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Alphabet, Google, Meta, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube,Twitter, Microsoft, Adobe are our enemies, if you're using anything from them, by them or connected to them you are aiding in the downfall of our privacy, human rights and all that is good within technology. They are ALL in bed with another enemy, the governments of EVERY country. Stop them, stop using them.

While I am at it, also transferring recordings from tape of bands I was in on drums, from 16 years of age into my early 20s. Some I haven't heard since back then. Talking 80s, early 90s. So weird hearing them now at 50 years old.

Transferring an audio tape of my Father's voice from 1971, the year I was born, the year before he died in a car accident to digital files. I've heard the tape last year for the first time when we found it, but now easier to listen to, repair some, enhance some etc. Voice sounds like me, almost to being eerie.

I wiped yesterday and re-installed EndeavourOS yesterday w/ Cinnamon. I was hesitant, but now that I am convinced this is where I am staying I wanted a cleaner setup with only the packages I use all the time installed.

I have the right to be wrong. It doesn't matter what it is I believe in. I don't want nor need someone filtering out what they feel is disinformation or "fake news". Censorship is what the watchers use to make sure their narrative is the only one that rises to the top. Who watches the watchers? Other watchers? Who watches them? Glad I stopped using months ago for StartPage. are already dead. DuckDuckGo now burried on top of them all.

Anyone out there able to connect to under Linux?
Since yesterday connections in ANY web browser under Linux gets denied connection. Google Tag Manager is working.Trying to see if it is just me? I can connect via my network wi-fi on a phone though. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Remember that there are also many folks inside Russia who oppose the war and Putin whose ability to communicate and organise will be impacted if/when Russia is removed from SWIFT. Just talked to someone who is welcoming Twitter outcasts to the fediverse who is concerned how they can keep their servers running. We should be ready to help them if/when this happens.

Anyone know how to get out of #Ukraine? I hear there are no flights or trains. Perhaps private shuttle buses or something like that?

Specifically interested in getting from Kropyvnytskyi (Кропивни́цький) to the EU (or at least further west) somehow.

Asking for a family member.

Boosts appreciated.

September 1, 1939: Germany invades Poland, then Annexes Austria. I have a feeling history is repeating itself and will continue passed Ukraine.

Half measures to combat a large threat is a large failure to affect it enough to make it stop.

Empty suit reading a script. Does he even remember what he said 5 minutes ago?

Hopefully in 3 years or so my country will have a President again.

A change in your way of life is a better alternative then an end of your life. What you eat, drink, smoke or put into your body, is what becomes part of it.

I have some good news, the cancer that was found in my bladder was non-remarkable, low grade, minimally/non-invasive, surface only. I am still recovering and go next Friday to have the stupid stent/tube removed from my kidney into my bladder which is causing pain and discomfort for a week now.

One might actually say it goes against the entire GNU/Linux philosophy of freedom, choice and the ability to make it your own.

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GNOME is a very polished desktop environment. The problem is it lacks or hides so many basic functions, especially in other GNOME applications that it becomes useless for me. Add onto that the wonderful obstacles put in place to prevent customization.

I used to distro-hop all the time. I still have the urge all the time, but I know better now that the "major" change I look for isn't a thing that really matters. I instead stay where I am on Arch (via EndeavourOS) w/ Cinnamon. I still have the urge though to start fresh. So strange!

One of the best features of GNU/Linux is the absence of anything by Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Adobe. I don't need ANYTHING from them installed in my distro of choice.

Been up since 4AM, decided to catch up on some work. Yes, I am back at work the day after surgery. I work from home though. I could never go to work at an office again. Been working from home since 2018. It was like a raise, no money spent on gas, -$500 a month spent on parking in downtown Houston, Texas. Less interruptions, no distractions from co-workers. It isn't for everyone. You need good discipline and project management skills. The freedom it gives is great though. Work on things any time

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