To be clear, I'm pretty much a pragmatist and try to have a setup that works best for my workflow. Having software that's open-source is a nice bonus, but I'm not going to exclude everything else or jump ships based on those kinds of values, at least for now.
I'm still subscribed to iCloud storage even though I have a small Nextcloud instance on my Pi. I still use Apple Music, even if I'm now using it in Firefox on my laptop.
I've had little issues with Apple myself on the developer front, and I really don't have much of a reason to be so much in doubt. I even wrote a paper trying to analyze what's been going on for my own sake. But I still kind of am.
It probably doesn't help that I have Ubuntu MATE installed on the entire SSD, but given the direction of Epic v. Apple and rising complaints from other developers, I'm not sure how I feel about where I currently stand.
#WWDC 2021 is happening today. Normally, I'd get pretty excited, since macOS and iOS improvements are fun to witness. But I don't think I've felt as conflicted about Apple and the ecosystem I've been a part of before.
New design for #Firefox is... meh. Fits well with the Yaru MATE theme but a bit too much padding for me. Would probably be better with the global menu, if it worked. Ah, well.
After a mishap in trying to clean up from a app compile mess, I decided to just start fresh and now #UbuntuMATE is the only OS on my MacBook ("MateBook"?). Almost everything works well, including Bluetooth and audio.
This video that is mostly about foss software is really heart warming, for me at least it hit very close to my heart, and gave me the warm fuzzies, small projects that seem to be uneccessary can be so important in some people's lives. I don't get people that say "why do we need another x" why don't people just contribute to y instead?.
But I think Andreas says it better than I could ever do.
Just put out a new post on #kofi about some upcoming project changes and other updates!
Update: Now available on Odysee as well!
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