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Title: Trendy Thoughts

Published: 2021-05-30 13:09

Author: Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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Trendy Thoughts May 30, 2021

My random thoughts while watching Trendy Talk.

Clippy

Why not MB Bob?

USSR Flog

I have a negative gut reaction. If you don't understand why please read the The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

The Gulag Archipelago

Freenode

The Freenode exodus to Libera.Chat shows the power of open source. If things change and a project or site needs to fork the process is smooth and quick. The fork of Open Office to LibreOffice is another great example. When things went sideways with Open Office a fork occurred LibreOffice was born. Open Office still exist but is somewhat stagnate but LibreOffice is thriving.

Gaming

I fell sleep and woke up for the python part.

Python

I have never programed in Python but I use quite a few programs written in Python. I have to admit it can be very daunting to install a Python based program that is not in your distro's repos.

Where is Chris?

The British version of Hollywood Squares. I do have to agree Chris keeps things somewhat focused. Maybe a guest host besides Clippy should be invited to keep things on track.

Lightweight Fediverse Server

The lightweight Fediverse server that I am using is Mistpark.

It supports both local and public streams.

https://zotlabs.com/misty

Webcams

I still have a Creative Labs 640 x 480 camera that Drew can have.

Search Engines

I have to agree duckduck.go results are awful.

My two favorite search engines are startpage and swisscows.

https://www.startpage.com

https://swisscows.com/?culture=enwhere

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