After listening Music Dolby Atmos mastered tracks for couple of days my conclusion is:

Atmos tracks with AirPods Pro = 💩
Atmos tracks with actual surround system = 😎

Favorite album so far:

If you plan to test out new Hi-Res audio from Music with your external DAC, check that you have enabled high bitrate from Audio Device settings:

I have Dell U3219Q monitor and with every reboot it’s been a mystery which color mode it will end up in… With this script (and deleting “” from my user-specific Library/Preferences folder) it seems to have settled with RGB.

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If you are experiencing problems getting new M1 to output RGB colors with external monitors, this worked for me:

Silicon performance is awesome but external monitor bugs have been quite rough.

Got first vaccine today 💪. Feel lucky and relieved although I know that for proper resistance the second dose is needed. But still - it’s first step to normal life.

At my day job, I spent the last couple of weeks adding THE ANIME to our app, and it is finally live!

Pretty happy about this silly side project I had in the back of mind that I then somehow convinced people we should do as part of a promotion deal with Netflix.

Hello! Macrocosm is an in-development Mac fediverse client by @stevestreza. There is no release ETA or beta yet.

The goal is to build and design the most Mac app imaginable, as if Apple built it themselves, taking advantage of as many features of the Mac while sticking to the Apple's design guidelines as closely as possible.

Thank you for checking out the page, please consider following for updates.

@mastonaut Having some issues with the latest Mastonaut update - it is crashing now on launch after the update. Running it on M1 mac and had issues with macOS 11.4 RC and also with macOS 11.5 Beta 1.

Privacy-wise, Matrix is worse than Slack for public rooms.

Don't hit respond yet, read further.

With this whole freenode mess, some of the online communities I'm part of moved to Matrix. Despite how much I personally love IRC (that's top-notch privacy-wise for public rooms), I have to admit the overall Matrix UX is order of magnitude better and more in line withthe 2021 standards. It lowers the barrier of entry, and I'm all in for that!

However, there's a *massive* catch: the read status. Every time you can see a message on a public room, Matrix will show your avatar next to the said message to materialize you "read" (at least saw) it,

There's currently no way to disable this feature, be it on synapse or dendrite. The read status gets broadcasted to *all the room participants*, including bots.

Some bots are autojoining all the big room as soon as your open them. It's not clear who operate them, they don't ask nobody's consent before joining. You can assume this presence data is actively getting stored and mined by them, it's trivial to do. I implemented such a POC in a couple of hours yesterday night (I obviously turned it off and deleted the data after showing it to some friends).

Back to my initial punch line: this situation is worse than it it is with Slack. At least, with Slack, my read status stays between me, Slack corp and the people they decide to share the data with. With Matrix, it's open bar, private data for everyone.

The Vector team seem not to care too much [1] and are not considering this situation as urgent.

We absolutely need a way to disable these read status on a per room (or space?) level. As free software devs, we should be able to protect our peers and users privacy. My presence status, be it on a public chat is definitely *not* a public data that should carelessly be shared.


New iMacs have similar vibe as computers from movie “Her”.

Posting form my new favorite mastodon iOS app Metatext by @metabolist This app gets so many things right with navigating the timeline.

It’s been like this for 10 or so minutes.

HDDs are S L O W.

This is an external disk where I store all kinda bulk backup data and it’s the only spinning drive I still own… I wonder how much does ~5 TB worth of SSD cost these days?

I worry that I mad the reporting UI TOO MUCH FUN. Please don’t report users just to test this, no matter how bad their anime opinions are, even @halcy. He is trying his best.

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Use on a Mac? MailTrackerBlocker is an open source plugin that blocks tracking pixels in emails:

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