And finally, here's the future of GNOME: version 40. 👣

It's the biggest change to GNOME UX since 3.0, although it's been softened to not be nearly as disruptive. The current design looks like won't be the final one (tons of feedback this time around), but you can use it today!

You can download it atm from here:
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Last night, I spent a bit of time looking back into the history of GNOME 3 :blobcatuwu:

Yes, for the most part it is all quite samey - GNOME 3.10 already should be familiar enough to all current GNOME users. But there's a series of phases, or "eras" as I called them, with a clear UX/visual identity.

@outie I hate it how so many things are completely broken for us left handers. Even simple things people take for granted.

Potato peelers
Mice (for computers)
VR games
Apartment / home designs (sometimes)

Playing with GNOME Shell 40 touchpad gestures 🔥

The shell developers are doing a awesome job. It's incredible!

Don't worry, the actual animations aren't that slow, I just move my fingers very slowly on my trackpad. The animations match the actual movement of my fingers.

uspol, walled gardens, surveillance capitalism 

Let's be very clear here: in no small part the blame for what happened today lies with surveillance capitalism.

It is *profitable* to put right-wing/fascist/conspiratorial content in front of more eyeballs, since it generates more "engagement". So Facebook, YouTube and others became perfect channels for this kind of crap.

Big Tech made money on this, for them today's insurrection is an "externality".

@jimmac Note: I've toyed around with dash-to-panel and just using the dash as is, but I usually end up with dash-to-dock at the bottom of my main monitor (hidden, of course, until I move the mouse down to the bottom of the screen with a bit of "pressure").

On that thought: Having the activities view be able to respond to mouse "pressure" at the bottom of the screen to show the dash would be awesome.

@jimmac I'm happy to see the drag and drop across workspaces concept!

I'm also wondering what things will be like with multi-monitor. I'm sure it will be at least as fine as it currently is. (Will virtual desktops extending to the side be odd when there's an actual screen to the same side?)

Overall, I like the new design quite a bit, and I think it'll let me drop dash-to-dock and the icon overlay one (provided I understood the blog post correctly about "app icons in the window overview").

I've been sending a lot of my books that I've been removing from my collection to the Internet Archive for digitizing. You can too:

@directhex I've been wondering if half of the "M1 ARM-based Macs are so fast!" hype is due to Apple keeping their Macs overall slow for the past few years.

(Intentionally and/or because they've been focusing on ARM.)

@n8 I just F11 (fullscreen) a terminal on a second monitor (with a large font, usually) for times like these. But my GPU is an Intel one, so I don't do anything that intense.

I'd imagine you probably can't do this in Wayland, but perhaps X11 is weird and lets you do it.

Alternatively, SSH in from a second computer that has a screen (like from a laptop) for your text stuff. That should stop text mode going through your GPU altogether.

us politics, humor, musical 

"Treasons of Gov."

eleven thousand seven hundred eighty ballots.
eleven thousand seven hundred. ugh! oh dear.
eleven thousand seven hundred eighty ballots.
how do you mess up,
mess up what's clear?

in phone calls?
in bing-bongs?
in big walls?
in cups of covfefe?
with fake news, in rallies, on twitter, in cries?

with eleven thousand seven hundred eighty ballots,
how do you measure an orange dictator's lies?

(huge apologies to Rent)

Living as a potential collateral damage statistic. What it's like for one person to be living with preexisting conditions in a pandemic.

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