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Cake day: Mar 23, 2020


I’ve been up and down all the common ones from AUR to Pacstall to Homebrew, and honestly Flatpak and AUR stand head and shoulders above the rest. There might be some more obscure ones out there but I’d doubt their catalog at this point if I haven’t heard of them

Too real. The unimaginable weight that comes with running a successful piece of work is the reason I’ve stepped down from every. successful. project I’ve made.

A successful trait I’ve seen is the maintainer of the project is not someone who touches the code anymore. At a glance you’d think “What do they do?”, but the answer is a lot

Love to see it. Mastodon is a trojan horse that companies are joining to keep up with technology, but it’s taking the power out from underneath them. See what happened to Raspberry Pi after they moved to Mastodon and still tried to keep their community on a string :)

Huge portions of the homeless (or even poor-looking people) in South Korea have randomly disappeared multiple times now. It also happened in 1988 when SK hosted the Olympics for optics

Police officers often received promotions based on the number of vagrants they had arrested, and owners of facilities received a subsidy based on the number of people held. There were multiple reports of inmates raped or beaten, and sometimes beaten to death.


Love these tips. To add on:


  • Don’t use your bed for anything but sleeping
  • Wash your bedsheets at least once every 5 days
  • Do not have any RGB lights visible
  • If the sun is up or there’s light outside, close your curtains

Sleep time:

  • Make sure to shower before bed
  • Make sure to wash your hair at least every 3 days
  • Make sure to brush your teeth before bed
  • Do not use your phone in bed. At all. Zero.
  • From the moment you’ve reached consciousness until the time you get out of bed in the morning should be <15 seconds

Once you get these nailed down, start training yourself with white noise. Any time you feel like you can fall asleep quickly, turn the whitenoise on. It trains your body like magic. Build up whitenoise habits over 2-3 months into more and more uncomfortable nights until you fall asleep with whitenoise every day. Keep this up for 6+ months. At this point, you will be able to turn whitenoise on and fall asleep in 30-60 seconds guaranteed, regardless of how sick/uncomfortable you are, and you can throw out half the things mentioned above (although you’ll probably want to keep them)

Reading books is a requirement for not falling into the addiction of instant dopamine hits modern technology provides

Once I got into good habits (going back to school + going to the climbing gym), I quickly ran out of free time, but life is good. That said there’s still a few hours of downtime each week.

Working on 2009scape or packaging Linux apps on Flathub. Procrastinating usually just leads to a few games of chess though, since coding at my job 10+ hours a day only leaves time to work on community projects when work is slow.

tl;dr Rasberry Pi hired an ex-cop who specialized in surveillance and major players in the fediverse got the Rasberry Pi mastodon instance defederated

I actually disagree with the other commenters and personally love this, it’s keeping companies accountable for their actions. Yeah, it’s legally fine to hire someone who specializes in anti-privacy (and then be stupidly arrogant about it), but now the power is in the people’s hands and they’re punishing you for it.

Looks like Western propaganda has been effective!

snap/ folder in the home directory is so disrespectful. I absolutely despise these apps that think they’re “too good” to follow proper xdg standard

The sandboxing issue is actually an important one that is being figured out at the xdg-protocol level. It affects Snaps, Flatpak, and any future goal of being able to run user-space apps in an environment more like Android or iOS, where it prompts a permission asking to access certain files/folders/cameras/etc on your device.

(If you don’t like that idea, don’t worry I’m sure you’re not alone and there will always be distros that follow the current status quo of “give everything”, but it’s a cool feature to have)

They broadcast all their notifications with priority set to 0, which overrides Do Not Disturb and custom notification filter settings.

Put less kindly, the developers are arrogant fucks. This reason alone is enough for me to package apps on Flathub.org.

(Play Runescape? Check out the 2009 emulation available as a Flatpak!)

If people didn’t like it they would downvote it

Noo I wish I went to a tournament though! Even if you can do sub60 you can compete in most. I’ve done tournaments for other activities though, I highly recommend you give it a shot

“Things developed for X11 aren’t working on Wayland” is different than “New things seem to be better on Wayland”

I think people are missing the point - This is a 100% solvable puzzle/riddle

::: spoiler Click to view bonus question Does the second robot's answer matter? :::

It feels like upvotes don't have enough weight in the algorithm, as the order is almost always newest-comments-first

What did the Viet people ever do to you, @yorma?
![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/c6e00e47-19f8-414f-adc5-c9681313712e.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/b0952131-f7ad-4891-8478-b4a8648cc631.png) ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/43106a3c-8eb8-44e2-b665-fb8757c3e201.png) These aren't even recent events. Vietnamese people must be pretty passive if you have to go all the way back to 2019 to find a case of organized crime.

What are you glad you did before you died?
"debated more NATO shills/tankies on Lemmy" probably won't be on that list

Snap actually sucks. This isn't even a meme.
Upgraded Ubuntu to 22.04, where Firefox is Snap by default. Wasn't going to fight it, especially since Canonical has made 3 blog posts talking about how much faster they made Firefox on Snap. Since then, I've had subtle but annoying issues. * Can't Google things that have a colon after the first word- i.e. `error: file not found` doesn't work * I get *notifications* for pending updates * Other apps like Gnome's Software take a minute+ to load on my beefy computer This isn't even a meme. Snap is trash. I wanted to be neutral and not join the "hate train" but seriously. Snap is that bad.

Anyone else enjoying the higher gas prices?
Less people can afford to drive is a long term catalyst for making sustainable cities. A surprise, but a welcome one! (Yes, buses and subways use gas, but not as much as 12 individual cars going to the same location)

MIT and BSD are cuckold licenses
I would say "change my mind" but I won't. I spent 5 years believing \*maybe\* I was missing something about them, but no, these are licenses selected 49.5% of the time for the wrong reason, 49.5% of the time because the original project devs were cucks, and 1% of the time because they're trying to replace a corporate dominant proprietary solution (which is the only valid usecase for these licenses). If you're a FOSS dev, have some self respect and choose a proper license.

Looking for an Open Source program to automatically seed latest project torrents
Hey Lemmy - I was downloading the KDE Neon edition ISOs yesterday night and noticed there weren't many seeders for the nightly edition. It gave me the idea to write a program that automatically grabs the .torrent file for lots of FOSS projects and throws them on my seedbox every night, but before I reinevent the wheel, does something like this exist? Qbittorrent has a Python API so the code isn't complicated, but with a bit of Google-foo I wasn't able to find something like this already, which kind of blows my mind tbh. Does Lemmy know?

What are some good charities to donate to on behalf of someone for Christmas?
My family is fairly well off, and nobody needs anything. We have a poor tradition of buying gifts nobody needs. I've spoken with some of my family and we're going to change this to make Christmas about giving to those in need. Unfortunately, everyone has slightly different interests and I'm having a hard time coming up with impactful charities for various family members. **Does anyone know of some (global or Canadian) charities in these categories?** * Environment * Animals * Human Rights/Poverty * Technology Some charities I've got so far: * [The Water Project](https://thewaterproject.org/) (Human Rights) * [Software Freedom Conservancy](https://sfconservancy.org/donate/) (Technology) * [Godot](https://godotengine.org/donate) (Technology) * [Doctors Without Borders](https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/donate) (Human Rights) Any suggestions appreciated (:. Share this post with your family if you want to start something like this too!

I have a $50 prepaid Mastercard. Where is a place I can donate it to open source?
The Mastercard is in CAD and I don't have a Paypal account. Where's the easiest place I can donate it? Edit: Donated it to KDE through Paypal without registering an account

Anyone know where I can buy a longer engine oil stick?
My check oil light is on, but my engine oil stick doesn't reach the oil. I want to check how much oil I have though, so it's not very helpful. Google says just add more oil, but I don't know how much oil I already have. Can someone tell me what to do here?

Hey AskLemmy! I created some community icons. Which one do you like most?
I noticed for one of the largest communities, there was no icon! It looks strange in the Communities view. Anyways, I mocked these up trying to use the Lemmy logo. If you like any of them but it's not quite right, I can adjust it - or if you have a new idea, I'm down to try that too! 1. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/Gj6OjKWhlG.png) 2. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/HjhzxLRPLF.png) 3. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/4Ld7dLtMFH.png) 4. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/mbCyBabPkl.png) 5. ![](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/mir2yvspyi.png)