You know what is incredible? With #openstreetmaps you can download the entire map of Beijing in just 15MB and the entire map of the province of Hebei in 25MB. You don't need a SIM card or mobile data as GPS can be tracked in the app.
Also amazing is that it integrates with #Wikipedia and Wikivoyage to give you geolocated articles and travel advice.
So, hi. Yes, I am one of the #diaspora* core devs, but no, we don't hate Mastodon over there. In fact, I think that comparing micro-blogging like Mastodon to something like diaspora* is a bit... weird.
Anyway, just here to fill some of the micro-blogging needs twitter failed to deliver.
@thinkMoult I use Ubuntu Touch. Had it from when Caniconal still supported it. Now I run the UBPort version. My use cases are rather basic stuff like alarm clock, agenda, SMS, phonecalls, internet, games. I find it fullfills my needs.
Recently my satnav broke down, so I'd also like to use my phone as a satnav. A quick search gives me a couple of apps, but I should still try them out a bit.
If you'd like to see what apps are available you can also check it out online at https://open.uappexplorer.com/
I haven't posted in a while, but that's because I found out the hard way that Mastodon is blocked in China!
Also turns out that using Tor is not so straightforward in China.
Stay tuned, because I have been taking plenty of pictures of Chinglish examples.
Automatic bag drops at Sydney airport. Nice. Can't argue overweight baggage with a machine!
Browser: knock knock
Server: who's there?
Server: Mozilla who?
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.87 Safari/537.36
actually, plugging a "bad" small amp/speaker on a #Raspi 1 on battery reveals entertaining... even technically usefull
It kind of speaks like R2D2 with all the interferencies it makes on the native audio port (and bad earth connection) ...
you can actually follow it's innerworking by the ears, readings the sdcards, or downloading stuff, calculating, ... like an audio prompt or progress-bar
Chats that are better than Facebook messenger:
+ Literally everything else.