Happy Stanislav Petrov day, everyone – as bad as the world can be, I'm still glad it didn't end in 1983!


This is, hands down, the best email sign up form I have ever filled out (I didn't omit any fields).

The check box at the bottom is about enough to make me want to buy something from the author, just to say thank you.

that the Redis database CLI will display a version-specific piece of generative art in response to the command `LOLWUT`

I wish we added scientific notation prefixes to the way we talk about wealth.

So, instead of "millionaires and billionaires", we could talk about decamillionaires, or centimillionaires.

Or, of course, we could go the route, and adopt the word "student-loan-paid-offionaire"

I knew reality had gotten pretty cyberpunk, but this image really illustrates it powerfully. (source: thedorkweb.substack.com/p/tale )

Today's hits a little too close to home—especially for anyone who has browsed the Internet with Tor. m.xkcd.com/2228/

One of the all-time-best rejection letters is this one sent to an applicant to Princeton Law School:

In preparation for tomorrow, I've been giving the shell (built in ) another look.

And, I've got to say… *WOW*

Last time I checked it out, I liked it in general, but was put off by its startup time. On my machine, it was ~100ms (about like Python or Ruby—not terrible, but definitely noticeable)

But its startup time is now *under a millisecond*—notably faster than and getting pretty close to .

I think I have a new scripting language for utility scripts!

This article (bbc.com/future/story/20190919-) on a previously unknown (and still not understood) maze-generating algorithm burred in an 1982 Atari game is a perfect example of the Academia vs Business in action:

Have any of you heard of or tried ? It's a full, mouse driven GUI browser---in a terminal!

The tech is pretty cool too: it renders the page in a headless version of Firefox and converts the rendered page to text. The upshot is that you can run it on a VPS, SSH in from a laptop, and get a GUI browser without paying the privacy/bandwidth/battery costs of running someone else's JS on your personal computer.

Here's a screenshot:

I just got back into town after traveling a lot earlier in the month and so *finally* got my hands on the stickers! Proud to be a supporter of our great instance :D

Related question: how well do laptop stickers work as bumper stickers for a car?

I've *basically* turned 's web client into a webapp version of . I've got all the UI hidden and use it 99% with keyboard commands.

It's not for everyone, but I'm really enjoying it—and I love that their custom CSS is flexible enough to let me do so.

Anyone else both use Proton Mail and crazy enough to want this? I'm trying to decide if I should throw it up on Git.

(or is it ?)

I recently switched up my window manager and default color scheme—and I'm pretty happy with how minimalist it turned out.

You can also check out my blog post with more screenshots, including an example of how I use this setup to toot from .


I've been messing around with more (stumpwm.github.io/) and really like it.

I've got to say, this is the first time I've genuinely had the "read the source, Luke" feeling. Maybe it's a sign of the documentation having a few holes, but the source code is so clean and readable that I'm ending up understanding how it works from the code more than the docs. Cf. blog.codinghorror.com/learn-to

(And that's even true comparing it to dwm/other Suckless projects, which have very clean code)

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