After obtaining Roboto the situation has become much more tenable.

Still weird how it could have happened in the first place though.

Okay, apparently the fault is partially on Gitlab though i'm not sure why sans-serif is being skipped there

Yes, those digits are emoji. No, my font chain includes perfectly normal Arabic numerals and I have no idea why they aren't being used in this particular context.

Some part of Firefox's text rendering appears to have broken in the most interesting of ways

Watching different xscreensavers on my multiple monitors is increasingly becoming my primary pastime.

My spec reading spree continues, and the Scuttlebutt protocol guide is still really nice to read: ssbc.github.io/scuttlebutt-pro

It's a bit unfortunate that it requires deviating from the regular JSON convention that keys within objects may be unordered (and hence goes against the general ideas of them being just hash tables) but I suppose that's the historical baggage that any project has some of.

Byte is here. byte.co/

Suggest following Tragic_Tofu, they were great back in the day.

I suppose for many it must have made intuitive sense, I'm just pointing this out for myself.

Now that I think about it, compression algorithms seem to be a fair measure of entropy—if your data compresses poorly, it must be pretty random.

Of course this isn't an absolute measure, but it feels like a fair heuristic to an uneducated soul like me.

It's just one of these days you feel like reading a bunch of RFCs for fun.

Like DEFLATE. tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1951

So Twitch VODs are deleted after 60 or whatever days, right? And the chat data goes along with them?

But people upload those VODs to other places?

What if there was a way to capture that chat data and play it back afterwards along with the VOD from elsewhere?

Nope, apparently I can't get the magic incantation working to log in the way I want due to two factor auth. Ah well.

On the other hand, Twidere exists and even though it appears to be unmaintained it continues to work as long as neither Twitter nor Android change too much. Might be worth a go, if only push notifications worked as well too.

Sigh, just went on the birdsite again and even being anywhere near uspol right now is like the opposite of what seems good for me now. Why do I keep doing this?

Oh right because Twitter DMs are actually a surprisingly good medium for communicating with certain internet acquaintances.

Sigh. Almost like I should have a write-only client for that.

Actually, this thinking out loud brings up an interesting point—much of where development platforms are moving today is to help making things more rapidly, going towards higher and higher levels of abstraction. Not like it hasn't been that way ever since computing came about, but for some reason when you are actually amidst it you notice it a lot more.

This feels like it should be a blog post, not a toot thread (I'm not a fan of them either), so I'll cut it here though.

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