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 ๐Ÿ‘

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@purism I happened to be reading the blog and this is the exact kind of thing I love.

The prospect of 3d printing a back plate with VESA mount means that this size or style device could theoretically be used as add-on displays and double as a grab and go device. I saw someone on working on the software for such a concept not long ago and even the oled model linked up the decks in a similar way as demonstrated in their killer trailer

I do love the sleek aluminum style and premium feel of the but I also feel like this kind of 3d mod is catnip to the Linux community.

In unrelated news I would love to 3d print a Librem 5 back plate or make one out of copper someday, its half pipe dream but if the STL files ever are released with the needed nub clip details I could see those being techie catnip in a sense too. So cool to see mods ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘

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, itโ€™s possible to replace that single adhesive component with a modular back cover and screws.

Love this idea, I hope someday to see Steam Decks, Librem 11s and other devices utilized, a lot of people have extra devices that could be used as add-on screens and this idea is a fantastic way to increase their value to the user.

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 โ€“ 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).

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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.

As far as I'm concerned after at least 23 years might as well be IRC itself. At least then they could innovate and diverge from the constraints of the origin protocol and modernize.

Like for example the commands, help and other barriers are pretty strong, not ideal for new users. Command schema like "/msg nickserve register xyz" is not aligned with current simpler technologies.

I've stopped going there, matrix has its own problems but the barrier to entry "gate" is more in line with Average Joe type users. And it does pictures, video and voice.

Still compared to Discord there are some convienience nuances and the over promotion of a single server.

All in all, it would have been great to see a new text based IRC style chat take its place with less intellectual gates. But it is what it is, and the old people like me don't want to learn new things, its doomed to not grow but has tradeoffs.

I hope to see innovation someday, I am thankful to rust for so much innovation in coreutils and TUI.

Drumroll, please! ๐Ÿฅ AlmaLinux 9.3 is here for all supported architectures:
๐Ÿ”˜ Intel/AMD (x86_64)
๐Ÿ”˜ ARM64 (aarch64)
๐Ÿ”˜ IBM PowerPC (ppc64le)
๐Ÿ”˜ IBM Z (s390x)
Thanks to everyone who tested and helped make the release a success!
#Linux #OpenSource


I never had a OLED handheld, Display or TV. I guess it helps brightness in direct sunlight? I hope it can be turned down indoors at night enough that it is comparable to the old Deck. I'm not trying to burn my retinas.

Its Special Edition, I expect it to sell out. WiFi 6 sounds nice and I do love the look how it reminds me of the Xbox 360 glory days and even Xbox Y2K and 90s Nintendo tech too.

I may have to sell my Deck and buy the upgrade. Valve is a champion for us after all.

Whatsgreat is they are funning 3d file manager in in their screenshot as a tounge and cheek with the in the background. Valve always does things as a labor of love.

@thelastpsion "Viglen Connect 9 tablet" was interesting. SFF tablets 7-9" are great for linux mobile phone research & dev.

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