Reasons I’m stuck on iOS for the foreseeable future 😕:
* I value iOS’s weak-and-fundamentally-compromised privacy virtue over android’s weak-and-fundamentally-compromised openness virtue.
* iMessage and especially FaceTime are indispensable for staying in touch with family members, particularly ones overseas, particularly since I have divested from all Facebook properties, such as WhatsApp. They won’t try alternatives like Matrix.

That’s about it.

Helping my uncle set up his new LG Gram that we got him for Christmas and his birthday, and Microsoft now won’t let you set up a computer without an online account. AT ALL.

I'm tempted by the Amazon Fire tablets... But there's no way I'd want to keep the stock OS on them. Are there any notable OS ports out there for those devices? #ubuntutouch perhaps?

Hey @Wimpy

I'm falling in love with MATE on Debian, after trying out ALL the major DEs.

I was just wondering (since you contribute to both distros) if we can get some of the Ubuntu MATE sugar (welcome screen, panel style switcher, etc.) on Debian, even as optional package(s). My MATE experience has been a wee bit bumbling, and I wish I had that welcome screen and some other niceties at the start. ;)

Much thanks!

Hey @nextcloud, I love the service, but I was wondering if there might be a feature on the roadmap where all of the data is encrypted, even where it is stored. What I mean, is something like backblaze where the host/provider doesn't have any access to your data, and all data is encrypted/decrypted on the fly by the client, and not just encrypted in transit.

I'd like to buy nextcloud hosting (self-hosting isn't practical for me), but I don't want the host to be able to read my files.

Cheers!

I love how nearly all Linux DEs can be configured to use a dock (mac-like) or a taskbar (windows-like, and also Win7/8/10-like vs. Win 95/98/2000/XP-like).

The flexibility and configurability (NOT YOU, Gnome) of most DEs is a bit intense, but really awesome once you settle in.

There’s only one acceptable response to “By using this site, you agree to our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookies policy”

Close the window. Ditch the site. Don’t ignore it. Don’t play along. Don’t propagate the abuse. Don’t normalize it. Don’t make jokes about it. Don’t be a pawn.

By the specs, the screen is a little higher res than the standard iPad. So, still quite nice.

I’ve had both 720p and 1080p phones. I won’t say I can’t tell the difference (with reading glasses on), but as @todd said, it’s definitely an area of diminishing returns beyond 720p.

Also, you can still watch 1080p videos on a 720p device, and the quality will be higher than a 720p video because of fewer compression losses. I do that kind of thing all the time, even 4K on a 1080 monitor.

@ChrisWere Thanks for the follow back. I enjoy your channel, and used your website’s css as a template for mine, since I never used css before.

I’m just getting back into Mastodon. ;)

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