[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 19 points 4 months ago

Poor man's Optane

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It is surprisingly hard to find open source launchers that are simply the AOSP default launcher with few UX modifications. NeoLauncher is one, but while the GitHub seems to still be active, the last update to the app on the repository is from 2022, almost a year ago.

I was thinking that LineageOS's Trebuchet is a pretty good default AOSP launcher. Seems to be actively updated with the Lineage project and also up to date with the latest stock Android look and feel. I'm not entirely sure if it's just the base AOSP code with few modifications or if it's a fully custom launcher that Lineage developed though, but either works for me. I can't outright switch to LineageOS right now due to compatibility issues with some of my work apps, so is there a way to get that Trebuchet and run it on other ROMs? For example on /e/OS because its default iPhone esque launcher kind of sucks?

Does Lineage offer the package in a repository some how? Or is there otherwise another reputable way to download the standalone app for any ROM?

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 29 points 6 months ago

It was my pleasure! Thank you for the opportunity!

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 62 points 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago)

Hi! This isn't really a question, but I was a former admin on Lemmy.ml and I just want to say that I really appreciated the opportunity to be on your team and it was a really valuable experience for me! I'm no longer an admin due to inactivity and personal life events causing me to no longer have the time to serve such a role, but I enjoyed the time I was and I really hope I was able to make a positive contribution to the instance!

Thank you for your continued work developing this project and running your instance comrades! This is still by far my favourite fediverse platform, actually, favourite social media in general. I intend to continue using both Lemmy.ml and Lemmygrad and I hope I can continue to contribute by using Lemmy when I have the chance!

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 25 points 7 months ago

On one hand I'm interested in seeing how well it works and what they do with it, on the other hand...

Source: https://xkcd.com/927/

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 7 points 7 months ago

I wish you the best of luck! I'm on a similar journey to replace YouTube.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 18 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

The vast majority of their userbase already puts up with it, so I doubt they will see any significant backlash. Even if all the FLOSS creators leave, they're still a tiny minority because it's """influencer""" channels like the Pauls and content farms like Bright Side that are the real cash cows on the platform.

Also, a huge part of their userbase is children. Probably more than any other mainstream social media platform. They won't even understand the concept of DRM or corporate bullshittery and will only use the YouTube app or browser anyway. Kids are also less likely to be bothered by ads, might not even understand what the purpose of an ad is, in fact they will just see them as more content which is why advertising to kids is so unreasonably effective.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 7 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

Yep... Bummer, but completely in character and expected.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 8 points 7 months ago

I've never pegged Google as particularly giving a shit about legacy support though. They kill things out of the blue without warning or explanation.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 6 points 7 months ago

Frankly, I've had it with band-aid solutions like alt clients. Gonna say it now: if you claim to be a FLOSS/open web supporting creator and you're still exclusively using YouTube, you obviously value revenue over FLOSS or open web. Yes I'm gatekeeping FLOSS/open web with that statement, but corporate tech is actively trying to destroy both, and if you side with them, why shouldn't you be called out for it? Don't have to quit YouTube IMO, but at least mirror on Peertube if you care.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 21 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

I'm going to seriously consider completely discontinuing watching YouTube if NewPipe stops working. I still like plenty of non-FLOSS oriented channels that will never even consider a FLOSS or open web solution, but I think I owe it to myself to not accept Google's bullshit, not even use it from the browser, with or without the adblock ban. Not to protest Google's actions because I don't care, but to uphold my own values and interests. I need to heed my own advice and extended rants about big tech.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 18 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

"Don't want your kids seeing ads that are absolutely not for kids? Easy! Just pay us!"

Seriously it's so hypocritical that they demonetize swearing yet show gambling, alcohol, and even the occasional barely-not-porn sexualized ad without a second thought.

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With Reddit shutting down its API setting a precedent in the corporate tech world (and Reddit was a major outlier in that a ton of their users are technical minded and support third party clients, YouTube does not have that kind of userbase and will not get backlash for it), Twitter doing whatever the fuck they're doing, and Google already hellbent on destroying ad blockers, the days of Newpipe, Invidious, and Freetube are numbered. Wouldn't be surprised if they implement Netflix level DRM tomorrow that makes alt clients impossible. I say savour your alt clients while you can guys, you won't be able to soon.

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With Reddit shutting down its API setting a precedent in the corporate tech world (and Reddit was a major outlier in that a ton of their users are technical minded and support third party clients, YouTube does not have that kind of userbase and will not get backlash for it), Twitter doing whatever the fuck they're doing, and Google already hellbent on destroying ad blockers, the days of Newpipe, Invidious, and Freetube are numbered. Wouldn't be surprised if they implement Netflix level DRM tomorrow that makes alt clients impossible. I say savour your alt clients while you can guys, you won't be able to soon.

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submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml to c/technology@lemmy.ml

With Reddit shutting down its API setting a precedent in the corporate tech world (and Reddit was a major outlier in that a ton of their users are technical minded and support third party clients, YouTube does not have that kind of userbase and will not get backlash for it), Twitter doing whatever the fuck they're doing, and Google already hellbent on destroying ad blockers, the days of Newpipe, Invidious, and Freetube are numbered. Wouldn't be surprised if they implement Netflix level DRM tomorrow that makes alt clients impossible. I say savour your alt clients while you can guys, you won't be able to soon.

[-] AgreeableLandscape@lemmy.ml 21 points 7 months ago

That's what happens when you make a basic GUI in a freaking game engine.

Yeah I know you want to demo your game engine, but I don't need you to demo thermal throttling on my processor.

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