Donations to RNLI rise 3,000% after Farage’s migrant criticism: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/29/rnli-donations-soar-in-response-to-farages-migrant-criticism
My partner just messaged me from a company meeting. This actually happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6xK0Hefsq0
Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV: https://www.vice.com/en/article/n7b9mm/olympics-broadcaster-announces-his-computer-password-on-live-tv
"Why not build a chonky laptop with a desktop motherboard?" Anything with an XLR connector gets my vote: https://teddit.net/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/otl62l/why_not_build_a_chonky_laptop_with_a_desktop/
Clapper's floating mode is most welcome. MPC-BE did that well and it's the feature I've missed most.
Leading the charge! Can I make it from Land’s End to John o’Groats in an electric car?: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/28/leading-the-charge-can-i-make-it-from-lands-end-to-john-ogroats-in-an-electric-car
ASADA latest to access smartphone-hacking tool raising fresh privacy concerns: https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-05-23/asada-access-cellebrite-smartphone-hacking-technology/9786106
Lastly and unrelated, I'm watching Olympic rowing live from Tokyo on a PlayStation 4 during a global pandemic. The snake oil futurists didn't see that one coming.
Quake III Arena is perfect but I have yet to figure out how to install Team Arena alongside it. Doom 3 BFG Edition is the next installation challenge. GIMP and LibreOffice work well enough but I don't use either often.
I'm also breaking a few software habits by installing different applications. The KDE Kast podcatcher is pretty good but it stores downloaded files with random names and buries them many levels down. I may go back to the old and fugly gPodder. The Koko image viewer is basic but does all I need. I've swapped VLC for Clapper and QMMP for Audacious. Both working well and much prettier than their predecessors. Cherrytree is staying for now. The usual suspects, Firefox and Thunderbird will never get replaced.
The new desktop box has been here for a week now. So far, so good. The @kde neon installation went flawlessly. Even the Nvidia card drivers were easy enough. The Epson printer/scanner works well too. It's good to use a full-sized keyboard again after five years. Overall I am more than pleased.
Missed #Akademy2021? We got you covered:
Also on PeerTube!:
The Northern Films challenge on B3ta is probably the funniest thing I've seen there. Northern England meets Hollywood:
The eagle flies low over Krakow tonight.
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