Hey, tooters, been a long time.

I've seen a lot of activity around mastodon.el recently. I've been unable to keep up with it and would like to know if you're interested in contributing.

github.com/jdenen/mastodon.el/

#emacs

: I use a snapshot build, which is generally solid but does occasionally change things. Recently I've noticed that my helm completions (mostly M-x and recent buffers) had duplicates, but I never got around to debugging why. Now I don't need to! tech.toryanderson.com/2020/08/

(Don't want to click; set the new-in-27.1 variable history-delete-duplicates to t)

Oh wait, M-x tab-bar-mode does that, without nuking your tabs. Sold.

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Every time I hear about Emacs and tabs I've thought "who cares?" and never looked further. Thanks to Mickey Peterson's latest summary though (masteringemacs.org/article/wha), I finally tried... and it's actually quite good! I have a lightly-customised escreen configuration I use, but I might just replace it with tabs (particularly if I can figure out how to toggle display of the tab-bar itself).

All I use escreen for is windows and different stacks of recent buffers, so I'm not hard to please.

I just randomly started (did NOT finish) cleaning out or fixing broken feeds in Newsblur.

1. Wow I subscribe to a lot of feeds.
2. Good lord do links bitrot. Without hard data, I'd say 50/50 the site just disappeared vs blogging software changed and the feed URL with it (a depressing number seem to be on Medium)

"DRM is a bit like ransomware, in that it encrypts data and demands payment to un-encrypt (decrypt) it. The main difference between DRM and ransomware is that ransomware is less particular about which files it encrypts — while #DRM (usually) only affects files that you legitimately purchased." ~ figosdev
techrights.org/2020/08/07/free

Having said that, I did manage to overlook that exporting my follow-list and re-importing was also required.

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My hobby project (to eventually involve ActivityPub) is in Elixir, and I'm loving this deep dive: evanmiller.org/elixir-ram-and-

First post: moved account from mastodon.social (with no posts) to .technology, since that's what I'm hoping to focus on here.

I had to read the docs a few times, but loving that this is possible: docs.joinmastodon.org/user/mov

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