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Artwork, Themes, and Icons / Re: How long must we endure the snow storm?
« on: January 16, 2020, 08:14:29 pm »
Yeah, I'm going to miss him jumping into these threads.

I've got an inbox full of kind DMs and numerous replies in this forum. I'm sure I'm not alone, he spent countless hours working, helping, chatting, joking with all of us.

He cared about this project and our community very deeply. I'm fortunate to have known him.


Not only a great review but funny too.

General Discussion / Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« on: June 09, 2019, 02:32:02 pm »
Don't worry PCNetSpec That's the advice I give. Not what I actually do. :D

General Discussion / Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« on: June 08, 2019, 09:49:45 pm »
Matt Hartley once suggested three backups, three locations for anything of value.
1. Local (Home)
2. Cloud
3. Remote (Office, Someone else's home etc.)

Of course test them from time to time.

General Discussion / Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« on: June 08, 2019, 02:41:49 pm »
Most companies have a data retention policy of a few years depending on whatever regulations they work within their industry.
In my case it was newsletters, notifications and spam. I seriously doubt I'll have an urge to look at an amazon marketing email from 2015.

Now that I'm archiving email locally on my desktop I'm going to keep a web based backlog of 6 months. Its all personal stuff nothing critical or important. I keep backups offline for a reason. :)

GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: Using PyRadio in Peppermint
« on: June 08, 2019, 11:22:14 am »
This is the only snap I have installed since it wasn't available in the repo.
For git I use the repo version.

I'm not a fan of snap or flat packs either but didn't want to pass up trying this out.

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: HP Pavillion dv7-1095eo
« on: June 08, 2019, 03:52:41 am »
So true, My i5 2500k Sandy Bridge desktop is now 8 years old and still snappy quick. At this rate I'm more likely to experience a hardware failure before the computer becomes to slow to use. :D

GNU/Linux Discussion / Using PyRadio in Peppermint
« on: June 08, 2019, 03:47:39 am »
I just read a brief post in Linux Journal about setting up PyRadio and it's ridiculously simple.
Here's a link to my blog post about the process for Peppermint if anyone is interested.

General Discussion / Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« on: June 06, 2019, 07:17:53 pm »
@VinDSL, I fear long term email archives could be a liability rather than a resource. I'm happy with my 1.5 years of mostly spam. I could have saved everything going back to 2015 when I last purged the account. However, they were not  useful last year so I don't expect it to be useful next year either. :D

I started really using email in college during the mid-nineties. At this point old emails would only serve my curiosity and if anyone else got hold of them I'd probably look silly.

The downloaded archive included my YouTube uploads so I may post those on my personal website for my own vanity. I've been researching the principles of IndiWeb so I don't over rely on any one platform, company or service.

What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: HP Pavillion dv7-1095eo
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:37:19 am »
How's it running on the older system?
I noticed it's a Intel Core2 Duo from 2010 with a very respectable screen resolution for the era.

General Discussion / Re: Well.... all.....I left..... :(
« on: June 06, 2019, 12:21:31 am »
Just because you're using Debian doesn't mean you can't hang out with us in the Peppermint community. We're a stronger community when we don't all agree on every package and setup. Personally, I love the fragmentation everyone seems to write those cliickbait articles about.

Like you don't use Peppermint exclusively. Here's a rundown of my current systems.

  • Peppermint 10
  • Debian Stable
  • Trisquel 8

  • Pop OS 19.04

  • Debain + i3 and LXDE

General Discussion / Re: So I *Thought* Thunderbird Borked Today
« on: June 06, 2019, 12:08:41 am »
The recent Google outage along with this thread kicked me in the butt to download my data and purge old emails. I'm not a massive Google Drive user and the archive is still 23.8 GB
I've still got plenty of space on my system and backup so there's really no excuse to not download a local copy.

Culling down 40,000 emails to the last year and half of 6,500 took some time however, I now have an offline archive of the old emails and plan to go through this process every few months so GMAIL only has emails going a few months back.

The download included quite a bit of information. YouTube videos and comment, location data etc.

If you're curious this is what the data looks like. It even comes with an archive.html to summarize the contents of the downloaded file

Google translate cleared it up for us.
"For the above video, there is no intention to infringe copyright. the video will be removed at the request of the copyright owner."

@VinDSL, the ball is in Google's court to prove me wrong.

Also, not sure if that video is being literal or sarcastic about the art of twerking.

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