Just picked up a recent second-hand #chromebook with the intention of turning it into nice little pure terminal-only computer for typing text... planned to install Arch (BTW) but I now discover that the bloody thing is one of the few models that you can't nuke ChromeOS and install something decent. Yeah, it can fire up a Google/Debian hybrid VM (Deggle? Goobian?) inside ChromeOS but I don't think I can stand having something in the house that's running such pure unadulterated #Google. Urg.
With all of the current influx of people hereabouts, it bears repeating - #Mastodon is only one facet of a larger connected #Fediverse. For #musicians or #music enthusiasts you may want to check out #Funkwhale, which fulfils similar purposes to #soundcloud & #bandcamp. Lovers of #books and #literature will certainly want to check out #Bookwyrm which is analogous to #Goodreads. Both excellent projects!
#introduction Hi, how are you? I'm a #musician, producer, sound-engineer & occasional #writer. A #Socialist, pro-#feminist, #anticapitalist & #freesoftware advocate. I make #ambient, #psychedelic, #electronic, #rock and #weird #music. I used to collaborate with musicians such as Daevid Allen & Gilli Smyth of Gong & writers such as Michael Moorcock. Interesting times. Nowadays I'm a semi-hermit living with my partner & two sons in an old farmhouse & studio next to a world-heritage rainforest.
One thing that I've noticed when backing up & restoring a #mastodon instance is that I'm never able to see the posts of users who require authorization to follow them after restore. It's frustrating, as there are some interesting stuff that I'm missing.
Musician, producer, sound-engineer (often psychedelic, ambient, experimental). Occasional writer. Leftie socialist, surrealist sportsman, dangling participle.
A Mastodon server related to the Tryptophonic independent / ethical / experimental music label.