I feel like I’ve been gaslit into running FOSS but every success only brings me closer to fighting god

  • @Xcf456@lemmy.nz
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    434 months ago

    The reddit api blocking 3rd party apps pushed a whole bunch of people onto lemmy, and lemmy is very big on FOSS and Linux so it’s been a gateway of sorts

    • Ook the Librarian
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      224 months ago

      Day 1: “What is this place?”

      Day 3: “Do you have a moment to hear the wonders of Fdroid?”

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          4 months ago

          I’ve been a linux user since 2006. But I’m not a computer guy, it was just my OS really. I haven’t done serious computer work it what feels like decades. Two days on Lemmy and I’m thinking selfhosting a smarthome could be for me. Things are so wonderful now.

          PS: Auch mag ich Kühe. Sie sehen wie Landcarten aus.

          Ok, that’s about the most complex sentence I can make. I wish I stuck with learning German.

          • Kühe sind toll
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            44 months ago

            It’s called “Landkarten” :) but for the rest this sentence is completely correct.

            I am a Linux user for about 1.5-2 years and I really like doing technical stuff. The next thing I really have to do is figure out how to install Stable diffusion on Arch Linux. That stuff isn’t that straight forward. All guides I found didn’t work.

            • Ook the Librarian
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              34 months ago

              German Ks make so much damn sense. Why do I keep screwing them up?

              In this case, it was that “cartographer” is a cognate.

    • @theneverfox@pawb.social
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      24 months ago

      Not to mention, Reddit’s assault was followed by seemingly every tech company looking on and saying “hold my beer”

      I’ve always been wary of the ability of tech companies to pull the plug of services on a whim, but holy shit did 2023 bring that way up the priority list