No media keys, no problem. Just discovered the awesome playerctl utility!

Day 32 of

My review of The Book of Why by Judea Pearl and Dana Mackenzie:

Also, back to good ol' Arial.

> 2 years of using Firefox daily, and I've only just discovered the snazzy screenshot tool :oh_no:

Wasn't expecting this 32-bit can of worms with Ubuntu 20.04 💀

No longer nameless: moved my website from to

Lost my RSS feed generator plugin in the process :oh_no_blob:

Finally upgraded from Ubuntu 19.10 to 20.04 and sure enough got the boot-to-black-screen error :oh_no: but luckily after an hour I realized it was an issue with my display manager.

I feel like I've reached a milestone as someone who isn't in IT and who switched to Linux about a year ago.

Day 25 of

Thoughts after reading Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch, a book about internet linguistics:

Having used vanilla Emacs with a very messy config for a few years and still not really *getting* Emacs, I'm looking to try out a custom distro.

I've heard great things about Doom, and less great things about Spacemacs.

Should I try Doom or Prelude?

Day 23 of

Of liquorice poisoning and wasabi heart scares. Case reports like these must be clickbait-bait :thonking:

Here's me clinging to the edge of the wagon after being knocked over by September.

Day 21 of
Thoughts after reading The Folding Knife by K.J. Parker:

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