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Cake day: Sep 19, 2022

OsmAnd version 4.3 mapping app for Android released
Much faster OpenGL map tile rendering and other cool stuff.

I am sometimes tempted to check if people here with alt-accounts on Lemmygrad are double voting, but then realize I have better stuff to do…

Speculating here, but it sounds like the offending post got reported by some overzealous fedizen, but then the admin had a short look at the post timeline of this person and decided it was neither worth keeping the account nor worth discussing with them. Stuff like that happens sometimes 🤷‍♂️

And this kind of complaining in a blog post kinda proves the admin might have been correct in their quick assessment.

Did you try the recent 13.x release of Misskey? Apparently it got a massive speed improvement. Didn’t try it myself yet though and also don’t really have fresh memory to compare it against.

This looks very interesting for integrating AI painting into an Artist's toolbox.

The option to migrate a Twitter account from an archive seems useful. Seems to work with Mastodon and Misskey as well.

Ugh, toxic comments though. I hope that isn’t representative of the overall community.

Adding comments to your static blog with Mastodon
Seems to use the Mastodon API though.

As nice as Nextcloud is overall, I recently decided to move to something without so much NIH syndrome and less enterprise fluff features.

Currently I think KaraDAV with an alternative Filestash front-end might be the best option. Both are quite lightweight, you can still use the Nextcloud apps, and Filestash has nice integration for Org-mode and OnlyOffice. Photo-albums in Filestash also look quite nice.

Indeed the up and down voting is basically a way to crowd-source the curation that other platforms try to do algorithmically. It doesn’t work that well on Lemmy due to the lack of users and resulting easy vote brigading, but at least theoretically it could serve a similar role.

P.S.: cats & anime would be also leading topics on Twitter if they would not artificially shape the trending topics towards “news”.

While I agree with the overall notion, the water kettle example calculation seems to be extremely wrong. A kettle uses around 1500W, while a gaming PC is around 300W (or more). Thus running a kettle for a few minutes does not equal several days of running the PC at 100% CPU utilisation. Not even close.

Any source for that? Last time I read about it their user-base was still growing, albeit mostly outside of Europe / US which is not popular with their advertisement customers.

Sounds like a massive release. [Full change log here](https://github.com/misskey-dev/misskey/blob/develop/CHANGELOG.md), but it is partially in Japanese.

The author recently posted another one about stopping development of Pinafore in which he prominently linked this one. So I don’t think Lemmy had anything to do with it.

Likely Hetzner, Netcup and OVH. Large relatively cheap VPS providers in Europe.

I remember reading an article some time ago about someone actually investigating that and there was also some large US hoster in the mix. but those few made up 80-90% of the fediverse instances.

Edit: found it: https://bitkeks.eu/blog/2020/03/underlying-problem-fediverse-decentralised-platforms.html

Hmm, obviously meant for single user instances and since you bring your own domain it is not total vendor lock-in.

As a normal Fediverse user you will not even interact with cloudflare servers directly, but only your hopefully non-cloudflare hosted fediverse instance does.

Personally I would not use it, but I can see its appeal. And its not like other VPS hosts are completely free of proprietary software.

Hmm, not what I expected from the “honest” in the title.

The hardware is soso, but the review makes it sound great. But the touchpad has gotten much better with the recent firmware upgrade, and I am getting closer to 7-8h battery life on normal use. Never had problems with it charging too slow either, but yes it is not quick-charge capable. But that is probably better for the battery longevity anyway. Maybe I should note that it charges slightly faster over the barreljack power connector than it does over USB-C.

As for Manjaro… dunno. PEBKAC? It never broke once on me on the Pinebook Pro. Sometimes you have to shut it off completely and not just restart it, but apparently that is an hardware issue.

I kind of agree on the uboot though, very limited options. It would be nice if you could boot alternative OS from the SDcard reader like you can do on the Pinephone apparently. Maybe I should try Tow Boot some time…

Edit: and I loled at the review section on the speakers… “fairly nice” is not at all how I would describe them. They are seriously bad (not that I care much though).

I hope someone will take it over. Very nice alternative web-client. Edit: after reading further… seems like it has too much tech debt :-/

Ah, nice: with the new reuse_scram option (sadly disabled by default) the long standing issue that you had to re-login all the time on Firefox is finally solved.

Some nice smaller bug fixes.

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/208832 > But a module for Prosody is also in the works.

But a module for Prosody is also in the works.

Still early days, but slowly it is getting somewhere.