Amazon's attempt to control the book world extends everywhere, they own the following:
Librarything (40%, through Abebooks)
You don't have to get your books from Amazon or use Amazon book services. There are much more ethical alternatives available:
I just finished refactoring my #emacs init file as an org file with src blocks. It looks a lot cleaner now. My old init was only 350 lines but it had gotten kind of messy. I actually found a couple places where I had put the same command twice, or had a command that contradicted an earlier command. I'm really digging this new setup.
Ohhh... iwn0 means Wi-Fi. Who knew? And you're supposed to just name the network. It doesn't give a list. Huh.
Is #OpenBSD supposed to be used by regular people on a desktop? The only documentation I can find seems to be aimed at professionals, and the installer is kind of cryptic sometimes. Or maybe I'm just not used to BSD lingo. (Coming from Linux.) I'm installing right now and a little lost.
Note to self: When cleaning an old #ThinkPad keyboard, don't use isopropyl alcohol.
I've been reading a lot of man pages lately. Usually they're pretty dry and matter-of-fact. Then there's this, from the resize2fs man page:
"Note: when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2 kilobytes, (i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct folks insist should be the stupid-sounding "kibibytes". The same holds true for megabytes, also sometimes known as "mebibytes", or gigabytes, as the amazingly silly "gibibytes". Makes you want to gibber, doesn't it?"
Metalearning on the #linux command line:
Linux. Emacs. Command line. Old hardware. Classic scifi.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either! We adhere to an adapted version of the TootCat Code of Conduct and have documented a list of blocked instances. Ash is the admin and is supported by Fuzzface, Brian!, and Daniel Glus as moderators. Hosting costs are largely covered by our generous supporters on Patreon – thanks for all the help!