We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

Just found out my recently built kernel for my pinebook pro kernel panics on shutdown. Yay!

:blobfoxdrakedislike: rsync
:blobfoxdrakelike: tar cf . | ssh somehost 'cd /tmp/foo && tar xf -'

Microsoft clearly should have called it "XBox One X 360" instead of "XBox Series X"

face shields are useless (CoV) 

The intensity with which I get annoyed and really frustrated when I see people with face shields (usually child sized shields on adult faces), or -even worse- these chin plastic pieces that definitely do nothing for anyone, is astounding. Possibly even more than at the peeking noses under normal masks, and that's quite a feat.

Shields do not provide protection, neither do masks with valves. Your personal comfort endangers others; it's egoism. Pass it on.


Tired: Firefox is losing browser marketshare.

Wired: Firefox is gaining immensely but you don't know that because its built-in tracker protection makes it invisible. ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ

imagine if you had so much hair, that even each individual hair had hairs! well im afraid birds have already thought of that one

Ok - IM and social media sucks. You get two choices: use the chat application you actually want to use, or use the ones your friends are using. If you use the ones your friends are using, you will need multiple different messengers with accounts on each one. this sucks???
like, turns out one of the activist groups I'm a part of started using slack and uh, thanks. now I need
slack, discord, facebook messenger, telegram, and signal.
I'm honestly really starting to get sick of this.

Had to downgrade the X server as I seem to run into a very fun bug during startup of X (it's a segfault). The bug has been fixed already, but there's not a new package for aarch64 yet ...


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Executing %posttrans script 'man-2.8.4-13.1.aarch64.rpm'

strong opinion 

i really dislike spotify, and most of the reasons are clearly just grouchy personal preferences of mine. but i can't shake the feeling that it is also actually objectively bad. i think paying artists effectively nothing, destroying the concept of "i have a copy of this record" and encouraging everything to turn into an endless soup of background playlists has done more to devalue individual pieces of music as culturally important, meaningful artifacts than piracy ever did

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