my desktop. I am starting to not hate the colors and environment prettiness.

Oh, I also got Plank running and it works better on Slackware XFCE than it ever did on Debian Mate. I wonder what the difference is?

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love that linux blogs are now telling you up front if some cool new app is electron so i don't waste my fucking time

omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/12/raven-

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