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Last Week in Fediverse – ep 76
  • So, I tried mbin a little bit. I still like the alexandrite ui a little better. Mbin doesn't display images until you go into the post and then click on them from there. I'd rather just see them when I open the post.

    I do like the general design though, it seems pretty clean. It does have me wondering if there are any good frontends available for desktop.

  • fridge/cooler slideout (recommendations please)

    Hey, I'm just wondering if any of you have built your own cooler slideout for your vehicle's cargo area or could recommend some good plans to go by.


    can we talk about how derivative the new aquaman was?

    I mean, I noticed so many references and what felt like blantant rip offs of classic scenes. I still enjoyed the movie but the constant copying started to get distracting.


    stargazing app?

    Are there any good open source star gazing apps out there?


    hey, why is there a coffin on the thumbnail?

    It's super cool and all, but also kind of ominous? I feel like something more inviting might be a better fit.


    What are the best (or worst) parts of your job?

    Tagging along from one of the previous posts about people's jobs, what are your favorite things about your job. If you can't think of anything, then what are your least favorite things about it or what do you think you'd like to do instead if you could?

    My favorite thing is the appreciation we get from passerby. I've never had a job where people are genuinely appreciative of what we are doing, and it's nice to get that feedback from people even though the work itself can be pretty difficult. If there wasn't that for my job, it would certainly be less rewarding.

    DogTraining technomad

    Training collar, recommendations please

    My dog loves to go mountainbiking with me. This doesn't really work with a leash (obviously), so a training collar comes in very handy on the off chance he sees a squirrel or something and wants to chase (Otherwise he's very well behaved).

    My issue is that the remote is not very easily/quickly accessible when I have it in my pocket. What I need is either, a training collar with a more 'handsfree' type of remote, or a different mounting solution for my current remote.

    Current ideas include:

    -wrist mount (like a watch or something maybe)

    -arm mount

    -chest mount/strap mount?

    -handlebar mount

    -belt mount

    Let me know if you have any ideas, or if you know of an out-of-the-box solution that's not going to cost an arm and a leg. I don't need a super high end training collar, because his behavior isn't that high maintenance and also I can't really afford it either.


    resources/communities for dog owners?

    I'm wondering if you have any favorite fediverse resources for dog owners? Breed questions, training techniques, product recommendations, etc.

    I think that would make a great community if there isn't one already. I've only run across #dogsofmastodon so far, but that is really more for just pictures I think.



    Is there a way to use scrcpy without requiring my phone screen to actually be on?


    How do you like to tell people about the fediverse?

    It's been difficult to broach the subject and explain the technical concepts to the average person. I did have some success in first sharing the email comparison, which lead into interoperability.

    I'm just curious to hear people's success stories, if you have any.

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! technomad

    proxy help

    I'm using TetherFi to share my phone's internet connection. I understand how to setup the proxy settings in the browser on my laptop to get it working, and I've also been able to get Freetube working by changing the proxy settings within the app.

    What I am wanting to know is if there is a way to set up a system wide proxy setting so that other applications on my laptop will work without having to go into each app individually. The desktop versions of my messaging app, steam, and the app store are all inaccessible to me currently and it would be nice to be able to get these working automatically through the proxy if possible?

    I'm on Pop_os.


    collaborative map software?

    Avenza seems to be the go-to app. It works pretty well and all, but I'm wanting to know if there's any software available that can allow a team of people to simultaneously access and make edits/notes to a geo-referenced map. It also need to have kind of the same base functionality of being able to show your current location and all that. Ideally it should be designed for mobile first, but being able to access it from desktop too would be a plus.

    So, just for one example, I could add a placemarker on the map, and any of my team members who are also accessing that map will be able to see (in real time) the placemarker that I just made. Does this type of feature exist?


    pen-type multimeters

    Any recommendations? Are any of them usb-c rechargeable? Seems like most of the ones I'm seeing take AAA batteries.


    Recommendations please

    -Linux compatible

    -roller encoder, or vertical knob

    -low profile keycaps

    -wireless (preferred)

    -function key row (preferred)

    -dedicated navigation keys (preferred)

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! technomad

    HORUS K609 SE (Redragon)

    cross-posted from:

    > Would this be an ok option for use on linux? Any thoughts on the brand, etc.? > > HORUS K609 SE (Redragon) >


    HORUS K609 SE (Redragon)

    Would this be an ok option for use on linux? Any thoughts on the brand, etc.?

    HORUS K609 SE (Redragon)

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! technomad

    power button popup window (solved)

    Is there any way to disable the power button popup window? I'd like it to be just an immediate shutdown switch, not have to confirm or wait 60 seconds...

    I'm on Pop OS

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! technomad

    trouble installing easytether

    I tried using the default 'eddy' installer as well as 'gdebi' but both of them throw an error message.

    gdebi says "error: dependency is not satisfiable: libssl1.1 (>=1.1.0)

    eddy says "installation failed, child process exited with code 100"

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! technomad

    Will a virtual machine work for this?

    Newbie here. First of all, I successfully took ownership of a folder using the command line and I am proud of that. Even though it ended up being irrelevant for the problem in the end, it was still satisfying to be able to figure it out finally. Using the command line makes me feel like I'm doing cool stuff B)

    So, I was doing some digging, trying to get my mouse to work properly, and I ended up finding out some things. Hopefully this saves somebody some time/frustration in the future.

    -Logitech's software doesn't work in Linux (of course)

    -Piper doesn't work for this model (g502x PLUS) yet.


    There is a workaround, however. This model actually includes on-board memory! Sweet, my money was not wasted after all!

    So, I just went back to windows (gross) and set up the profile I had been using previously. (sidenote, who TF uses forward and back for the side buttons? It obviously should be ctrl and shift for the defaults, respectively...) When I got back on my new setup, it was a success!!! It works perfectly well, and no issues so far.

    Now, for the main question, is there any easy way to set this up from Linux by using a windows virtual machine or something similar?

    Thanks for reading.

    Linux 101 stuff. Questions are encouraged, noobs are welcome! technomad

    USB tethering

    Hey just wanted to ask for some recommendations on tethering my phone to my laptop. Would be nice to have options to hide tether usage if possible. Thanks

    micromobility - Ebikes, scooters, longboards: Whatever floats your goat, this is micromobility technomad

    Looking for recommendations

    So, I've been considering micromobility options recently to help me get out a little bit more and range better. My dog told me he'd appreciate it if I got out a little more on my off-days. I don't know why he's gotta be so judgy like that...


    -Bike formats are out, it needs to be easier to transport and not take up that much space.

    -Balance boards are cool, but I'm not sure that's quite what I'm looking for either...

    Electric skateboards, scooters, mountainboards, etc., what's good? I'm drawn to the idea of electric boards with (potentially?) off-road capabilities. I'm a mountainbiker and often have access to excellent trails, so I like the thought of being able to ride on those too sometimes but my main uses would probably just be getting around town or going out on paved greenways.

    Entry level would be good, I'm hoping for somewhere in the 500-1000 dollar range if it exists but if I have to pay more for something better then so be it.

    Also, DIY solutions aren't completely out of the question for me. I could see myself messing around with a build project if it strikes my fancy.

    Thanks for any help, I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!