Can't overstate how cool this is, even if you hate that guy that owns SpaceX... youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf

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Hate driven development

I hate computers so deeply that it drives me to write software in an attempt to fix this godawful fucking mess that we're in

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I have my technical gripes about JavaScript, but my main complaint in practice is social: when you put JavaScript on your page, you're passing a cost (in the form of compute power, which is wear and energy use) to me

If you do this, it should benefit *me* more than you. I'd bet 98% of JS that pushes to my browser benefits the operator much more than me.

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I don't care how special and cool and hip your company thinks it is, it's NEVER okay to opt users into a marketing spam list.

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Announcing the SourceHut project hub 🎉

sourcehut.org/blog/2020-04-30-

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❤️

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“It’s Terry,” said Terry. “‘Ere. That [story] you sent me. Are you doing anything with it?”
“Not really.”
“Well, I think I know what happens next. Do you want to sell it to me? Or write it together?”
“Write it together,” I said, because I was not stupid, and because that was the nearest I was ever going to get to Michaelangelo phoning to ask if I wanted to paint a ceiling with him.

—Neil Gaiman, on how he came to co-write “Good Omens” with Terry Pratchett

#terrypratchett #neilgaiman #goodomens

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@emersion Lying in bed awake and I've just understood how clever a name hydroxide is (OH-) vis-a-vis the *basic* complement to Protonmail (H+). Genius!

Also I'm an imbecile for not seeing it earlier, and it's probably in docs somewhere too.... 🤔

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GNU Terry Pratchett

5 years to the day

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Warum ist Berlin so weit von Polen weg bzw. warum ist Flexpreis 1. Klasse Ausland so teuer?

Und dank Verkehrsverbund kann ich mir auch kein Ticket basteln was Berlin * NV * Frankfurt (O) * Rzepin ist

Will das Frühstück in der 1. Klasse DB Lounge nicht Ende des Monats aufgeben D:

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If you're not already an organ donor, consider becoming one

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systemd sucks
openrc sucks
rc sucks
runit sucks
s6 sucks

in general most software just sucks

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PSA: duckduckgo has !-keywords that redirect searches to other sites
like
!w - wikipedia
!g - if you want to be a heretic
!aur - the AUR lol
!gh - github
!wa - wolfram alpha

so to search wikipedia for the article on crabs you type
!w crab

if you set ddg as yr default search you can jump to literally all of the webbed site searches with minimal keystrokes :blobcat:

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