@tadan0 With enough patience, it can be surprisingly affordable! I search ebay for 5th gen iPods (they're the ones with the best DAC) for months and months, and eventually found a nearly pristine one for $139 shipped, including the 128GB iFlash kit.

Finally got my iPod reformatted with fat32 so I could install Rockbox. While not the best UX in terms of ease of use or navigation, it unlocks so much potential that the stock firmware doesn't have (plus, it's FLOSS) . Native FLAC playback on a 5th gen iPod with the iFlash kit and a legendary Wolfson DAC. It doesn't really get better folks!

@artfulsodger @unicornfarts Thanks for both recommendations! I'm a pretty tactile person so 9/10 times I reach for a physical remote, but sometimes it's on the other side of the room and an app can keep your butt glued to the couch. I'll check them out!

Does anyone have a remote for Kodi that they particularly like? I have one, but it feels cheap and is missing a few key buttons (like play/pause and skip). Most of the ones you find online are either super cheap or complete overkill (I don't need a full keyboard, just a few reasonable buttons and good construction).

@lebel Greetings from Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States

One of the photographers behind one of my favorite wallpapers in elementary OS has their own CC0-licensed photography collection! Check it out: cupcake.nilssonlee.se

Rocking Easter on my own for the first time ever, so I decided to go the nontraditional route with food. Don't mean to toot my own horn, but the ribs were a real winner!

@jordan31 Apparently if you want to read the full specs for ISO standards, in most cases you have to purchase them: iso.org/store.html

Hold the phone, you have to *pay* to read ISO standards? How is that okay? I know it takes money to develop the standards, but if there's a spec that everybody has agreed to go by, shouldn't that be visible to everyone at no cost?

Everyone, especially those who work in software or computers in general, should take 10 minutes out of their day to watch this Tom Scott video: youtube.com/watch?v=BxV14h0kFs

@danrabbit Happy Birthday to elementary OS! In some ways I can't believe it has already been 9 years, and in some ways it feels much longer than that. Here's to many more!

9 years ago today we released the first version of @elementary@twitter.com OS. Happy birthday to us!

@mplammers Yes, I agree completely. At one point I would have definitely considered myself a fan (at least of their products, not their policies regarding openness and free software - although credit where it's due, they pushed the music industry to kill DRM for music purchases), but I'm not a fan of what they've been doing in recent history.

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