Just as a counterpart to all the examples @GDPRHallOfShame has been posting, here is what an opt out option *should* look like. One prominent button to entirely opt out. Nice job Open Knowledge International! blog.okfn.org/2018/10/25/open-

I have been having a incredibly odd issue where my nvim background color suddenly decided to stop working inside tmux even though I didn't change anything in either program's config file.

The image below shows what it *should* look like on the right and what it *actually* looks like on the left. The Internet is full of advice about how to solve a _similar_ problem, but none of those solutions seem to apply. This just might drive me insane.

Have y'all tried out `exa`? It's a recent `ls` replacement that adds colorized output and git-status indicators without sacrificing speed or simplicity. I just installed it, and I'm pretty happy so far. the.exa.website/

Before and after screenshot below:

As @kev said, I put together a local-timeline viewer for . hub.fosstodon.org/timeline-pre

Here are the technical details, in case you're curious: Like my t5 and mastodon-de-mob projects, localTimeline is an exercise in minimalism: it loads < 9KB of data before making http requests to fosstodon.org.

But it trades one form of minimalism for another: my past apps were pure native JavaScript, without dependencies. This app uses Preact, which lets it have simple, modular code like this:

Just discovered s-tui, a great terminal app for measuring CPU performance/temperature/throttling. github.com/amanusk/s-tui

It's really cool and full of useful insights! For example, I discovered that my laptop isn't hitting any more than 3.0 GHz, even though it's rated for 4.0.

Related: any tips on fixing that?

I'm currently debugging some issues with my Raspberry Pi, and I'm hovering somewhere between steps two and three of the xkcd shark attack sequence. xkcd.com/349/

If you don't hear from me after this, assume it ended in sharks.

My experience when writing HTML just got a lot more pleasant (and colorful) thanks to a plugin: github.com/luochen1990/rainbow. It color-codes matching opening and closing HTML tags (and matching parentheses/brackets)in code. This makes it *much* easier to avoid miss-indenting code—one of those errors that can really drive you crazy.

H/T @sjl whose classic post, Coming Home To Vim, stevelosh.com/blog/2010/09/com mentions a similar plugin (I'd forgotten until I re-read the post, which I recommend)

I had no idea could do color schemes! It makes *such* a big difference—I might actually use it as my primary email client now.

(Why, no, I don't subscribe to , why do you ask?)

Mastodon has caused me to realize just how *visual* I am—when scanning my feed, I'm very likely to focus on the avatar pictures much more than the names. As a result, I sometimes combine/conflate people with similar pictures (see bellow).

Sorry to everyone!

If there are other's like me, we could take a few lessons:
- Be reluctant to change avatars
- Pick something distinctive
- Don't stick with the default

Now I'm wondering if people confuse me with @lawremipsum?

CC @wdavery @nolan

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There are certain terminal commands that are really useful, but that I don't use often enough to consistently remember.

To solve this problem, I've kept a plaintext file with notes, but that was a bit ugly.

So, I tweaked it a bit to be in Markdown and to display in color using . I'm pretty happy with the result:

Just accidentally clicked on 's reader view for . The results are … interesting:

Just revised my blog footer to strip out all the contact info links and replace them with a single link to a contact section. Really happy with how much cleaner it looks:

On the one hand, there's absolutely no reason I should make my website a Progressive Web App. No plausible use case exists for using it offline; its a personal site and blog. And adding that would increase the complexity, which is at odds with the site's minimalist goals.

On the other hand, I wanna perfect score!

Just spent *way* too long tweaking my site logo/profile image. It's hard to even notice the difference, but the new one is a *little* cleaner visually, and *much* cleaner as a hand-editable SVG. Plus, it shaves ~7% off the page weight of my homepage.

(Which is roughly 200 bytes. I said it was a *micro* optimization)

Before (left) after(right)

(Speaking of clean/minimalist themes, my next live demo of a gutenberg theme is available. This one is the Even theme: (Again, I didn't make these themes, just setting up the demos))


Do I have any or nerds in my follows? I'm trying to improve the typography of my blog—I'm not quite sure what it is, but something feels a little off/amateur about how I had it. Is the change below a step in the right direction? Anything else I should tweak on the typography front?

(before on left, after on right)

When I was blogging about 's better templating language, this is what I had in mind: I've now refactored the main .com template to be <40 lines of very readable code that splits everything out into modular files (but keeps it all as a single http request when built)

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