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I made a tutorial on how to subscribe to a channel using a account.

I think it's rad how open protocol social networks can talk to each other.

youtu.be/NawpNfoW7Ww

Season 1 of is the best time travel story I've ever come across

Finished first season of Dark. Time travel with fewest compromises so far! Rating:Fantastic

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...

Alas, feels great to finally be rid of VirtualBox and GuestAdditions and loooong upgrade times.. virt-manager+SPICE tools is finally good enough of a replacement!

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

Choose all the ones you use:

Boosts welcome!

So I found some possible ways to handle db services in nix-shell, but it's not as smooth as I'd like. In particular, interactions with external resources is pretty much a no, and databases being stateful means its DoA. But let's see how it goes

Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

My Firefox crashed, taking its session with it.. 150+ tabs meticulously arranged in Tree-Style-Tabs to track how I progressed on a dozen different threads, gone.. Today is rhe day I mourn my session..

What is up with Banned for * usernames? Did I miss something going viral?

Mid-roll ads are going to get auto-enabled on all videos longer than 8 minutes.
#YouTube

Google search on Firefox mobile now auto-plays YouTube video previews..

I am not happy.

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.

And I haven't even started on nodejs and Angular yet.. *shudders*

Don't get me wrong, I *LOVE* nix-shell to specify project dependencies. It has kept my system clean and lean. Lorri+direnv make the whole thing painless. But databases are proving to be a PITA.

How do people manage project specific DB services in Nix/NixOS? After multiple hours wasted, I have given up and configured system wide service. This obviously goes against separating nix-shells for projects

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.

facebook disabled a group I'm in, and they immediately memed it with one of the most memable episodes.

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