Inkscape is a fantastic program but it lacks a lot of CAD skills. It is paradoxical that I have to use FreeCAD to design a 2D sketch because is way easier than in Inkscape.

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If you’re an iPhone user Mastodon for iPhone is now available in the App Store. Check it out — it’s what Im currently doing 😁

gdu, a space consumption analyzer written in Go for the terminal.

You just have to execute the command gdu /my-directory and you'll see all its subdirectories and how much space they consume.

More info:

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I learned yesterday that in Tesla's newest car, if you haven't paid for autopilot, the option to turn it on is still there in the touchscreen - and if you accidentally do turn it on, Tesla immediately - and without warning or notification - charges $14,100 (the cost of the autopilot feature) to the credit card you have on file with them.

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Linux tips 

watch is a #linux #command that helps you watch the output of other #commands.

For example, there's a command called free that shows you info about your memory usage. Open up your #terminal and type the following:

watch free

By default watch command runs the given command every 2 seconds and shows you the output. In this case you can see the output of "free" changing every 2 seconds, depending on your memory usage. Press ctrl+c to quit watching.

#LinuxTips #CommandLine

Cfgmngr is a simple tool to store your dotfiles on github. With cfgmngr you can add files to be tracked just one time. You dont have to copy them one after another to proper locations, cfgmngr will do it for you.

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As soon as I get rid of my old gpu I'll give Arco Linux a try. It gives you freedom of choice in every detail of your system from the very beginning. It also offers you the option to install every window manager... all of them.

GNU/Linux tip of the day: how to create a new file with the result of a command:

ls -a /home/user > list.txt

With this command you'll have a list (list.txt) of all your home files/directories.

I've been using GNU/Linux for more than 15 years and today I've learned that you can do that!

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Pacstall will attempt to become the AUR Ubuntu wishes it had. It takes the AUR and puts a spin on it, making it easier to install programs without scouring github repos and the likes

Fantastic project. Currently using it.

How long will my pc last if I keep reducing its consumption of resources? I switched from graphical apps to terminal clients because I was using a very old 32 bits laptop. I have a more powerfull pc but I still use non graphical apps from my old times. Here are few of them:

Podcasts: castero
Feeds: newsboat
Reddit: rtv (still works!)
Emails: mutt
Music player: miniplayer

If you're interested in any of those clients, they are available on github or/and your repos.

Watch out your ass if you enter this spanish coffee shop without a mask 😀


If you enter without a mask, we'll have to test your temperature! PS. We only have rectal termometers.

I/O error on my dvd reader. It was expected to happen as I've not used it for months.To my surprise, they're way cheaper than few years ago.

That's understandable as we live in the "cloud era"... For better or for worse.

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#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

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Here's a little thing that may not be obvious to many people....

When you install an open-source app from Google Play or the Apple app store, there is no guarantee that what you install actually matches the public code.

@fdroidorg are doing a great service. They independently build the public source code for apps from scratch, review for common issues, and publish their builds. Thanks to "reproducible builds" it's possible to verify they do not tamper with the code.

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I recently bought a book of Aaron Swartz's writings. I've just read the introduction and it really resonates (you can read it on google books).

If you don't know who Aaron Swartz was, you need to.
If you like documentaries watch The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.

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