@ton I like this idea of an Anti-Library. I could even see how this could extend to unread ebooks: have an ebook reader totally devoted to and loaded only with The Unread.
@vincent Getting Gluon into the e store would be great. Having Gluon is a real lifesaver for me, I was not looking forward to using the MB web interface for posting. So thank you for making an Android version.
@zorn There are a lot of good TV show theme songs. If pushed I would opt for:
DangerMan theme 1965 www.youtube.com/watch
@numericcitizen I have many of the same feelings about MB, but I do like the community. My knowledge of HTML ends around HTML ver. 3.xx and I never could wrap my head around CSS. If CSS is so simple how come nobody has come up with a real WYSIWYG CSS editor? It's because they can't. CSS just added another layer of complexity to web publishing.
@odd Please let me know how you get along!
Speaking of app stores: I also installed the F-Droid Store app full of FOSS apps. Some interesting stuff there.
@simonwoods I agree. There has to be a nice niche market there for a smaller smartphone handset in the Andoid OEM world.
A bit of quick news because I'm so excited. I found a way to install Gluon app for better Micro.blog access on this eOS phone. The app store that comes on the e.foundation phone did not have Gluon for MB. But the default store did have the Aurora Store app which facilitated my installation of Gluon. That was my work around. This is a huge difference as it keeps me better connected to Micro.blog. cc. @vincent
@joejenett I've been waiting a couple of years for a US phone to be offered by them so I figured I'd jump in. Limited choices on US phones but good enough for me. I ordered on Monday and it's due here on Thursday shipping from the EU so that's pretty fast.
@amit There is the option of installing eOS yourself on a compatible used phone with the easy loader. I'm not brave enough to do that. India is so huge I think e.foundation would get overwhealmed. They would need to find an Indian partner to handle the volume.
@amit This doesn't quite fit your question but e.foundation just made deGoogled phones available in the US with their version of Android pre-installed. I ordered a refurbished Samsung S9+. I'm coming from an iPhone XR so it's not really an upgrade hardware wise. I'm happy but bored with the XR and I mainly ordered the eOS phone to address that duopoly problem.
@vincent That would be a great invention to be able to toggle between the two.
@ChrisJWilson Oh those look so good. Eat an extra one for me.
@fgtech @wilsongis On the one hand, I'm glad the software can be updated. This update includes improvements to Apple Car so that's nice, because cars last a long time. OTOH I've had enough computers brick themselves during OS updates to be cautious about doing this myself. I'm thinking this should be something the dealer service department should be doing when I come in for service and I'm going to discuss that with the dealer.
@pratik Weren't the hedge funds partly responsible for the economic crash of 2008? Maybe not the main culprit but in the mix of villains somehow? I might be wrong but still no sympathy.
@Cheri Okay that is brilliantly snarky!
@dejus Humans are good hot water bottles.
@Cheri I like Linux just fine but my last two Linux laptops went bad on me. First was a laptop from System76 with Pop OS. Hated Pop OS and it hated me. Eventually it just bricked itself. Next was a cheap HP Windows laptop converted to Ubuntu. Ubuntu was great until one day I updated it and got kernel panic. I went back to my Win 10 machine.
But yeah, if you're fighting The Man, Linux is the way to go. I hope you'll keep us posted as to how you like your distro!
@adders Sounds interesting. Thanks. Followed via RSS.
@kaa She was amazing.
@Cheri It's like being trapped in a collapsed mine for 4 years and finally hearing the sounds of rescuers digging.
@odd I understand. However, this is about my country and I feel the obligation to bare witness at the very least.
@Cheri I'm sure it would! Pizza trance. Better than watching the front load washing machine. Or at least entertain (I'm easily entetained.) This gives me an idea for a cheap date post covid isolation.
It's not just a pizza oven, it's a whole entertainment center. :-)
@jean I was running out of music reactions. :-(
@Cheri That looks so neat. Everyone will envy you. The best part is how they tout that it comes with a real "actual" manual. They're right almost nobody does that anymore. Please keep us informed how you like it.
@Cheri I grabbed it too. Thanks for the tip.