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For those of you who suffer from the crippling disease of detrimental perfectionism, here's a word of advice: "Perfection is the enemy of good."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_

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We need to get past the point where the general public thinks you're a strange child for using end-to-end encrypted apps, such as Signal, even in the case when you're merely a concerned ordinary citizen who disagrees with illegal and uncontrolled mass surveillance.

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Dick, I promise that, if I ever become a (physics) professor, then I won't ever be dignified one.

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If you have moved Manjaro Xfce from Ubuntu and miss some really nice GNOME extensions, then here are some options.
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How did you find me down here?

It doesn't matter, since you're probably thinking about how I shouldn't be wasting my time, and you'd be correct.

I wonder why people can't even bother to care as actual human beings.

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"We have enormous freedom. That’s not a gift that was given to us, it’s a legacy that was left to us by centuries of struggle. By centuries of people that most of whose names are completely forgotten, the ones who created the freedom and the rights we now have, and that will be taken away unless you constantly defend them."

- Noam Chomsky

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"When you don't create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than your ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create."

- Why The Lucky Stiff

For those of you who suffer from the crippling disease of detrimental perfectionism, here's a word of advice: "Perfection is the enemy of good."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfect_

Moral of this segment: be aware of the intent of presenting yourself. Are you entertaining a comedy crowd? Because presenting for an academic audience should never be mixed up with an adience for comedy entertainment...
youtube.com/watch?v=rYy0o-J0x2

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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand.

The history behind denying prisoners the right to vote is interesting, mostly because not all US states have a uniform stance on this matter:
aclu.org/blog/voting-rights/ra

I was today years old when I found out that Manjaro Xfce comes out the box with ADB, fastboot, and other command-line based Android development tools...
(Take that Ubuntu!)

3) Desaturate All
This is the only GNOME extension I cannot find a replacement to yet. Desaturate All turns the display into grayscale.
I will come back to this one if I find one or anyone has a suggestion for a viable solution...

I really missed Caffeine b/c Manjaro tries to make the display fall asleep every about 3 minutes. This is kind of annoying, especially when watching a YouTube video in full screen mode.
The solution was rather surprising for me, because I was trying to shake the wrong tree while finding a replacement for Caffeine.
(I guess Presentation Mode does have its uses... the solution was right in front of me the whole time!)
I stumbled upon it, almost by accident, here:
forum.manjaro.org/t/caffeine-n

2) Presentation Mode (a de facto replacement for Caffeine)
Some might know of Caffeine as a GNOME extension or a MacOS plugin that prevents the display from falling asleep, when it is activated.
There is a de facto replacement, but in a rather unexpected place: the power management battery icon (which is on the lower right of the screen for Manjaro Xfce out of the box). Right click on it and click the Presentation Mode checkbox, and it will prevent the display from going to sleep.

However, I felt better off with leaving GeoClue2 automatically determining my location (which is probably does via WiFi and was already preinstalled on Manjaro Xfce):
wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/R

1) Redshift
This is a command line(-ish) solution. It is available through Manjaro's Pacman, without going through the AUR.
There is a video tutorial on, which covers the essentials:
youtube.com/watch?v=0GisWoU_yF

If you have moved Manjaro Xfce from Ubuntu and miss some really nice GNOME extensions, then here are some options.
(a thread)

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