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CW: Uvalde, Texas


I really don't know how to wrap my mind around yet another mass shooting here in the US. Feeling heartbroken and overwhelmed.

All the pro-gun people say that if more people were armed we wouldn't have this type of violence, but isn't Texas heavily armed already?

Praying for every family and individual affected by this tragedy.



"The FBI searched emails, texts and other electronic communications of as many as 3.4 million U.S. residents without a warrant over a year, the nationā€™s top spy chief said in a report."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-04-29/fbi-searched-the-data-of-millions-of-americans-without-warrants

 

#: I'm Steven, a married liberal Christian # loving # who loves living in #, MD, USA. I've been a Linux user since SuSE 6.2, and have been running POP!_OS for more than two years. I joined the # on my own install of #. I care very much about personal and consumer privacy, and love helping businesses and organizations set up privacy respecting software, websites, and # (#?)


How did I not know Drop Down Terminals existed? Playing with Tilda and Guake currently.



Really loving this new Mastodon client for Android. Love even more that Mastodon apps work with Friendica. Thanks, Friendica.


Didn't find out about the Pop!_OS beta until it was late. Grabbed my laptop and jumped on it anyway. šŸ˜“



Sometimes the perfect Friday night is an Imperial Stout at a farm brewery and reading blogs from Hacker News with no distractions.


I really value having multiple computers. My main WFH machine runs Pop!_OS, but I distro hop my office laptop quite often. Just setup openSUSE Tumbleweed last week, and already reloading this afternoon.


Oh, and me being surprised at the end of each video that I had just enough bolts, even though the last two hours I thought I had too many.


I appreciate all the professional appliance repair and parts companies that produce high quality videos and make them available online. Much respect, as they've made maintaining my appliances much cheaper. I'd think about making similar videos, but I'd be that one schmuck with that one dryer that keeps breaking, and nobody needs every video to be me cussing cuz I keep dropping the same bolts each time.



 

I'm not a huge Verizon fan, but they just rolled out 5G home internet service to Baltimore, and I just signed up. This weekend I will be saying good-bye and good riddance to Comcast.


It's official, the vermiculate we had removed was Zonilite brand. This was a huge answer to prayer, as now we're entered into the processing queue for some reimbursement for the asbestos settlement.
@Steven Brady That's good, abatement can get pretty pricey.
@JB Carroll It is! There was also more than $2k difference between the three quotes we got.


I laughed, then promptly lost, at passWordle. Unfortunately only has a Tweet button, else you'd get to see my score

https://rsk0315.github.io/playground/passwordle.html


This is infuriating. Yet another reason to distrust law enforcement. A person has a right to a level of privacy by submitting their DNA as a result of being a victim of rape.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/San-Francisco-police-linked-a-woman-to-a-crime-16918673.php

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That is so wrong!
@poet1b Agreed. It's absolutely insane.




Recently switched to Manjaro Gnome on my work laptop, and have not enjoyed the polish of a GNU/Linux desktop this much since Foresight Linux. Still using POP!_OS on my home laptop, as I still love the installer and how it can refresh a system (even encrypted) and still leave user data intact without fiddling.

 



Rewatching Continuum. Really understand Liber8's distrust of corporations this time through. It's sad that they're portrayed as the villains. It's sad they have to act like villains.

 

I heart this so much.

Democrats unveil bill to ban online ā€˜surveillance advertisingā€™

https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/18/22889903/democrats-targeted-advertising-facebook-google-surveillance



Replaced my Intel 8260 wireless card in my laptop to an older Intel 7265 and the random network issues just went away. Now I only need Comcast Xfinity to actually work correctly.


Was playing with the Deepin DE today. Really, really like the design, even though it's not that configurable. However, GTK apps are hella hard to read on it. Even though I loved some of the features, definitely going to have to stick with Gnome.



So it seems BackupPC has issues with samba 4.13, and no matter how much searching I did, I never found this bug report until Tuesday. Had to completely rebuild my backup server, as I was having trouble tracking down all the proper packages to let me downgrade to samba 4.11.

https://github.com/backuppc/backuppc/issues/404



Surely I'm not the only one that immediately follows up new seasons of Cobra Kai with a How I Met Your Mother binge.


Oh, I just found out that the Free Bible Version was released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike (BY-SA) 4.0 International license. That's awesome, and now my preferred translation.
http://freebibleversion.org/


Sitting at my desk humming Dragula, then realized how absolutely goofy I must sound. Metalhead problems, amirite?


This is frightening. I can honestly say I would never send a device in for service without wiping it.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/4/22817758/broken-google-pixel-phone-privacy-leak


In the US it's Drinksgiving if you are visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm drinking plenty of Peabody Heights dark beers (Aluna stout, Black Astrodon black IPA, Mount Clare porter). What's everyone else having for Drinksgiving?
@JB Carroll Very nice! Sad for you that it's gone. Cheers! šŸŗšŸ·


Been drinking all afternoon. Recorded my out of office message on the first try.


How bad was Lockwise for Firefox to just kill it? I barely used it, but it seemed decent for individuals.



Today a user had me trying to track down a 29 year old promotional coloring page for children. This document is older than some of our employees. No, I could not find it.


Me: I finally have Budgie set up perfectly!

Also me, same day: sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment
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