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New comment on Stop using DICT dictionary apps (such as GNOME/​MATE Dictionary):


There also is Dialect, available as a Flatpak. It looks nice and supports custom LibreTranslate Instances.

New comment on Sync issues finally drove me away from the Joplin note-taking app:


Yes that was the case for me too. Syncing notes with Syncthing, locally of course. I stayed with Markdown / plain text exactly because of that issue.

I guess some automatic Markdown editors can be really handy, because markdown actually makes sense as a WYSIWYG view, but faster.

New comment on How to change the keyboard layout on the MacOS login screen:

Bill Pollard

This is no longer helpful in Ventura with Apple M2 silicon, but I very much appreciate your having taken the time to share this obscure but, to some users, very important information.

New comment on I miss del.icio.us – the web’s discovery-engine and link classifier:


The thing I miss most about delicious was the way it integrated with Firefox back when it was more customizable. I didn't use browser based bookmarks for years until the delicious plugin finally broke.

New comment on Should you trust a third-party bootloader to run newer MacOS versions?:


2012 imac: I am learning how to scan system logs and saw the constant flood of SIGKILLS dragging my CPU down. When I installed the patch to let me read the *private* data APPLE has restricted from system logs and things took a dark turn. I was truly shocked to see how many different seemingly mundane routine functions all have separate servers @ APPLE that phone home, dump logs to the server, approve or disapprove permissions and communications connections, report what programs you install and are running, when it crashed and why, ect. APPLE SERVERS receives updates constantly when you alter or attempt EVERYTHING, a separate server for each function. I watched a connection between my cellphone and imac repeatedly drop off, then I found it in the logs and APPLES bluetooth servers had been denying the connection. So they knew about that cracked Omnisphere I had?(NOTE I said HAD, I haven't used pirated software at all on this machine) NO MORE SECURITY UPDATES? It wasn't really secure EVER. OPENCORE then became a no brainer and so far its running Venture just fine on external SSD. I've been a sitting duck for a couple years now on Catalina and didn't know it and it seems even with APPLE. If you watch The YouTube videos a couple times, have 1 small usb drive to install OPENCORE on and 1 for your final OS, follow the directions in order step by step it happens. OPENCORE can't be any less secure than I was anyway. WORD ABOUT APPLE

New comment on What’s it like to wear a FreeStyle Libre glucose monitoring sensor?:


Thank you for your input on Freestyle libre 2 . I've been a Diabetic since the 1970s, and things for Diabetics have came along way! However , I received my Freestyle libre 2, last week and I'm now getting ready to use it, I have had quit a few questions conserning it, most have been ansered by reading peoples statements on it, but I still have a few, and yes I'm a little apprehensive on this new blood checking method, you have to understand I was a very young child when I was diagnosed with Brittle Diabetes, my first insulin syringe was glass, my blood work checks was done in the hospital every morning before school and my first take home blood machine was bought and given to me in the eighty's when I was just 19, and then insulin was taken off the shelf's (beef and pork insulin)and man made insulin was put in their place.Boy was I freaking out when that happened !so yes I'm excited and a little scared on using this I asked my Dr. to put in a request for me to get one through my insurance for my husbands peace of mind(I've had 2 mager low insulin episodes were he's had to call EMS. Cane I put reader in my purse, if so will it work , or can I put reader in a small pouch and if so will it still work ? I just want to be able to keep the reader safe , it's so small! And if I get ex-rays of my teeth do I have to take off my sensor!what about a mammogram? Do I take the sensor off before a mammogram ? Well any how I've rambled enough, I hope someone out there can answer those questions I have !

New comment on I miss del.icio.us – the web’s discovery-engine and link classifier:


Wow, del.icio.us is up, I've just logged in !

I can browse my 4940 bookmarks and export them in JSON and HTML. It's also possible to browse through others bookmarks when logged in.

New comment on Sync issues finally drove me away from the Joplin note-taking app:

Daniel Ludwick

I've never been able to solve the duplicate issue completely. I have multiple desk and laptop computers and they were syncing well. Then after making a change of folder locations the issue came back (I thing the old multiple files came from my android phone.

Anyway, enough time wasted trying to fix things, I hate being beat but must move on. Just going to use plain text notes with SnycThing.

New comment on I miss del.icio.us – the web’s discovery-engine and link classifier:


https://hypothes.is is a quiet place reminiscent of https://del.icio.us

New comment on How to run Windows 11 in GNOME Boxes (with UEFI and TPM2 emulation):


The official Gnome Boxes 3D acceleration option is not available in the machine settings, however it can be enabled manually in the settings.

Just change QXL settings to Virtio, search for the <video> section and change it to:


<model type='virtio' heads='1'>

<acceleration accel3d='yes'/>