Random rant about bathroom devices
My scales in the bathroom broke and I was looking for new ones just now. It was rather hard to find one without bluetooth and apps. To my surprise even toothbrushes now seem to be bluetooth enabled...
I mean, why? What benefit would this possibly have???
What's wrong with us??
So, in less than 6 months on Fosstodon, I produced over 1K toots (most of them poops really - can't refrain from sending stupid memes) and surpassed 100 followers.
Unlike other platforms, not a single one was I offended or attacked by anyone. Instead, I've had a good couple of meaningful conversations and enjoyed this weird feeling of being a part of a community that kinda makes sense.
Way to go, Fosstodon. Way to go.
I think I finally realized why I'm not a fan of most pop beyond "catchy tunes": it's all the same story rehashed.
It's some sort of amorous incompatibility. It's something about some aspect of sex, a thousand ways to say fuck me or I want to fuck you. It's I make money. It's I got ways to display my wealth. It's some form of omg I was so high last night.
Why? Because so many people can relate to one of those things in some way.
I prefer a unique story, I guess? Discussion welcome
I can't remember where I came across the idea of reading man pages with vim by setting the $MANPAGER envvar. I think it was from this post https://zameermanji.com/blog/2012/12/30/using-vim-as-manpager/
> Why Open-Source?
> Would you buy a meal if the restaurant refused to tell you the ingredients? Would you buy a car if you weren’t allowed to look under the hood?
I do love me some Vivaldi....
(un)popular opinion: Yes, #Rust is great, but most applications are totally fine with a GC allocation model.
The langauge is optimized for more system-critical applications than most of its users are working in.
A literal fork of rust that introduces a good GC would kind of hit a sweet spot for a lot of applications.
Algebraic data types, typeclasses (aka traits), functional programming at the fingertips, strict evaluation.
I don't want websites and the companies that own them to manipulate me into staying longer. I don't want them actively attempting to exploit weaknesses in my brain. I don't want to be controlled.
I just want to have interests. And I just want to live a humble life. And I want to make sure that those around me are happy and healthy.
This "value"-hungry network of companies have to be stopped.
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