This was quite a weekend project, but it works really well!
That new Microsoft #SurfaceDuo has so many software stability and design problems! https://pocketnow.com/microsoft-surface-duo-review
Xbox XCloud Game Pass streaming is turning out to be really good now. https://pocketnow.com/xbox-xcloud-game-streaming-on-the-surface-duo-is-awesome
One "rule" I've heard a few times for estimating software schedules is "take your estimate, double it, and then shift to the next unit of time". For example:
2 hours → 4 days
(I've also heard "multiply by pi" so "2 days → 6.29 weeks)
Does that rule have a name? It seems like the sort of thing that should, and that should be listed on https://github.com/dwmkerr/hacker-laws
The Mozilla layoff is terrible - not only for the former workers, but also the web at large.
If we are concerned about the future of a more private & secure web, without a monopoly - we might want to double-down on our support of Mozilla to ensure that more people keep their jobs.
Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.
The #CosmoCommunicator now has a v2 build of #Debian #KDEplasma #Linux that includes SMS and Phone calling apps!
TikTok offers 3rd parties to audit their code to quiet #privacy concerns. Auditability, not just of TikTok w/ hand-picked regulators/experts, is critical for software we rely on. For real privacy and security, you want software w/ a #FOSS license. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/07/29/tiktok-privacy-antitrust-china/
The official PPA version of Remmina is so much better than the versions that exist in distro repositories I've tried! Like, it actually works. https://remmina.org/how-to-install-remmina/
An Invitation to Play Along:
We're currently developing a N900-style keyboard attachment for the #Pinephone. Do you think you can do better? Prove it. If you're right, your design may make it to production! 😎
If you need Zoom to work, study, or just communicate with family and friends, you can take these steps to protect yourself from privacy threats. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/04/harden-your-zoom-settings-protect-your-privacy-and-avoid-trolls
How to have a Safe Video Call Party while Quarantined
https://pocketnow.com/how-to-have-a-safe-video-call-party-while-quarantined #covid_19 #jitsimeet
"Mum, are there any new fairy tales?"
"Yes, many writers write fairy tales."
"No, like, stories that you tell kids to teach them not to do stupid things."
"Oh, I see. There are a few. And one that really happened."
"Settle down, I'll tell the story of Leeroy Jenkins..."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories