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Joined 3Y ago
Cake day: Mar 10, 2020


Linux guy here, there is a shrinking list of things that I can’t do with Linux. That’s when I spin up quick Windows 10 VM, do the task, and delete. Hasn’t come up in over 15 months.

I use a couple of infamous apps:

  • Meta Messenger: My whole family uses it. It’s only text application my mom knows how to use.
  • Uber/Lyft: I recently moved to the suburbs after living in the city for years. The bus system is bare bones and the rail system is non-existent.

No I lock up my bike and walk inside.

I lived in the city most of my life. Though I never went off grid I did small things that made a huge impact on my electricity consumption. My electric bill was so low I’d often get free credits from the city for using less than the average resulting in a bill that was already paid.

For me it was:

  • Low voltage laptop for my day job
  • Only charge my devices at night (off peak, cheaper to charge)
  • LED lamps that I only use at night

The only thing using electricity during the day was my fridge. This is easy to do if you work from home using only your computer and live alone, but if you have kids it’s probably a LOT harder to do.

Sounds like you’re new to Linux. Welcome to the club! Any modern Linux system will have everything you need to do software development with the exception of some proprietary platforms from Apple or Microsoft. Neither company offers full Linux support.

This OS is based on Ubuntu so installing git will be no hassle.

What part of the experience sucks? I think it’s great.

I often cycle to McDonalds so I’m only half of the problem.

My Personal tar Command Cheat Sheet
I often make a lot of little cheat sheets that I often use as a quick reminder of the tools I use often enough that they can find there way into my daily workflow, but sometimes I need a little refresher. Today's refresher: `tar`

Wow, such an unforseen “mistake”.

It looks like they're finally seeing the Fediverse as a threat. **Updated**: I'm pointing to the Wayback Machine as the policy has changed.

It’s part of my daily “What’s going on in the world?” list of sites.

It’s not a replacement but I use the Tauon Music Box frontend with Spotify Daemon and it’s a massively better experience and FOSS.

Sims with cheat codes. I’m rich, will live forever, and have a mansion. Not bad.

I’ve been a long time proponent of used Thinkpads. They’re cheap and powerful. My current daily driver is the X1 Carbon from 2018. It’s more than fast enough for my day job.

Nexus Mods is a privately owned site. They can do whatever they want on their site. Personally, I agree with the site on the removal.

I’ve been using kpcli/KeePassDX + SyncThing for years now.

I have a touchscreen on my Thinkpad and I often forget it’s there.

2% of the population is still 200M. I know not the whole world has access to technology but that’s still a huge fucking number.

The market share is fine.

Sex work is work. Not only should sex work be legal but sex workers need to build a strong union. By claiming that “paying for sex is rape” you are completely disregarding the needs and wants of sex workers. This mentality often leads to laws that often make sex work much less safe for the workers and their clients.

What an unhinged take. Have you ever even talked to a sex worker before?

Always thought it would be rad to make a sheet of BitTorrent Magnet Links with the top 10 most popular movies.

I’d call it The Pirate Paper. Not everyone has unlimited data or a good client on their phone.

Proprietary servers. The only place you can get snaps is from Snapcraft.

What makes you think that using Lemmy is only about unconditional free speech? That is a weird assumption to make.

I want to be more popular than it is now but not mainstream. Just big enough that there’s a passionate community but not big enough that anyone has the urge to sell out.

As a full time Linux user I have had issues similar to Luke’s but Linus’ issues are a total WTF.

These guys know that activitypub is a thing. The truth is they want a ‘decentralized’ network they can control. The illusion of decentralized without actually giving up that hold.