Just tested: The #SteamDeck actually serves as a pretty decent development system when I don't want to bring an additional notebook.
(Nothing here is particularly unexpected ofc. The deck is a powerful PC running linux. So its basically what I daily drive, with a smaller screen. Git came preinstalled, AS worked out of the box installed from the tarball from the android site.)
I doubt anyone from @PINE64 is listening but now that the iPod Touch is being discoed I would love a device to replace it-- small, wifi only/no cell, camera, etc. Listen to music, use as a mobile device, take pictures. That's kind of all I need. I can tether to a phone if I need to. There was talk about a similar device a while back but it sounds like it got ditched, maybe the demise of the Touch is enough to revisit it?
First longer ride with #jazda. Impressions:
- I need to show battery level. I don't know if it was fully charged
- it survived the entire ride
- it shut off after I got back, after almost 5 hours with GPS on
- when the wind is blowing, I'm going way slower than I thought :S
Total lunar eclipse this Sunday! Here's some info and a map so you can see if it's visible in your area:
OpenStreetMap was always pretty good but is also now *really* good? And Apple Maps's new zoomed-in design in certain cities like NYC and London is just gorgeous. It's cool how there are all these good maps now!
PC Magazine - July 2004
Wondering how people in the fediverse do temperature monitoring? I'd like to have some relatively inexpensive, expandable system of temperature probes that I could put around the home and outside. Ideally FOSS (at least at centralization point) so I can manipulate some of the storage and charting.
For many #OpenStreetMap users on mobile (#OsmAnd, #OrganicMaps, #MagicEarth, apps that supports geo links), the built-in search feature is less than desirable. It works, *kinda*, but many wish it could be better.
Think of it as a companion app for leveling up the UX of your favorite #OSM front-end.
Did you see the news that all of the #JWST instruments are aligned now?
Check out this comparison of one of the newly released calibration images from the MIRI instrument compared to images taken of the same region of space by the WISE and Spitzer space telescopes! Look at that resolution! So many newly resolved stars and structures! 🤩
I can't wait for all the new discoveries we'll make with JWST! #Science data starts in only a couple months!
(Image from @/AndrasGasper on birdapp)
Another tip: Every Mastodon account has RSS built in. Just add .rss to the end of the URL for your account, e.g. email@example.com
That lets people follow your public posts from an RSS reader, but it's also useful if you wanted to use IFTTT to crosspost your public posts to another platform.
Mastodon tip: you can customize a column to list multiple hashtags (and block-list some of them too). It's a good way to discover all the posts gravitating around the topics you like (eg. for art, #mastoart is a popular one). That's really a feature I love here and wanted to share it to newcomers.
Another cautionary tale on how GM/Chevrolet handle the EV market, even today:
We updated this story on stalkerware with a new photo of physical trackers like AirTags and Tile devices, and new info from @evacide @adamrdodge on searching and scanning for them. https://www.consumerreports.org/digital-security/shut-stalkers-out-of-your-tech-a6642216357/
PC Magazine - December 2003
Ursula K. Le Guin on "technology"
"Technology is the active human interface with the material world.
But the word is consistently misused to mean only the enormously complex and specialised technologies of the past few decades, supported by massive exploitation both of natural and human resources.
This is not an acceptable use of the word. "Technology" and "hi tech" are not synonymous, and a technology that isn't "hi," isn't necessarily "low" in any meaningful sense.
We have been so desensitized by a hundred and fifty years of ceaselessly expanding technical prowess that we think nothing less complex and showy than a computer or a jet bomber deserves to be called "technology " at all. As if linen were the same thing as flax — as if paper, ink, wheels, knives, clocks, chairs, aspirin pills, were natural objects, born with us like our teeth and fingers -- as if steel saucepans with copper bottoms and fleece vests spun from recycled glass grew on trees, and we just picked them when they were ripe..."
✨️ I made a thing! 🎉️
Check out my brandnew webcomic, "Contra Chrome":
Featuring Shoshana Zuboff, vegan Piranhas, and everything you ever wanted to know about #Chrome but were afraid to ask!
Read and download for free – hope you like it! 😊
And if you do, please spread the word!