@ray Hi, that's one of the main things we do. Happy to discuss your requirements.

Reminder of why #Signal is far from optimal:

- No #anonymity (every account is connected to a phone number)
- Not #opensource (the git repo of the server hasn't been updated in a year)
- No #decentralization
- No web client, and max. 1 mobile client per account
- No #privacy (your entire contact list is uploaded to the server. It's encrypted, but it's trivial to brute-force encrypted phone numbers. You can prevent it by disabling the PIN feature, but it's enabled by default without warning.)

(Project scoping discussion)
Me: So, it's going to do this. Do you need it to do anything else? Anything that might change how I build it?
Client: No, that's fine.
(Project goes live)
Client: Can you make it do this as well?
Me: .....

"I don't even think anyone had remotely considered this might happen."
Unbelievable but depressingly believable.

Working on a brand refresh for ZigPress. There's absolutely nothing on paper or on screen yet - it's all in my head. But in my head it looks fantastic...

Now I just need some time to translate brain to screen with the help of and .

Too subtly for my old eyes.
And not importantly enough for those with a life.

@calcifer If you're at all musical it's "sharp" and always will be. None of this "hash" or "pound" rubbish.

@LinuxLounge @PINE64 It's an own goal though - the very act of publicly covering themselves makes me worry that they're happy to ship defective screens and I'll be the one who gets one. No other laptop maker does this.

You know what's stopping me getting a @PINE64 ? This:

"Small numbers (1-3) of stuck or dead pixels are a characteristic of LCD screens. While very rare, these are normal and should not be considered a defect."

Stuck or dead pixels are NOT a characteristic of LCD screens. It's 2021 for fuck's sake.

Back on the Mac while I troubleshoot the Linux machine, and my predominant thought is: I wish you could run KDE Plasma on top of macOS core, instead of Finder. Finder is ugly and inflexible.

Temporarily back using a Mac...
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
sudo: apt-get: command not found

@adamsdesk I also don't want to repeat the situation where any fault means losing the machine for one month while DHL sling it around the world.

@adamsdesk It's in the article. The keyboard keys are completely flat which is a nightmare to type on. Keys need to be slightly concave.

At last - finally got a satisfactory syncing arrangement working.
1. on main work laptop, with the syncs in send-only mode.
2. Syncthing on office in receive mode.
3. Syncthing on a DO locked down in , also in receive mode.
Approx 30Gb is being synced.
This will be coupled with weekly snapshot backups to the Diskstation using FTP.
So the only cost is the droplet, but DO affiliate credit will cover the next 18 months.

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Wow. Just spent 4 hours setting up a private instance on a spare VPS, only to discover that the desktop client insists that all your syncs are contained within ONE folder (like Dropbox). Completely useless. I need to sync 4 specific folders within my home directory, without changing their paths.
Byebye Nextcloud, useless POS.

I wonder what happens if you try to fung a Non-Fungible Token.

@theselfhostingblog Thanks, just done that. However it actually seems very limited compared to Notion. It's all boards, no text pages, and if I try and add descriptions to items, they don't show until you close and reopen the item. You also can't nest structures (board containing task containing board, etc), and it doesn't have a versatile block-based editor.
It's definitely not a Notion killer but I appreciate the chance to take a look.

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