When I had found Stoop, the newsletter app, I instantly became a big fan. But I have realized the issues kept piling up as I could hardly get a chance to scroll through them on the small mobile screen. So much potential, but it needs a desktop reader to be useful.

Are you interested in how to bring secure, private, peer-to-peer distributable content to the fediverse that can survive nodes going down? I've finished writing the documentation for the #Spritely Golem demo which explains how to do just that: gitlab.com/spritely/golem/blob

It also includes a running, workable demo which you can try yourself. Please do and let me know your thoughts!

Feeling pretty good this morning as my contribution to acme.sh got merged into master overnight which I think is the most meaningful thing I've ever added to a tool I use a lot. Nice to be able to solve one of my own issues upstream instead of internally. #sysadmin

@cwebber @emacsen Hey, in the Libre Lounge episode about video games I feel like I remember you mentioning a game that was looking for help with its soundtrack, but I can't remember which game it was. I have a friend who's interested in making video game soundtracks, so I'd like to point him towards it. Can you help me out? (I'll also accept an answer of "you imagined it", but I'll be a bit sad.)

me writing programming tools: we need to make it easier to code! liberate the code! make it accessible to all!

me debugging someone else's code: you should need to train for 10 years before you can even touch a text editor, and we need a central guild body that randomly audits members, and if your code quality is bad enough you are immediately executed

My life has taken a very dark turn recently. I have to localize a regular expression

@technomancy Are you still using EXWM? AwesomeWM is being a pain for me (ie. I'm tired of carrying a patch for [1] in my local Guix repo, and there hasn't been a release in ages), so I'm thinking of trying out EXWM and/or StumpWM.

My biggest fear with EXWM is that I'll try to open a huge file, lock up Emacs, and break everything. Does that happen to you?

[1]: github.com/awesomeWM/awesome/i

@cwebber Hey, I just saw this post you made back in 2010: dustycloud.org/blog/emacs-appo . Are you still using Emacs and XMPP for notifications? Did you end up building anything more on top of that?

#Mastodon nitpick I'm too lazy to report to the Proper Authorities™:
I like the "Show thread" link on thread replies, but to me, "Show thread" sounds like clicking it should *show* the thread right there. Instead, I think the text should be "View thread", which implies that it's a link to go somewhere else, which is what it does.

If I could offer some advice to people who use #Markdown to write posts:

Many people use Markdown not just because the formatting is convenient to write, but also because it is itself human-readable. Consequently, it's also used as a plain text alternative to e.g. HTML-rendered text. I read a lot of things in plain text, so I see plain Markdown frequently.

One of the worst things you can do for legibility is to place URLs inline---it obscures the text, especially if there's a lot of them. Instead, use a reference (ideally numeric), of the form "[foo][n]".

Then, rather than placing all URLs at the bottom of the document, please them below the paragraph that references them. Not only does this reduce scrolling, but it also allows easily copying/pasting portions of the text while keeping the references intact, which is especially convenient for quoting.

Here’s a free #English #ProTip.

If you’re wondering if you should say “you and I” or “you and me”, delete the “you and” and see if you sound like Cookie Monster. Switch if you do.

“You and me should go” yields “me should go”. Use “I” here instead.

“That’s good for you and I” yields “That’s good for I”. Use “me” here instead.

samurai jack vs the shinobi warrior is one of the coolest animation scenes of all time


when i load a web page ridden with trackers and adware that presents a broken and mutilated version of itself when deprived of javascript, i feel as though i am a carpenter who has just sat in a chair made by another only to have it crumble beneath me. i am ashamed of this craftsperson, of my craft, and of the profiteers who bind us to such crude and petty ways.

If people can only hear Pikachu saying "Pika pika!" then how the hell did he graduate from detective school without speaking to anyone? Must be one hell of a low-standard diploma mill!

Furthermore, allow me to address some other logical issues with this premise such as ...

One day, a bug report came in.

The programmer said, "Works on my machine!"

The product manager said, "We can't just send the customer your machine."

The programmer said, "But what if we could...?"

And that's the story of where Docker came from.

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