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Part 1 of of the goodies to drop on the install of Elementary OS.

Update the elementary OS
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Install gdebi if you need a GUI
sudo apt install gdebi

For watching videos I like VLC
sudo apt install vlc

Elementary OS commes with Epiphany web browser, so firefox it is. Although I DL Brave deb later and installed.
sudo apt install firefox

Install archive formats (your never know)
sudo apt install rar unrar cabextract lzip lunzip arj unace p7zip-rar p7zip

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I think mastodon's upcoming profile directory feature is the best way discovery could've been implemented. It makes sure you have to go out of your way to find other users (unlike birdsite) but works a lot better than what ever the fuck we have now.

You can tell Eugen put a lot of thought into it.

Mastodon as a Sidebar (Firefox add-on) by @soapdog is really neat! Just tried it out today and it works surprisingly well. Uses Pinafore under the hood, so you can log in to multiple instances. Pressing Shift-Alt-M will close or open it. Cool use case! addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

@mooshoe I often get the impression that a blockchain was people's first exposure to any sort of database more complicated than a spreadsheet.

openbook.social/en/home

i wonder if these guys actually understand what cryptocurrency is:

aka not something to build a social media app with.

Happy birthday, qutebrowser!

blog.qutebrowser.org/happy-bir

A big thanks to the friendly @the_compiler for making the best web browse out there. :)

if the US enforces backdoor encryption too i cant wait to be the first person to be arrested

Obviously this is music I have made, not my personal collection. That will be stored and uploaded to a private collection. This app is brilliant.

Half Life but instead of Gordon Freeman it's Morgan Freeman

nytimes.com/2018/12/07/science

It's funny β€” technically how we deal with global warming is evolution at work. If we as a species cannot adapt to being as advanced as we are, we die.

@mooshoe they are called the diaspora illuminati πŸ˜‚

Well theres an actual battle Royal on linux now.

Thanks valve

who the fuck are these people in youtube rewind

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