Hi Fediverse 👋
let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial
Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔
As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂
Another month has begun, lots of #Linux games ready to be written about.
Just a shout out to all of our supporters for helping push us forward. Thank you everyone!
Okay. I have ridiculed #Manjaro enough. That means I will probably eventually end up using it as my daily driver. That seems to be my standard result. Maybe I should just give in now and install it, and just see where I end up?
In fact, I'm gonna go watch it again on youtube just to give him the watch time. Also, if this tickled your fancy, try his #ryse series. He was great in that since he both enjoyed the silliness of the game, and could point out all the errors it made...
https://invidio.us/watch?v=mgcAr0IXB3Q - This is freaking fascinating. Many a True nerd is a fantastic let's player, and also a #classicist (Is that the term? He done did the school thing for #ancient #greek thingies) Watching him play through the history mode in assassins creed was both #educational, and #inspiring. If you're interested in ancient greece, give it a watch! Heck, do it on youtube and let him know you liked it, 'cos I for one would love to see more...
@rosnovsky @OneSubtractOne Been there, done that... I found it comforting using Arch after having Ubuntu and Fedora break at things that should have been simple. In #Arch you at least get really good documentation, which matters most if you want to learn the inner workings. And that's why Arch (and probably Manjaro) are great starting points.
rant about negativity on online friends
It's such a fucking neurotypical thing.
Like "online friends are not real friends"
So once anyone comes online, they become unreal. Got it!
Online friends did 1,000x more to keep me alive than my entire family did and all my "real friends" did in my life
Just because I can't touch someone, doesn't make them unreal
In short: Just because you don't understand it, doesn't make it not existing
I feel like #mastodon is a very serious, very #moral place. Like, Every post I see all over the place is either complicated #tech stuff, or people fighting #controversy and #human rights violations. So with that in mind, I'd like to mention how much I enjoy #Sandwiches. #Cheese and #ham, #burgers maybe... All that stuff.
I wonder if the #manjaro stuff is how #debian users felt when #Ubuntu first started getting popular? I see it everywhere, and I want to be happy that someone is pushing #arch based stuff forward... But all I can think is... Why not just use arch, and not risk the manjaro guys screwing everything up again?
Okay, so I managed to get on mastodon, I can both get and send mail, and I know IRC should work... But I cannot connect with ANY irc client in #emacs. I don't have any idea why? It just sits there trying to connect even if I force it to use just the defaults. I can connect on everything else? So I'm pretty sure it's emacs exclusive. Wonder what it's doing differently...
Okay... I can't lie. I'm enjoying playing with emacs. I feel slightly dirty though. I added evil mode, so I can basically vim in emacs but you can just stay in emacs for EVERYTHING. Email is included, IRC is included, Mastodon is available (That's where I am now) Matrix is apparently in here as well... I'm generally an adherent of the do one thing and do it right policy, but this is fun...
So, I realize this is an #emacs heavy collective... I've never really used emacs. I like #vim. Mostly because it's what I've used, and it works... Is there a good reason to try and switch? I mean. I can get a #nord color scheme in either, and we all know the only thing that really matters is what color your syntaxing is...