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Joined duela urte bat
Cake day: abu. 08, 2021


Agreed…PR privatized our electric grid recently…we have more frequent power outages now and much higher electric bills, very bad situation for poor residents (of which two third of my island falls into). It’s not just the lack of lighting, most poor people who rely on electric power to refrigerate life saving drugs, keep getting screwed over with long periods of no electricity…and Luma is much more relentless with complety shitting power to late bill payers.

The only good thing of Luma coming to Puerto Rico…is that many places, including my low income apartment building, are transitioning to solar rapidly.

Want to make a website from scratch
I want to make a website from scratch...it's more about the coding learning experience then having anything important to promote...would Linode work for this?

I prefer to use Droid anyhow…even though I’m still using a vanilla Google phone. Sigh

The Lemur app I had from play store was updated on Jan 14 2022 and in the play store that is the last one listed.

Anyhow, I’m happily using Lemur as we speak, just downloaded from F Droid instead…and again, thank you for your work. I really like this app!

Jerobo from the play store for me. I got a “new” cheap Google phone after my old cheapy (Obama phone) stopped turning on!

Anyhow, I didn’t try jeroba in Droid but, Lemur in Droid works… as you can see !

I understand it’s not official…and thank you for putting work into this! like I said, it works from Droid, but not Google Play(I prefer Droid anyhow). I uninstalled…but let me check the play store and get the version number for you.

Curios...why can I sign on with the Droid Lemur app, but not the Google Play?
I love free software, but my wallet keeps my with a cheap Google phone...so, I watch what I do here, but don't worry about "software freedom"...there is a Lemur app in Google Play, and when I sign on, it just spins and spins and...you get it. So, I jumped through the hoops to allow F Droid on my phone...and here I am all signed in! 😊

I am not sure what “tankie” means - but I feel your last sentence hard.

I keep reading these comments…perhaps my understanding of FOSS is flawed…but, I don’t consider my Google phone “free” (in free software sense) at all. I hate it and use it as I’m poor and I can’t function without a phone, so I tolerate android.

I use YouTube through FreeTube…I really try to like peer tube, but I’m kinda old and it’s not super user friendly for me. Don’t judge! I’m just being honest.

For me, the pro isn’t what they provide, but what they don’t (at least so far, in my limited experience) - celebrities and influencers.

I use trains locally, for work and such, but insofar as going anywhere outside PR, what will a train do for me? I live on an island!

Im not sure what “leftist áreas” means exactly. I think honest questions with good intent are usually okay. You can learn without asking and curiosity done respectfully should be welcomed.

I have questioned people of other races then me about issues that I’ve heard and have always received positive and thorough responses.

I think some distros would work just fine for an average user, who typically only uses a web browser and office apps anyway. The only problem I see with Linux desktop is it’s not available (with few, usually higher end machines like system 76) pre-installed at a Best Buy. Most people think computers are “windows computers” or macs and have no idea other options exist.

Since the AAA was recently replaced with Luma (a private company from Canada) I don’t see us getting our own solar panels ever.

I do have higher electric bills and the same amount (often longer - have to throw out food longer) power outages.

Completely understand…But I’m more interested in getting Parabola with working wifi (no dongle please!) Then increase speed. Also…the battery life with HDD currently is amazing compared to my T430 with SSD which i use at home anyway.

I’m running Arch i bought it for it’s size to carry and i need the wifi. It still has the hard drive, but I’m not a huge speed needer, the memory is because i like to use virtualization sometimes. I’m gonna pass on the ssd

I hope you are correct, sexy peaches! Honestly, i want to love peer tube…i just have a hard time with it right now.

PS…(if you remember me) i upgraded my x220 Thinkpad memory…i didn’t even need the article you shared with me…it was that easy! Yes, the machine is boxy and not glamorous, but something should be said when even I can upgrade an old machine into something pretty snappy for $100. I’m a Thinkpad user for life!

Eh…they kinda combined palm pilot with a cellphone. Used watered down macOs (aka…mostlty from permissive free licenced already there software)…but, they did work on a very pretty UI (that they actually made).

Apple’s revolution, in my mind, is their marketing department. They sure wrapped Unix in shiny and shinier boxes and learned how to rip off trendy people whilsed getting praised for “innovation”.

Just my useless 2 cents! Take it for what it’s worth.

Not this consumer. Choice is wonderful. Its partly why i love Linux. I hear talk of consolidation - but i think, short of making my own OS (which is possible and wonderful, if i wasnt lazy) there are so many options based on developer needs, i cam easily choose something fitting for…or choose two on different machines as i currently do.

Insofar as paid consumption (which i think you are referring to) choice keeps producers on point.

I guess an example, would be the things i cant choose…“Luma” the Canadian electric company that took over PR’s electric - I still consistently loose power several times a week and get bill imcreases, but there is nothing I can do, because i have no choice :(

Upgrading RAM
Just looking for advice/opinion. I bought from ebay, what i thought was an x220 Thinkpad with 8G of RAM..turned out only to have 4. I left a bad review but will keep the machine. I put Arch/Sway anyway. I want to add RAM...i think it can go up to 16. I looked on line and i think it would be about $50 to buy the memory...so i thought o would find an online tutorial and add the memory myself...is this a bad idea?

Anyone else having a wonderful day?
This isn't a deeply intelectual question...but I'm having a wonderful day/time period actually and wanted to share and see how others are doing.

Advice on language learning for an old man
After getting fired by my corporate job, three weeks before my NYC sublet lease expired, I decided, hastily to run away. PR was the furthest I could get without worrying about working laws...so I went for it, and honestly, I love it! But...I need to learn Spanish, and idk if I'm too dumb or too old...but three years in and I can't do very much. I don't have many friends, I can't afford to live in the tourist zone (I wash dishes) so making friends without Spanish is near impossible. Any advice? Anyone my age that has mastered a foreign language? Any tips or ideas appreciated. Thanks!