@fedilab Hi.

Using fedilab 2.26.1 and it appears that the in-app notification switch (Notify) does not disable notifications.

With this set to Off, my phone still reports heavy battery usage (and it does drain battery fast even with No live notifications selected).

Disabling notifications for the app in System Settings does work.

Something worth investigating.

I thought it was time I replaced Scribus with Scribus NG (from the developers PPA) on my systems.

It appears that Scribus was the only application using Qt4 so I was able to remove those packages too. 😊

Am I the only one unable to login to peertube.social from mobile clients?

I've tried fedilab and Tusky. Both won't login but I can login from a desktop web browser.

Just put Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon Beta on some old hardware I had doing nothing.

For the first time I observed Cinnamon with a memory footprint under 1GB so that's about a 200MB reduction on previous version.

The circular Linux Mint logo makes an appearance on the boot screen and menu button most obviously.

The third new application, hinted-at but not named, appears to be "Drawing" which I suspect is a port to XApp format of gpaint.

First impressions are that it's a worthy upgrade to 19.2.

Can you add a pixelfed.social account to fedilab?

After I've connected, and entered credentials, I am always met with "419 | Page expired".

Some PET-G prints made on my Anycubic i3 Mega printer using Mitsubishi (formerly Dutch Filaments) material.

Has anyone moved from Audacity to LMMS and how did you find the learning curve?

I've been using Audacity for years but I've seen a few videos on LMMS and was wondering if it would be useful for podcast production.

I find myself using filters and the latest Audacity update has refactored the Equalisation effect into two separate implementations that are physically disconnected (Filter Curve and Graphic EQ) without the ability to flip views for a filter.

I see that LMMS has some good equalisers

Feeling a bit down. We had to have our beloved Border Collie (the one in my profile picture) put to sleep today. We saw him deteriorate over a matter of hours today. He had 10 years of love from us and never demanded anything.

Rest in peace our loyal friend!

I really like my AKG D5 microphones but for voice work they sound a little bright.

Downloaded a copy of the frequency response diagram from AKG's website and constructed an equalisation filter for Audacity.

Really happy with the result. My £50 dynamic microphones now sound like a more expensive condenser model.

Really nice to see that Linux Mint now has kernel 5.3.0 in the HWE stack. That's quite an update from kernel 5.0.0.

Windows 10 really tees-me-off.

I'm spending hours getting an HP DeskJet 2632 to connect to Windows 10 over wireless (which it won't).

Then the damned thing insults me with a page explaining that it's connected to the Internet and updated its firmware.

I like HP products but their networking has always seemed brain-dead to me.

I'll give it the rest of the day before throwing in the towel and declaring that it won't work.

You know you've settled on a distribution when you order one of those little “Powered by..." stickers for your laptop.

I was browsing around eBay for something and found one for Linux Mint with the new logo.

That's another emoticon for @kev to consider adding.

I am so happy. The political nonsense surrounding Brexit in the UK has prompted the imminent return of the satirical series "Spitting Image". I can't wait to see those rubber-headed figures lampooning our political elite.

Me: Uhm, Virginmedia you have a network outage in my area.

Virginmedia: A technician will be visiting you tomorrow to check your equipment.

Me: The equipment is fine, you have an issue on your network.

Virginmedia: We've put your technician visit on hold while we investigate a network issue that could be affecting you.

Me: No sh*t!


Best piece of advice I can give to anyone thinking of hosting a XMPP server like ejabberd is:

Host it standalone on a slow-moving OS (update-wise).

Mine is hosted on a FreeBSD VPS which runs under an Arch Linux QEMU/KVM host.

Both are fast-moving in terms of updates and reboots can be disconcerting for users.

With hindsight, I'd probably host it on bare-metal under Debian stable or investigate running a second instance in a cluster so that necessary updates don't incur downtime for my users.

Everytime I open I feel intimidated by its interface. So many controls and aspects. Qudos to those who have mastered it.

:android: :archlinux: :freebsd: :linuxmint:

I think that's enough diversity to manage. 😊

What is the situation with Java in ?

I see that LibreOffice 6.x on GNU/Linux ships with the firebird database engine as the default in preference to HSQLDB.

Is the situation the same on the Windows variant? Are there other elements of LibreOffice that require Java?

My motivation for this is to avoid installing a Java runtime on Windows 10 for my son if it's not required.

I've been trying to sort out IT for my son entering into his two year A-level studies here in the UK.

It appears that his school provide free use of Microsoft Office 365 applications online.

He's requested that I install @libreoffice on his new laptop but I think that there's an opportunity for someone to provide a curated LibreOffice Online to the UK education sector.

It seems almost mandatory for students to use Microsoft Office in the UK and something needs doing to address this imbalance.

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