Mastodon recently added a cool feature that blurs images when they’re marked as sensitive and while they’re loading. I noticed that it automatically hides this blur when the image loads, but it’s trivial to put it back. Combined with the glitch-soc setting to display full images rather than cropping them, we can use two little CSS rules to change those ugly letterboxes and pillarboxes to a nice-looking blurred background!Read More »A simple glitch-soc tweak
This question was originally submitted via the survey.
Our first survey question! The submitted question asked:
- What is the Linux kernel?
- Why does apt make me install a new one every month or so?
- Why do the old ones stick around and waste space?
Update 22/05: Fedilab is now paid on Google Play. These are some apps that I have personally found very useful. I’ll be focusing on more obscure ones rather than apps that everyone’s already heard of, but I will mention a few popular ones if I feel the need to do… Read More »Some Android App Recommendations
This post contains coarse language. Thank you all for participating in my little survey! It ended about 15 hours ago now, so it’s time to look over the results one last time. This post will mostly be about the feedback I received, so If you want to do see a… Read More »Fediverse Survey Summary 3
Update 20/05/19: The survey has ended.
This is the second summary of my Fediverse summary. The first is available here.
Not much has changed since the original summary.Read More »Fediverse Survey Summary 2
Update 17/05/19: Changed the license to CC-BY-SA.Update 20/05/19: The survey has ended. I decided to create a small survey to get some information about the Fediverse. It opened about 16 hours ago, and I’ve already received over five hundred responses!! As promised, the response data is available under a free… Read More »Fediverse Survey Summary 1
There are many different system files that Windows needs in order to function. These files are often updated using Windows Update to add new features, fix bugs, patch security issues, and more.
Windows is unable to replace these files while they’re in use. This is for numerous reasons, both technical and practical.Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: Why does Windows need to restart to install updates so often?
Describing something like an Ethernet port is easy. You have one number to worry about: the speed rating. 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 10Gbps… It’s very simple.
USB, on the other hand, has two defining attributes: the type, and the version. Calling a USB port “USB 3.1” or “USB-C” doesn’t tell you the whole story.Read More »Lynne Teaches Tech: What are all the different types and versions of USB about?
Updated on 13/05/19 to reflect new closing date, and again to link to the results post. I decided to create a small survey to ask a few non-personal questions about Fediverse users, their opinions on its various platforms, and their thoughts on non-Fediverse networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. The… Read More »A Survey of the Fediverse