Congrats to Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, on his upcoming position as president of IBM in April! :redhat:

businessinsider.com/ibm-ceo-gi

"I hacked and girara to provide proper background transparency with the recolor feature. That is, only the background of the document is transparent, while the text is fully opaque." 😍

reddit.com/r/unixporn/comments

" Pictures Imageworks has made the color management tool OpenColorIO—which was used to create the recent hit animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—available to the community. The tool has now become the second software project of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a Foundation-owned open source association." 😮

cbr.com/into-the-spider-verse-

" is now banning the popular Linux browsers named Konqueror, Falkon, and Qutebrowser from logging into Google services because they may not be secure." 🤦‍♂️

bleepingcomputer.com/news/goog

: I've noticed that has gotten some pretty neat features since acquired it. Making Dependabot free and integrated with GitHub, deleting issues and the sponsor program. I'm sure there's many more features I'm forgetting/missing too. It seems as if new features are being rolled out way more quickly too now, given the bigger team size I suppose. Anyone else have any thoughts on this? :github:

Relevant links:
dependabot.com/blog/hello-gith
github.com/sponsors

year 1: hoping and praying no-one asks you to do anything on the big scary command line

year 5: if I have to leave the safe haven of my terminal to use some GUI nonsense, someone's gonna pay

😂

Source: twitter.com/iamdevloper/status

Kevin Mok :archlinux: boosted

I don't think you really need a business card nowadays, but I had fun making an HTML one anyway. 😀

kevin-mok.com/card

Where has this been all my life? Greatest todo manager I've ever seen!

youtu.be/zl68asL9jZA

When you really want Twitch emotes on your Riot server such that you turn on URL previews and get a domain just to host the emotes. 😅

Cool video about how Unicode solved the space issues with ASCII.

Characters, Symbols and the Unicode Miracle - Computerphile

youtu.be/MijmeoH9LT4

Kevin Mok :archlinux: boosted

~✿* My history with JavaScript *✿~

*JavaScript introduced to Netscape*
:blobowo: "This is cool"

*AJAX appears*
:blobuwu: "Yes, useful"

*Early 'port X to JS' experiments*
:blobowo: "Haha it's a fun experiment"

*node.js*
:blobthinkingeyes: ".. um"

*Production software moves to webapps*
:blobnervous: "Wait"

*Electron everywhere*
:blobtired: "Oh no"

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