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Cake day: Dec 21, 2020


How come I run appimages with glibc then? ;)

Can’t get enough of Void.

I install it using this method on my laptop but I go for glibc over musl. Post install I setup sway, PipeWire and what not and have a good time.

Package manager rocks, I don’t think I miss anything from the repos.

Awesome community around the distro. The fact that they have official documentation is great.

I don’t do anything productive on my machine. Procrastination all the way <3

Don’t quote me but Gala is based on Mutter which back when had some janky desktop icon implementation using Natilus. It was removed because it was less ideal implementation.

eOS team is all about (at least outwardly) having features be well implemented and standardized - see their dark theme implementation for instance, they would rather invent a good implementation over implementing half-baked ones even if the halfbaked one might have more adoption.

I thing the Solus team with Budgie DE quite recently reintroduced desktop icons in a more sane implementation.

Like I said, don’t quote me on this, not that invested.

Samhällsonanin is now gemini-exclusive and it feels good. There will be image and photo content coming soon I hope (because my writing is really uninteresting, like an open diary/notepad with little excitement). Next weekend with the arrival of new proofing baskets there will be bread content, also some photos, some linux-rice and such. I'm looking for other folks on gemini to follow, please do feel free to share your own capsule. tags: music, linux, life, fatherhood, photos, bread, coffee.

Neat! I’ll subscribe to this.

Well worth the money being asked for the album!

Have no idea about screen sharing - but in my experience it has been wonderfully easy to install PipeWire and have it be a drop-in replacement for Pulseaudio. Here are the instructions for Void Linux:

Have not found a reason to go back to straight pulse.

Use it for laptop audio and Bluetooth audio. Pavucontrol, bluetoothctl.

Title suggestion: A few great terminal based applications. Or Three great terminal based applications.

“Best Linux apps” suggest that there has been a conclusion on the topic and that the following apps mentioned are the best which does not jive with the actual content of the article.

nnn, aerc, neovim, micro

They don’t have a wiki page, it has been deprecated it to make room and focus for official documentation (clickable for your convenience).

I have after ~6 years of Linux gotten around to getting me a pair of SSH-keys, hate them both.

If soldered on, glued and laminated are words your brother likes go for an M1 or whatever else within the thinness race.

I would go for longevity á Framework/Thinkpad type deal. Really salivating over the Framework with it’s 3:2 display but my repairable Thinkpad X230 just won’t break - which is a good thing ;)

edit: also, don’t push your convictions too hard on the guy. Arm, RISC, Linux are all great but he’ll need to get things done at school, not faff about with incompatibility issues. I’d love to have an expantioncard with nvme drive for the Framework with Windows on it.

Really? I have to check that out. Seems like a major oversight on Mozillas behalf or sabotage on Microsofts part if that’s the case during Covid-times :P

There’s suggestions?? I use it to send things I want to read to my ereader (Kobo thing).

After I read the deportation threats I was speechless. Did not think it could get any worse than their previous 2-3 stumbles.

It’s audio editing software for god sakes…

I know how they could sway me to give up a pretty penny. Offer paid hosted alternatives to Google Suite and two-way-file synchronization à Dropbox type thing. FOSS alternatives where I’m not the product. People, even normies are shouting for such services. Their VPN is basically useless as I have a subscription to Mullvad.

I don’t think they have neglected focus on their browser in the slightest nor have little focus on alternative income streams. But something is way off in their ability to assess market needs.

Anti-capitalist here, not a communist although I enjoy Marxist thought very much.

I’ve come around to there being no ideology presenting any viable ideas to tackle our gravest of challenges ahead. I have in the past met similar challenges as you describe - being an alien aware of all the horrible things going down right now, knowing there are solutions yet you are looked upon as coco in the cocopuffs if you even politely critique our current way-, our structure and political systems and ideology - even slightly. ”bUt IpHoNE!!” It shrieks, as you have offended the closed mollusk.

With beggars, are we the common man the ones who are supposed to swallow every story of children back home, granny dieing, amputee, no job and somehow solve their problem with collective pennies? A grand would not even begin to solve their social incompatibilities in bourgeoisie society and thus you can’t take it upon your own consciousness to save them from their reality within the status quo. It’s sad, but that’s also the case for a lot of other issues and you are not the savior of all.

I have given up on Sapiens as a whole finding peace and a peaceful way of life on planet earth. Only I, me the Sapiens Linkert can do what I can do to tread lightly on the planet along with my family - no ideology will inform anyone of such realization to heart.

Idk, I like firefox more now than a year ago. I think it has moved forward as to be expected. I mainly use qutebrowser, but when a site does not work properly in qb or it’s a webapp more suited for a traditional browser it’s Firefox for me.

What sites does not function properly in FF and is that really FF’s fault and not the Chromehead-webdevs fault?

Stay local folks. But how does one go about convincing people to travel locally without pandemic viruses?

Super-neat this NixOS, have not yet had a reason to run it but it sure seems nice!

Would like to put together a btrfs-swaywm-automagic-pipewire-everything-works kind of a configuration with NixOS :)

I could however, the the poster (sudodnfdashy) have yet to answer if he/she is the author of these listicles on thekarnalblog when asked in previous posts. It would be pointless spending more time on proper critique if he/she is not the author or is and but is not interested in criticism or conversations around the articles as I have offered to share previously.

Edit: there has now been a confirmation that sudodnfdashy is in fact the author and I might just leave criticisms at some point, although when I’ve asked previously it’s not been answered.

Helloa! I poped open a community for all things Ukulele, come join if small lute-derived instruments with a funny vibe interests you :)

Here's an awful Uke I love
![]( Bought this one for my oldest son of two and a half years of age. He loves it and I love it - not because of its craptastic bridge or wonderful blue, but for its joyous ease to pick up and noddle for a bit. It has sparked quite the musical revolution for me. Sort of floated away from my electric bass playing (after 9-10 years) around 2015~, since then I've not played much of anything. This Ukulele have me saving up for a really nice tenor of some kind - probably a Rebel Double Creme or something similar (vegan friendly higher end)

Idea: Lower the impact for down votes
I made a post on r/ukulele where I seek help finding vegan friendly ukuleles. Instant-down-vote because of the V-word hindering it being discovered by those interested. It's not offensive, I specifically ask to keep discussions on veganism out of it and I stayed polite about the topic - [I think?]( Mind you this is not the worst case of instant-down-vote of non-controversial or non-offensive honest posts on Reddit. It's the hive-mind-tribe thing of Reddit doing it's thing as usual. What if down votes had reduced "power" or impact/value. Up-votes are a full point and down-votes are .5 or .75 of a point in order to prevent instant-reptile-brain-knee-jerk down-voting because of a small difference in opinion or world view. So that there have to be two people down-voting for one integer point to count. What do you folks think?

Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary | Directed by Jeff Gibbs
I'm as of posting 57 minutes into the film - yeay, depressing as hell. Recommend all people take a watch.

Installed packages after fresh network install?
Hey, I have forgotten but does anyone know the aproximate amount of packages you get after a fresh install with no DE (network install)? Pre-Xorg/Wayland compositor

Where is Shotwell ratings stored and general photo library management strategies?
I have a system for sorting my photos using the ratings feature. It came about me trying to sort out the insane mess created by phone photography and automagic camera uploads have on your photo library. I needed a quick way to go through marking photos in order to sort out what has value or not. Within Shotwell there are hotkeys for star ratings that are simply the number row with no modifier needed, which alleviates the cramping risk if say you would need to hold ```ctrl+[num]``` while judging 5000+ photos. - 0 is no star rating - 1-5 corresponding amount of stars - 9 rejected I then setup a few *"Saved Searches"* in order to give the ratings meaning. A *Saved Search* takes a number of criteria for what it includes and displays. Other software would probably call these *"Smart Searches". I got seven searches that corresponds to the ratings hotkeys: 0 = Pending judgement 1 = Memorable 2 = Food 3 = Photo notes (scribbles on paper, backside of router..) 4 = Printed 5 = To be printed 9 = Rejects This system has been highly effective in sorting out and continued upkeep of my photo library - however! I did at one point early on after applying this technique nuke my drive for some probably meaningless reason (photos and other files synced up to Mega (a dropbox type thing)). After getting things setup and files synced with Mega as it were before the nuking, I discovered the star ratings were not written as metadata or kept within my Pictures directory. Luckily it was only a ~thousandish photos that had been marked with a rating when this happened which was not a huge loss. ### **TL;DR: I'm wondering where is the star rating information stored so I can sync this information and keep this alongside my photos?** I've recently gotten into KDE and Plasma which has opened up a bunch of software to me which I knew existed but I weren't very interested in checking out due to *dependarexia* and an aversion to mixing GTK and Qt applications on my machine. During my exploration of this new and exciting Qt-world I fired up digiKam which turned out to read all the ratings I had set in Shotwell! So the star ratings must be stored somewhere common - but where? Anyhow - grateful for any information on the topic or perhaps a rundown of your strategies for dealing with photo-bloat and unruly libraries :)

Firefox 87 on Android - its rad!
Just wanted to share my recent experience with Firefox on mobile. Previously attempts at using it was *meeeh..*. Not sure what versions those times. Quite a lackluster experience, dull, blunt not worth while - so I stuck with Bromite (Chromium deal). Now it has this fancy *on-boarding* page with options laid out neatly. Option and defauling to bottom bar which I've not seen in a mobile browser before, loving it. UI is on point, privacy-wise it's Firefox - Idk what else to say other than I think its worth while a revisit if the previous workflow put you off.

Reorganizing $HOME
I'm looking to restructure my home folder. Have for a long time used the standard XDG user directory structure (```$HOME/{Desktop,Documents,Downloads...}```) and it has become a mess. Also the capitalized directory names are inconvenient for a multitude of reasons. I'll have to set the XDG user variables accordingly. Anyone gone through a process of reorganizing their home directory structure beyond the standard XDG user directory structure. Did you note any oddities refraining from mentioned standards? Here's my initial idea: $HOME ├── desktop ├── documents │   ├── public │   └── templates ├── downloads ├── media │   ├── audio │   │   ├── bleeps │   │   └── music │   ├── e-books │   ├── graphics │   │   ├── 3d │   │   ├── raster │   │   │   ├── palettes │   │   │   └── wallpapers │   │   ├── screenshots │   │   └── vector │   ├── photos │   └── videos ├── sites └── software ├── bin ├── games │   └── roms └── git

My wonder-combo pen and gel refill. Edit: sideways pic...

What has the FSF accomplished?
Honest question, I don't know a whole lot about the FSF. Heard the announcement from RMS and a snippet on the dangers of webapps and such. But do they introduce solutions to these issues regarding proprietary software or mostly point fingers and tell us what's *dangerous* to use? **What's your favorite FSF contributions?**

Pico-8! @ Samhällsonanin
A day into it - very fun, especially with a proper game-pad! Check it out or don't. Not very many mentions of Pico-8 on Lemmy so I figure it has its place.

Home server and backup strategy?
/*------*/ ```21/3``` EDIT: Thank you all for your replies. I love the Lemmy community! Here's an idea of the backup flow that I think would fit neatly with our computer usage. There are stretches of time (week-long) where I don't even wake the computer up. 1. ```syncthing``` syncs stuff from our laptops onto the ```server```. 2. ```deja-borg-restic-dup-or-whichever-encrypted-iterative-backup-solution-wins-my-heart``` then proceeds to take *"snapshots"* of the data which ```syncthing``` delivered to the server. One weekly and one monthly snapshot for each laptop. 3. The ```server``` proceeds to send the snapshots to an off-site server somewhere, a Back Blaze type deal where I might keep a couple of weeks and months worth in backups. Something like that? Both me and the wife live comfortably on 512GB SSD each so there is not a ton of data to be dealt with. Thing looking to be backed up are basically the XDG user directories á Desktop, Documents, Photos, Music et cetera.. My worries with the ARM SBCs are the specific disto images built for them. How long does support/maintenance last for one of these images? I know it depends on the distro. My worries are that as new iterations of a board is dropped onto the market the images for the older board get more and more neglected. Maybe that does not matter and the images basically just "drivers" which once implemented are good for years and years to come? Dream would be something along the lines of an Odroid HC4 (OLED) with a Void Linux (it's my jam) image running on an SSD along with a beefy 6TB HDD. Low cost, low electricity, redundant enough if off-site backups are implemented. Have the OLED display current updates available and status for ```syncthing``` and ```deja-borg-dup-kup-restic-blaze```. /*------*/ ```20/3``` TL;DR: **What I want from this post is to hear and be inspired by how you go about backups and or other services and general home server thoughts**. Hardware, software, family constellation, maintenance routines and other aspects related to your setup. /*------*/ ```20/3``` I just realized I have not had any local backups of files and photos since 2015-16~ when I left the fruit-computer sphere and their Time Machine. Instead I've relied on Dropbox and more recently Mega for two-way file sync to act as a backup. Difference between those days and now is that I have my own family with needs for proper backups and it has to be done via a local server solution/NAS. Furthermore, it makes little sense sending files to unknown servers using services like Dropbox and Mega. Big time option-paralizys going on here. ARM or X86 - Proxmox, non-rolling vs rolling - SBC kit, tower, rack or prebuilt NAS for home use. TDP and wattage. Quicksync. Stay on Linux or hop on over to freeBSD for proper ZFS or fully embrace BTRFS and stay with what I know best. I heard XFS is a thing too.. Going slightly insane weighing all the options against each other and options in different combinations against each other. Trying to avoid resource and money waste by informing myself enough to make purchases with good longevity. Many thanks for any input on these matters! :)

While we are on the subject of handheld Linux gaming devices :)