SMS Import Export on a new phone took 6 1/2 hours to complete the import. I tested SMS Backup & Restore on the old device and it appears that the 2nd tool deduplicates as well as imports. Now I have to wait for the seemingly unending deletion of those imported SMS and MMS and afterwards spend 4 more hours redoing it.

Is it any wonder why can't come soon enough? Someday I will take a hammer to all these Androids.

#Servo, the web rendering engine written in #Rust that was orphaned by #Mozilla in 2020, is still alive and working on its 2024 roadmap πŸ‘

Show thread

3D Print with Purism.

Purism makes products that put you, the customer, in control. Generally, Librem devices are easy to disassemble for access to their internals. For the Librem 11, our focus in the first iteration is on the interior components rather than the chassis itself, which means it has an adhesive back.

If you or a friend have a 3D printer, it’s possible to replace that single adhesive component with a modular back cover and screws.

Time to let the cat out of the bag.

I've been working on a new app to use your #Linux phones and tablets as secondary wireless "side displays" (not mirrors). This is based on #GStreamer, x264, #Mutter APIs, and low-latency UDP streaming, and will be designed to work on both ARM and Intel, regardless of hardware acceleration support. (Testing on a #librem5)

This is still at an early stage, and will take some time to become usable. Thoughts and feedback?

#gnome #linuxphones #apps #mobilelinux

users -- what do you use for a Phone Dock? Right now I am using my USB-C hub but it's difficult to keep the phone upright when I have the keeb and mouse attached

The orb itself was designed and built by a handful of people responsible for the actual Steam Deck hardware – some folks who work on the device itself and some who work primarily in the prototyping/fabrication workshop (and some Steam Deck clips made by an accessory designer on Reddit). The networking was a collab between people in the IT group and help from Steam networking (including a couple old retired switches from Steam and a rackmount case from an old Dota event).

Show thread

Remember kids, there's a pernicious reason why #Google redirects "" to "".

Because of this redirect, the location permission that you grant to Google Maps also automatically becomes available to Google Search - making your search queries more valuable to advertisers.


Drumroll, please! πŸ₯ AlmaLinux 9.3 is here for all supported architectures:
πŸ”˜ Intel/AMD (x86_64)
πŸ”˜ ARM64 (aarch64)
πŸ”˜ IBM PowerPC (ppc64le)
πŸ”˜ IBM Z (s390x)
Thanks to everyone who tested and helped make the release a success!
#Linux #OpenSource

:gnome: GNOME the popular Linux desktop environment got €1M development boost πŸ’° :linux:

They will:

β–ΊImprove current accessibility
β–ΊDesign / prototype a new accessibility stack
β–ΊEncrypt user home directories individually
β–ΊIncrease hardware support
β–ΊInvest in quality assurance / dev experience
β–ΊExpand / broaden freedesktop APIs
β–ΊConsolidate / improve platform components

GNOME is in top Linuxes such as Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian..


#GNOME #development #funding #Linux #API

LibreOffice Poll:

Do you want LibreOffice videos available via PeerTube?

PeerTube is a video platform for the Fediverse and is an alternative to Google's YouTube.

TILvids will give LibreOffice video space on their decentralized platform that is powered by PeerTube.

LibreOffice has 20.2K subscribers on their Google YouTube channel...

Please BOOST for greater exposure.

#LibreOffice #OpenSource #Fediverse #PeerTube #Privacy #TILvids #FOSS #FLOSS #Video #LibreSoftware @peertube @tilvids

@pixelfed Does the social network push out notifications by email? If not I wouldn't mind composite emails of the notifications or the option to be notified of activity on

I thought that made sense in after hundreds of millions of trees were killed due to the bark beatle invasive species the last few years.

I trusted fellow humans would show intelligence and not have controlled burns 365 days a year on windy days and only when it was sane, boy was I wrong, turns out many humans optimize profits over intelligence, safety and ethics. Sad.

I wish that file managers like and would thumbnail files based on their File Unique ID and not path, I have 150GB on 650 files from my photo shoot and the thumbnail generation takes a lot of resources where the thumbnail is thrown out when I rename the directory, or move the file into a sub-directory which can take 10 minuets just to create thubmbnails.

Also, when someone makes a thumbnailer to automatically thumbnail paths let me know as it would really speed up my workflow to have the thumbnails ready to go when I enter the directory.

Show more
Qoto Mastodon

QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
An inclusive, Academic Freedom, instance
All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.