@mntmn When I need something quick I find myself grabbing for laravel.com.

I don’t know if I would say I enjoy it (PHP 😢) and it’s probably not the best, but LAMP stacks are still everywhere and it “just works”.

@cosullivan I've been using it for the past few months. Overall I'm happy with it. I'm curious to see how their ad model works out.

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@waltercool The text says “used” but it wants your handle. I’m not sure what that means if you delete that account and the handle isn’t yours anymore...

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@bb010g @lilpurplekitty @ctrlaltdog Tree Style Tab is the biggest thing I miss after switching to Brave.

Both projects have a lot of dirty laundry. Firefox is the last remaining browser engine not controlled by Google and Brave is focused on protecting user privacy.

I was on Firefox for a long time until I got fed up with them not agressively protecting privacy and decided to switch. But that was hard because that put me on Google's engine.

@mooshoe@fosstodon.org @Wingy The clicking sound is the head trying to find a specific track on the drive. It could be that the drive was able to relocate the damaged data and that is why you don't hear the clicking anymore.

Often times, though, these symptoms come just before the drive gives up forever.

It's always important to backup your data, it's now double important for you. If this were my computer I'd also be safe and migrate to an SSD as those can withstand most drops.

@gallowsgryph@blimps.xyz @ctrlaltdog They have said that this won't affect then as they have implemented ad and tracker blocking directly in the browser and not as an extension. They also claim this is why they are faster and use less power.

Whichever you pick, the good news is they work together really well and you can engage in the same communities.

@mooshoe@fosstodon.org Even if the computer is running now, I recommend backing up you data, if it’s not already, and looking into replacing the drive.

@ctrlaltdog I know you didn’t ask but I recently switched from Firefox to Brave. They seem to put the privacy of users even higher than Firefox.


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#Lemmy is an open federated alternative to Reddit and is currently early in development. You can follow the project at:


There's also the open federated #Prismo, which is in a more advanced state of development:


You can try Prismo at:


(If you copy a Prismo user or post address into the Mastodon search box and click search, you can interact with it.)

(Thanks to @gaja for info about Lemmy.)

#Alternatives #Fediverse #ActivityPub #Reddit

@lightweight Thanks for taking the time to respond. I don’t think I share your opinion to the same degree but I’m glad to get your perspective.

@lightweight Would you prefer that Microsoft didn’t add any Linux compatibility at all?

I think I don’t understand what a step in the right direction would look like. It’s hard to defend Microsoft but they’re slowly transitioning more and more of their ecosystem to open-source and they are contributing patches upstream.

@lightweight You don’t think adding the Linux kernel to Windows is a step in the right direction?

@cwebber Thanks for sharing the article. It seems like a language had two options: grow our die.

There are always new patterns and new ideas coming out and I wouldn't say unused features is necessarily a bad thing.

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@rain I don't understand the appeal of Medium for a publisher.

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