Ok, so Ive had my #PineBook Pro for almost a week now, and I'll be completely honest, it's fucking #brilliant!

While there are definitely shortcomings, I can see myself using this as my daily driver for the foreseeable future. Here are the good and bad points I've come up with so far.

The Good:

- Screen #resolution and sharpness is awesome
- #Keyboard has excellent travel and key rebound, and practically no deck flex
- #Charging over USB-C makes for amazing #versatility. I can charge it with my Phone Battery Bank
- The outer shell is strong and is beautifully simple
- It's so slim and small, it fits in the Tablet pocket of my backpack
- The passive cooling never makes the base too hot to touch
- It's more than #powerful enough to write #documents and #spreadsheets on
- #Video in #Firefox is fine, but anything over 480p starts dropping frames
- Writing documents will only sip at the #battery, making it last for hours upon hours
- #Syncing with the #PinePhone via #KDE Connect works pretty well

The Bad:

- The plastic surround of the screen feels loose and bends easily
- The plastic deck heats up quickly just from body heat, and makes your hands feel sweaty
- The keyboard isn't exactly aligned, and a couple of the arrow keys catch on the deck, making it feel like the keys are stuck
- The #webcam has no software controls, and is very dark. If you increase the brightness, or shine a light on your subject, it works, but saturation is far too low. Driver issue maybe?
- Video in Firefox can drain the battery very quickly
- #Graphics #corruption can get quite annoying on the default #Manjaro #ARM #KDE edition, be sure to install #mesa-git, but it only marginally improves the situation

Conclusion:

If you're #writing a ton, like scripts; articles; reviews; websites etc, it is the perfect portable #tool, with a comfortable keyboard, and all the utils you need to get going.

If you're writing web #code like HTML and CSS, it would also work out really well as a tool to take with you to clients, or on the road.


This is great way to get your thoughts out and into the digital realm. It might be a great utility for accessing #Social #Media, Chat protocols like #XMPP and #Matrix, or just doing online tasks.

For its price, it has already proven its worth to me, I do NOT regret my purchase. #PineTime is on the way! w00t!

"How do you deal with a country that continually lies and cheats in a way unlike a normal state, yet is not a rogue state either? With a country that keeps saying it wants only to be a friend, but keeps behaving like an enemy?"

Another of Prof. Chris Grey's thoroughly readable blog posts.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ is one of Wales' top export markets. Join @WalesinNA@twitter.com for a virtual trade mission to explore the market, make new contacts and get one-to-one support from their in-market representatives.

Deadline for application is 12 June ๐Ÿ‘‡

businesswales.gov.wales/export

I feel incredibly blessed that Pixelfed has grown so much over the past year.

Total users, posts and active users have doubled, and our project is among the top 5 most popular.

Though we havenโ€™t had our viral moment like Mastodon or PeerTube, Iโ€™m confident that when we do, weโ€™ll be ready.

I look forward to the next 3 years and beyond! ๐Ÿ˜ #pixelfed #activityPub #Fediverse

โ€œHow Apple screwed Facebook - Appleโ€™s iOS 14.5 update has triggered an unstoppable collapse in Facebookโ€™s ability to collect user dataโ€

wired.co.uk/article/apple-ios1

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got close to this cat and it was definitely a cryptid

Gair y Dydd: cefnfor geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?c โ€“ ar Ddiwrnod Cefnforoedd y Byd y Cenhedloedd Unedig.

Word of the Day: cefnfor 'an ocean': geiriadur.ac.uk/gpc/gpc.html?c โ€“ on United Nations World Oceans Day (from cefn (in the sense of 'mid-, middle') + mรดr 'sea', cf. cefn gweilgi: 'mid-ocean')

This is really cool. I hope it reaches great success. Would quite like an accurate #gร idhlig Speech to Text! Actually have Gร idhlig subs available to read what is being said on TBh ๐Ÿ˜ imagine!

cdcs.ed.ac.uk/news/speech-reco

Climate policy is an integral part in achieving a zero-carbon society, according to this analysis from Carbon Brief.

Let's keep pushing!!

carbonbrief.org/guest-post-g7-

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งJust as intelligence agencies distributed backdoored cipher machines via Crypto-AG, law enforcement agencies have now circulated backdoored "AN0M" smartphones. Again: Never trust centralized, closed-source products! #encryption

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#Reddit is down, so why not take a look at its Fediverse alternative @LemmyDev :lemmy:

join-lemmy.org

The flagship instance is at lemmy.ml

#RedditDown

I'm no techie, but if "major websites" are down then perhaps the problem isn't with the tech but with the fact that there's such a thing as a "major website"

There's no reason we all have to visit the same ten websites as each other every day, support the little guys

I like the way this place works, where there are lots of little sites and you can choose the ones you interact with, but they're all interlinked on a network, you know, like a kind of inter... net...?

Plasma 5.22 is here! KDE's desktop is more reliable, adaptable and fun than ever before. Revel in the adaptive transparency, find stuff easily with the global menu search and reach windows faster with the enhanced task manager features.

kde.org/announcements/plasma/5

School trips to UK from EU could halve as Brexit hits cultural exchanges - theguardian.com/education/2021 #brexit continues to trash UK economy and global reputation...

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