Back to iPhone, Linux hits 3.1%, next Apple Event

** The Bulletin ** September 10, 2023

Hey, you,
I’m back again sooner than last time. I told you that’d be the case, now didn’t I?

This week was very chaotic, but in the best way. My phone broke the day before my birthday, and I finally fixed it (by switching to an iPhone) on Friday. Also on Friday, got to hang out with some family for the first time in a while, plus see their crazy animals, and I actually got a lot accomplished on the adulting side of things. Which is great!

I’ll admit that I don’t have much to share with you in the way of Journal posts (there are a couple in the pipeline that will be included in the next Bulletin) or any other announcements (yet), but I still wanted to send an email out regardless… really to make up for all the ones I’ve missed. And to make this a tradition.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s hop into it.

  • From Tyson: Charles Martinet is sadly stepping away from his role as the voice of Mario, Luigi, Wario, and more. Martinet’s not going anywhere though, as he’ll now be the “Mario Ambassador.” In addition to the initial written statement from Nintendo, Martinet and Mr. Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, shared a joint video message on Nintendo’s social media accounts last week.

Things I found across the net

I really do have too much time on my hands…

  • Apple’s next event is taking place on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 1PM Eastern Time. Here’s what to expect (from the lovely folks at MacRumors).

  • Microsoft’s promises of Android updates for its original Surface Duo will go unfulfilled, as the device has reached end-of-life today… To the five people who bought one, I’m so sorry that Microsoft literally didn’t care enough to update your incredibly expensive phone.

  • No, an Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag remake isn’t coming, something’s just broken and Ubisoft has pulled it from sale temporarily to minimize the impact and get the issue resolved. (Although they totally should remake it and Rogue……)

  • In new features to turn off (or get you to move away from Chrome for God’s sake) news, whatever this privacy-invading crap is. Use Firefox or Safari… PLEASE.

  • As someone who has desperately wanted to move to Linux for sometime (and hasn’t had said time to do it), I am keeping a close eye on Proton’s support for Starfield, since I do not have an Xbox (yet).

  • Also in Linux news: As reported by GamingOnLinux (a fantastic website, by the way) Linux desktop marketshare has just surpassed 3.1% and has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year!

And that settles it for this edition of The Bulletin. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you back here very soon. With more, too!

Yours,

—Slade

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