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Sustainability Re/CC


OpenSource.com has a really good article about sustainability up, focused around the sudden popularity of Mastodon, and how us FOSS people can keep things going for the foreseeable future, by participating in distributed systems. Just as an FYI, or if you were wondering: The systems that power CyborgCentral and its services are all run on […]

Ubuntu 22.10 on the Asus ROG Strix G15


Upgrading my laptop to the new Ubuntu release broke the audio, but that isn't really news - the sound system in many ASUS laptops, specifically the ALC294 chip in these machines tends to be a real pain to get working. This guide is mainly for myself, but I figured other people might appreciate it. These […]

Stable Stranding


Oh don't mind me, I'm just dicking around with Stable Diffusion and getting it to generate a Death Stranding 2 cast pulled directly out of my butt This AI is simply amazing - turning out fully-rendered realistic 3D artwork off nothing but my laptop's NVidia GPU, based on prompting. And it KNOWS things, like what […]

Preliminary Testing Ubuntu on the Steam Deck


Ubuntu 22.04 runs on Steam Deck fairly well right off the USB. Booting from the drive and getting to a desktop is no big deal, and the "Try Ubuntu" desktop mode starts up and runs. The things that seem to work were: The graphics stack - video is accelerated properly, and the GPU seems active. […]

yeh but where do those libs come from?


"Snaps and flatpak will set you free from dependency hell and get you faster updates!" Yeah, because every snap dev is building every single one of their own libraries, and not just repackaging the files in the fucking deb they have as a build dependency, right? ¯\_(?)_/¯

Sigh


gamers, talking to Ubuntu devs: we want better performance and access to bleeding-edge drivers Ubuntu devs: snaps? gamers: no, performance and drivers Ubuntu devs: snaps! gamers: bye