When you buy a new laptop... only to have it superseded by the manufacturer 2 - 4 weeks later...

@BryanLunduke@mastodon.rocks Phantasy star Online was released on PC moons ago... fans have been propping it up since before dinosaurs went extinct :)

ephinea.pioneer2.net/

Runs brilliantly in Wine... My kids and I play PSO quite often. A game that was new when I was young, thanks to fans, can be shared with my kids :)

Well that was odd...

I've been away from social media for a while. I was surprised when I returned to find that my feeds were empty.

Some of the people I followed had vanished.

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Gaming on Linux can now be supported on Liberapay !

Liberapay is a donations platform to help you fund the creators and projects you appreciate.

In comparison to more well known Patreon, The FEES ARE LOWER, you can also put a lump sum into your "wallet" to then dish it out to anyone on the service.

Liberapay is run transparently by a non-profit organization, its source code is open, public.

en.liberapay.com/gamingonlinux

#Liberapay #Patreon #donation #Linux #gaming #OpenSource

Just finished watching a video by @ChrisWere sharing his final thoughts of Ubuntu and the Unity desktop running on real hardware.

youtube.com/watch?v=6GXZdtkpgd

Glad to see the videos move from a VM to actual hardware. The choice of hardware was pretty nice as well.

Spoiler Alert... it was a slightly upgraded version of the Triton from Entroware entroware.com/store/laptops/tr

I have a quick question @BryanLunduke@mastodon.rocks When did you stop being so negative in the freedom dimension?

Just finished watching "They're Watching You" by @BryanLunduke@mastodon.rocks
youtube.com/watch?v=tabVaoeNtd

FOR THE RECORD... I already have an amazing tinfoil top hat.

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The early web had what was in retrospect an astonishing degree of transparency, it took very little effort for anybody to become a web developer -- this isn't an argument for its etymology but I wouldn't be half surprised if "web developer" came to be coined as a kind of intermediate tier between "computer user" and "programmer", what with HTML being a markup language, making room in the engineers' office for people without STEM backgrounds but stopping short of granting them peer status.

Still looking into grabbing a GnuBee. Really glad they've met their funding goals.

If you're looking into buying a NAS, GnuBee is worth considering.
crowdsupply.com/gnubee/persona

If you enjoy typing and would like to try a fun typing game...

zty.pe/

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Free Software is based on the premise that some percentage of consumers can contribute back and share their changes.

Contributing requires skilled consumers.

Given a long enough time, and a trend towards increased computer literacy, I see a stronger Free Software community as an inevitability.

In the mean time, we need to focus on increasing the conversion rate.

The internet remembers all of the stupid from my youth...

For reminding me how much of a plank I used to be, I thank you.

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