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hellfire103

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Young humanoid in the UK. Proudly LGBT. Slava Ukraini! | they/them

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hellfire103 ,
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Glad I broke out of that ecosystem before it got this bad.

hellfire103 ,
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It's okay, but I'd personally recommend NextDNS more. Quad9 is also good, but more basic.

hellfire103 ,
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Check out redlib. It's a fork of Libreddit that doesn't get ratelimited.

The instance I use: https://lr.vern.cc/

If anything happens to that, not only will it probably be forked, but there's also kddit and Eddrit, as well as a couple of old Libreddit instances that Reddit forgot about.

hellfire103 ,
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I'd recommend FreeTube.

It has its own backend, but it can also use Invidious. As such, you can also run NewLeaf (an Invidious-compatible YouTube scraper based on the NewPipe scraper) in the background and connect to it via FreeTube, and that should work.

hellfire103 ,
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There was one on r/UnixPorn, who was probably the reason why r/BetterUnixPorn was a thing. Kept removing my posts for literally no reason.

Don't remember his name, but he spent a lot of time on some fetch sub (as in neofetch, pfetch, fastfetch, etc.)

I also once got banned from r/Socialism for saying China wasn't communist. Whole place was full of tankies, and not just because of that incident.

hellfire103 ,
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I like it. Pretty damn good for privacy, based on Gecko, supports desktop extensions, and developed by the Divested Computing Group (the same one that created and maintains DivestOS).

hellfire103 ,
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Probably wrote his own microkernel, tbh; but I reckon he would be a Slackware or Funtoo user.

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UPDATE: It's still a hodge-podge of components from other projects, but I've uploaded it to Codeberg.

https://codeberg.org/hellfire103/aster-de

hellfire103 OP ,
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UPDATE: It's still a hodge-podge of components from other projects, but I've uploaded it to Codeberg.

https://codeberg.org/hellfire103/aster-de

hellfire103 ,
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I make an effort to speak British English, and not let any American into my vocabulary. Not really sure what the point is, but I'm sure I had a reason at some point.

However, I do like saying "hood" instead of "bonnet", mainly because it's easier to say "under the hood" than "under the bonnet" when talking tech.

hellfire103 ,
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Just for non-car stuff. I *would * use hood for everything, but the people I would talk to about cars would get pissy for using the wrong car words.

hellfire103 ,
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Nostr can bloody well keep Bitcoin. The Fediverse (on the whole) does not want it.

Comments no longer visible with youtube frontends?

Are comments no longer visible for anyone else using the youtube frontends? I can no longer see comments with either invidious, piped, or viewtube, and I've tried several instances of each. With invidious there's just nothing there below the video description. With viewtube I get an error message. And with piped I see...

hellfire103 ,
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Maybe not quite ready for the general public yet, but I hear PureOS runs quite nicely and, if you can make it work, it could be a good idea.

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  1. You don't need an account, and there is no such thing as a GrapheneOS account. Most of your apps should be able to be installed through either F-Droid, Obtainium, or the sandboxed Play Store. Some apps require Google Play Services, however, but LineageOS has an alternative called microG which works most of the time, and GrapheneOS containerises apps.
  2. GrapheneOS, I believe, uses the default gallery and SMS apps from stock Android; and they also have their own camera, PDF viewer, and web browser (Vanadium), which are developed in-house. However, cloud syncing and note-taking apps are not included. I would suggest either having a look on F-Droid, asking on this sublemmy, or checking out Privacy Guides to find some apps you'll like.
  3. GrapheneOS doesn't have a "cloud", as such. This is a good thing, and it lets you choose your own provider if you must. I would personally recommend Filen for files and photos, and Cryptee for notes.
  4. It is completely possible to use multiple app stores. If you use GrapheneOS, I would say use F-Droid or Obtainium when possible, and the Sandboxed Play Store for everything else.
  5. We like to use things like NextCloud because it gives us full control over our data, among other reasons. However, it is not essential. I, personally, use Filen for my cloud sync needs; but I also tend to use physical storage a lot because of my shitty internet and cheap hardware. You also don't necessarily need to pay for these services, but it's polite and it can improve your experience.

Good luck on your privacy journey, and don't hesitate to ask more questions. In addition to Lemmy, here are a few good resources:

hellfire103 ,
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I'm not entirely sure. I'm still using the free tier. A bit hypocritical for me to say that payment is polite, I know; but I do tend to use USB drives more than the cloud.

hellfire103 ,
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Essentially:

  • Filen - Server in Germany, run by Filen. Has clients for Windows, macOS, Linux (both x86_64 and arm64), iOS, and Android; but not BSD or ChromeOS. You get 10 GB for free.
  • Nextcloud - Server wherever you want, as you host it yourself. Has clients for most platforms, including Android, and also supports WebDAV. Everything is on your terms. Also comes with things like a calendar, a notes app, and ActivityPub (I think). You can run NextCloud on a Raspberry Pi under your desk for cheap.
  • Syncthing - No server and no account, as it is strictly peer-to-peer. Has clients for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, illumos, Solaris, and Android; and there's an unofficial client for iOS (Möbius Sync). Devices must be on the same network to sync (although there's probably a way of getting it working globally). Totally free to use.

I use Filen because I only have one Raspberry Pi (which is in use), so Nextcloud isn't a viable option; and I had trouble getting Syncthing to work.

hellfire103 ,
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  • OpenRC just feels nice
  • Runit is simple
  • S6 is really fucking fast
  • Some distros (e.g. Guix, Void, Gentoo) come with non-systemd init systems by default, but I use them for other reasons

As for why I sometimes use musl, I like BSD. Also, Alpine Linux uses it by default, and most glibc software I've tried works just fine with gcompat.

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