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I remembered reading about it a few years ago, and I happened to have MDN open anyway, because apparently even when I’m relaxing in the evening, I don’t stop thinking about web stuff.


Definitely i, at least in HTML5.

The <i> HTML element represents a range of text that is set off from the normal text for some reason, such as idiomatic text, technical terms, taxonomical designations, among others.

Is it better style to use <em> or <i> for loanwords, introductions of terms, etc.?

@alexbuzzbee Actually nevermind, lang is an attribute and can be used anywhere. So yeah, span is useless :shrug:
@alexbuzzbee <span lang="language"> is still required for screen readers to pronounce foreign words properly and for font renderers to draw Chinese characters correctly. Not sure if there is a good use for div.


So it looks like Amazon has its tentacles ready to take over Rust.

The company is slowly adding its own members to the Rust team in an attempt to leverage governance. Amazon employees are badmouthing the original Rust team, and articles are being released to manufacture consent for Rust being an Amazon project.

Capital tryna take away my gay crab language.

@alexbuzzbee Fix the web by removing the web.

Modern problems require modern solutions, after all.

Tired: Fix the Web by adding (something)
Wired: Fix the Web by removing JavaScript
Inspired: Fix the Web by removing <span> and <div>

Serious discussion at work about setting up a Raspberry Pi to detect network outages and automatically drop the cable modems off the mains power for a few seconds.

windows isn't posix compatible so it's not actually an operating system

@alexbuzzbee I'd still have superstitious doubts about any "successful" uninstallation... :\

installsrc - guess through source package installation

The installsrc command analyzes a source package in compressed tar or ZIP format and tries to guess how to install it, then, optionally, does so.

installsrc looks for files like a configure script, CMakeLists.txt, Makefile,,, etc. It can also try scanning through files like INSTALLING, BUILDING, README[.*], etc. for things that look like example installation commands and run those.

Any recommendations for a good multi-language code editor for (:/) Windows that is neither Electron-based nor for-pay?

"It seems the key duplication kiosk has made us not so much 'keys' and more 'highly-specialized lockpicks'."

The Ancient Programmer wakes from a long cryogenic sleep
Locates a computer, begins to untangle its code
Before long, a single tear falls
"The W3C won, after all..."
Looking over a sea of XML

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