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Wrote a cheeky post about ditching cgit and replacing it with stagit. cgit is cool and all, but stagit is light as can be for creating a web interface for your git repositories.

mcol.xyz/2020/10/bye-cgit-hell

git.codemadness.org/stagit/

Question time: What different ways can a desktop indicate which window is focussed?

1. Different coloured borders/title bar
2. Relative opacity

How else?

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Compare the web with your hometown.

Where are the mom-and-pop shops? How come every other site is just an advertisement or billboard? And, most importantly, why don't most people have a house?

Static hosting is pretty much free. Why do most web-inhabitants just consume (youtube, twitter, etc.)?

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Admittedly I was a bit confused as to why anybody would want to put use HTTPS on an onion service, but fair enough, apparently some people do

community.torproject.org/onion

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Growing your onion is easier than ever with affordable DV certificates and the new Onion Zine setup guide. πŸ’œ

How to access both here:
helpnetsecurity.com/2021/03/26

Peaked at 4th place then lost.... maybe next time

Not that anyone cares but I just reached 6th place on pokemon showdown gen 6 randoms, my highest record yet

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Was wondering what a game case would feel like and whipped this up in . to find out. I'm going to print it in halves so they slide together around the phone.

How do people even use cli mastodon tools? Sure, cli tools are handy for many things, but much like web browsing, mastodon seems like one thing where it is just not as nice

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Oh and of course, searX just doesn't work 70% of the time. I don't understand how people can use it, maybe it's just me being unlucky?

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A brilliant #climatechange video using #NSFW language 

The way that the Juice Media cuts through the bullshit to communicate complicated #climatechange policy in #Australia is very impressive.

Note - this video uses #NSFW language

Thinking of writing myself a shell, with putative name 'splash', where a big priority is making is super pretty. The main reason being to learn a new language.... but which language? πŸ€” haskell?

TIL that github has a dark mode setting and it aint bad

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The first release of my builder is near! It's like a static site builder, but for gopherholes! It's written in and uses the libraries I linked below.

Mustache for templating: github.com/JustusAdam/mustache

Commonmark for parsing Markdown: github.com/jgm/commonmark-hs

maybe i should just call it Shizuku, that's a pretty cool name

Thinking of changing the name of my wayland compositor from deskwm (boring, overdone WM naming style) to something more fun. The general paradigm is that you have a big "desk" where you spread your windows out like you might do with papers on your desk.

Current idea: something to do with the anime girl from the lofi hip hop radio - beats to relax/study to stream, i.e. Shizuku Tsukishima from Whisper of the Heart. She.... uses a desk.

The wayland compositor I'm writing has an infinite desktop, replacing workspaces with panning and zooming to get around

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