"Governments could also subsidise the rollout of broadband internet and personal cloud infrastructure. Inexpensive FreedomBox devices could be provided to lower-income households and small server farms could be operated by local communities."
This is thoroughly unrealistic. Most people view technology as magic/voodoo and are incapable of running their phones, much less a server. Outside of local government almost no community is going to run a small server farm.
This has been a very interesting article to read. I can't help but see a glaring omission, and that is launchd. It's mentioned in several Poettering quotes in the article, but outside of that it gets two sentences in the entire thing despite obviously being heavily on Poettering's mind when coming up with systemd. It also came out right in the time period outlined in the article where there were several arguments over sysvinit boot times.
Finally published my blog post on how to configure fonts in Firefox on Linux. Hopefully it'll help someone else who may want to tweak which fonts web pages render. https://nolanlawson.com/2020/05/02/customizing-fonts-in-firefox-on-linux/
Why Science Needs Art
My almost late #ScreenshotSunday. Mostly the same as last time except on KDE. I haven't experimented with a global menu much in KDE yet, but I'd like to give that a go sometime in the future.
Managed to find a way to make the clock not be ridiculously stupidly huge, so that's good.
Ever since switching to Cinnamon I've had hell with the DE freezing up when changing video outputs which I do quite a lot. I have GPU passthrough for virtual machines which take over a screen and a TV which is on only some of the time. So, after much cursing and yelling yesterday I reinstalled Manjaro but with KDE.
My latest exploration in casein painting this time of a river otter floating in water. River otters as far as I know don't hold their food while floating, but I wanted him to be holding one anyway. Can read more about it on my blog. #MastoArt #CreativeToots
Another painting in casein on Arches watercolor paper this time of some king penguins. I got the idea to paint this after watching a wildlife documentary which had literally thousands of them grouped together on this small island near Antarctica. I liked the colors and abstract shapes the penguins made when unfocused, so I wanted to see if I could do that in paint.
Last October I was contacted by Frank Foster to illustrate his newest album "The Way it Was" which was released in January. Been waiting to update my website so now can post here. Can read more about it here:
Looking at variable font stuff in Firefox dev tools somehow took me back to where I commented on this blog post that was begging Adobe to release several of their paid fonts for bundling. I was vehemently attacked by someone saying \@font-face and open source fonts were a pipe dream. Today, we have lots of very good open source fonts and much, much more. Wish I could find that post.
Scientists Grew Palm Trees From 2000-Year-Old Seeds
I never thought I would be using a DE that largely mimicked Windows considering I'm a recent refugee from macOS, but here I am. I tried out both Cinnamon and KDE and largely picked Cinnamon because most of the apps I preferred were Gtk; I found Nemo much less cluttered than Dolphin; and I found I didn't need many of KDE's customizations to be happy.
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