A Few of My Favourite Thangs (Master List)

Greetings. Welcome. Let us Begin.

This is list is brought to you by Nemesis. And this music is brought to you by WinkiesPlace.

"WinkiesPlays," ... cut to old style radio commercial in the middle of a baseball game for WinkiesPays - 'the fun and friendly socialiste party all your friends are joining. What are you waiting for? Join the party!!!' ;) {Sam Roberts plays the coke stage at the Calgary Stampede - the crowd sings along "S-O-C-I-A-L-I-S-M it's the only way!" - 'Do they even know what they are saying?' someone wonders with an incredibly direct and intense query straight into my face. I'm not sure what they want but it seems my very barest and darkest soul is on the line as their eyes bore into me from 600 feet overhead. Sam Roberts wants something from us this evening, and it's supposed to be obvious, simple, effortless, easy as singing along to a catchy little song, it's a solid point, I know that for sure, what it is... i haven't the foggiest.}

On we go...

A few reasons this list exists:

Primarily - I am trying to prepare, publish, market, etc. a musical project I've been working on for the last little while. To get a T-shirt design up along with a sensible artist bio and some quality 'finished' music is the goal so that the project can be advertised and funded and then finished and released for you, the glorious interested public, to sink ur dirty little bloodsucking teeth into ;) but i have autism and add and a bunch of other seriously cute disabilities that have been... anyway, stuff gets tough sum times, even with all the privileges of my particular identifiers, whatever, point is I'm just trying to get shit done as best and fast and effectively as I can lol.


I'm trying to migrate to a Linux desktop as my main rig ASAP from Mac and using this list as a way of making it as seamless as possible. I just want to run Windows and Mac VMs inside the Linux setup - just to have them available - rolling of the eyes - ...this migration has been started and stopped and left some version of my productive, creative self in some kind of hellscape limbo, feels to my nervous system a bit like what I imagine the Shrike's Tree of ??? (look up) to imbue upon it's Users.

Criterion: (very rough, but also extremely specific lol) ... A Multi Platform/Open Source/Privacy Focused as Possible Tool Kit

Follow along as the story jumps from here to there, platform to platform, like Mario and Luigi chasing that ever receding Peach.

... a list in progress. (aka check back ... you never know where or when the story is going to update itself ;) best thing to do is... whatever u want lol

  • Virtual Machines

  • Proton

    Free Mac Linux Steam Website

    Proton is a tool for use with the Small Steam iconSteam client which allows games which are exclusive to Windows to run on Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel and Small macOS iconmacOS operating systems. It uses Small Wine iconWine to facilitate this.

    Most users will prefer to use Proton provided by the Steam client itself. The source code is provided to enable advanced users the ability to alter Proton. For example, some users may wish to use a different version of Wine with a particular title.

    Getting Started with Proton from Steam Play
    Make sure you are opted into the Steam Client Beta!
    Proton requires graphics drivers that are more recent than what is typically packaged in most distributions; please read the list of requirements and quickstart for Ubuntu 18.04 users: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/blob/proton_3.7/PREREQS.md
    Install and play games! Please refer to this post for more information: https://steamcommunity.com/games/221410/announcements/detail/1696055855739350561

    Proton has DXVK which can be used as primitive HUD:


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  • WineBottler

    Free Mac Wine Website

    WineBottler is an App to manage and wrap your Windows apps into convenient OS X apps. WineBottler helps you with running Windows programs on OS X.

    It helps you to:

    • Manage your windows app;
    • Wrap the Windows apps into OS X apps, ready for you to distribute them;
    • Download and install preconfigured windows programs.


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  • Wine

    Free Mac Linux Android Android Tablet BSD Website

    Run Windows software on Linux and other supported systems in an advanced Windows runtime rather than emulation.


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  • VirtualBox

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris Website

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

    Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4, 2.6, 3.x and 4.x), Solaris and OpenSolaris, OS/2, and OpenBSD.

    Virtualbox is available in 28 languages.


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  • Books & Articles

  • Scribd

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Waze Website

    Scribd is a social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents.

    You can submit documents of various formats, and make them private or viewable by anyone.

    4 Languages: English, Español, Português (Brasil), Scribd also includes the Scribd Store, which lets you purchase thousands of different ebooks.


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  • Notes

  • Obsidian

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.


    Obsidian icon
  • Text Editors

  • Sublime Text

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Website

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, html and prose - any kind of text file. You'll love the slick user interface and extraordinary features.

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and used for free without an expiration time limit, however a prompt appears occassionally to "ask to" purchase a license


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  • Atom

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Extensible, cross-platform text editor with a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes.


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  • Visual Studio Code

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Website

    VS Code is more than just a code editor, it provides the tools and extensions to compile, debug, compare, refactor, and even manage code repositories all within a highly-customised development environment.


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  • Email

  • ProtonMail

    Freemium Linux Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists.

    Swiss Based
    ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and our servers are located in Switzerland. We are outside of US and EU jurisdiction and all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

    Zero Access
    Because of our end-to-end encryption, your data is already encrypted by the time it reaches our servers. We have no access to your messages, and since we cannot decrypt them, we cannot share them with third parties.

    Backwards Compatible
    ProtonMail works out of any modern web browser, there is nothing to install. We are also backwards compatible with other email providers so you can continue sending and receiving emails from friends who are not using ProtonMail.

    Forever Free
    We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and should be available for everyone. That's why we offer multi-tiered pricing including a free version that anyone can use. Let's bring privacy back to the people!

    Fully Anonymous
    We do not log IP addresses or require any personal information to sign up. We accept bitcoin and cash payments for paid accounts to ensure even paid account users have complete privacy.

    Cross Platform
    ProtonMail works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It's as simple as visiting our site and logging in. There are no plugins or apps to install - simply use your favorite web browser.


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  • Browsers

  • Brave

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

    *What is Brave Ad Replacement?

    Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.


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  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.


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  • Music Publishing/Distribution/Marketing

  • Bandzoogle

    Commercial Web Website

    Bandzoogle makes it easy to create a beautiful, mobile-friendly band website. Sell music. Create a blog. Add a press kit, gig calendar, photo gallery and a lot more. Everything you need for a great band website is built-in.


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  • CDBaby

    Commercial Web Website

    CD Baby, Inc. is an online music store specializing in the sale of CDs, vinyl records, and music downloads from independent musicians to consumers. The company is also a digital aggregator of independent music recordings, distributing content to several online music retailers. CD Baby is one of the few sources of information on physical CD sales in the independent music industry.

    Sell and stream your music in more places
    “Selling” music means something different today than it did years ago. Musicians need to earn income from multiple revenue sources, which is why CD Baby offers more opportunities to make money from your music than any other distributor.

    Digital distribution
    Sell your music on all the stores that matter: iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal, Deezer, and dozens more. We get your music live on iTunes in a matter of days!


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  • Bandcamp

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Website

    Bandcamp helps artists sell their music and merch directly to their fans, and helps fans discover new music and directly support those who make it.


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  • OAuth

  • GitHub

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    GitHub is a web-based hosting service for projects that use the Small Git iconGit revision control system. It is written in Ruby on Rails by Logical Awesome developers Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner. GitHub offers both commercial plans and free accounts for open source projects.

    The site provides social networking functionality like feeds, followers and the network graph to display how developers work on their versions of a repository.

    GitHub also operates a pastebin-style site at gist.github.com, wikis for the individual repositories and web pages that can be edited through a git repository.

    GitHub has a built-in, highly functional Issue Tracker.


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  • Office Suite

  • Zoho

    Commercial Web Website

    Zoho is an all-in-one online office suite. Zoho gears itself towards businesses, increasing your productivity and offering easy, real-time collaboration. Zoho offers a peace of mind with ad-free and outstanding privacy and provides many online office tools, including a word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation tool, hosted wiki, notebook, CRM and e-mail/webmail


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  • Domains

  • GoDaddy

    Commercial Web Website

    Dedicated Server Hosting from GoDaddy will keep your clients’ sites running at peak performance.


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  • Web Hosting

  • Hostinger

    Commercial Web Website

    The hosting service from Hostinger UK gives you the best free web hosting with PHP, MySQL, BW 100GB, unlimited cheap hosting and a free domain.

    A new generation of free hosting
    We provide reliable and feature rich hosting with fanatic user support! Our service uptime is 99.9% thanks to the cloud computing technology we utilize.

    No ads or banners on your websites
    No annoying banners. No annoying pop-ups. No text links. No obligated forum posting. Your website will be 100% ad free forever.

    Super easy to use website builder
    Even computer newbies can create an impressive looking website with our own website builder! Website building has never been easier!

    PHP and MySQL Support
    We support PHP and MySQL without any restrictions. Our PHP engine includes all features and functions you need. You can switch to any PHP version in just one click and manage databases with the phpMyAdmin tool.

    Software Auto Installer
    A fully functional and professionally looking website can be set up in just a few minutes. With just several clicks you can install Wordpress, Joomla, PrestaShop, phpBB, Drupal and many other scripts.

    Amazing referral program
    Invite your friends to sign up at Hostinger and get great gifts like free domain registration, free hosting plan upgrade to "Premium" or "Business" or payments ranging from £3 to £60.


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  • Online Portfolios

  • DeviantArt

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    DeviantArt is the largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts.


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  • 500px

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people.
    It was co-founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev on Halloween 2009 and 15 million users as of September 2018.


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  • Video Game Production

  • GB Studio

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A free and easy to use retro adventure game creator for your favourite handheld video game system.


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  • Music Listening

  • Roon

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Synology Cloud Station Website

    The music player for music lovers.

    In the transition from physical to digital media, something has been lost. We have more convenience than ever, but no feeling of excitement or engagement.

    Roon looks at your music and finds photos, bios, reviews, lyrics, and concert dates, and makes connections between artists, composers, performers, conductors, and producers.

    What you get is a searchable, surfable magazine about your music.

    Music lovers have content from many sources, often acquired over years of collecting. Roon identifies your music, then enhances it with the latest metadata.

    Music lovers have all kinds of audio equipment for different kinds of listening. Roon detects these devices and streams the optimal audio resolution to each.

    Enjoy your music instead of managing your audio equipment.


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    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Tidal is the world’s first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial by music journalists, artists and experts, making for a simply superior experience.


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  • Gaming

  • itch.io

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet Website

    An online game marketplace and community. Also an app which manages downloading and updating of games acquired through the website.


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  • Lutris

    Free Linux Web Website

    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux. It allows you to gather and manage (install, configure and launch) all your games acquired from any source, in a single interface.


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  • Ludo

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Ludo is an Emulator Frontend able to run retro video games. Ludo does not emulate the consoles itself, but does it through emulator plugins called libretro cores. Libretro cores are well known emulators (like Snes9x or Genesis Plus GX or PCSX) stripped from their user interface. They contain only console specific logic.

    Separating the frontend from the emulation logic has the following advantages:
    Frontend developers only have to code the user interface once
    Developing a new frontend functionality can benefit all the emulators at once
    Emulator developers can benefit from a mature user interface without coding it
    Gamers can configure emulators all at once
    The user interface, configuration, and storage are consistent across emulators

    From the gamer perspective, Ludo is a universal retro game browser and player. It offers a gaming experience optimized for TV and joypads, but can also be used on a traditional PC with a keyboard.

    How is Ludo different from RetroArch?
    Ludo will stay smaller than RetroArch by only implementing the core features and by targeting less platforms.
    By not adding advanced functionalities we aim to deliver a stable frontend for beginner users on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.
    Some design choices are different, for example we support less cores, and choose cores for the user. The cores are packaged in the frontend so no additional step is required to launch a game.


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  • Security

  • Bitwarden

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Microsoft SQL Server Tor Browser Bundle Safari F-Droid Cloudron Opera Mono Brave Firefox Website

    Bitwarden is the easiest and safest way to store your logins and passwords across all of your devices (iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Windows, Mac, Linux, and more). Bitwarden is FREE and open source.


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  • OS

  • Pop!_OS

    Free Linux Website

    Pop!_OS is an operating system for STEM and creative professionals who use their computer as a tool to discover and create. Unleash your potential on secure, reliable open source software. Based on your exceptional curiosity, we sense you have a lot of it.


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  • Audio/Music Production

  • Renoise

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using sound samples, soft synths, and effects plug-ins. It is also able to interface with MIDI equipment. The main difference between Renoise and other music software is the characteristic vertical timeline sequencer used by tracking software.


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  • Image/Photo Production

  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Website

    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.


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Comments on A Few of My Favourite Thangs (Master List)

· Sep 2021 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

You're obviously such a creative and interesting person...please, please, please get GoDaddy out of this list so I can like it! If it's domain registration you need, the answer is Porkbun. DNS services? Cloudflare. Colocated HTTP server? Ugh, truly the cesspool of IaaS, but I have the least bad things to say about DailyRazor, I suppose.

I'll be keeping an eye on you; you've piqued my curiosity.


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