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Scott Nesbitt @scottnesbitt@mastodon.social

Another week bites the dust. Which means that's it for me for the next couple of days. Stay safe and well, kids. I'll see you on the other side

The notion of the 'best' software or app to do a job is often very subjective. The best tool is the one that works best for you, and might not mesh with someone else's pick - especially if that someone is an expert or guru

Yes, it's true. I did once pay a street musician ti stoo butchering a King Crimson song. The day after Greg Lake passed away, too

Say it can't happen here? Well Kiwi spies have been 'unlawfully' using travel data nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article

Is it time for the annual Festivus airing of grievances yet?

No, guy who contacted me out of the blue, I don't need the "exposure" or "experience" writing for you. I've been doing this professionally for almost 30 years. If you want me to write for you, open your wallet

Too little, too late Patreon:

blog.patreon.com/not-rolling-o

The damage has been done, not just to the company but to the creators who used/relied on the platform. And all those supporters who bailed? I doubt most of them are going to come back. Trust = gone. As ye sow and all that

@scottnesbitt No, that's the voight-kampf test of the Internet. If you *don't* refuse, you have no soul.

Am I being a bit too zealous when I refuse to read or link to blogs that toss out that annoying "subscribe to me!" pop ups and overlays?

Not every alternative is, nor does it need to be, a feature-for-feature replacement of what it's an alternative to.

Take, for example, AbiWord. For at least 85% of the people I know it's a more-than-viable alternative to Word. Why? They never use all those so-called "missing" features and probably never will.

Why does everything these days have to be a freaking 'art'?

@cobra2 Something light to carry with me when I travel. It'll be mainly for writing (pairing it with my folding Bluetooth keyboard), using apps I can install from F-Droid. Anything else, I'll just use the browser

@phschn That's two votes for the Nexus 9 😃

@cobra2 Thanks for the info. I'll have to look into a Nexus 9. Had a Nexus 7 (one of the original 2012 models), and actually miss it. Might try to track down a 2013 Nexus 7 ...

Probably the most important thing I've written about GNOME in the past few years. It's long, but take the time to read it all.

blogs.gnome.org/chergert/2017/

Does anyone run LineageOS on a tablet? If so, which one and what's your experience been like?

That's a wrap for this week. At least for me. Have a good one, kids, and I'll see you on the other side in a couple or three days

Funny think about being called an elitist because I use #opensource? When I present someone with something open source and their closed system isn't compatible, they can move to something more open, for $0, to ensure that it works. It might cost them in convenience, but the tools are freely available.

If someone presents me with something closed that won't let me in because I use open source, there's no $0 recourse (to say nothing of requiring me to give up my independence).