I'm a privacy advocate who plays Go, does that make me Kyu-anon?
The privacy subreddit is pretty lame...
Lame question, sure, but the answers ain't great either. In a better world, that question should be answered with "look in the sidebar, this question gets asked all the time, guide to sweeping for bugs is on the wiki" but no.. mock the guy instead.
I'm only partway serious. That guy is obviously just casually asking.
I remember hearing a podcast where this topic was discussed, but I couldn't find it in over an hour, so uh.. I gave up.
Long for no reason... just dumping
Buzz Lightyear Meme:
Obstacles, obstacles everywhere
I would like to sit down and play with Godot again, but the laptop I have doesn't do 3d acceleration..
I'd like to use my pinephone as a daily driver (even if it is awkward) but without power management it can't be mobile
I'd like to upgrade the stereo in my car for bluetooth but I don't know how to get an adapter bracket for the one I bought
Maybe I could fix my desktop PC, but I don't know if it's worth fixing rather than building a new one. (was built in 2013) I can't afford a whole new one.
I've got books I need to read, but never take the time to read them.
I'm trying to get better at Go, but I play so slowly on DGS and could never take a couple hours to play live games on KGS (or whatever the kids are into now)
So I ask myself, is there a common theme here?
Should I blame my job for taking 12 hours of every weekday, or blame my living arrangement for a lack of quiet? Should I try to save money more aggressively? ($1000/mo currently, could buy a house soon)
Free time is extremely valuable, I could be doing so much more with it.
I find that if I am idle, I can't help but to do something which makes my situation better. When you're feeling overwhelmed by too many things you need to do, you tend to resist idleness. I'm always doing two things at once, and occasionally attempt to do three. I need to stop and do nothing for at least 30 mins every 4 hours or so. Maintenance.
Newpipe has been tracking me lately. "Related videos" shows me things related to my watch history rather than ONLY the video I just watched (which was far more useful). Not sure when it started doing this, feels like about a month ago.
Side note: It was better without comments too. But I disabled those in preferences.
My internet usage is designed to be directed, intentional, and to the point. I don't like being led around by the nose with clickbait.
longpost, time management, life in general, game of go
Been playing a lot of Go lately. I've noticed that my play style is to focus on two big ideas. 1) Focus on the most impactful area of the board, and avoid target fixation 2) Always end a sequence with the initiative, even if it costs a point.
My life isn't lived according to these ideas, and it really should be. I tend to put my nose to the grindstone and lose track of time, and other areas of my life. I also tend to be reactive, waiting for things to happen _to_ me rather than taking initiative and being proactive (despite that being my intent)
These things (whether in game or in life) both center around taking a timeout, and reevaluating your priorities. Basically, I need to slow down to get ahead, rushing forward has led to many mistakes.
I just woke up, and this was what I was thinking about.
I tried plugging a keyboard into my #pinephone using a USB-C hub with power. Doesn't seem to work... What am I not understanding?
I installed xfce on it and felt the crushing feeling of bad performance lift from me. Gave me hope that this phone isn't underpowered, actually.
My #pinephone hasn't turned on the last few times I tried...
All I need in my #pinephone is power management and internet connectivity, and it's ready to be my daily driver.
"I'll do that later when I have money"
is another thing I often find myself saying. So, I don't have time, and I don't have money.
longpost about free vs. open source software
:-/ I almost did a "well, actually..." in a reply to a blog post. Stopped myself, because I felt I was rude to burst in like that. The article is fine, I just felt like people need to know that NOT all #opensourcesoftware is #freesoftware or #libresoftware or #freeasinfreedom
Take Unity engine for example. Parts of it are open source, but other parts are not. The license is not free as you're not permitted to modify the code, and the source code is a "trade secret" that can't be freely distributed/shared.
The source is open, but the license is not free.
"you may not: (a) copy (except in the course of loading or installing) or modify or create derivative works of the Unity Software"
"portions of the Unity Software, including but not limited to the source code [...] are confidential and constitute or contain trade secrets of Unity and its licensors. "
0) Run it as you like
1) See and modify the code
2) Share the original program
3) Share your modified version of the program
If you can't open it, you don't own it
So there are multiple distros for #pinephone , they're mostly open source, but their hardware support varies. Why is that? Shouldn't the work done on drivers be cross-compatible across the distros?
I'm about to pop Manjaro on there, and I think I'm going to stick with it. It has no support for phone calls or SMS, but that should be possible to fix, given time and effort.
Yeah, it crashed. Turned completely off. I think the charger I was using was causing problems. Unplugged it and it started acting almost normal.
Have to take back what I said about the UI scaling in LuneOS. Everything is scaled too small, only fills the top left corner of the screen, but when you touch it, it refreshes the UI and scales properly.
LuneOS is still the best user experience I've had so far.
Giving it a break for now.
I launched the browser earlier and it never finished loading duckduckgo. Then the phone crashed
Now absolutely nothing works!
It boots... There are apps. They don't run. Brightness doesn't adjust, screen stays on, power button does nothing.
Wifi is no longer responding and is not connected to anything.
This would be the most hilarious unboxing video. I'm so forgiving of shortcomings, I expect so little, and yet....
Software Freedom Fighter
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.