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Cake day: June 17th, 2023

  • In an ideal world a flatpak could register the cli commands it wants to present to the user, and some alternatives system could manage which flatpak gets which command if there were collisions.

    This has been my dream ever since I discovered Flatpak. I wish it becomes the case one day.

    It’s good that there has been partial progress in that direction. Let me give an example with the Floorp browser. I can do a flatpak install floorp and I can do a killall floorp and they will work. If we can somehow get a way of accessing flatpaks as if they’re regular packages via the terminal (is it possible to build a program to do this and have it packaged as a flatpak?; Maybe a program that creates a oneliner script to act as an “alias” in a directory (within $HOME so it works on immutable systems) that gets added to $PATH), that would be amazing!

  • I’ll answer what I know:

    Yes, you can run Minecraft on Linux. There are both official and unofficial, paid and free versions.

    For Java Edition, there’s an official launcher.

    For Bedrock, there’s an unofficial bedrock launcher that uses a Google Play account with a Minecraft License.

    For Java for free, there are cracked launchers that download as jar files and work great.

    For Bedrock for free, I just wouldn’t bother. I’m big into piracy, and even I just gave up and bought a license from Google Play Store. If you want to give it a shot, you can find a launcher that takes x86 apks, but it’s near impossible to find x86 apks that work, and the only ones I found were from super old versions, like pre-1.16.

  • Do you have any idea how hard it is to go from Linux to Windows?

    I do. It’s a MASSIVE Pain in the ass, especially if you’re looking for minimalism, performance and a tiling window manager, as Windows can’t provide either of these.

    And there’s also the spyware and other stuff. I just remember hating one of my lecturers in college for using Visual Studio in the first year (Y1), and using Excel in Y2, for the modules she taught, meaning I had to use Windows for them. Luckily, for the first assignment in Y1, and the second assignment in Y2, I didn’t actually need Windows, and for the second assignment of Y1, I just did it in class on the college’s Windows machines. But Y2, first assignment I did a Windows dualboot cuz I unfortunately didn’t have time to do it in class.

    Anyways, point is that I associate Windows with bad memories. While I associate Linux with good ones.

  • NixOS is immutable, so I can’t compile from source (I needed a specific Assembly Editor for university and it only supported full system installation, I could not get it working on NixOS). I desired a static release, so I was switching to NixOS, but then there’d be something I can’t be bothered to figure out or weird issues, so I’d switch back to Arch. But then my desire for a stable static release would return.

    So on and so forth until I figured out Fedora is perfect. It lacks the 1337 Haxor feel of an advanced distro, and dnf is super slow (First thing I do on a new Fedora install now is get dnf5), AND my SDDM theme broke on Fedora but worked everywhere else (something to do with qt5-qtgraphicaleffects), but I rewrote the theme, aliased dnf to dnf5, and I still get the 1337 haxor feel by using my own scripts, including a bemenu logout script, which makes me feel like a boss when I use it, for some reason, probably because I wrote it myself.

  • Windows XP -> Windows 7 -> Windows 10 -> Linux Mint -> Manjaro -> ArcoLinux -> Arch -> Arco -> Arch -> Arco -> NixOS -> Arch -> Ubuntu (beginning of 2023) -> NixOS -> Arch -> NixOS (summer 2023) -> Debian (for a month when beginning University), -> NixOS -> Arch -> NixOS -> Fedora (in Jan/Feb 2024, seems like it could be the one) -> Void (wanted to love it but I hated my few days in it) -> Arch (temporarily, waiting for the COPR repos on Fedora to update its packages for F40) -> Fedora 40 (where I still am)

    Going from Windows XP to Linux Mint took over a decade. Going from Mint to Fedora 40 took about 2 years.