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I want to be able to tell my friends why is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

Tracking for the in the mail is both encouraging and infuriating. I know they said it wasn't accurate, but part of me just can't wait to put on it.

Whichever Amazon employee named the ecosystem around their smart speaker the "Alexa skills kit" missed a golden opportunity to call it the Amazon Echosystem

I'm not sure what it says about the state of programming as a profession that the front page of HackerNews currently has two posts about procrastination and one about ADHD.

… but, whatever it says about the field, I guess that it probably says it about me, too!

Is there a way to atomically exec() and seccomp()? Just trying to figure out a good way to run binaries in a restricted environment. I don't intend to, like, download and run arbitrary untrusted binaries or something crazy like that.

I don't think mobile Linux is ever going to become mainstream like iOS/Android. But it's enough for me if it's available to those who want it.

Some things that I find really nice about going back to Plasma: Dolphin is a nice file manager, kdeconnect is awesome, yakuake is a really nice drop-down terminal and I love drop-down terminals.

Oh look, @cwebber's Terminal Phase is on the front page of HackerNews:

Very cool—I hope it brings some well-deserved attention!

Seeking feedback on proposed design changes for - see attached images for the before and after respectively.

These changes would bring up to spec with WCAG2 accessibility recommendations.

@sir I love how easy it is for me to just add a library I have a decent reason to trust in JavaScript.

I hate how easy it is for other people to just add a library I have no reason to trust in JavaScript.

I don't think the two are reconcilable.

Software is post-scarcity tooling. Strip the paywalls; underneath they have always been a new order of labor-saving device, one that can be infinitely copied and infinitely shared. Rich promises live in its possibility; promises the rich have betrayed, possibilities they have squandered.

After digging into this issue a bit more, I think I'm actually going to start using TigerVNC. Unless anyone is about to tell me they've had horrible experiences with it.…

Bye Terry Jones 😞 .
Always remember than phyton programming language takes its name from Monty Phyton.

I think I'm going to give up on `xpra` for remote access to my x session. I like the *idea*, but it keeps breaking in unpredictable ways.

I'm switching back to vanilla xforwarding … sometimes the old/simple ways are the best (even if it isn't quite as efficient, at least there's less to break!)

So I'm working on a static site generator for myself and I was curious about the generated page weight. A blank page with no content with the associated style.css weighs in at 2863 bytes. (Yes, bytes, not kilobytes)

Only CSS, HTML5, and an inlined blank favicon. Using semantic and accessible elements and styling, it's got nearly perfect a11y scores and renders well both on desktop and mobile and looks (IMO) quite good.

The web doesn't have to be bloated. Fight the bloat!


Finally have a login prompt on the real system!


I already forgot part of the root password.

I realize the recent acquisition of by has made many devs reluctant to use it. Have there been any changes to the platform since MS bought it that have negatively affected the community? What are concerns about Github's direction going forward under Microsoft?
Asking for friends.

What do y'all think about the proposed copyleft-next license?

The basic idea is that the licensor commits to always license the project under a copyleft license (without selling exceptions). If they ever break this promise, then the project is automatically permissivly licensed for everyone

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