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I strongly recommend Apple Music. It has one of the largest libraries and pays better than YouTube, Amazon, or Spotify.

Apple Music is also platform agnostic; there’s even a browser version now. Also, you can download music and choose the quality. It’s far less “algorithm-y,” which I prefer.

Tidal and Qobuz do pay out more, but have much smaller libraries. I don’t personally like them much. The apps feel subpar.

YouTube and Amazon are straight up bad experiences for me. If this was back in 2013, I’d actually have recommended Google Play Music. RIP.

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What device? I’ve only used it on the Samsung S22 Ultra and the Pixel 7. IMO was a fantastic experience.

monz ,
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Any app that doesn’t require any backend to function.

If you ask for a subscription for an app without the need to support a backend… I won’t subscribe. I’ll find something else.

Mostly anything else is fine.

Though, if it’s something like a Note-Taking app where the cloud infrastructure for backups and sharing would cost pennies and you’re asking more than $1 a month, I’m out. Looking at you, Evernote. $64 a year to replace the built-in Notes app? No thanks.

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That’s true, but it’s also possible to release apps individually on mobile similar to PC releases.

We also currently get the worst of both worlds with stuff like Goodnotes. They had a one-time buy, but currently they’ve injected AI-related nonsense into v6. They allow owners of the previous version to still use v6, but it’s extremely crippled and functionally worse than 4 or 5. Constant nagging about the new version and features. V6 fully replaced v5 on the App Store, so we can’t do anything about it now. Even in my purchase history, my purchase was forcibly “upgraded.”

What I paid for was a digital notebook app that I could write down notes on with my Apple Pencil and iPad. It had a few nice features I didn’t really need, but were nice to have like writing-to-text replacement. It had cloud backups, but they were through iCloud or OneDrive on the user’s individual storage so I’m assuming it didn’t add a monthly cost overhead to the developer.

Now it’s a subscription model app with features I don’t want nor need that completely replaced the app I paid for.

monz ,
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One of my favorite games ever released, no joke.

If King’s Field looked interesting, but too slow and boring… then this game is actually perfect for you.

monz ,
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I’d work in my sleep if all these conditions are met:

  1. It replaces my 9-5 completely.

  2. I am still fully rested after waking, or at the very least no meaningful difference to my sleep health.

  3. I wake up and don’t remember anything.

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I have never been a huge fan of the combat for the series. I put 2 hours into 2, 20 hours into 3. It’s just too slow for me due to how it prioritizes animation.

I definitely prefer more responsive combat over fancy animations. I don’t expect 4 to do that, I’m not really the target audience.

If it does, I’d love to give it a shot.

monz ,
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“they” is fine to use for any individual or group as a catch-all.

monz ,
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We can shame a person and their actions without making it about their appearance.

monz ,
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People that disrespect others time are not friends of mine.

I don’t care what level of important any person puts on something they planned. Show up on time or don’t make a promise at all.

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AI in the terms of Computer Science, of course.

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