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Rafael Lino (JourPT) @Journeyman@mastodon.technology

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Just a heads up, I will often say Linux when referring to a distro, I'm well aware that it should be GNU/Linux, but I'm lazy. :-P Not sure why some people get triggered by that, maybe that's a reason why more people don't interact with the community, but yeah I'm probably wrong.

When I recabled and installed my antennas, I trimmed an old telephone cable not in use and it had a cool side effect on my ADSL connection. I now have stable 8.062kbps down connection. I'm at 3Km from the central with shitty cabling so this is pretty amazing.

I don't have cable TV, not because I don't want cable but because my area only has ADSL2+ and sadly I'm at 3Km of the nearest central, so my ADSL crawls.
Fun fact the 4G reception here is epic but there isn't a unlimited data plan I can use so that's out of the table.
They say one day this area will have optical lines, oh I pray to the internet Gods for that day, maybe that way I can finally stream myself doing T-Shirt Stencils.

Tomorrow I'm gonna pull cable for my living room and after that I'll tidy the cable outside my house. I don't like working on high places but sometimes it's the only way. My old antenna was kicking the bucket after almost 15 years on the mast.

Today I worked all day on my DTT and FM antennas (I have no cable TV), I bought a spool of coaxial cable that totally rocks my world. The fact I have professional discount helps a lot, most people couldn't buy 100 meters of this stuff for the price I paid. I love it but sadly it can only be used on external applications, not a problem on my old house.

Before the Bookmobile: When Librarians Rode on Horses to Deliver Books to Rural American During the Great Depression bit.ly/2fEYfXu t.co/4ep7QHIxTI

There a freaking car is space...Elon you troll. XD

But just then a bro wandered past and chuckled, "Ha ha, nothing's unbreakable! Some clever hacker will root it eventually!"

Which was even worse.

He could have backed me up and said "the right to repair and tinker is important,"
but instead he undermined me,
giving this dude a pass for tivoizing as hard as he could,
happily accepting corporate control as a matter of course,
because hackers are ✨magic✨.

Just because a lot of stuff has been hacked doesn't mean it's easy, or inevitable.

Passed a booth at PyCon for the AstroHaus Freewrite, a Kickstarter-backed "distraction-free writing tool" combining a small e-ink screen with a mechanical keyboard in a fixed plastic shell for a whopping $550.

I inquired about the firmware.

"Actually it runs Debian!" said the dude.

"Oh! So I could install ssh and..."

"No," he said incredulously, "we're not going to give people root!"

TFW name-dropping one of the most freedom-focused OSes to sell a device that restricts those same freedoms.

Kind makes me upset when people recommend stuff without someone asking for it. Awfully patronizing in my opinion. "I got a problem on this software I really love to use" reply: "you should use X software because it's better." WTF? So my car has a light problem and I should buy a new car? I don't get some people.

It's strange when two reviewers, one of them an authority on the subject and the other just doing it for fun, start talking about measurements and other stuff. Niche communities are made from enthusiasts and everyone will know each other given enough time in the hobby.

Anyone knows a program similar with ARTA for Windows that is compatible with Debian? No CLI please, it's already an headache testing FR of earphones. :-/

I follow a earbud group on Facebook, between the paid reviewers, hype and other bullshit. I roam there because some models are truly bargains with decent quality. But the cable bullshit around there is amazing, shitty earbuds with silver, gold and other shades of sparkling.

Gonna reinstall my DTV home cabling/antenna and also install a external FM one. Kind hate working in high places but I totally need to do this. For now I must wait for the necessary material. 70€ down the drain because I didn't do a good job 12 years ago

Just a heads up, I will often say Linux when referring to a distro, I'm well aware that it should be GNU/Linux, but I'm lazy. :-P Not sure why some people get triggered by that, maybe that's a reason why more people don't interact with the community, but yeah I'm probably wrong.

Cheers! I'm a child of the 80s, Portuguese, father of minions, audiophile / headphone enthusiast, anime fan, Linux user, gamer when my kids allow me, I also enjoy stencil, DIY and writing. Wishing anyone who reads this a great day, afternoon or evening! :-)

For the curious ones I use Pop!_OS from , works for me at least, my gaming needs I leave for Win10. The games I love are not compatible with Steam for Linux so I went the Win10 route. A OS is a tool and I use any tool at my reach. Besides gaming and some audio measurement tools I use my distro daily for everything . Also I don't like distro hopping and I'm a Debian guy at heart.

Exploring the community. I feel a bit lost but I didn't have this much fun since I first joined a online forum. Wish I could find more audiophiles around here, but at least I got GNU/Linux enthusiasts so I'm happy. :-)