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Will you refuse to install an application because of the programming language it was written with?

- Yes
- Conditionally (Yes, but only if there is no binary available and I have to install the language's build tools)
- No
- Other conditions: please specify

Boosts appreciated, because I find the "boosts appreciated" trick working for other people and I figured I'd try once

Note: microsoft word cant read diagrams made in LibreOffice draw

It seems that opensource.com editors are not aware that FreeBSD is not a Linux.

For some reason Skype videocalls makes Gnome mad on a thinkpad. It just makes it do crazy things, like I am doing them with my keyboard and mouse... I thought this was pretty impossible to do....

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Ok, I admit that Django with React+Parcel is pretty fast and easy to develop. And it is possible to achieve fast app, just requires optimization to be done.

It is easy to write slow, resource hungry and just shitty programs in C, like it is easy using any language (including Haskell and ASM).

Not going to FOSDEM because I am doing a lot of masters degree paperwork.

It seems that I should try out career of professional writer if the software development market will get dead. Process of writing a masters paper gives me joy in process for some reason.

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Remember when technology people made Standards instead of Platforms

Email. IRC. SMS. HTML and shit. The fucking internet itself

Those things would never ever be made today. Instead they'd be shitty proprietary apps that probably only work on shitty proprietary hardware and can't be used by anyone without permission from the company that patented them

That's still kinda happening today? With stuff like dat and SSB and ActivityPub. But all of that is super super niche and technical and not at all accessible to the average user (with the exception of AP as of pretty recently). And it just sucks man, web 2.0 is bullshit

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If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

Repair:
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

ifixit.com/Manifesto

Guys, @libreoffice is awesome. Despite having a bit enterprise-y interface, it works great, fast and gives me much possibilities I need while writing relatively big document (my masters paperwork).

I've just donated 50$, just because of those reasons and because I want to have them around for any moment I probably will need the product

For now I end up installing Gnome on ArchLinux, just to be able to start the Gnome when I want something "simple"

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Okaaay, this is strange, but I couldn't make this work. However I started thinking that I am trying to do something strange and stupid.

Probably somebody could give me a hint. I was trying to make Fedora to use the same partition for "/boot" as ArchLinux does. Is that stupid?

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Well, Fedora is really closer to Windows than I thought. For unknown reason it just recognized a `/boot` disk of ArchLinux as an EFI partition. While it is booted in legacy mode.

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Installing aside with ArchLinux because duh, sometimes you just want Windows

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Allegedly loves Open Source now. So the wants them to release under a FOSS license after support for this release has ended.

Petition at: fsf.org/windows/upcycle-window

I was thinking: is there a way to make an html page that is an RSS or ATOM page as well?

Haven't thought of this perspective about dynamic typed languages. And author pretty has his point, it seems very valid from this point of view existentialtype.wordpress.com/

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No to Chrome – #Google wants to automate us

notochrome.org/

There is a simple first step that every internet user can take to make things a little better. Seek out a better web browser to replace Google Chrome and tell everyone to do the same.

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