Mexican 🇲🇽 software engineer. FOSS advocate. Spaghetti code generator.
In the Fediverse as @davidlunadeleon:
Sometimes. It depends on what I’m reading, but if I do, it’s a chill playlist or a game’s soundtrack. Music with lyrics is distracting, especially if it’s a language I understand, haha. There’s also the fact that the mood of the book can change chapter by chapter, and the music may take me out of it or make the experience less enjoyable. Changing the playlist while the story progresses sounds like too much trouble to me, but it may be doable.
When using my computer, I just recently started using fluent reader. The UI is pretty clean and the few keyboard shortcuts fit my limited needs for an RSS reader. It also has filtering, which I guess pretty much all readers have.
When using my phone, I use Read You. The reasons are pretty much the same, simple UI, easy to use, etc.
If the creator of the work holds a patent related to it, even if it’s licensed under CC0, they can sue you for infringing on their patent. The article links a good explanation: https://opensource.stackexchange.com/a/1393
I keep talking about the Fediverse as a whole to anyone willing to listen. I may not move the masses, but if I can convince even a couple of my friends to give Lemmy, Mastodon or any other open source federated platform a try, I consider that a win.
Just letting people know Lemmy exists is a contribution to its adoption. It’s especially useful to let people know there are alternatives when a big platform has an exodus of users, be it due to poor moderation, a failed acquisition attempt, or any other kind of drama, since that’s when they’re most willing to migrate permanently.
The fact that every instance is capable of being its full-fledged thing, doesn’t mean it has to do so. That’s why we have federation. So yeah, federation allows any approach you want, like the one you mention, of having instances that focus in certain topics, but having generalist instances is okay too. The important part is that users from one instance can participate in the communities of other instances.
Valve really did a good job with the Steam Deck and Steam OS. I fully agree.
Hopefully, more Steam Deck users will realize how easy it is now to play most games on Linux. And the games that are not playable tend to be multiplayer microtransaction fests that also require some invasive anti-cheating software, so it’s not like we’re missing much.
For people who enjoy single player games and don’t require specialized software for their daily life, this shows them how far Linux has come, and how viable it is as a daily driver.
Lawmakers always making it pretty they don’t understand encryption, or that they don’t give a fuck about people’s privacy and rights. Using the excuse of protecting children to pass these laws that open the door to freedom of speech and privacy violations is foul.
Hopefully it will be stopped, or we can expect other governments to copy this kind of legislation using the same excuses.
This one sounds reasonable to me. Everyone loves bleeding edge and the latest updates until things suddenly stop working.
We, as individuals, have the freedom to choose whether we want nightly updates or more stable ones, but there’s a degree of responsibility that comes from distributing packages to users who, at least, expect usability. This is the case even for those of distros which pride themselves in being bleeding edge.
I like the approach that Arch takes with having the official package and, oftentimes, a “-git” package in the AUR. The expectations should be pretty clear to all users with that.
I don’t know if there’s any etiquette regarding spoilers in these kinds of threads, so I’ll just mark my comment as a spoiler.
I think it’ll be interesting to see how things go now that the president is going to Stanford. I wonder how things will change in the student council with one missing member.
These kinds of vehicles are wholly unnecessary for the city. Using a big ass truck in the field makes sense, but lots of people in the city just buy them because they think that it makes them look badass.
I think we should start by establishing more car free zones in city centers, as well as redesigning the streets and sidewalks to give enough space for pedestrians and bikes to exist, instead of giving cars a sea of lanes that invite them to drive recklessly.
I think that what’s happening with Netflix and Uber only shows how unsustainable it is to disrupt the market with cheap prices and a goodish service in order to dominate and remove all competition from the market only to later, inevitably, raise prices and stop the innovation.
To me, it’s clear enough that competition won’t dissappear and now users will be less than happy, since what they were used to is now being taken away due to raising costs of operation and the demand for ever-growing profitability by the investors.
I think it’s just plain easier to develop a web front end compared to other ways to do things.
There’s plenty of documentation and most people interested in software development end up dabbling with web development one way or another, so why not develop everything with the same technologies and avoid the hassle of native development.
Not that I like it, but it kind of makes sense. 🤔
I just started using RSS a couple of weeks ago. It’s been a great experience so far. I don’t have as many recommendations as others, but this is what I have:
I’ll keep an eye for any other good feeds :b
Yes, in Pagosa Springs, CO. https://twitter.com/dan_majewski/status/1037017567225774085