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Are local fonts the way to go, for static sites? How significant is the difference?

There are three hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation and naming things.

I just posted the first entry in the 2020 Raku Advent Calendar. It's about what makes such a great language to use for Advent of Code puzzles: raku-advent.blog/2020/12/01/da

If anyone gets inspired to try out after reading the post, I've also created a git repo to host Raku AoC solutions (with "getting started" resources in the README) github.com/codesections/advent

My review of @technomancy's keyboard kind of got away from me – it ended up at over 5,000 words.

What can I say? It's a *really* good keyboard, and it turns out that I had a lot to say!

My review: codesections.com/blog/atreus-r

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

I've always known that the human brain is *way* too eager to find patterns in random noise.

But there's something about watching my brain automatically attempting to construct meaning out of random program output – output that I *know* is random because I wrote the program! – that really drives that point home.

Do you guys remember that scene in Batman where Morgan Freeman destroys the crazy intrusive spying device because it would be unethical to use, then the next part where corporations and governments IRL thought "that's neat, we should build one"

I just came across this sentence:

> I don't know who you're.

As a native English speaker, that strikes me as grammatically incorrect, but I can't for the life of me figure out what rule it breaks.

Married White Male and Linux Enthusiast, looking for a svelte, minimal window manager (no primary tiling, please) that works great with a mouse or keyboard;

Likes simple configuration and window decorations. X or Wayland compatible. Must be able to handle multiple monitors (mostly just external) simply.

Serious responses only.

> I'm starting to think that a QWERTY layout (with the normal asdf home row) would be more comfortable if the outer keys were shifted down like in the picture.…Or am I just somehow holding it wrong?

After a bit more experimentation and reading, I've concluded that "you're holding it wrong" *was* the correct answer in this case.

Specifically, I think I've been placing my keyboard ~8 inches too far forward, which changed the angles involved just enough to throw my pinkies out of alignment

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Data loss due to corrupt disks yesterday on two client machines.

👏 👏 👏 👏

Also: If you use Outlook. Offline PST files are time bombs. Back your shit up.

Back it up.

Do it now.

I'll wait.

Look, I'm even doing it with you.

There is no reason not to do it.

Back it up.

DO IT.

> Does anyone else think that standard advice about finger positioning is designed for people with far longer pinkies than humans actually have?

For example, the image below (from the "touch typing" Wikipedia article) clearly seems to depict some sort of humanoid alien with fingers of exactly equal length.

I may not know what a natural typing position is, but I know it's not *that*

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Does anyone else think that standard advice about finger positioning is designed for people with far longer pinkies than humans actually have?

For example, I'm starting to think that a QWERTY layout (with the normal asdf home row) would be more comfortable if the outer keys were shifted down like in the picture.

Do you feel the same? Or do I just have freakishly short pinkies? Or am I just somehow holding it wrong?

apparently, the reason why @Tusky was succumbing to Unicode Bidi exploits (e.g. forcing text outside of usernames, etc. to display right-to-left) was not because they weren't trying to do things right, but because Google's Unicode implementation is just wrong. huge thanks to @Tak for fixing it in the code after I helped point out how to fix this!

github.com/tuskyapp/Tusky/pull

US pol, mostly non-political; reasuring 

I'm not exactly sure what it is, but there's something very reassuring about being able to literally watch a live-stream of the votes being counted: youtu.be/-Zzb-7EH-MQ

(apologizes for the YouTube link, but I guess the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hasn't set up their PeerTube account yet)

Function documentation:

Hey folks: the Fosstodon CoC is always important, but it might be *especially* important today. A few quotes to remember:

* Fosstodon is *not* a free speech zone
* Fosstodon is *not* an advocacy space
* Do not be intentionally antagonistic
* Do not post about inflammatory, controversial subjects without a Content Warning.

Full CoC: hub.fosstodon.org/code-of-cond

Be kind to each other out there, and generous with your use of Content Warnings!

Greetings, from my new Guix machine! (everything is working so far!)

one of those days where i want to multiplex my stuff better

For anyone who needs the encouragement: I am running much (but not all) of my web presence off an old computer in my parents' networking cabinet.

I've got Git & SSH running there, providing me most of what I want regarding code hosting. Plus I added a CGit web UI for something to link you to.

And I've got nginx serving *several* static websites!

This takes *very* little maintainance and nicely illustrates how peer-to-peer hosting could do away with the need for many Silicon Valley offerings!

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