I, like many people around the world, have an addiction to my smartphone. Many nights, the glare of my smartphone from watching YouTube videos(through NewPipe) keeps me from sleep. A quick web search equals minutes of productivity lost. This electronic rectangle with a screen interrupts my daily conversations, and we all just accept it. How can I overcome this addiction? One way I've been able to ground myself, is with a dumbphone.
One major selling point of the Pinephone from Pine 64, is its repairability. Drop your phone and break the screen? Pine64 will sell you a replacement screen(among other components) to repair the phone yourself. The ability to easily repair your phone is a unique and unheard of concept in today's mobile landscape and the same applies to most headphones. This is where Pine64 and Ollo Audio have something in common.
I recently watched a video on LBRY, on the topic of privacy and security gatekeeping, from one of my favorite channels on the platform, Techlore(view the video here). Though their video was released about 2 weeks ago, I really wanted to bring more light to this topic.
In my previous blog post I Lied! Pure OS is Now My Home! I mentioned that I was an audio enthusiast. I bring this up today because I recently received in the mail, an auxiliary audio cable made by Hart Audio. I was curious of the claims audiophiles make about higher end cables being able to improve the sound quality of their music. I thought this was total rubbish. You wouldn't be able to hear any difference, right?....right?
In my last blog post I mentioned that I was done distro-hopping. Well, as you can see from the title of this post, I lied. I must confess I really wanted my distro-hopping days to be done. However, as a self proclaimed audio enthusiast, I need my OS to work with my external DAC and amplifier. After numerous attempts, GhostBSD would still not recognize my audio gear. So, it had to go. And in its place? Well, let's take a look at that now.
Linux Lounge is a British YouTube channel that focuses on Linux distributions and open source software. Surpassing 1,000 subscribers in July of 2020, the channel boasts large community engagement and quality content. As one of my favorite content creators on LBRY/YouTube I was very happy to have them stop by for a short interview, thank you Linux Lounge.
I love retro gaming, and I have for a long time. I've never been one who could invest any amount of time into a Xbox 360 or PS4 game, but a game on my Sega Dreamcast or my Sega Genesis? Those I could pour hours into! One thing I love about the retro gaming scene is when new games come out for these old systems. It's really interesting to see what a new creator can do with these ancient pieces of tech. That's exactly the case here with Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe for the original Gameboy, and I love it!
It's been about a week since my last post, and I do apologize for the delay. I just started a new job recently and with that comes a change in life style (I need to wake up early now). While the pandemic rages on I'll be working a 9 to 5 job at home using the greatest OS known to man, Windows 10 (...sorry, I threw up a little bit in my mouth there).
*Edited on 08/12/2020
On August sixth I received an email from RISC OS Cloverleaf's mailing list detailing their plans to release a demo outlining the work they've done for RISC OS. I was quite excited to see it. What I ended up suffering through though, was far below expectations.