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I do like to keep my use of extensions in GNOME to a minimum, but I have to say, 'Blur my Shell' looks *really* nice.

github.com/aunetx/blur-my-shel

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Pika Backup 0.4 with support for scheduled backups has been released. You can learn more about this release in my blog post or directly try it out.

Pika Backup is focused on backups of personal data with an emphasis on usability.

blogs.gnome.org/sophieh/

apps.gnome.org/app/org.gnome.W

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Absolutely beyond thrilled for the release of #Fedora Silverblue 36! Silverblue has been my go-to Linux OS for a while now and it represents the best of what Linux has to offer.

Try it out!
silverblue.fedoraproject.org

#linux #gnome #silverblue #foss

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@mattdm I promote Fedora (especially Silverblue!) and GNOME a lot whenever I can. Not because I’m paid to, but honestly I genuinely love what all of y’all are doing and the amazing product that Fedora is.

I’ve seen it go from something I was uneasy with as a user to something that absolutely nails what I want from an OS and does it so elegantly in a really short amount of time. It’s impressive!

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Pet peeve: your restaurant website should not have a button/link called “menu” that takes me to start an online order and does not let me just SEE THE FREAKING MENU.

Kailh Box Mute Jade switches 

In my case, I like the feel of clicky switches but I don't like the sound, so Mute Jades were *very* interesting to me as something to try out.

I just got a set in today, and so far...they're a bit odd. The spring is stronger than the Box Royals, but the tactile bump from the clickbar is easier to push past and so I can type faster on them.

Definitely gonna take getting used to, but I like them so far

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Kailh Box Mute Jade switches 

So in more mechanical keyboard adventures, around the time of my previous posts about switching back to Kailh Box Royals, I had also heard about a new Box switch: Mute Jades.

The use a clickbar like clicky Box switches, but it's muted with a silicone insert, so the actual "click" sound is much more subdued than a traditional clicky switch. So, they're marketed as clicky switches, but sound much more like tactile switches

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Little secret about Mastodon: the third party unofficial apps are really good! :blobhappy:

Because they've been around a lot longer, the third party apps have more features than the official apps.

You can see links to the third party apps listed underneath the official app links on the Mastodon website, just scroll down the page a bit:

joinmastodon.org/apps

Also, most of the unofficial apps (such as Metatext, Fedilab and Tusky) are open source so outsiders can see exactly what they do and how they work. This makes them just as safe to use as the official apps.

If you haven't tried the third party apps yet, it's well worth giving them a go.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

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I am very, very happy to be back on Silverblue.

I love that every single time I open my laptop, the latest system updates are already applied and don't require any intervention, or waiting for it to apply.

I love that it's encrypted, and running on BTRFS. I'm saving space and being safe.

I love that I've got Flatpaks serving me all the apps I love!

I love Silverblue!

#fedora #silverblue #linux #computers #tech

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Thoughts on modern computer usage 

It really makes me sad that so many people use computers without actually knowing how to use computers. This isn't to be elitist or anything, and it's not about learning programming. But there are so many times I've seen people who do not know how files work, or don't know how to troubleshoot. So they often end up doing things that don't make sense, or get taken advantage of. Not really sure what I can do other than try to teach people when I notice, but I've seen so many people just give up when I try to help them understand some issue.

Mechanical keyboard switches 

After using the Pandas for almost a year now...I realized I really don't care for that tactility profile, i.e. some pre-travel into a rounded bump. Kinda feels like driving over a speedbump, for example

The Kailh Box Royals, in contrast, have minimal pre-travel and a much sharper bump, more like flicking a lightswitch.

I realize now that I *really* prefer the latter over the former

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Mechanical keyboard switches 

Replacing the switch of an often-hard-to-actuate | key led me down the rabbit hole of replacing all of the keys on my Launch keyboard back with what the board came with: Kailh Box Royals.

When I first got it, I was having a hard time getting used to how "difficult" the Royals were to press down, having come from Cherry MX Browns before, so it wasn't long before I replaced them with Glorious Panda switches.

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One of my favorite things about GNOME that I severely underuse: apps being able to integrate with the shell's search

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FPS game ramblings 

I've never been a big fan of FPS games in general, but after a conversation that happened today I've realized:

It's not that I don't like the FPS genre, it's that so many FPS games are also built around competitive MP. and I get very salty, very easily in competitive MP

Meanwhile I *do* like games like Borderlands and Payday because those are co-op, not competitive

but co-op FPS feels rare in comparison to competitive FPS

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Just read this on another social platform and I like it :blobcatgiggle:

"Mastodon doesn't have a quote function at all. The argument is that people should talk with each other and not about each other."

I'm happy to announce that yesterday, May 4th, the first thing that came to my mind was my mom's birthday, instead of it being Star Wars Day.

definitely have not had it backwards the past couple years. shhh

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New Pepper&Carrot derivation: a short scene animated coming with a fully detailed #krita and #b3d making-of. A project done by Purism's Creative Director @francois .

You can read the full making-of here: puri.sm/posts/animating-pepper

I really liked the result and all the production tips on the article (the compositing!). A very good resource if you are interested into animation with Free/Libre and Open Source tools.

#MastoArt #CC-By-Sa

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