According to an email set out today Google Chat is ending support for third party client apps such as Pidgin. I don't use a third party app but this still means I will no longer be using Google Chat/Hangouts, because there's only one person left I still talk to on Google Chat, and she's only on Google Chat as a courtesy to me personally because I still use Google Chat, but if they're cutting off support for her client she will no longer be able to even if she wants.

echo "Is this real life?" | cowsay -n | cowsay -n | cowsay -n | cowsay -n

#FediTips : Please don’t use “fancy text” in your display names, bios, or posts. Screenreaders can’t read these symbols as normal latin characters. Unless you want your name to be read as “mathematical script small I, mathematical script small R” and so on, use standard symbols in your display name.

Does 'ardux' mean anything in non-english languages that would make it a terrible choice for the name of a project?

(legitimate ask here / boosts welcome)

So this is what all those thousands of employees are working on! We've reached peak UI!

do you think steam deck users are allowed to say "i use arch btw"

Game preservation annoyance, mostly neg 

I think I found a game whose history I absolutely loathe...

Haven: Call of the King

I have found a deep rabbit hole with this game, I imagine...

Windows people, is there a way to make Explorer not hide the path from me when I’m inside my user folders without going as far as turning on “always show full path”? I just want clicking to edit it to give me the real path like it does for other folders

Intel's Pay-As-You-Go CPU Feature Gets Launch Window tomshardware.com/news/intel-so

Subtitle: “Intel Yields Entire CPU Market to AMD”.

reasons why i hate infotainment systems in cars: one radio station uploaded an image file without an extension onto an hd radio feed, and now all mazdas from the mid 2010s in the seattle-tacoma area have bricked infotainment systems that need to be replaced, because they're stuck playing KUOW and bootlooping randomly

geekwire.com/2022/youre-listen

You don't need to use link shorteners on Mastodon. All links count as 23 characters no matter how long they really are.

Also, links on Mastodon stay in the form you wrote them. This is much better for privacy than Twitter.

Twitter quietly changes all posted links to go via Twitter's domain t.co so they can track people. This doesn't happen on Mastodon or the Fediverse.

You can see this hidden conversion in Twitter by hovering your mouse over a link there, the link appears to show a normal address but Firefox and other browsers will indicate the true t.co address in the bottom left corner of the screen. If you try this same check on Mastodon or the Fediverse, you will see your links stay just as you wrote them.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon #Fediverse #Privacy #Twitter #LinkShorteners

YouTube moves fast now to obfuscate their pages. NewPipe came out with a new version not long ago, and now it's completely unable to load video pages again. A new version is out, but not yet on their own f-droid repo.

I fucking knew it. The company responsible for charm.sh (Charmbracelet, Inc.) is Venture Capital funded. Avoid like the plague.

crunchbase.com/organization/ch

insanely funny how twitter continually loses its shit over "don't misuse content warnings" oh no someone might uhhhhhhhhhhh hide something ??????? and that's somehow going to uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh be bad???????

rare birdsite post I found that I think y'all should know about

twitter.com/sad13/status/14867

TLDR musicians with the Union of Musicians created a petition trying to change all of the terrible practices at Spotify, show support here

unionofmusicians.org/justice-a

find it fucked up there was a company called Destination Software

in which they abbreviated themselves as "DSI Games"

and they published games for the DS, but not the DSi

you should never use github.com/Gictorbit/photoshop to get photoshop on linux with little hassle and for free, that would be unethical (stealing money from adobe) (capitalism does not allow this) so definitely do not do that

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