What do you guys think about Apple switching to ARM, or the x86 vs ARM debate in general?

I have used Intel for very long but ARM may be starting to take over.

Not sure.

This, in my opinions, is the correct usage of notifications. And similar to how many apps Foss and Non-Foss sometimes have bad defaults when it comes to privacy, many apps have bad default notification settings. Take control of your phone and computer! Do away with them all if you can help it.

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One, it clears up your notification feed. No longer is your phone constantly beeping you about nonsense throuought the day.
Two, if your phone does beep, you know it is one of the small list of apps that you have said notifies you of important information.
Three, these two things combined means that you unlearn the habit of constantly checking your phone to see if there are any new notifications.

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I don't get many text messages, but when I do, it's something important, so I leave the notification on. For something, even like mastodon, I leave it off. I will look at my mastodon notifications in the app when I chose to. I won't let any app drag my attention away to focus on it. This does a number of things.

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I am largely of the opinion that notifications, particularly on phones, is heavily misused. Non-Foss apps will use it to constantly beg for your attention and make you feel like something is urgent. Foss apps tend to give you more control, but I don't like the defaults. Notifications should be used for urgent information. (continued)

Finally the weekend, but I don't feel great, I have a four day weekend next time so I want to use this weekend to position myself to be able to do a lot next weekend with all that time (as well as some good r&r)

Why did nobody tell me Euro Truck Simulator has Linux support?

What websites are your favorites for tech news, and specifically about Linux news?

Wesley :arch: boosted

Hey fediverse!

I'm looking for some motivated computer programmers to learn and collaborate with.

I am the sole developer at my job, and the (mostly) sole developer for all of my side projects; and to be frank, I've been lonely.

My goals are to further study mathematics and computer programming fundamentals in order to become a true professional and not just some "guy who makes webapps". I want to contribute meaningfully to my field and the world.

Feel free to boost, dm, and share links.

Apple is finally allowing you to set default browser and email client on their mobile OS. About damn time. (I'm not even an Apple user but I care deeply about being able to choose what software you use on your hardware and so I find it an important issue.)

Recently switched to using xlock to lock my screen and I love it. The screen savers reminds me of the old windows 98/XP screen savers I would play with on my dad's computer as a kid. Very nostalgiac.

Why should a sequence of bytes be anything but a pleasure?

(In all honesty using a computer should feel pleasurable.)

Jitsi seems like a very good video call tool, but screen sharing is an incredibly important feature for some things I do and the screen share framerate on jitsi is far too low. I am also not sure if it sends system audio which is also essential. Oh well.

Wesley :arch: boosted

No one, absolutely no one likes to do , me included, but it is incredibly important.
How many times have you run into a "The guy that did that doesn't work here anymore so no one knows how his scripts work" type of situation?

Out of curiosity, what FOSS alternatives are there to Zoom? Maybe I will try to spread the word.

Thankful every day for not being in a situation where I have to install Zoom. :thinkhappy:

Thursday is underrated. Doesn't feel as good as the Friday feeling of an imminent weekend, but it's close enough that you start to feel good

I am working on a GTK application that I need to be able to send some kind of signal to to tell it to update elements of its window from a script. Is there a way to do this with GTK or will I need to multithread my application and use a signal I can send with kill?

That being said, the toxic behavior it does have seems to be both targeted and worst received by young girls. Hopefully young girls realize this and find ways around it somehow.

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Instagram, for all its other faults, seems to lend itself to the least toxic behavior of mainstream social media sites. And what little toxic behavior it tends to have it makes it very easy to avoid. It also stays pretty consistent about what it's platform is for: pictures and video, unlike all the other platforms which are trying to be all encompassing entities you never have to (or should) leave.

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