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Why so many distros ship GNOME by default, a retro OS on modern hardware, Mint’s update woes, your feedback, and more.

House (my workplace) is so much quieter now one of the kids is back at school today. Other one goes back later in the week. Then it's just me and the cat (and the neighbours' cat). Plus I get all the Internet connection to myself, not a bunch of zoom/teams/hangouts eating it. ☺️

Apparently you can donate a boat (or car, or pretty much any other vehicle) to the #EFF:

Bought myself a Dart/Flutter course for a bit of self-improvement. πŸ’ͺ
Pondering some app ideas for πŸ€”

#Ubuntu Martin Wimpress hat ein Snap gebaut fΓΌr ein Retro-Autorennen Cannonball .πŸ‘ Achtung die Tastenbelegung gibts auf der Webseite ich hab kein -h --help
gefunden. Macht sΓΌchtig.

Really enjoying using Spot, the open source Rust/GTK Spotify client. Just pushed the 0.1.9 release for amd64/arm64 to the stable channel.

"There is a new set of Grub2 vulnerabilities that are going public today. The wiki page above explains them in detail."... Read on..

Well. This arrived today, ahead of estimate. It's rather rapid! Didn't take long to install the basics (Chrome, Zoom, Spotify) and get up and running. Daughter opened a GDoc and was amazed how fast it was to load. Silent operation, nice kb & touchpad. She's very happy with it.πŸ₯³

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The @inkscape About Screen contests never fail to impress me. So many great entries! I want this one on a t-shirt!

Matrix themselves respond, promptly (thank you matrix social media person). "agreed that the UX is bad: there should be a button to explicitly request that you verify yourself using an existing login rather than doing it implicitly, and a button for β€œi don’t have any logins” rather than β€œskip”."

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Pretty much every time I login to Matrix/Riot/Element/Whatever, I get some kind of dialog like this that has no button other than "Skip". This is one reason why I almost never use it. The impenetrable UX of Matrix is personally infuriating.

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