I miss Pidgin! I’m glad it’s still around. I wish more people used any of the old chat services (I know IRC is still going strong, but I always found it tough to use with Pidgin).
November 2020, “Community Choice” Project of the Month – Pidgin IM | SourceForge Community Blog
I use a desktop and I love it. It’s more comfortable to use and easier to upgrade than a laptop. And it was way cheaper than one, too. There are obvious limitations, like you can’t walk around with it, but I highly recommend them.
I am Seriously Considering Going Back to Desktop Computers | Miscellaneous Stuff
Jack Wallen, whom you might remember from here, really loves/loved it!
I never realized Unity let you search through an application’s individual menu options.
I don’t really miss Unity, but I’m glad it’s there for people who do.
A great example of how incentivizing the wrong behavior will lead to negative outcomes. In this case, DigitalOcean is rewarding pull requests, rather than meaningful contributions, as determined by maintainers. I don’t necessarily have a solution, but the problem seems to be unintentionally hurting some open source projects.
DigitalOcean’s Hacktoberfest is Hurting Open Source | Hidden Variables
As of today, Linux Journal is back, and operating under the ownership of Slashdot Media.
This pretty much summarizes the recent history of Linux Journal:
I hope it works this time!
Linux Journal is Back | Linux Journal
I understand the point of this article, but I think software is even harder to judge than food. For example, if someone says a piece of software is sluggish, how do you know what hardware they’re using? If someone says something is intuitive, how do you know what their technology skill level is? Plus, projects just sort of emerge and disappear.
None of these issues are insurmountable. I’m just not sure the problem is worth fixing.
Where’s the Yelp for open-source tools? | functionize