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I've made an alternative frontend to Medium:

scribe.rip

If you, like me, are occasionally forced to read articles on medium.com, now you can read them on Scribe instead! Feedback welcome.

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@amolith FYI scribe.nixnet.services is returning a 500

Let me know if it's just a server thing or if the app is somehow borked.

I made the Dune movie poster letters with math symbols

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I'd appreciate a little more warning to get my life in order, Apple.

tech dystopia 

"if you don't have any of these you're not a real person"

Getting stickers from @NightlineZ was extra exciting because of the surprise return address. A little present from home in my Dublin mail slot.

I guess Scribe is becoming "just another part" of the internet?

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It's been wild looking at Scribe's traffic. It's the most popular thing I've ever put onto the internet by a few orders of magnitude. All hosted on a ~$5/month server, running on renewable energy, too.

Here are some stats after the first week:

I'd like to remind you all that while Firefox may not be great, Chrome is a lot worse and telling people not to use Firefox is just going to push most of them back to Chrome. Demanding that people go "all the way" and rejecting incremental steps is pretty high on the list of reasons why free/libre/open/non-megacorp software isn't more popular.

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

Web dev be like:

"I want to detect if a CSS variable has been changed"
"Sure, here's a very hacky solution with very specific requirements that are a pain to implement because there's no official way to do this"
"I want to detect if a user is sitting in a >3m² room, alone, and hasn't blinked in the last 2 seconds"
"You can use this 1-liner that utilizes the RoomSizeUserPresenceAndEyeBlink API Google pushed into standards to totally not improve their tracking of users"

TIL that when referencing a DOM element that triggered an eventListener, you probably want event.currentTarget over event.target

currentTarget always references the element that has the eventListener attached, where as target can be a child element of the currentTarget.

developer.mozilla.org/en-US/do

via baldurbjarnason.com/2021/five-

TIL about Privacy Redirect: a browser extension to automatically redirect to friendly alternatives of popular websites.

github.com/SimonBrazell/privac

stolen from Twitter: which HTTP 400-level code describes your sex life?

original post: twitter.com/HappySinger/status

I've made an alternative frontend to Medium:

scribe.rip

If you, like me, are occasionally forced to read articles on medium.com, now you can read them on Scribe instead! Feedback welcome.

Forklift 3 is too heavy.
Switching to Marta. Blazingly fast and uses 20x less ram.

marta.sh

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