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The save-an-article service Pocket is useful, but it's also proprietary and tracks you.

There's a privacy-friendly free open alternative called #Wallabag you can use instead.

They have an official instance where you can sign up, suitable for non-technical users:

wallabag.it/en

There's also a project website which tells tech users how to self-host their own instance:

wallabag.org/en

You can follow Wallabag on here at:

@wallabag

#Pocket #Alternatives

had a mostly relaxing week long vacation for the 4th of July. Played several games and just chilled out. Now it's back to that work thing to make the monies.

my coworker may be hiring me to build him a personal system based on Threadripper

Finally tinkered with the Linux version of Psychonauts that it properly starts in full screen at the correct resolution and I can use my controller. Now if only I could force it to display controller prompts. If we're super lucky maybe they will remaster the original Psychonauts when Psychonauts 2 comes out so I have an excuse to replay it for a 5th time.

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Hello Fedi!

The first iteration of the #retribute app is now officially ready πŸŽ‰

app.retribute.me/

It's a web application that connect to your Mastodon account(s) and suggest you creators to tip based on your activity.

If you enjoy the concept or have some feedback, please let me know!

You can also find more about the app and how it works on the about page: app.retribute.me/about

#BoostsAppreciated

Started playing Tooth and Tail over Memorial Day weekend. Not sure if I'll ever get around to beating it. The game looks good and plays fine, I'm just not very good at it. After repeatedly failing a mission for an hour and not really understanding how I could do better I put it down and am not sure if I'll bother to pick it back up given the rest of my backlog.

Beat Figment last night. The game's sound and art design was very impressive, I can't remember the last time every aspect of a game's soundtrack felt so hand crafted. The combat is not difficult and the controls felt fine. Figment feels like Psychonauts meets Journey. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. If you liked either Journey or Flower you owe it to yourself to check out Figment.

Played and beat Dandara over the weekend. It's basically a 2D Metroidvania meets Dark Souls. I enjoyed basically everything about the game except the movement controls, which is unfortunate because the strange way of moving is basically the game's gimmick. Maybe a keyboard + mouse would have been better, I used a controller. Despite that it gets a recommendation from me.

Finally got around to beating Evoland 2. I found it a very enjoyable experience with a story depth I was not expecting after the first game's parody style story. I would recommend it for anyone who likes nostalgia for the 90's era of RPGs and doesn't mind "gimmick" game play. One particularly memorable part was when the game suddenly turned into Street Fighter for a boss fights, complete with hydokens.

Been tinkering with a backup tool called Restic after seeing a Fedora Magazine article on it (fedoramagazine.org/automate-ba) seems pretty neat. Guess it's time to start playing with systemd so I can automate it like the article says to do instead of doing it all by hand.

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Hello everyone !

πŸ“’ πŸ”΄ URGENT πŸ”΄

An awesome software is dying, because its #developper has not time anymore to care of it.

It's an alternative of Adobe AfterEffect : Natron (natrongithub.github.io/)

Please, can Mastodon community search for a C++ dev, which want to maintain it ? or search for a company which work with free software ? It's very important.

Boost very appreciated

Thanks in advance for your contribution !

#Dev #Mastodon #C++ #Python

2 weekends in a row with no time to get in some gaming. 😭 I will get back to you Evoland Legendary Edition, I promise.

One of my coworkersmay be converted to a Linux user. He normally uses a Macbook so I installed @elementary on a spare computer for him to use. After seeing how nice the experience was and all the tools Linux has to offer for a few months, he just told me he's ditching Adobe and thinking about selling his Macbook to buy a System76 laptop.

Spent the weekend playing Evoland Legendary Edition. It includes both Evoland games. The first one is just as funny as I remember from my first play through years ago. So happy to finally be able to play the sequel on Linux. Thus far It's been very enjoyable and it surprisingly has an original story vs the bare bones parody of a story the first game had.

The story was also pretty good with a lot of humour and a few unexpected twists.

Finally got around to beating Iconoclasts. Solid game with nice graphics. It only really frustrated me a few times by not being clear what I was supposed to do or where I was supposed to go. Some of those instances were "my fault" for not noticing the subtle hints the game was giving me in a timely manner. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes platformers with just the slightest hint of metroidvania.

I really like the goals / idea behind the badge system for the PureOS App Store (puri.sm/posts/purism-announces).

Now if that can be combined with the "pay what you want" of the ElementaryOS App Store, I feel like that would be a really great combo.

One of the Engineers at the company I work for, can't do his job because of a license error with Fusion360. After hours tech support with the software vendor, they couldn't use Teamviewer to connect to his computer, because they had a license issue with Teamviewer. Ah the joys of proprietary software and DRM.

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KDE helped NASA reach Mars and now we're helping James Cameron reach Pandora in the #Avatar sequels. Lisa Su of AMD shows off video effects software running on KDE Plasma. #CES2019

youtu.be/bibZyMjY2K4?t=1975

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