Yeah I know. This isnt new information, but the simple combination of a well configured ranger-fm in alacritty with a well configured dmenu is just one of the most power personal computing combinations ive ever used.

I leave this here as a handy reference for all you mewling knotty pated hugger muggers.

Forgive a bit of geek enthusiasm, but..
Posting from my first semi-functional OpenBSD install with mostly Suckless tools on an older Thinkpad. 🤓

A life experiment...
Has anyone here intentionally limited their internet connection time per day to a narrow window? The connection period being essentially a download/upload session sending and recieving communication, news, and entertainment for the day? Perhaps even saving offline copies of blogs or websites to read later? Or is this crazy talk to the modern man?

Yeah, Im a fan. The pre x220, pre T420, and pre W520 Thinkpads all have the keys that are IMO a perfect middle ground between mechanical and mac style keys

Conquering my last overtly trackable use of a Google property today. I stopped using Google search, gmail, documents, fonts, analytics, and today, no more logging into Youtube.
Instead, using the xml feeds from channels directly as an RSS index, i can subscribe in newsboat, and stream through a VPN using youtube-dl. Additionally, I can use straw-viewer on the commandline (or duckduckgo) to search the video database anonymously, and stream using the same mechanism. Plus, it looks cool. 🆒😎

The thing that many people dont seem to understand about the LBRY protocol is, LBRY.tv, and the LBRY desktop client are just the first widely available ways to interact with the protocol. The protocol itself can support a wide number of different clients, each with a different focus, or even something similar. LBRY can be used as a back end to just about any content serving application or website we could dream up.

For the past year, I have been building an offgrid power system. For the last month, I have been just using battery power for all of my daily tasks. One of the consequences is that Ive become more aware of how much power items consume... particularly laptops. To run a macbook pro as a primary computer requires 1Kw of stored power for 1 day.
A Thinkpad t440p with Arch properly configured, requires 360 watt hours per day. A Thinkpad x200t requires only 200 Wh perday. Ill be using the x200 more!

Any recommendations for a daily vim tips source? like above beginner but not expert?

aarøn :openbsd: :suckless: boosted

Fafi can display images now.

It can load:

🚀 gemtext
😢 markdown
📝 plain text
🎨 images

from:

* gemini://
* http://
* https://

There are parts of the #gemini spec that I can't implement yet due to not having the necessary TLS APIs available but it should work for most capsules as it is.

It is fun to build a #browser for the #SmallInternet

aarøn :openbsd: :suckless: boosted

I hate when someone shares a link that has no sign of Medium’s platform in the URL, or any other courteous warning, yet that’s exactly where it reroutes to. And then Medium says you have to accept its tracking bullshit, no exceptions.

Fuck all of that from start to finish. There is no article on Medium, nor ever will be, that is so good one has to be conned and screwed first to read it.

Medium can burn.

If you place him over your thinkpad indicator light, he becomes Robo-Hayek.

pywal for the autoselection of Xresources colors is pretty cool.

@eletrotupi @arax Its tough... I dont wish you ill will as individuals. But Marxism's body count for the last century is higher than the populations of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay combined. More than both world wars and every disease outbreak. It tries to change the subject away from its own history of mass murder and tyranny to the failures of capitalism, but offers no true answers, just Utopian promises. If capitalism is a cancer, Marxism is a black plague wearing a pretty mask.

Had some success and fun rebuilding a "parts or repair" Thinkpad t440p. I followed Octoperfs t440p build guide and recommendations. Kind of amazed by the sweet spot of older thinkpads right now. Its running Arch/i3 like a sprinter on sterioids...

We need to make CLI Great Again. Or at least make developing with NCurses cool again. Im working with files in ranger, playing music in moc, watching coin markets with cointop, reading feeds in newsboat, making todo lists in calcurse, and posting to Mastodon with fern...oh and reading reddit, at the same time, under 450mb of ram.

Im sitting in an offgrid tinyhome, listening to the sound of the rain, posting to mastodon from the commanline from a simple thinkpad x200... the water is heating up for coffee, and everything seems right. **** thankful ****

I heard that somewhere in America, one group of men wearing plastic pads carried an inflated pigskin egg across a line painted on some grass more than another group of men wearing similar plastic pads did. And that because of this, some people were happy, and other people were not happy.

@tzycce I saw your post on the FreeBSD forums. Did you ever get ProtonMail working? Just curious...

I mean... id like to use Brave browser, but I think Brave views FreeBSD users as people who live in the woods and can build their own house with hand made tools.
Ironically, I live in the woods, and build things with handtools. Anyway, i guess Ill go build Brave browser now.

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