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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
Sorry!

Linux question/request for help 

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))

even--gutenberg-theme-demo.net

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)

Just realized that static site generator lets you pick a color scheme for how your code is highlighted. I switched it to Solarized, and now the code snippets on my blog look (almost) exactly like the code in my editor!

Just discovered , a drop-in replacement for the Unix `cat` command. It supports automatic paging, line numbers, and syntax highlighting, and it is extensible with custom color schemes.

github.com/sharkdp/bat/

-tools

`cat` `bat`

-gen v0.4.0 released!

This version adds the `--report-entropy` command, which shows various statistics about the security of passphrase pass-gen created for you. (screenshot below)

Source: github.com/codesections/pass-g

gitlab.com/codesections/pass-g

Just tweaked the CSS for my blog to add "cards" around my post. I'm not entierly sure about the look from a pure design perspecive, but it keeps the site looking a bit more up-to-date. Thoughs?

codesections.com/blog

Tweaked the of my website, focusing on mobile. I dropped the font size, but think it's still legible. Thoughts? Suggestions?

Before (left) after (right)

Just noticed that there's a fairly neat order-of-magnitude relationship between the standard Unix text editors on my system. Rounding to the order of magantude, they are:
Ed: 10k
Ex: 100k
Vim: 1,000k
Emacs: 10,000k

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