Ray :ubuntu: :kdenew: boosted

Pretty funny for being within two miles of a Level3, MCI, etc interconnection point, how few options I have for alternative internet service providers

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Ray :ubuntu: :kdenew: boosted

Elementary OS 6 is now out!

blog.elementary.io/elementary-

I’ve been running version 5 for the past year on the precursor to the StarBook (starlabs.systems/) as my daily driver and I love it.

Congrats to @cassidyjames and @danrabbit and everyone else who worked so hard for so long to make this happen.

Note: if you buy the new StarBook, not only will I be jealous but the elementary folks will get a cut. You can also sponsor them on GitHub: github.com/sponsors/elementary

#elementaryOS #foss

@pm @fosstodon Lollypop is an excellent GTK music player with a focus on albums. Use it for my FLAC collection and love it.

Ray :ubuntu: :kdenew: boosted

It is truly amazing how much I have learned since I joined Fosstodon.

I went from vaguely being able to write Python scripts to publishing my own apps in just a few months and after years of stagnation.

The atmosphere and community here is just so motivating to learn new stuff and try new things.

I am really looking forward to the next cool FOSS app I discover or the next interesting and nice Person I will meet in the Fediverse

@pyre35 that's how git was for me too! I was always going back to the same tutorial link every time I updated my blog 🙃. It took using it daily for things to really stick.
@kev your tutorial is awesome and would have been immensely useful to me last year!

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March Blog Update!

- Manufacturing status report

- & available for devs in April

- e-ink works with Q64

- pre-orders this month for $220

- Beta Edition preorders soon & keyboard update

- software progress and more!

pine64.org/2021/03/15/march-up

@ndanes you demonstrated the beauty of static sites. Moving to/from providers is so easy!

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Thinking about moving back to after months of

I enjoy the idea of plaintext files and pure pgp, but
- the hassle of setting up a new computer
- the hit-miss integration with Firefox on linux
- the impossible integration with Firefox on windows
- the leaking of metadata through the directory structure

I am just not sure it's worth it anymore. Security is not simply about cryptography. It's also about ease of use. If too complicated, you'll just start working around the system.

@yarmo keepass2android was a game changer for me especially after Android added native autofill. Using it with Nextcloud and Yubikey challenge-response and haven't had a sync issue in years.

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Just pushed a refresh of my personal site and the first Dev Diary for Koto, an in-development audio manager, to my site 🥳 If you are a Patron, you already read this content piece exclusively last week. More coming for Patrons hopefully this week 😉

joshuastrobl.com/2021/01/25/de

@kelbot How do you like your OGA? I've been eyeballing them myself. Did you upgrade the buttons or joystick at all?

Ray :ubuntu: :kdenew: boosted

Also discovered that Github mirror of Userstyles.org today. If you haven't used the site, it's beyond slow and times out constantly. This has kept some hair on my head.

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Like many of you I'm trying to post more to my blog this year, so here's my first post of 2021 and it's all about backups!

rayagainstthemachine.net/linux

This place is filled with people smarter than me so I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks for inspiring me to keep writing.

@cirno the usage became really apparent to me after I shifted to work from home. The only time I'm using my device off wifi is during my commute, and even on wifi I'm using a laptop for most things. Would love to get rid of my sim card, something to aspire to I guess 🙄

@tjb you write it once and run it everywhere! What's not to like?

@cirno you just have to trust your vps/hosting provider. If you want to be truly paranoid, find one that let's you pre-pay anonymously 😎

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