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Just looked at some projects on Github and saw that the site no longer advertises a standard git command to copy for repo cloning. Now they encourage the use of 'Github CLI' with the syntax of 'gh repo clone'.

No doubt it's a wrapper around git that will slowly gain features that git won't add because there is no need for them.

They are no longer a 'git hub', they are a 'repo space'.

All leading to the classic, Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.

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«We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.»

— Jaron Lanier

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Talking on an analog phone line is deeply satisfying. I think it's the lack of latency; we're used to 100-500ms delay in most cell phone conversations. It's almost spooky to talk to someone for half an hour and not once have to say "no, sorry, go ahead" or add additional space to make sure someone's done speaking.

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Vim: avoid plugins. Don't turn it into an IDE. Unix is your IDE and Vim is your editor.

Of my plugins, the only ones which don't add more language support are:

Fugitive, exclusively for :Gblame

Ctrl-P

vim-surround

editorconfig

hilinktrace, which helps with designing/modifying color schemes

@kev I'm trying to install pi-hole on my Synology using your guide. I'm stuck on the "install docker" step. The docker app doesn't seem to be available in the registry. Did you have to do anything special? Add a package source?

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We need to defeat this bizzare cognative dissonance people face when they have to re-evaluate the place email holds in their mind. It's not some useless relic of the last generation to cast off in the course of chasing the shiny new.

Email:

- Federated
- Decentralized
- Built with open standards
- Fault tolerant
- Enjoys a wide variety of open-source clients & servers
- Has widely available implementations for almost every programming language
- Already being used for software development at scales greater than GitHub-style development has ever dreamed of

"Email? Yuck"

Screw that noise. Set aside your preconceptions and look at email for what it is. The things that make you "yuck" about email are more related to the bastardization of email *software* by corporate interests like Google and Microsoft, and have next to nothing to do with email itself.

@sir I just attempted to add an in-line comment on a GitHub PR, and it wasn't possible because the diff was too large. The entire javascript UI froze each time I tried. Another win for git + email.

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You gotta admit “trunk” would be a very on brand name for Mastodon’s default git branch

Is there something like cgit but easier to deploy and customize? A simple git host + tree browser?

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Normie person: "Facebook is evil. Let's move our community elsewhere! Click this link to join my discord server."

/me *facepalm*

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@honza TBH I feel we've failed the tech-literate people too. I still hadn't seen a conference tool that worked reliably, always and everywhere.

I see all kinds of "normie" people online asking for suggestions for video conference and similar tools to use in this current crisis.

Most of the advice is to use Zoom and Google. I can't help but think that we've failed them.

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By using HTML on your emails, you are NOT making it accessible.

Plain text mail is accessible, as it can be read by every single client.

(And wrap that shit to 72 chars)

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