Hamsters running together. So cute!
Maker envy of a keyboard:
A set of values which feels very right to me: https://puri.sm/posts/how-to-avoid-the-frightful-5-big-tech-corporations/
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But it's not going to change, because the manufacturers want to sell more flagship phones, and the Play Store is flooded with un-optimized cash-grab apps that want to run advertising and analytics in the background 24/7.
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Clearly those sort of specs aren't necessary if you de-Google and use F-Droid apps. But people who don't want to do that shouldn't feel pressured to buy phones with the specs of a PC just to run their apps reliably. It's just ridiculous to force users to pay that sort of money to have a decent user experience.
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The Android phone industry encourages heavy, bloaty apps so that users will constantly seek out more powerful phones to try to make their apps run properly.
I'm all for people buying badass superphones if they want to, but the other day I saw a discussion on /r/android about how you *need* 8GB of RAM to make your phone not unload apps randomly.
Sometimes I miss the simplicity of using a Google Chromebook. But Chromebooks seem to like to fall apart within a year or two, and of course Google is a little too scary to trust these days.
I've moved to a refurbished Thinkpad running Devuan. It's way more durable than my old Chromebook, and has way less Google! Yay.
Oh, and a later item on Mozilla's progress https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/31/firefox-with-ads-on-new-tab-page/
Welcome to your Sourceforge moment, Mozilla. https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/7/17326184/firefox-ads-sponsored-content-pocket-suggestions
Just re-launched my personal web site https://elektrubadur.se/ with some new cool features:
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If for some reason you want to comment on something there you can for instance discuss it on here. For now it's mostly my photos though, so not much to discuss. Maybe I'll start writing a bit on technical subjects there, we'll see.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko