Also it got much much worse after this. 😂
When I started using it, we had Internet Providers, who gave us e-mails, chat rooms, news. Some of those were walled gardens. Some where somewhat free to enter.
Then those broke, people created their own communities in forums and such.
Now the gardens are bigger, but, still, what is Facebook if not a immense intranet? A humongous BBS?
Meh. I'm just sad for this state of things, how the little advance we had is almost gone.
It's just so sad.
What a nice utility! Look at that, Boop helps you with a lot of the techie small things that can get in your way.
And there even is a Flatpak!
The next phase of my internalisation project is to add a few more RasPis and build a little Kubernetes cluster, then add GoCD for pipelines, and probably something like RocketChat as I start my migration away from Keybase. Damn I'm still sad about Zoom buying Keybase. Fantastic software that is/was...
So this is weird considering I make my living with cloud software consultancy but for a product I'm building at the moment I wanted to keep everything internal so looked for alternatives to Trello & Github. So I've now got Restyaboard and Gitea up and running on my new Raspberry Pi and I gotta say it's awesome. 2 great open source alternatives!
But I am playing tonight :)
I am a big fan of KDE (4+ Plasma). But I was also a huge fan of Unity. HUD was the greatest feature. I was sad when they discontinued it. Gnome 2 was good at the time, Gnome 3 I just don't get on with. Just tried MATE and realised it's very much Gnome 2. Which is cool. I ran a bunch of others on old Netbooks back in the day too. Openbox was dope on #!. But I'm way out the loop these days. I bought a Macbook Pro few years back for work you see. Less time for distro hopping these days.
Just discovered React Studio. https://reactstudio.com/ This looks really good. Can't wait to give it a try with my new app I'm working on.
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