<< Code isn't enough on its own. We throw code away when it runs out its clock; we migrate data to new databases, so as not to lose one precious bit. Code is a story we tell about data.
But programmer culture tends to devalue data. >>
This is a very good article.
Settling into my #Ergodox Infinity #keyboard, the thumb cluster really has too many keys. You have to contort weirdly to hit anything but the bottom three. I've seen some Ergodox types with only three and that's probably the way to go.
Control key on the thumb is absolutely superior to left-of-A but not as good for chording with Alt/Meta. I might assign a key to Control+Alt.
I've stopped using gmail for now, and gone back to my self-hosted setup which never really went away - I just used gmail as a client. I set up Sieve and ManageSieve for server-side filtering and I think I'm good. I just feel better about my email managing it myself. I don't like _doing_ it particularly, but I like _having_ it. Amavis in particular is annoying me and I'm thinking about removing it.
Thinking about this #ZetZ thing (https://www.infoq.com/news/2020/02/zz-formal-verified-c-dialect/) which seems to be C with an additional theorem prover language. It's a very cool idea for a very specific low-level use case.
Jeffrey Paul: Your Computer Isn't Yours
When the Optimus #keyboard was designed as an artistic render in 2005 (https://www.artlebedev.com/optimus/concept/), it was just over the cutting edge of what was possible. But now one has been built, and it's expensive and impractical, but it exists.
What about a #keyboard with analog keys and force-feedback? You could emulate any kind of keyboard feel with it.
My #OnyxBoox Note 2 got the latest os update, with the note app that supports drawing layers!
I was so sure they weren't going to backport it, given their history of abandoning their older models. This is such a nice surprise!
Pope Francis came out in favor of same-sex civil unions and I agree! Let's have different-sex civil unions too! And polyamorous civil unions and furry den civil unions and asexual civil unions.
You can also get a "marriage" in the religion of your choice, if you want. That's cool.
BUT the government shouldn't have a hand or even care about that. Marriages/civil unions mean choosing who is *in your family*. The government shouldn't get to decide that. Laws shouldn't depend on that.
Opening up this #MUD codebase was a mistake. All I want to do now is to hack on this dead code. Why is brain like this?
I used to run a #MUD a few years ago. I didn't start it, but I did run it for over a decade. I recently convinced my coworkers to try out an old local copy as a team-building thing, so I set it back up. So much nostalgia now to revisit the world.
Huh, SGML (HTML's ancestor) apparently derives from IBM's Generalized Markup Language from 1969.
<< GML was developed in 1969 and the early 1970s by Charles Goldfarb, Edward Mosher and Raymond Lorie (whose surname initials were used by Goldfarb to make up the term GML) >>
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