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Eager to checkout new vgtk release, a gtk-rs wrapper. gtk-rs (and gtk) is so powerful but requires so much boilerplate.

#rust #ui #gtk

1939: software doesn't exist
1949: software is limited
1959: software improves because faulty software costs a LOT of money
1979: software might start costing less, even faulty software
1989: we still care about optimized software, but say yer prayers, varmint.
1999: results of "it compiles; SHIP IT"
2009-: "stop being a cheap-ass; just buy more RAM, a faster CPU, a larger hard drive, a GPU from this century, and run software how developers TELL you to run it, you pleb."

#selfhosting adventures

Last night I was talking with my mom on the phone. She was telling me she wanted to share large files with my aunt, but wasn't keen on using Google Drive and the likes.

I bursted in laughter. "Mom", I said, "I just set up an account for you on my #Nextcloud instance. Here's your username and password." πŸ€“

We spent the next 20 minutes going over the thing. She was pretty excited. She'll turn 75 this year. I'm proud how she's embraced technology. πŸ˜„


For the naysayers about the importance of #rustlang's borrow checker, #dlang just added a prototype, #swiftlang is taking steps to add one and C++ is adding more and more features in that direction with each new standard.

Like it or hate it, hard to deny its influence, considering how young the language is.

My neighborhood has been putting up scarecrows but for COVID-19 and until I realized what was going on I thought I'd accidentally stumbled into some kind of survival horror cult thing where a demonic force was compelling people to construct ever-more-terrifying idols for worship

#Tusky 11 is out since a few days. This time we did not make big changes, but quite a lot of polishing and some small new features, most of which can be toggled with a setting:
- Notifications about new follow requests when your account is locked
- disable swiping between tabs
- show a confirmation dialog before boosting a toot
- show link previews in timelines

Marbula One - the marble race

This is strangely entertaining and exciting to watch πŸ˜‚

covid-19, pandemic 

Deployed some fixes (the chart now resizes correctly, and I think I finally fixed a long-standing bug that someties made the chart disappear when multiple sites were fetching data simultaneously):,united-s

Also, added a readme to the codebase:

I have a hunch some of you might enjoy the readme more than the graphs, in fact.

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A few months ago I thought to myself: "Why not build a Table of Content generator in Rust?" and I did it and I've been using it ever since almost daily.

Just now I found out that it completely breaks when the markdown file contains a Rust derive in a code block.

Building this tiny tool taught me a lot about parsing text and I'm really glad I did it the hard way without using any markdown crates.

Performance artist generates virtual traffic jams in Google Maps by pulling a wagon full of smartphones

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