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Follow up on supporting Immich announcement - change of wording
  • Yes, I highly recommend not relying on alpha software ever as your daily driver. I never give my photo viewing software write permissions on my images, so there's never any risk of losing data. And yeah, I'm not directing anyone outside my household to it, so I currently don't need to worry about servicing a bunch of users.

    The app/webapp mismatch issue has been more annoying that I think it needs to be. I understand the need to make security updates, but breaking compatibility this often is unusual.

    But again, my point is, the money you give them is a donation. If you don't want to donate, then don't. There should not be any incentive to get you to donate, besides seeing the project continue.

  • Follow up on supporting Immich announcement - change of wording
  • Should I not be able to use the software if I'm donating?

    You should be able to use it fully regardless of whether you're donating.

    I'm not going to pay for the mere possibility of it being useful at some undetermined point in the future.

    That's fine, by definition, a donation means you're not paying for anything.

    Immich has demonstrated it has no intention of ever becoming a useful project

    I take it you haven't been in the self-hosted photo space long. Even despite their alpha status and frequent breaking of backwards compatibility, it's still the best experience I've had (comparing to Plex, Nextcloud, and Photoprism). But if you can find something better, I'm all ears.

  • Follow up on supporting Immich announcement - change of wording
  • What I don't get is what would compel me to get a license.

    Ideally nothing. Maybe a sticker or a theme, but nothing important to the function of the tool. If the personal gratification that comes with offering financial support to a FOSS project (along with the resulting product itself) isn't enough, then this "license" (or whatever they end up calling it) isn't for you...ideally.

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  • If they removed it from the preface and pasted it at the beginning of every paragraph throughout the entire document, a certain type of person would still be focused on the one place they removed it from. Those are not serious people and should not be taken seriously.

  • i want to learn to negotiate, can you all give me some tips and how to learn to negotiate?
  • Yeah, but I would say it's less important that you can find a win-win solution, and more important to get in the mindset that advocating for your own interests is not the same as being selfish.

    A lot of people fail at negotiating because they don't want to be seen as selfish, but especially when it comes to negotiating with a corporation, they're banking off of you feeling that way. Know your worth, and make sure you're fairly compensated.

    On a related note, this is also the point of a union/collective bargaining and why companies hate them. They know that some people are better advocates for themselves than others, but they know that most people are bad at it. Divide and conquer.

  • i want to learn to negotiate, can you all give me some tips and how to learn to negotiate?
  • This is an article I always reference for job offer negotiations, but the principles would apply to negotiation in general. The most important concept to understand is: you can split a pot between two parties in ways that result in both of you getting more of what you want.

  • Immich v1.109.1 released with optional paid license
  • I like having more ways to support the project, but I don't think "license" is the correct terminology they should use, unless they intend to release paid-only features which I'm not a fan of at all.

  • Valve runs its massive PC gaming ecosystem with only about 350 employees
  • Valve is a master class in how to run a company.

    I wouldn't go that far, they have had their fair share of criticisms of their unique corporate structure. The "no one reports to anyone else" model has seen many complaints of cliques, redundant work, wasted efforts, abandoned projects, and popularity contests to ensure you receive a good review at the end of the year.

    They're successful, yeah, but so are a lot of toxic work environments. Hopefully they've improved.

  • how do you keep mozzarella sticks from splitting in the oven?
  • One option is to try cooking them low and slow. Reduce the cooking temp and go for longer. This will take some trial and error.

    Another option is to poke them part way through, before they split, to give steam a way to get out.

    Finally, try keeping a close eye on them. When one splits, take them out before the rest follow, they're done.

  • Jack Black cancels Tenacious D tour and places future projects on hold after Kyle Gass comments on Trump
  • Politicians are always responsible for deaths of their constituents as an indirect result of their actions, it's just a question of how many. We set up legislative and judicial systems to address this question rather than relying on mobs and vigilantes. It's called living in a civilized society. It's not about decency, it's about creating a safe society we want to live in. Personally I don't want to live in the wild west where anyone with a gun can play judge, jury, and executioner; you may feel differently.

    But I agree that the recent SCOTUS ruling is worrying, because it does appear to put the president above the law. As JFK put it, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". Not good, not preferable...but inevitable.

  • in your opinion which cartoon series timed their cinema movie debut perfectly?
  • I think the Spongebob movie was a few years too late, like 5 years after the show premiered. By the time it came out, I had lost interest. South Park was great timing, though; only 2 years after it started, and afaik still holds the Guinness World Record for most swear words in an animated film.

  • Now I have 1 GBit fiber and can't benefit :-(
  • Something to look for besides bandwidth is actual packet routing throughput. It's possible you enabled a feature (ex. Deep packet inspection) that is limiting how many packets can be routed per second given the speed of your hardware.

  • Open casting alternative (by Amazon?) What is Matter Casting? New AirPlay rival explained

    What is Matter Casting? The smart home standard Matter includes the ability to cast media and it'll allow users to cast content to Fire TV | Trusted Reviews

    What is Matter Casting? New AirPlay rival explained

    I'm curious what people's thoughts are about Matter. This is the first I'm hearing of it.

    I've been trying to find a way to replace my old Chromecast Ultra (because Google), but I really like having that little cast button show up in apps, even on the phones of guests. But from what I can tell, Google killed this functionality on open alternatives (ex. Raspicast) with a lockdown to the Chromecast spec.

    I'm hopeful that Matter could be a way to have my devices cast streams to each other in a standardized way that wouldn't require me to rely on Google/Apple/Amazon/etc. Maybe even Newpipe could get in on the action?

    I don't know how it will work, or if this "Connected Standards Alliance" (which is apparently used to be the ZigBee Alliance, also news to me) will still have to greenlight specific devices despite it being "open", which would rule out Newpipe. I would assume the official YouTube apps will be particularly resistant to supporting Matter.

    Anyone have any experience here? Has anyone else successfully replaced their media device with something open that also works with the casting button in apps?


    qpwGraph vs wireplumber vs pipewire

    I'm trying to wrap my head around the pipewire ecosystem. I think it's great that we're getting a fully featured audio system with all the upsides of pulseaudio and jack, and none of the downsides (that I know of), plus a bunch of completely new features. However, I can't help but think it could have used a little more vision in its interface (or maybe just qpwGraph).

    From what I've read, my mental model is that pipewire holds the graph, while a "session manager" manipulates it (create/modify/remove new nodes/ports/links/etc). That's fine. I also understand that wireplumber is such a session manager, and despite having a really convoluted config syntax, it does its job (I assume).

    As a simpleton, though, I'm drawn to the wysiwyg interface of qpwGraph, but it's not clear to me how it's supposed to fit into pipewire's vision or how it interacts with wireplumber. It seems to render the current pipewire graph as it is, it can create/remove links between ports, but also it's not a session manager (right?).

    I suspect that whatever I can do in qpwGraph I could also do using just wireplumber via conf files and the cli. But dragging my mouse between nodes is so much easier than learning a new syntax. But then I also don't understand what "Active" and "Exclusive" mean. I'm guessing that if Active isn't checked, it won't do anything at all, but if Exclusive isn't checked then...maybe wireplumber can override it? Does that mean if Exclusive IS checked it's able to override wireplumber (look at me, I am the session manager now)? Is that why, if I have a qpwgraph active that links VLC to both OBS and my headset, I hear/see a delay of the link to my headset when a VLC process launches? First wireplumber decides where it should link, and then qpwGraph modifies it several ms after?

    I feel like it's currently not clear what qpwGraph is in pipewire terms, but it's also clearly the most intuitive way for someone to use pipewire right now. I think it would be best if qpwGraph was either a standalone, fully featured session manager (not to be used in combination with wireplumber) or just a front end for wireplumber rather than talking to pipewire directly.

    Thoughts? Anyone else confused? Am I missing a piece to the puzzle?


    404 when trying to access a new community?

    Hi, I'm sure this is just a noob lemmy question. I saw on /c/[email protected] that there's a new YouShouldKnow community:

    But when I search for it through Sopuli, it doesn't show up, and if I use the ! link in the top comment, it returns a 404 from sopuli. It seems the sopuli server doesn't know about the community yet, how is it supposed to find out about it? Thanks


    Any time I tell my reddit friends about lemmy