Does your website respect user privacy? If it doesn't, you owe it to your audiences to make that change!

Nice to hear that Github is finally replacing the term master with billgates

Apparently local storage is now some unprecedented "feature"....

Big Tech is really out here spending decades ruining software so they can sell unruined versions back to you as some great innovation smh

(it's also rich how they talk about proprietary formats while advertising a piece of proprietary software)

SourceHut public meeting starting momentarily on Mumble, in the sourcehut room on the server, port 64738.

Guix protip!

Sometimes you have packages that you don't use very often. You don't need them upgraded and installed every time you upgrade your system or user packages.

You can do:

guix environment --ad-hoc package -- program-to-launch

For example, I just did:

guix environment --ad-hoc krita -- krita

If you start to use a program more often, then you can decide to add it to your user/system profile!

Paraphrasing something I said on a GNU mailing list about SourceHut's "alpha" status:

The alpha and beta milestones are how we're driving the software well above and beyond the levels of quality typical of our domain. Today, during the alpha, sourcehut is *already* the fastest and most reliable software forge, period. But we're not impressed by the competition, which is why I set our goals even higher, and why it's still considered in alpha.

Controversial opinion on competitions in general 

I really don’t like to (directly) compete. I find it to be very stressful and usually the reward for winning is symbolic.
So not only would I waste a lot of energy competing against other people I would also gain (almost) nothing from it.

I believe we would gain more if we would all just cooperate more instead of competing all the time.

this is NOT a trick question: should your profile source your shell config, or your shell config source your profile? e.g. source ~/.zshrc in ~/.profile or ~/.zprofile vs source ~/.profile in .zshrc I was looking through configs on a machine I’m not usually logged into and I saw it did the opposite of what I usually do, but then I realized I have no idea which way is better, if it even matters, if either is even necessary… I think both get run at login, right? and the shell config will run even more often, every time a new shell is opened.

note: I don’t think exact shell matters here really, but I do happen to use zsh most places, and I also symlink ~/.zprofile to ~/.profile as well

I’m going to start a Y2038K denialist group.

“32bit numbers run out? That’s ridiculous”.

“Have you ever counted to 4B? Checkmate, Y2038Kists”

Tiger got to hunt,
Bird got to fly;
Lisper got to sit and wonder, (Y (Y Y))?

Tiger got to sleep,
Bird got to land;
Lisper got to tell himself he understand.

-- Kurt Vonnegut, modified by Darius Bacon

"that's a made up word"

Yeah and the rest of the dictionary was sent directly by God or what?


Them: the elite are getting more powerful, it's very bad!
Me: yeah, fuck the bourgeoisie
Them: yeah, fuck the big Jew oasis, indeed!
Me: no that's not what I...
Them: down with the deep state!

Big tech spends decades ruining technology so they can turn around and sell unruined versions back to you as a "feature".

Remember when Git was supposed to be decentralized and not ruined by GitHub and the many Ponzi-esque clones?

Let me introduce you to @sir and, the lightest, fastest, and most true-to-form Git compliant way to develop projects.

Stop using bad technology.


Last time I couldn't send a plain-text email, I also went and bought 3 tech companies.

Spending 20 minutes learning how to use git send-email is no different from spending 20 minutes learning how to use GitHub

Get this through your fucking skulls

We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.


- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

I have just tagged version 1.6 of org-webring, now featuring ATOM feeds (with correct parsing) and some more customization parameters. Thanks a bunch to @bandali, @brown121407, @jamzattack and more for the code/reviews/support!

Additionally, org-webring has been added to GNU Guix!

Are you using org-webring on your website? I'd love to see it! Drop a link or a screenshot!

Let me put it so that you normies understand:

LISPs are the best Pythons.

can't wait to exchange contact info with a cute girl and see her expression when i tell her my email address instead of a social media handle.

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