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themadcodger

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Un Dorian Gray sin pasado, ni patria ni bandera.

I'm just a guy in the #pnw who likes going on adventures, and playing games with friends.

Three things I love: the Oxford Comma, irony, and missed opportunities.

#hiking #camping #ttrpg #pathfinder2e #pf2e #dnd #travel #knitting / #knitter #baking #games #pdx #privacy

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Oregon Senate just passed that bill. Here's hoping.

themadcodger ,
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Yeah, given my druthers I'd rather summer time, but that seems unlikely happen any time soon. So honestly, I'll be happy if we no longer have to change clocks twice a year regardless of which we align with.

themadcodger ,
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That was my thought when they said X identified as conservative, Y liberal, the rest moderate or unsure.

How about none of the above since they're all right of center?

themadcodger ,
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Because our whole government operates as if this still the 1800s and the only thing holding us together is the Pony Express.

themadcodger ,
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But the the rich people's yacht money economy is doing well!

themadcodger ,
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If you want to dip your toes, go with something easy. Pop_os or Linux Mint are the two most often suggested. Lesser offered but with a Mac OS feel is Elementary.

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Supreme Court to weigh whether Covid misinformation is protected speech (www.statnews.com)

As social media sites were flooded with misleading posts about vaccine safety, mask effectiveness, Covid-19’s origins and federal shutdowns, Biden officials urged platforms to pull down posts, delete accounts, and amplify correct information....

themadcodger ,
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That's a privilege reserved only for Rene Magritte.

themadcodger ,
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Oh man, I clicked that link really hoping you were going to link to a Dyson Sphere.

themadcodger ,
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That's why I loved StumbleUpon when it first came out. I discovered so many cool niche things that way.

themadcodger ,
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And then we block that instance! Or it gets defederated.

themadcodger ,
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Welcome! Don't be surprised if you feel the need to try out all the distros!

themadcodger ,
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I didn't know about showly and gave it a try, syncing it to trak.tv. What does this get me that I don't get through trakt.tv by itself? What am I missing?

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Yeah, I was doing pretty much all that with trakt already, but wasn't sure if I was missing anything. I do like the ability to hide shows though.

themadcodger ,
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Except "woman, man, person, TV, camera" isn't in the Bible, so he was all out of space to learn anything else.

themadcodger ,
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Same when I was living in Spain. It was so quick and easy, I almost never needed assistance. There was a noticeable difference when ingot back to the States.

Looking to make the switch

Hi everyone, looking to make the switch from windows. I'm reasonably technically apt but not a programmer by any means. I've been doing some homework on which distro I would like to use and pop_os kinda feels like the right direction. I'm running an Nvidia 3060TI on a Ryzen 5600 chip set on an Asus tuf motherboard. Any other...

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Pop_os is a good choice. It's a solid distro and a good introduction to Linux. You can distro hop later, start with something easy for now. I installed it as a dual boot in case I needed Windows for something, but this is the first distro I haven't felt the need to switch back.

Judge in Trump’s civil fraud trial faces bomb threat ahead of closing arguments (www.nbcnews.com)

Nassau County police on Thursday have responded to a bomb threat at the home of Judge Arthur Engoron, the judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud case, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told NBC News....

themadcodger ,
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But that might hurt the feelings of the sacred demographic: old white men!

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Started in college with Mandrake Linux. Used it off and on over the years, though I kept switching back. I recently settled on Pop_OS. Part of what kept me switching back was not having the time to tinker with it. Now that it mostly works, it's become my daily driver.

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If you participate in insurrection, you are not allowed to hold any office in the United States… except the highest apparently.

themadcodger ,
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What do you do about phone contacts? Since android phones seem to link them automatically, I haven't tried too hard to get away from contacts. The other two I've managed to do away with.

Looking for Notes App for Android & Linux

I am trying to slowly de-Google-ify myself by moving to open source apps, I wanna ditch google notes and evernote. I tried obsidian, standard notes, and joplin, I liked using obsidian on PC and standard notes looks nice on android but obsidian you need to pay to have sync and standard notes doesn't do markdown unless you pay...

themadcodger ,
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I'm late, but I have Obsidian set up with Syncthing and it works flawlessly. I adore Syncthing and would be lost without it!

Depending on your note taking needs, if Obsidian is too much, you could do the same with Notable/Noteless and Syncthing.

themadcodger ,
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Hey, me too! I was there the same time as you and had pretty much the same plan. I never once thought about my data usage.

themadcodger ,
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Firefish and Mastodon are both microblogging platforms (like Twitter) on the fediverse. Kbin and Lemmy are both forum style platforms (like Reddit).

Where Lemmy and Mastodon are for people who prefer a more basic just the necessities experience, kbin and Firefish provide a more stylish experience with more options and customization.

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  • Really missing a true "save" ability for posts and comments on kbin (kbin.social)

    I am aware that upvoted posts make it to https://kbin.social/fav however that just doesn't work well as I already have 1,000+ pages in there. Moreover, that only registers upvoted posts and not comments. A workaround would be to just use boost, and only upvote when you want to "save" but that is just not conventional imho. The...

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    A long time ago, back at the beginning (was that a month ago now?) Ernest posted that the boost button moved a thread to the top of the Active list and added some points for its score on Hot.

    themadcodger ,
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    Yeah, we're going to need proof re: your user name suspicious Fry glance.jpg

    Bluesky temporarily halts sign-ups because so many people are joining from Twitter (www.theverge.com)

    Bluesky, a decentralized Twitter-like social network, is pausing new signups “temporarily” to try and resolve performance issues it’s been experiencing after Twitter introduced limits on the amount of tweets you can see in a day. Even though you still need an invite code to be able to join Bluesky, it seems that the influx...

    themadcodger ,
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    Since you are the algorithm for what you see instead of the system, you do have to put in some work to find content that interests you. But it is possible and rewarding when you do. Assuming microblogging is of interest to you of course.

    While larger, more general communities are thriving on the Fediverse - I'm missing out on the niche communities (kbin.social)

    Gaming, news, tech, general literature. All of these are somewhat thriving, with a steady influx of posts and comments. At the same time, the userbase is sorely lacking for more niche communities. In my case it'd be stuff like poetry, yoga, religion, linguistics, meditation. Or many other communities I'd doubt they'd form a...

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    Don't worry, it'll all make sense in time. There are some great guides floating around if you haven't already found them.

    How many of you are still working full-time remote and how is it going? If not, why not? Was the decision made by you to go back to the office or did your employer decide for you? (kbin.social)

    I am still working full-time remote. There are definitely some social aspects of going to the office I miss, but I really don't miss the commute or the shitty office politics. Overall I feel I am still more productive from home and happier overall.

    themadcodger ,
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    I'm practically full-time remote, though technically hybrid. But unlike the "x days at home, y days in the office" hybrid, we're wfh unless we have a reason to be in the office together for collaboration, which actually is helpful. So in reality, I go in a day or two every couple weeks or so. No complaints on my side.

    themadcodger ,
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    And feddit is showing up in your blocked domains section in settings now? I haven't been blocking many domains, but I've had no problems with people and magazines going away.

    themadcodger ,
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    What part of Mastodon do you struggle with, if you don't mind me asking?

    themadcodger ,
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    Just be careful. That only works because your instance already knows about those other instances because someone already interacted with them. If you ever want to join a community on a non-popular instance, you might have to be the first person to search for it by copying and pasting.

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    I've suffered from migraines since I was a kid, though thankfully not as frequently as some people. If I can catch it early enough with medication (I'm lucky one works for me) it's not the end of the world.

    The few times I haven't been able to get the meds have been the absolute worst pain. 10/10 pain scale, everything hurts, every nerve on fire. Not only is your entire body protesting its existence while someone is jamming a spike into your eye and wiggling it around while someone else is splitting your skull open with a something dull, but everything external causes extra pain. Lights hurt, sounds hurt, smells hurt whatever that means. It's the only time I've been suicidal if it meant ending the pain.

    When someone tells you "Oh, I've had migraines they're not that bad I just try to ignore it" no, they've had a headache. Migraines leave you sobbing in a dark room hoping you die sooner than later. Do not recommend.

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    That sounds awesome. How did you find that the first time around?

    themadcodger OP ,
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    How does Proton work? Is it another application like wine?

    themadcodger OP ,
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    Ah interesting, that could be an option. It only has Telegram, Signal, and Whatsapp, but that's half the battle.

    themadcodger OP ,
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    Oh, this would make things much easier. I signed up… do you have any idea how long it takes to get an invite?

    themadcodger OP ,
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    Hmm, I think I could manage this. What hosting service did you end up going with?

    While you're waiting on a kbin app, you should know the mobile site is entirely functional as a mobile app. Just make a shortcut for your home screen (kbin.social)

    Apps are always nice, but lots of mobile websites, including the kbin one, are entirely functional as an app. In your browser you can just make a shortcut to them, and they'll appear on your home screen and act as an app....

    Screenshot of kbin on Firefox, with the Install button. Then the kbin icon on the home screen. Then kbin opened from the shortcut
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    You can if you have the top bar enabled. It's to the right of favorites.

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