3.0.29 completed. A small point release, features fixed Trinity desktop detection, fixed cpu vulnerability unreadable errors (reported by fedora/vascom, thanks), adds and display managers, adds Q4OS distro ID and debian system base, more disk vendors/ids (thanks hardware database).

Polished up some loose ends on , which makes the new 3.0.0 version pretty much good to go. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, it may get packaged for debian/ubuntu, if the packager is in the mood. The new version is much cleaner, output is more consistent, man page reasonably complete, top comment instructions for user configs more complete, various glitches and fixes handled, so acxi 3 is pretty much ready for your to / conversion needs!

An unexpected fork on github motivated me to finally do the version 3.0.0 I'd meant to do ages ago. This brings acxi up to the level of Perl, for better or for worse...

github.com/smxi/acxi - acxi is an audio conversion program, converts lossless (like flac) to lossy formats (like ogg or mp3), while preserving your music library hierarchies and tagging in the compressed versions.

3.0.28 just released. This makes for probably the longest time between new inxi versions since Perl inxi started.

More disk vendors and vendor matches, fixes - fixes, fixes, finally got the dual cpu speeds you see in some ARM 2 cpu systems resolved.

For sys admins, inxi can now be started by Ansible or Chef with the --tty flag to make sure it runs as shell. This fix was not confirmed by the issue poster, oh well.

Battery corner cases handled, where sys battery sans data.

@jrss 3a. Windows power users, often build their systems, but not as into it.
3b. Regular windows users, who basically know nothing about anything and just buy new stuff when their OS dies from viruses etc
4. Mac users, who have an almost pathological desire to NOT know anything about their hardware or software, and Apple caters to this by creating hardware/software that is known as a 'walled garden'.

None of these are absolute, some programmers like macs, and some totally non tech types like Linux..

@jrss search engines are useful, MX Linux, AntiX. It's about the zen and art of post. People into computers tend to drift towards the platforms that let you be into computers, which is in general free or open source operating systems.
My personal take on the rough technical ability levels of the various OS users is:
1. The BSDs, people who use these tend to be very serious and technically highly competent
2. GNU/Linux users, often into computers, tweaking stuff etc

@jrss most of them use Linux, so if you're not using linux, you'll miss them. Check out the MX or AntiX guys, they are pretty much like what you are looking for.

@Bzdata to follow musicans and artists, mostly. Proper use of hide levels gets rid of all the pointless chatter, and returns facebook to being basically MySpace, which is really all it's good for as far as I can see.

@alan actually the tv show silicon valley is very accurate, some people don't realize just how accurate it is because they don't realize what freaks a lot of the big, and small, tech people really are. So it comes off as unbelievable, lol, because truth is actually stranger than what most people believe to be the case.

@yakkoj if Lennart etc listened, that would imply a competence that is not present in that group. The problem with that project in my opinion, besides the fact that systemd explicitly wants to be the entire middle layer between kernel and userspace, not a simple init system, is Lennart is simply incompetent. I see this every new systemd failure, where the lack of good planning and architecture is manifested clearly.

@geekygent create your own content, if people like it they will see it, if they aren't interested, they will do other things. Stressing about this type of social media would have to be low on my list of things worth worrying about. I came here only to post updates on my own stuff, if that's of interest to others, that's nice, if not, it doesn't make a lot of difference to me. Never used twitter, never will I hope. I came here to follow one poster, now and then I see others I like, but I don't worry about it

@yakkoj sigh, I have similar thoughts every time I watch systemd fail catastrophically in real time. My view increasingly is that people who hate systemd have seen these failures firsthand, and understand what caused it, and people who like it, either have never seen a failure, or pretend the failures don't happen. the latter group is similar to windows users when it comes to windows registry failures. It's always been obvious to me that Poettering never did windows sys admin when creating his binary junk.

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Using i3 has me using keyboard shortcuts for everything, which are themselves beginning to feel like phrases, and tasks like paragraphs.

I never thought a window manager could make that big of a difference.

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I remembered a thing I forgot to do, and instead of continuing to do what I was doing while increasingly stressed, I stopped and did the thing.

@franknog i3 is cool, I agree. I started to learn it a while back because I was testing all the window managers for , and the one that struck me the most was , so I decided to start using it on one system. I like it, it's an interesting concept in terms of how to interact with a computer. Not for everyone, and not for every application, but it's very interesting.

i also really liked the i3 concepts of how to avoid bloat, and, most important, how critical documentation is for a tool like i3.

@uliwitness "massively overpriced, bad thermal management" would seem to cover it. But that applies to almost all current Apple computers.

@yakkoj to see the reality of current machine learning, just look at the google search results, that kind of exposes the fact that machine learning, let alone anything actually resembling AI, has a lot of trouble understanding anything. Well it doesn't actually understand anything, and it shows, is more accurate. I used to work with SEO, and it always amazes me to see how easy it is for blackhats to get their garbage into the SERPs even today, and this is google's bread and butter...

's desktop added in , for next . Also added for window manager and for compositor data, and -panel. Thanks gm10

Also updated system base detection for !_OS from . That makes 2 Ubuntu derived OS'es connected with system76 now, being the other one.

Also added to supported SBC, fixed some CPU speed issues, sloppy Audio device handling, thanks strit from

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It's been a long time since I used anything like twitter but I like the idea of a decentralized social network, so here I am! Toot, toot!

@alan a mistake I made for years as well, using bash over more robust languages. My new rules are simple: do you need real function returns? If so, don't use a shell language. Do you need complex data structures of any type (and it's hard to understand how you could not need such with any reasonably complex data), certainly do not use shell/bash. However, it's not a problem, for we have in fact a fine, heavily tested, Practical Extraction and Reporting Language, stable, reliable, fast, robust...

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