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Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it: this is a must-read for the Matrix community.

RT @pierce@twitter.com

This is a great dive into how Google botched messaging for 15 years, and the table of contents BY ITSELF is a truly epic burn arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/pierce/status/1430

If you're using @kde on an ultrawide (32:9) monitor, then may I strongly recommend the UltrawideWindows Kwin script.
Allows you to easily snap/tile windows to the center 50% of the screen, or the left/right quarter.
I previously used a portrait-landscape-portrait orientation of three screens. This script allows me to keep my windows management style without re-training my hotkey muscle memory.


Michael boosted

idea: flowchart-oriented technical support wiki

kinda like a support forum, but instead of being oriented for threads containing posts, you ask a question, and replies come like flowchart blocks where you respond to spin it off in a direction

and then if someone else has the same question but a different cause, they can branch it off wherever their problem starts to differ

blocks can be edited, annotated with sources, marked out of date, etc. with the idea being that what starts as a forum-post like "i have this problem please help" grows into a living document for solving that problem

After some rudimentary testing, it seems like the heat pump, even in "economy" mode, draws ~2000W ... constantly.
The power company has smart meters installed, which in this case is nice, because you can get hour by hour reporting of your consumption.

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The apartment I'm renting is eating 50+kW/h of power per DAY 😧 This is with a heat pump.
People who live in cold climates, is this normal? I've just moved countries and don't have a frame of reference for this.

Why don't more apps on Android implement the Storage Access Framework picker? πŸ˜’πŸ˜ 
The number of apps with their own built in file pickers is bizarre, and then they write their own implementations for syncing with things like Nextcloud.
But if simply calling SAF, the Nextcloud storage is already there and authenticated, because the Nextcloud client registers itself as a document provider.

Michael boosted

If you're interested in bug testing and/or getting a first look at this new Pixelfed client, click the link below for more info and how to get started:


#pixelfed #resin

I like the editing experience of Joplin quite a bit, but the way it stores the files (flat directory with files named by UUID) makes it a non-starter.

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I've been hunting for a cross-platform (Linux & Windows) desktop markdown editor to complement my use of @nextcloud Notes on Android.
After trying a few I've found Marktext to be the best fit.


Others I tried but which didn't sit right for various reasons:

- Joplin
- QOwnNotes
- Ghostwriter
- Typora

A couple I didn't try before landing on Marktext:

- Simplenote
- Zettlr

What do others think, have I missed an obvious one?

Wow, thanks for all the replies! Amaze and Material Files both look like great options.

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Dear Fedizens and FOSS-lings: I need a recommendation for a file browser on Android, that's available through F-droid (either natively or own repo), which is a suitable replacement for FX File Explorer (My go to for years).
I've tried Ghost Commander, but unless there's a way to re-skin it, I don't think I can put up with the way it looks.
@IzzyOnDroid, help me out?

Michael boosted

CalyxOS – De-Googled Android Alternative - in order to have a little more privacy. Only Pixel phones are supported for now. calyxos.org/ #linux #android #alternative #degoogle #privacy #calyxos

Just discovered and installed @flameshot , what a brilliant and easy to use tool. Definitely a productivity boost.

Michael boosted

Oh, hello... could it be that native full-mesh Matrix video conferencing is on the horizon at last?!? featuring a 3x3 matrix of @arobertlong@twitter.com as he demos his brainchild :D

Michael boosted

RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Amazing to see @Navy_Innovation@twitter.com showing off low-bandwidth @matrixdotorg@twitter.com decentralised comms to 1SL (Head of the @RoyalNavy@twitter.com) using Titanium: our CivTAK Matrix plugin. At this rate Matrix is on track to become the common language across the entire public sector!βš“οΈπŸ“»πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ twitter.com/Navy_Innovation/st

πŸ¦πŸ”—: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

If I'm in the top 5%, a worrying number of people don't know nearly enough...

Michael boosted

Dear #foss developers, you encounter an open source project and feel enticed to check out their community. Discord is mentioned as the only place where the discussions take place.

Your reaction?

A - Great, I already have an account anyway.
B - Ok, I'd be willing to join if the project is interesting enough.
C - Not ok, I will not be part of those discussions.
D - Other (see comment)

Boosts appreciated (research for blog post).

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