google knows what's up

...but I do need ALAC, I'm using an old iPod and I think I like the default Apple firmware more than RockBox

The pinephone is a _lot_ of fun, I've lost like 90% of my productivity to it. Buyer beware :)

Also working on getting chatty (SMS) and calls ready, but I'm waiting for upstream package updates.

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Quite a few phosh+related packages for :fedora: on are now on my COPR! Updated the script accordingly.

copr.fedorainfracloud.org/copr

If you do try out the script, note that the lock screen doesn't work past the first boot, so be sure to disable the lock screen in settings :P

Wow the microphones in the echo dot are good...

I was on the other side of the house and said (loudly, but not yelling) “Alexa stop” and it actually worked.

I should try to root it again :/

Luckily the domain was never used for anything, but still.

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I left one of my old domains connected to vultr dns (without actually having it setup on my vultr account) and it got taken by some "free cruise" scammer website. 🤔

Just pointed DNS to redirect to Google for now.

In other words: You won't find Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc. on HIBP, but you sure will find Zynga, Armor Games, random web hosts, etc.

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There's a weird middle ground between "took over the world" and "no one's heard of it" where all the data breaches are.

When can I start calling WireGuard "the VPN built into Linux"?

Levels of thing ownership:
- ❌ Licensed (DRM): You can use the thing only when the company approves of it. (Spotify, Netflix, etc.)
- Copyright (no DRM): You can use the thing whenever you want, subject to normal copyright laws. (GOG, No Starch Press)
- :openhardware: Open Source: You can do practically whatever you want with it and making changes or resharing is encouraged. (Linux, Pixabay, etc.)

RHEL 8 on ?

Script to install full-fat desktop Fedora on your : github.com/nikhiljha/pp-fedora

Needs ~10-16GB of free space on your pinephone and computer since it's using rawhide. PLEASE visually inspect everything before running- it's barely tested and assumes a lot of things.

Take it more as an example of how to install a desktop OS on your pinephone than a finished product.

Also, we started a Discord server for Fedora on . If you're interested in helping out: discord.gg/xtANMD9

(Obligatory: Yes, Discord isn't FOSS, but it's where all the interested people already were so we're sticking with it for now.)

Today I got running on my @PINE64 .

(Lots of help from mozzwald on Discord, using megi's 5.6 kernel.)

... wait, noveau requires proprietary firmware packages or it doesn't work.

Just had to enable nonfree and install firmware-misc-nonfree to enable the free graphics driver. 🤔

finally, a linux distribution that works 😂

I'll try to install Fedora later, but for now I'm very done with broken Linux

I installed Debian and it feels like I tried to install Windows 10 on a computer from 2006. Anything involving graphics in GNOME (like animations) are just like "lol nah"

So I try to get the proprietary NVidia drivers (the FIRST thing I try to install) and... "you have held broken packages"

...are Debian and derivatives just unviable for desktop use? apt is quite possibly the worst piece of popular Linux software I've used

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