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I can't remember if I shared it here or not, but I started a new website. It is just a place where I can share my experiences in software development and hardware and software reviews. I find that getting really honest reviews and comments on the internet's tech sites isn't all that easy. This is my attempt at putting some good content out there with no strings attached. Not much on there now, but I plan on getting a bunch more up steadily over time.

XMPP is really a fantastic chat solution provided everyone you are chatting with uses Android, or desktop OSes. If any are on Apple devices, you are forced to roll into their push server, and the hassle begins. Still work by Daniel Glutsch on Conversations really do show how XMPP, while old in the tooth, is still excellent and venerable even today. He proves that the standard should live on far beyond all the other competing standards die out.

Really surprised at how good UHK's Agent software is compared to ZSA's Oryx configurator. Huge learning curve here and I'm not really sure with all of my muscle memory it will be worth it but we'll see.

I can't tell if Friendica is actually posting to Mastodon threads or not. It seems like threads are not getting posted to at all. That is a real bummer, and seems like a failing of the underlying fediverse technologies.

I run a Friendica instance and this Mastodon instance. Do I need both? Which would you keep if you could only keep one?

Blade Runner 2049 is better than the first. In nearly every way. It is a Sci-fi masterpiece. Come at me.

@purism I just added hibernation back on the Librem 13, because I really hate having a dead battery because of standby. I was thinking I wasn't going to use it, but I think on the L14 I will use it as well. Will need a 64gb swap partition though....

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I'm really looking forward to being able to limp along with a low battery thanks to a powerbank on the @purism Librem 14, thanks to the USB C that can do PD. When I forget to charge the Librem 13 after not using it for a day or 2, I have to wait for it to charge before taking it to the couch. This USB C port will make that not such a big deal.

Whew! I'm happy to report that I was able to get my battery life on FP3 /e/ back up to 3 days per charge. Turns out that ambient light features suck a ton of juice. (I leave it on, but it just flashes notifications, and don't use any sensor data.) I also needed to disable mobile data standby. This is supposed to help with with connection hand overs, but it just keeps your mobile data line always up, even when connected to wifi. Just a waste. Nice to have this thing back to long battery life!

The Planck EZ looks tasty as well. I have my doubts about a 40% keyboard though.

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Well I bought it, so in about 7 weeks, I'll know how it is.

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Ok Fediverse, what do you think about this. This is the ZSA Moonlander keyboard. I love it, but as someone who is not a traditional touch typist, but who can touch type using a hybrid finger peck method, I am curious if the split design would work. I do have a UHK and I split it and tried typing, and I did fine. (80+ wpm) So the question is, should I commit to a more ergonomic typing position? This thing is super compelling to me.

One of the things I've loved about the Librem 13 was being able to control the CPU clock and turbo functionality. It lets you have more control over your thermal conditions than otherwise possible. Well the same is possible on Windows 10. You need to edit your registry, but after doing so, the turbo boost portion becomes exposed in advanced power settings. Very nice, and it has made it so that I can keep my Onemix at around 30C and I have not noticed any performance loss.

This is a really compelling image of the Librem 5. Phosh has come such a long way in such a relatively short time. As the basis for everything to come, the Librem 5 is a fantastic show piece. True convergence, with so much more potential possible. I've already started working on a few linux programs to help with my transition to it, and I can't wait to get it, and move forward full steam ahead. Really looking forward to the implementation of traditional Suspend.

I'm grateful now and forever for the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Savior, Redeemer, and Master. Because of Him we are able to return to the Father, by following on His covenant path and enduring to the end. We are able to fall and get back up. Because of Him hope is real.

I am grateful for my family. I'm grateful for the many ways they help me to become a better person. My life would be a shadow of what it is today without them.

That awkward moment, when you want to be happy for Apple's mind boggling accomplishment in the M1, but the fact that RAM is now absolutely not accessible, and every little fault within the SoC will necessitate an entirely new mainboard, coupled with the knowledge that Apple will horde this technology (as they should) and only their products will be able to take advantage of it make me sad. Worse? Intel, AMD, and even ARM have a long way to go to catch up.

That awkward moment, as a avid fan of Microsoft and Office, have to admit that I stopped using Outlook and switched to Thunderbird. Thunderbird is amazing, and handles multiple account much better than Outlook.

I already own both Fallout 3 and New Vegas, but I just saw that these were available on, and with all of the DLC material, DRM free. I picked them up again, and I'm super happy that GoG is a thing!

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