[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago

Actually, more context: my Floridian spouse is weirded out that I wear shorts in the cold, but I picked that up in a cold climate on a farm: my legs don't get cold, and wearing pants to throw hay at cows doesn't really check out.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago

It's always amused me that there is this bizarre (to me) subculture that is militantly anti-shorts. It's always someone from like Scotland or New Hampshire. My dude, I'm not wearing pants in Florida from April to October unless I have a funeral, wedding (maybe!), court appearance, or in-person business event. And I'm only wearing socks if God appears and instructs me to do so in person--which, given I am entirely unreligious, isn't much of a risk.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 days ago

Walmart is another weird one. They have phone payments but only using their app. Which is some real "company town" BS.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 week ago

I am similarly cis gender, straight male (much to my more fluid spouse's amusement and dismay). I've just found the fem- voice actors to be better. Femshep, the female lead in Ghost Recon Wildlands, etc. Or maybe it's that the brah actors for the male characters sound so consistently dumb. And now it's just a thing I do.

PS. I hope you love yourself.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 week ago

11 months later …

NixOS looks interesting whoosh sucked into a warp

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

NixOS on an M2 Air here. Works fine, other than the fingerprint reader.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

The 2016-2017 MBP are unusually bad. Devices on either side of that? You're fine. But the 2016-2017 devices? No wifi (except in some extremely unusual cases) is the big problem. Even then, it amazes me how much does work, with zero configuration, with a simple graphical install. The problem with this vintage MBP isn't that it's hard to get running--it's that it's (almost) impossible, but the parts that aren't impossible are as smooth as they can be.

Yes, that's cold comfort. But I'm speaking from the POV of an owner of a 2017 MBP who desperately wanted to keep it going.

The coda to the story is that my wife used it for a while with her business but it fell victim to an absolutely bizarre heat issue where the heat sink vents hot air directly across the controller cable for the display, leading to inevitable failure. Again: not an issue on either side of this model year. It's sad because it could've served for another 4-5 years, making the initial purchase price substantially more tolerable.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

And that's without counting the roll-your-own variants. uBlue has been a remarkable project.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have a saying we find ourselves using far, FAR too often: “Conservatism lurks in the most unexpected places…”

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

Keeping in mind that “knowing and believing what they do” is itself a perilous notion because one of them might be a “Post-Madrid 1933 purple throated” Marxist while another might be a “Modernist new path” Marxist (I made those terms up). I mean I know “lol factions” is an old discussion with the farthest left, but they can’t even agree with each other.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 weeks ago

That's what I enjoy about kagi: because I can block and rank sources, I get to do some reverse-SEO, and the results are really good with remarkably few adjustments.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 weeks ago

I've switched to another email/calendar service, and I don't use Google Search (kagi ftw) ... but I can't get rid of my Workspace account because I'm the admin for the rest of the family (who won't leave gmail). Still, anything that further fragments Google's information about me is a net plus.

submitted 8 months ago* (last edited 8 months ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

You're going to see some typing errors in this post, and thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat is intentioooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonal. It's going to make the post unpleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeasant to read, but I assure you it's more unpleasant to type.

The issue: Every 5-10 seconds or so, my laptop has recently started pausing, with one symptom being repetition of any key I happen to be typing at that moment, whether a letter, deletion, or something else. I haven't changed anything, and something very similar seems to be happening on mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy Fedora-based desktop.

I have tried thhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe usual troubleshooting steps, such as watchinggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg my processes, disabling gnome extensions, and I cannot pin down the cause.

(1) Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyone seen anything like this?

(2) Any suggestions for troubleshooting?

The laptop is more than powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrful enough, a Gen 8 X1 Carbon. OS and apps are up to date. I assume an OS, gnome, or applicationnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn update has broken something, but I cannot for the life of me pinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn down where the issue is occurring.


Adding system specs --

Intel® Core™ i7-10610U 16GB Intel® UHD Graphics Gnome/Wayland NixOS 23.11 kernel 6.1.57


Well, it appears to be gnome. Switched to KDE and everything is perfectly fine. I don't like KDE (but I fully respect others' preferences, just ... to avoid unpleasantness). I'm going to do some digging around to see if gnome is conflicting with something in NixOS land.

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