So I finally gave in and switched my dev VM on work PC to i3. All the networking, power and other stuff is handled by Windows host, so absolutely zero configuration needed, and with Gnome out, all the slowdowns and crashes are things of the past. Feels good when the fear of getting locked out of session NY accidentally pressing wrong key is no more...
So...any alternative to Gnome Disks in @kde ? Simple, no frills software to format partitions or flash images? I think Gnome Disks is pulling some rather heavy dependencies on my NixOS machine
Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”
-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:
DuckDuckGo burned a truckload of goodwill with me today
Their DDG-branded web browser for Android has a feature which [it doesn't matter what it does by design], but as a side effect it sends every URL you visited to DuckDuckGo's servers. That is the single worst thing they could do as a "privacy" focused web browser.
When this was pointed out to them, they doubled down. For a year. It took an HN front page (in the comments section they doubled down *again*) and 10 hours of arguing with them before the CEO stepped in and agreed to remove the feature.
Here's how it works on sourcehut:
You pay us the subscription fee of your choice and you get access to our services. We spend it on maintaining and upgrading the hardware, and paying for staff to handle development, operations, support, and on-call.
Because we don't take money from investors, we're only accountable to users, and if we aren't working in your interests, we lose our revenue. We are incentivized to work for you, not to generate a return.
Because we're running 100% free software, we're held accountable because anyone can take our shit and run it on their own servers, or even bootstrap a competing company using our own software. We've made it easy to run out out of business if we lose your trust.
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