1975: "Let's build the Internet, a network that can survive a nuclear war!"
2021: "Let's host everything on the server of this one discount bookshop!"

@eletrotupi Hey, do you have a list of features/ideas you wish that smithy supported?

I didn't run into any borrow checker nonsense yet. Most time was spent on looking for the "window" function.


I'm officially detached from all major tech companies. No facebook, insta, google, twitter. Everything self hosted (email, calendar, notes). I plan on self hosting my activitypub node in the future as well once I get around to finishing that code. cya corporate web!

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it's called heavy metal because of the lead guitars

20-40mm or the much more reasonable twenty five thirty seconds to one inch and thirty seven sixtyfourths.


From a story about Prince Phillip:

“In more recent years, I am told, he extolled the joys of his Kindle until, disgusted by all the direct marketing of books he didn’t want to read, he threw it in the bath.”

they bought him... a cheaper Kindle... with the ads.

New ebook published, this time James A. Grier's Notes On Psalmody


30 years ago, a Finnish student announced his hobby operating system (won't be big and professional like GNU) to the Minix community.

You ever just start learning three languages at once?


git config --global sendemail.cccmd git-contacts

git-contacts finds relevant people to cc from git-blame and git trailers. It will determine the right people to CC on each individual patch!

git email code review is much more collaborative and decentralized.

Fediverse, how do y'all do backups?

(Documents, unpublished projects, precious configs, ...)

"Police are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an "illegal website" that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions."

Very bad indeed. That name again: Sci-Hub. Remember it so you can avoid it. Ahem.

When people say,

I deleted Facebook
I deleted Twitter
I deleted Instagram

I always want to say,

Weird, it’s still up for me.

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