My main conclusion is - dark or light is highly dependent on ambient and in general light conditions in surrounding environment. It is easier to deal with light theme though. Since to use dark theme, one needs to keep environment poorly lit, which is challenging in shared spaces.
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I have concluded my experiment with dark theme. I am back to light theme for now. In ideal world I would probably be switching between light and dark theme on a per need basis. But currently it is a hassle and requires configuration changes in multiple places. I have no interest in automating this, since it is brittle.
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3) Also I had to switch vim/nvim theme explicitly to dark variant
4) After all this cumbersome work Web is still pretty much light and this creates a contrasty experience and is actually very unpleasant
5) This works well in controlled environment (dimmed light)
6) It might not work well in my workplace where I cannot control light that well due to openspace (different people have different needs and opinions)
7) I wish I could easily toggle between light and dark them (does not look realistic)

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Recently I confessed that I prefer light theme on my computer. This got me thinking that perhaps I have not given a chance to dark themes (some years ago I tried and experiment failed - my eyes did not like it).
So, now I am attempting an experiment. I am trying to go dark-theme where I can.
Some conclusions:
1) Xfce4 setting dark theme is easy I am using greybird-dark. This also is respected by many application like Firefox
2) Terminal was a bit more work - I had to tune colour palette a bit

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When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

I should have probably been more specific on what I meant. I prefer light theme for terminal and for coding (text editor, IDE) on a computer. And generally anything text related.

On smartphone I use dark theme for optimized power consumption, plus I do not spend that much time reading from phone screen.

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I prefer light theme. There, I said it.

Trying out Qwant search engine. TIL it has similar to DDG bangs - they call them Qwick searches qwant.com/qwick

There's even &aur and &arch Qwick searches. I like.

Due to prolonged time WFH did some changes to : introducing external keyboard (Akko 3087) and a laptop stand (Adam Hall). This is a compromise setup, since I have no room for proper external monitor (and I don't have one).

So I decided to nuke sudo from my system only to find out yay depends on it. :(.

Oh, what a joy compiling Rust programs, looks like paru is pulling all hyped packages. Dependency tree is just crazy! What's wrong with you Rust people?!

OK, for time being this will do:

xclock -strftime "%T (%s)" -face "Monospace-36" -d -update 1

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Dear , I am in lookout for a digital wallclock application on GNU/Linux. GUI application. Need to display current local time with seconds and if possible also Epoch time.
Is there anything like it?

So I read that Chromium packager of various GNU/Linux distros are considering phasing out Chromium due to Google pulling plug on APIs.
Idk, but in my mind it's a good thing. Just package ungoogled Chromium. I don't need those APIS dialing to mothership all the time.
Any sane person would see this as positive outcome - a possibility to provide better browser in terms of privacy.
So, I think - this is just drama and attempt to influence Google not to pull plug on APIs.

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some alarming climate stats

# bitcoin
685 kWh per transaction
326 Kg of CO2
equivalent to 100,000 VISA transactions.

# ethereum
35 kWh per transaction
20 Kg of CO2
equivalent to driving car 100km or electricity consumption of a European for 4 days

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So, got interested in a bit. Don' t really know what to think about it. A few thing that sound to me like "snake oil" (I might be worong), following quotes:
- about group conversations I assume - "Swarms use Git to store the conversation"
- Nameserver, (optional) is our registration system based upon an Ethereum Blockchain

It's probably FUD on my part. But at this point I don't understand how works and why group conversations need to be stored in git, and why the f@#$ blockchain!?

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We humans are defective by nature. Give us free platform and we will divide into tribes that hate, block, ban each other. Tribalism is in our DNA. I wish there was a cure for this, but I don't see it.

Ok, I'm stupid. There actually is link to source module at the top in pydoc. Just due to low contrast colors I suppose I did not notice it. Facepalm

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Lately I've been making use of to browse documentation locally for quick reference. Just fire up `python -m pydoc -b`. It works quite nicely. It starts web server and basically one can read docs in browser. Also, conveniently includes docs for all virtualenv installed modules. But I have few gripes with it:

1) I'd like to be able to quickly jump to source (module, class, function)
2) Outdated look (although this is not a huge problem).

Anyone can suggest some alternatives?

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