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I'm feeling a little smitten by System76. Their love of Rust is inspiring and their tenacity in delivering premium, FOSS hardware and software is awesome.

It's expensive, but I'm pretty sure the next time I need new hardware, I'm going through them.

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"Haiku OS has some useful functions that other OSs could really borrow!"

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I've put this on #reddit and it goes viral with 25k likes. #mastodon thank me later, my inbox has 500 questions about #fediverse and co.

Some help would be nice.


I'm so glad I decided to refactor my configuration and give the program another try.

There are so many things about it that I absolutely enjoy and I enjoy them well enough avoid the common software pick.

Emacs is now my task organizer, work time tracker, email client, IDE & git client.

Yes, there are easier choices for all of these things, many of which objectively work better. This setup works just right for me.

Finished setting up Emacs with mu4e for both my Protonmail and my subcontractor Gmail account.

I love it.

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Theeere we go...if you use the script provided by WhiteSur instead of just assuming what's on Gnome-Look is all there is, you can make it awesome.

@frank @ayushsharma22 @adamsdesk

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Tried at least 12 Gnome 40 themes this evening. Hated them all. Adwaita-Dark it is I guess.

I've been on Fedora 34 :fedora: for nearly 2 months now with Gnome and have no substantial issues. I'm starting to look back at Arch :archlinux: as an estranged friend that I do miss but can't make the effort to get back to.

Linux is such a cool place to be with so many working options now

's ems SaaS seems really nice. The bridging power of Element seems super, duper impressive.

Could this be the way I can finally lay all of these proprietary/pseudo-proprietary apps on my devices to rest? Why aren't there more conversations about this? I've searched many ways, I can't find a solid review anywhere.

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So it turns out the easiest way to defeat @protonmail's unique selling point of "Swiss Privacy Laws" is to apply enough pressure from a foreign government with their interpretation of what "probable cause" is.

I will stress that we don't really know what went down with a bunch of kids training themselves how to resist police force. Maybe something awful happened during a demonstration. We don't now.

Either way, this does not bode well for the user-friendly provider

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So yeah. Our landlords, like many others out there, are people too. People with dreams that get broken with their bones in a property market that is ever inflating and untenable.

We will adapt, but we won't be holding this against them.

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The property taxes climbed beyond what we were paying for rent in our hot market within 2 years.

For four years they've been losing savings in mortgage payments, property expenses and incidentals while we enjoyed affordable rent.

The straw that broke the camel's back was when one of them fell 2 stories from their deck while doing repairs and suffered further debilitating injury.

The only reasonable path to respite was to give up the property for 2x what they bought it for (3/)

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When our landlords originally bought our place their dream was to keep the small rental and build their retirement home on the same lot.

Our landlords are wonderful people. They've always been friendly, rarely ever raised the rent, fixed any issue we've had in less than a week. They'd fix things in even shorter order if it was critical.

Then one of them had a stroke. They had a car accident. Their entire retirement plan was de-railed by medical issues. (2/)

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In a sudden turn of events landlord has decided to sell our home. They sprung it on is last minute when the promise was to hold the rental indefinitely.

In our market here in South Vancouver Island, there will be a bidding war before our home is sold to the richest land developer for well over asking. We will most likely be evicted. We are a new family with a 5 month old infant daughter.

I'm sure some of you might consider me apologist, but I don't blame them. Hear me out (1/)

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