Headphone/Speaker fast switching with Pipewire

EDIT: Oh no, IDs don't survive reboot(!?!) This post will need some work as I figure this out. Keep reading though. I've recently gone all in on Fedora Silverblue, and while I was able to modify the initial setup to fit me as an Ubuntu ex-pat I was missing one…

Literally just care

There's this meme on twitter where now-famous developers and other tech people post all the jobs that they applied for and got rejected from and then maybe that will help with my impostor's syndrome. I’ve been soft rejected from more companies than I can remember (no reply) I’ve…

SteamOS 3.0's Potential: The Living Room PC Strikes Back

Do you have any predictions for the Steam Deck? — Gardiner Bryant (@gardiner_bryant) July 24, 2021 Ok so I always have too much to say so I figured this time I'll write it down! The Steam Deck has a desktop mode, so everyone's excited to see that come to…

Running snaps on Fedora Silverblue

My foray into immutable Linux distro desktops continues. After trying out openSUSE's MicroOS desktop and enjoying it I thought I would come back and try Fedora Silverblue and give it a shot. OpenSUSE never broke by the way if you're wondering, I mostly don't have unlimited laptops (yet!) so I…

USG and dnsmasq

About three weeks ago my usually-reliable-af Unifi gear started having a problem, the wifi just turned to trash, the UI log was just filled with clients connecting and disconnecting over and over again. Everything was mostly just broken: Most of my clients were showing up as "60%" on the wifi…

GNOME isn't as slow as you think it is

It's just a bad default. I snagged a brand new computer from System76 and was initially disappointed with the desktop snappiness. Then I remembered that this is a thing, I just don't reinstall often enough to make it into my muscle memory.   Grab this extension, it's called Impatience. In the…

Running Snaps on openSUSE MicroOS Desktop

UPDATE: Apparently this is documented in the openSUSE revamped docs - just follow those instructions! UPDATE2: I can't get the method linked above to survive reboots, so keeping my method here for now. I'll keep investigating. Mutable systems need to go. Silverblue, Ubuntu Core, and SUSE MicroOS is the obvious…