I’ve replaced Signal with SimpleX, and for SMS I use Simple SMS Messenger.
Linux Mint has been my daily driver for the last 4 years when I got tired of Windows bullshit. It has proven to be stable, regularly updated and secure. It does absolutely everything that I need it to (yes, including gaming), and I’ve never felt compelled to try anything else.
SimpleX appears to be a worthy alternative to Signal. And it doesn’t require a phone number.
I take regular vacations from social media and video games and use the time to try to actually engage with people and nature on a face-to-face basis. It usually works wonders for me.
This is what I currently have on rotation:
The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy. You can’t go wrong with Tolkien.
I think any person or group who actively works to harm the people or institutions of a democratic nation through illegal or violent means should have their citizenship revoked.
I create awkward silences.
My my my…gitlab is looking better and better all the time…
I use the EXCELLENT ‘Feedbro’ addon for Firefox on PC, and the similarly EXCELLENT ‘Feeder’ on Android. Both are open source with no ads, no subscriptions and no bullshit. Check them out!!
Seconded. I much prefer FreeTube, as well.
Seconded. Variety is fantastic. :)
It’s pretty difficult to truly understand circumstances that one has never experienced. Sure, you can read about them or watch a movie, etc…but there will always be something lacking that will likely prove pretty jarring if one should ever be in a position to experience the real thing. At best, we create elaborate fantasies in our minds to accommodate the gaps in our experience - and that’s usually when reality slaps us in the face. =)
I’d love to see more positive news/posts on lemmy. There ARE good, even great things happening out there that never quite seem to get the attention they deserve. You’d be surprised at what a difference a little positivity will make in one’s life.
Most definitely. There is a lot that is wrong in the world right now, but being bombarded by hundreds of posts about the same terrible things every day is just not good for anyone’s mental health. These days, I just steer-clear of overly negative groups and posters.
I understand the privacy aspects of TOR, and I fully support the idea of the TOR Browser, but holy jumped-up jesus on a birch-bark canoe is it fucking slow…
When it takes, on average, almost five minutes for ANY webpage I try to access to load, that’s just not a useable browser, imho. This is 2022, not 1995.
SearX.org is what I’ve switched to. I quite like it so far. Open Source and highly customizable and more private than the others out there.
Your operating system is software, and it seamlessly integrates everything you’ve mentioned! Sorry, I’m in a weird mood…
It’s open source. Anyone can take it over and contribute bug fixes and new features. Let’s hope someone does. I’m not a fan of K-9 Mail…