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Cake day: mai. 24, 2021


I really like what @ericbuijs@lemmy.ml said. Privacy as an expression of your self is a neat perspective I haven’t considered before. In a way, your “self” is the only thing in your life you really can control. I think it’s even more complicated than that, since I don’t think we really have a single self to begin with (or rather a single expression of your self). I have my (semi) professional self at work, the (very) professional self when I deal with customers, a different self when I’m with my family, and even different selves among different friends. It’s not that I’m afraid to “be myself”, but each context is a different social framework that requires different interactions. It’s a fun thought experiment to think about what would happen if everyone knew everything about everyone, but humans and emotions are complex and and imperfect and wonderful! Living in the real world of right now requires that I have control over the expressions of my selves. I don’t think it comes down necessarily to any malicious intent (though that may be part of it), but rather the social framework for a given interaction. This is something I’ll need to think about more though since it’s an interesting perspective on privacy.

I get what you’re saying, but in this case the “other end of extreme” would be seeing COVID as a real thing that needs to be put under control. I think it’s more likely a bunch of concerned people who are sick of all the BS. Likely the same thing would happen here if the disinformation army were to set their sights on Lemmy. We already had some drama around here recently with people arguing about articles (even leading to a user being banned). I don’t think Lemmy is immune, but at least it’s smaller and the mods don’t have advertisers or investors to appease, so it can hopefully be put in check easier. People have communities and friends on Reddit, for better or worse, and this seems like people trying to exercise whatever agency they think they have in the face of large (and likely well funded) disinformation campaigns. Maybe it’ll bring people into the Fediverse! Hopefully we get the nice people though. :)

In case anyone is looking for an alternative: https://alternativeto.net/software/alternativeto/

But seriously, I’ve found the website rather valuable on many occasions. Nice to hear it’s fairly well respected too.

I’m very excited for this laptop! Most likely it’ll be my next one.

Nice! Sorry! I didn’t mean to be rude! That’s just one of my pet peeves. :)

I do appreciate the actual date being on the post though! Far too many blogs neglect the date entirely, and far too many use an annoying relative date (“written 3 days ago” or whatever).

Why are there so many blogs and articles that don’t link to the thing they write about? Is this what they’re referring to? https://lumina-desktop.org/

Reading another post about nuclear missiles reminded me of this webapp. Terrifying but interesting!

Great read and a very nicely formatted article too.

Zellij is also getting close to replacing tmux for me, just because the UI is more discoverable. They’ve also recently implemented attaching/detaching from a session.

I’m pretty stoked! It’s nice that Linux is finally good for gaming.

Amazing! I’ll definitely check it out next time I need to install Arch. Thanks for the info!

LSP implementations mostly seem to come with a VS Code plugin primarily, and only sometimes will reference how to use the LSP client in other editors. I mean, it makes sense in a way, since VS Code is sort of the flagship LSP client, and authors can’t exactly support every editor people might use. But I can’t help but see it as being free promotion for Microsoft and creating optics to new developers that VS Code is the best or only editor to use.

I see VSCodium a lot like Chromium. It’s open source with a permissive license, but at it’s core it’s still promoting the product and interests of companies that are bent on control. Last I tried VSCodium I had trouble running some plugins, since they seemed to require the official Microsoft release. Maybe there’s a way around that, but I wasn’t interested in putting in too much effort. :) And with Microsoft having closed sourced their new Python language server, it just leave a sour taste.

That said, LSP has been amazing!!! I get fairly good language support in Emacs for very little effort now! So that’s one good thing to come of this.

I just wish these companies were ok making a living with open protocols instead of using trickery and lock-in to maximize market capture… but that’s capitalism for ya.

I’m with you there! It’s actually not that hard to avoid Amazon products, at least directly (I’m sure may websites I visit use AWS though). I think the only thing I ordered off of Amazon in the last couple years was a part for my furnace because nobody in town had any stock at the time.

Maybe it’s just my perception, but I see a lot of young developers fully embracing things like AWS, VS Code, Chrome, etc. There’s a lot of history to show the dangers of proprietary lock-in, but it seems the younger folks either don’t know it, or think it’ll somehow be different this time around. MS is already releasing proprietary, VS Code only plugins, and it makes me sad to see so many open source projects recommend it as an editor. Very similar to your observation with S3.

I love that I get to write code for a living. I basically get paid for my hobby, and fortunately I works for a good small company that affords a lot of freedom. The industry as a whole is heading into a depressing direction though. I hope the pendulum swings back the other way soon!

Nice! It sounds like a think layer on top of standard Arch, which is great! I use EndeavourOS myself, but I’ll check this one out when I get a chance. I love how these Arch installers just give you a well configured system upon install, then just let you use Arch as normal. When I tried Manjaro a few years ago, I found it’s integration a bit too deep. Eventually I ran into a bunch of package conflicts between the standard Arch repo and the Manjaro repo. Ever since I switched to Antergos (now Endeavour) I haven’t had any issues. ArcoLinux sounds similar!

It makes me sad to see AWS continue to grow. I get that it’s cheap and easy, but it’s also proprietary with vendor lock in as far as I understand. I’m sure a lot of it is driven by middle managers chasing buzzwords and marketing though. If I’m wrong, please let me know, but I have a pretty low opinion of all of he proprietary cloud vendors.

Nice! I didn’t know that. Maybe even just a button to bring up the search syntax would be helpful.

It would be fun if participation required you to be randomly assigned to a particular side of a debate, like a debate team. You’d be forced to confront your own beliefs at times, but would also give a chance to practice your debate skills! I can see that sort of thing only being popular with people who enjoy the art of debate though. But it could be fun for a few sublemmys.

I think a way to search for new federated communities from your instance would be nice (unless I’m not seeing it in the UI). Pasting the community URL into the search works, but it’s a bit unintuitive. Perhaps a checkbox to search federated communities, or a dropdown of federated instances? Element for Matrix has an “Add a new server” option when you explore rooms, so something like that might work too. I guess I’m suggesting a little bit more of a discoverable UI.

I also think that this ticket here would be nice as well: https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/1540

Thanks! Sorry, I know it’s OSM, but I don’t have a lot of experience with it and found that address searching doesn’t work too well.

I did a bit of looking around today and it seems to be a rather complex issue. There’s https://openaddresses.io/ which looks like an open database of addresses. It’s not affiliated with OpenStreetMap but it sounds like many contributors to OpenAddresses are also OSM contributors.

There’s a wiki page here that explains the situation a bit: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OpenAddresses.io

I also found OpenSuperMaps which looks like it integrates both datasets, but I don’t know anything about that project.

This is one of the apps I’m trying out. I tired searching for a couple addresses, and the matches seem rather poor. Sometimes it just puts me in the general neighbourhood if it finds anything at all.

I’m assuming it’s just an incomplete dataset, but does anyone know a way to improve address searches? Maybe it’s just a matter of having more people add data?

Awesome! That’s a couple big names. I mostly only read schematics, but I might have to give it a try!

Sorry, I meant no offense. I was just curious. Altium is used mostly by a particular group of people (hardware designers) and it’s extremely expensive so I was wondering if there was some other implication I missed.

But yes, as far as I know, Altium is the dominant player by far, and that’s unfortunate. What’s worse is they seem to be pushing their Web based tool so they’re getting into all that SaaS BS.

KiCad looks really good!

Unfortunately my experience with it is limited and it didn’t quite work out. I can’t afford Altium, but I had to look at some schematics for a project I was working on. I had to go through some roundabout way to import the Altium files into KiCad, and the result was rather poor. I ended up just working off of the PDF export. I’m willing to bet Altium makes subtle changes to their file format all the time, making it difficult for other tools to interoperate.

I’ve heard a lot of open hardware projects use KiCad though, so it must be good!

Nice! I’ve been meaning to try out a tiling window manager but haven’t gotten around to it.

And yeah! I did some “thumb in the air” benchmarks on Plasma, Gnome, and XFCE a couple years back (just looking at memory consumption with top), and Plasma was surprisingly low! Much better than the KDE of old.

Plasma is fantastic! It offers a good amount of control and the KDE apps are generally high quality. I use it with Latte Dock and I’m very happy!

As far as I know that’s correct. Flash memory has a certain lifetime in writes. But it’s usually an extremely large number, especially for SSDs.

Swap space on an SSD can reduce it’s lifespan since it’ll be written to more often, but I don’t know how much of a reduction you’d get.

Filesystem corruption maybe? How old is the hard drive?

Do you see any warnings or errors on boot? If you run the command “sudo dmesg | less”, do you see any errors or warnings in the log?

A bunch of questions, but it’s a start!

Not sure what this has to do with privacy, but interesting!

I don’t do a lot of circuit design, but it seems that the open source schematic software still isn’t quite up to par with Altium. Anyone have any real experience comparing the open source alternatives?

I don’t use Notepad++ for much, but I use Windows for work and the Analyse plugin is excellent for creating filtered views for log files! I’m sure there are better tools, but it was really simple to setup and use so I never bothered to look further.

It’s too bad Chromium took off like it did. Most people probably don’t even know that their Electron apps are just Chromium under the hood.

Hopefully this is the start of a larger pushback!

Fantastic! It’s great to hear you were able to get your family using it too. Did they have any challenges getting set up or was it pretty smooth?

I’m also curious about your experience federating. What sort of load is that placing on your server?

What about Edge? I don’t use it personally, but it’s Chromium based and I’ve heard it can use some Chrome extensions. It should also stay up to date with Windows updates, so it meets that requirement.

Is there a particular reason it must be Chromium based? You mentioned Firefox, so I’m just curious why you wouldn’t choose it.

I have a small droplet on Digital Ocean that acts as a reverse proxy to another larger machine. I’m using Wireguard between the two machines to create an encrypted channel and so I don’t have to mess with the network firewall. It also gives me a separate network interface that I can control with a firewall on the machine itself.

The host was an i3-4160 with 8GB of ram running Arch. It was hosting Synapse, among other things. I’ve recently upgraded to an i5-11400, but the i3 was working perfectly for Synapse.

I tried federating it a couple years ago, but I stopped since I wasn’t sure at the time if I wanted to keep that particular domain. And since I was only using it for the two of us, I didn’t bother setting up federation again. I imagine that it would put a larger load on the system depending on what rooms you join.

I’m not familiar with Ansible, so I didn’t go with their recommendation to use that. Instead, I used the docker-compose.yml from their repository and modified it for my needs: https://github.com/matrix-org/synapse/blob/master/contrib/docker/docker-compose.yml

Give it a shot though! Some people have said they’ve had trouble setting it up, but it’s been flawless for me.

I’ve been running a small Synapse instance (for me and one other person) for about 4 years now. I initially set it up just to play with Matrix, but it’s become the main way the two of us communicate via our phones.

I was amazed at how simple it was to setup and how stable it’s been! The only times it has gone down (only two or three times if I remember) was when Postgres updated, so I had to manually migrate the database. I’m running it all with docker now so I don’t anticipate any more of those issues. I do only have two users on it so I don’t have to worry about tuning like a larger instance, but I’ve still been impressed!

You are all amazing!!!

I’m going to try out these suggestions over the next few weeks and put together a post with my experience.

I’ve unfortunately never had the time to contribute to an open source project, but I have the utmost respect for those who do! It makes me sad to see how entitled some people are when they donate their time to make the world a better place.

I have to admit that I’m part of the problem too, since I tend to use only free (as in beer) software. Really the only software I pay for is games, which is kind of hypocritical being a FOSS advocate. For some reason I’m willing to drop $60 on a game that I’ll play for 20 hours, but I won’t pay a cent for, say, Emacs that I use 8+ hours a day every day. I guess getting a new game gets you that endorphin hit, but an editor isn’t that exciting.

This is a good time for me to check myself and donate to some software I use.

Oh wow! I didn’t think to try it for hiking. Thanks for the idea!