@tuxedocomputers infinitely compact you say? At 15" I don't think so. But it's relative. Here is infinitely compact to me:

@dallin I hear you, but Ubuntu is the best distro... No but seriously, I do think there are things about some distros which are better than others. Honestly I think the distro with the most support in terms of developers and designers is going to have a leg up. I think this is why Ubuntu seems to always scratch the itch for me. Fedora has been looking pretty good though. Just not down with the whole FOSS thing.

Will gnome extensions work with Pop OS'es Cosmic desktop environment? Is this a design goal of theirs? (To not break compatibility with Gnome.)

@Carnet Really happy about this. This will make Carnet a onestop drop in replacement for Google Keep!! Very good work my good sir!

@dallin I too recommend it with all of my heart. It testifies of the Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and brings true and everlasting light plainly in view.

@Carnet Hallelujah! Any idea when this will get updated to f-droid, etc.? Keep up the great work you and thardev!

Apple announcement summarized: Hey, you can now use the M1 to run the same wimpy iOS apps that you were running with the A13 before, but now you can do it faster. Nevermind that we could have let you do that with Mac OS and full desktop class applications since the two architectures are the same, but nevermind that. No file system and self contained island apps are just way more fun.
It is almost like Apple is afraid to truly innovate.

@peter @dallin Interesting perspective. I think if we are talking about screen time in excess I would absolutely agree that this is certainly possible.

@dallin I don't think the act of looking at a screen alone is detrimental to anything. Rather what is displayed on the screen determines this. However, I think the adage / command, all things in moderation, is most insightful. If you have to because of work, like I, then there are ways to balance things out.

I am of the opinion that American schools need to take the teaching of other languages in school way more seriously. Most of the world can speak an additional language. The studies have shown that it is beneficial not only in communication but helps the brain to form new pathways and makes it possible for the brain to even think in different ways. This is an advantage many are getting that we in the States should be taking note of.

@hans For sure. Just wish the documentation for setting up a server was a bit more complete. Setting up something like Prosody or Rocket Chat by comparison is a snap. (In some cases literally.)

@hans If the goal is to be able to interface with all of the other chat platforms, then yes of course, Matrix is great. In the past we had things like Trillian and Pidgin which did similar stuff, although there wasn't inter chat communication. It was only a way to use a single app to use all of your chat networks. Once Matrix is a streamlined native piece of software I'm eager to give it a shot again. If Matrix interfaces with XMPP then it really will be the best of both worlds.

@matrix xmpp really does check all the boxes and is mature already. I'm all about Matrix and new efforts but let's not ignore viable solutions that are already available.

@dallin Ditto. Communication is a smartphones most powerful feature.

@dallin Yes I know that is for the original Titan and not the pocket variant they have not launched yet, but I hope the disassembly will be similar.

@elementary Hello Elementary! I was wondering if there was a way to autohide or merge the status bar with the dock?

@debacle This is great. Really looking forward to group video in Conversations and Dino. The future looks to be bright indeed!

I'd love to setup a Matrix server, however the last time I tried it was pretty difficult and the instructions rather sparse. Now I see that there is a lot of work going into a native server, that will improve the memory and cpu footprint of the software. So I'm wondering should I wait for that to be released, or plunge in now?

@dallin thanks again for the tip. I tried Pinafore before but for some reason didn't look deeper. Now that I am using it again I find the I also really like it. Makes me wish I had a bigger reason to use Mastodon.

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