Is somebody here using Fedora or OpenSUSE? How are they, compared to Arch(+EndeavourOS, Manjaro) and Debian derivatives like Ubuntu, Mint and so on? I love the AUR (been using it for years now), but I'd like something more stable that I don't have to tinker with. I'm annoyed by apt and the amount of important packages and programs it is missing but I don't like having to fix something every now and again after an update. Especially on a computer that is used for work.

Review of "Embrace your weird : face your fears and unleash creativity" (3 stars): Am I out of touch? Am I getting old and grumpy? 😱 bookwyrm.social/user/burgess/r

I feel like us 20-something fediverse users should form an online club. We could talk about stuff like job searching, books to read, comparing life in different parts of the world, aesthetics, projects, etc. Feel free to boost or message me if that interests you.

Is there a FOSS service (app and/or website) to save movies and series but also save the progress in episodes? I can't find anything that does all in one, just parts of it.

Some people like to do push-ups if they have the urge to do things like smoking a cigarette.

Maybe I should be doing that as well, but only if I am procrastinating. I would be looking like Hulk in no time or get more stuff done 🤔

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3. Copy the resulting account handle
4. Search in Mastodon for that handle
5. Click "Follow"

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Spontaneous motivational speech:

We are not aware of how little time we have and how we use it. It's about making decisions and not swimming with the flow of others expectations, what we think we should do and decisions in general that we didn't make deliberately. Kurzgesagt made a good video about that just recently:

invidious.namazso.eu/watch?v=J

I feel like they didn't emphasize one point enough, even though they mentioned it:
It's not just trying out new things or old hobbies, it's also about meeting new people. Building connections becomes a bit harder the older you get, but you are never too old to build these meaningful relationships. The internet and hobbies (which they alluded to) are good ways to do that.

You might think:

  • "Yeah, but it's not that easy / I'm very introverted / I'm not good with people / I might seem needy" and so on, but are you really?
  • "Yeah, but where would I even meet people specifically / I don't have any hobbies / I have no idea how and where to meet people" have you really tried and thought about this question as much as you think?Maybe some excuses like these are built on the foundation of finding the easy way out of there.

At so many points in my life, I had those same issues and didn't change anything. I was kind of a recluse and I thought that's just how I am.

Sure, it's not going to be easy, it is going to disturb your routine, it's going to feel weird at first, but that's just our body not wanting to change. Change is a risk, takes energy and it might not stick, but it's never useless.

Especially regarding building human connections: There's so much to gain. Our ape ancestor genes still crave relationships. Try to reach out, try to find deeper connections. These are things that generate happiness in our lives and are always worth a try.

I just felt like throwing that out for whatever reason. Fight against always going the easy route and try something 😄

> Have a problem that I can't really figure out a solution for
> Starts to compile an email to the mailistlist
> Realize my misstake when I write it
> Draft-folder is full of emails like that

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I dislike those days, where I just end up wasting time doing useless stuff. Just to make things clear, watching movies or playing games is not useless in my opinion, I have fun doing that.

Scrolling through Reddit, Fedi and watching random YouTube videos on the other hand is different. This is a mindless activity, I'm not having fun, no real knowledge is gained. I'm not actively deciding on watching those things, I'm just feeding the ape in my head, giving him the input he likes: Next to no effort for random bits of new but mostly useless information gained; blinking, colorful pixels. The next scroll could entail a big surprise. Valuable data is just around the corner and if it's not, maybe the next scroll hits the spot.

It rarely does though and I should know better. I'm working on my media habits, things are improving, but progress is slow. I want to use my time efficiently: If I have fun, I want to have a lot of fun; if I socialize with people, I want to work on building deep connections, not just small talk; if I work on something, I want to do so productively.

What's your way of fighting the ape? Maybe there's something to learn from each other here. I'm doing something like a 5 min dairy, where I write down what I want to specifically get done today among other things.

Uhh, what? 🤨 Is Duolingo throwing out random sentences now, to get you to lose hearts so you maybe buy some?

I don't like making (debian) packages, especially because I'm not used to the workflow.
Why can't I throw everything in a folder and the system just reads my mind and figures out what I want with them? 🙃​

Second place goes to Sony/Playstation, for having the account settings spread out on two different sites. Just why?

Third place goes to Wavebox. I'm not gonna install a program I'm not using anymore, just to delete my account. :what:

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Hands down, first place for weirdest password/email changing interface goes to Mojang. I mean, dice captchas, on almost every screen? Forcing "security questions" that are easy to guess? Must be hard to make accounts secure if the biggest part of your audience are kids.

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