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Day 20 of the 2021 Series:

Just finished this book, and I thought I'd write a book review. TL;DR, I liked it. You should read it. Because I said it was good.

mikestone.me/book-review-klara

Here in the United States, April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day. I'm not sure what this is for. Trust me, I'm VERY aware of my stress. All the time. I don't need a day set aside for that.

"I don't have time right now to trouble shoot your code. Please take some time to review it and experiment."

This wasn't directed at me, but I have a hard time thinking of a situation where this is a productive response. It may be true, but sheesh, it doesn't exactly make for a friendly work environment. Thankfully we're all working from home, and I don't have to feel the palpable tension that comment would have caused if we were all still sitting in the same space.

If the video on the page is to be believed, JingOS may be one of the slickest PHONE OSs available. They didn't really run anything that wasn't one of their own tools, so it's hard to say how this would work with standard Linux apps, but it looks much more polished than most if not all the existing mobile interfaces for Linux. Thoughts?

omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/04/jingos

Doing code releases for the night, blasting Hall and Oates. My kids think I'm weird. To be fair, they're not wrong.

@nd Been anxiously waiting the results of your AMA post.

Day 19 of the 2021 Series:

Word has come down from on high that we're going to be returning to the office this summer. Probably. So, I guess that means I'm going to need some keyboard recommendations.

mikestone.me/preparing-to-retu

Day 18 of the 2021 Series:

Since migrating from write.as to Jekyll, I haven't had any analytics on my page. I've done a little bit of research on it, and this is what I've decided to do.

mikestone.me/analytics-on-this

Problem happens.
Tries a bunch of stuff. Nothing works.

"Hey, maybe this other extremely unlikely thing will do the job? I'll try just so I can say I covered my bases."

Tries it. It works.

"Right now I'm very, VERY surprised and more than a little afraid."

Quickly signs off because it's almost 9:00PM and I really don't want to have to explain that to anybody.

Gnome 40 release video. I'm really looking forward to giving it a shot. Sorry about the YouTube link.

youtu.be/vK-SwsWnEmo

Day 17 of the 2021 Series:

After seeing several articles recently talking about exa, I decided to give it a whirl. Might be worth your time if you spend any at the command line, especially if you're a git user.

mikestone.me/exa-vs-ls/

Day 16 of the 2021 Series:

Stallman has returned. Some see this as a good thing, but I just can't get behind that.

mikestone.me/richard-stallman-

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Is there an easy way of watching a file system tree & launching a command if something changes?

(it can be done in a 10 line shell script with inotify; is there a neat one-liner for this? or something that's more robust as a service?)

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Browsing the timeline, watching my son play video games, on my second glass of wine. An interesting vintage called Educated Guess. I thought it was close to appropriate since there doesn't seem to be one called Uneducated Guess.

First meeting of the day is over 12 minutes early! That gives me a few minutes of free time till my next meeting.

Which is 7 hours long.

$#!+

Yay Friday. 🤬

Mike Stone :fedora: boosted

Dear Fosstodon, I need your help regarding
Please tell me which plugins I should definitely install on a newly set up website to optimize it for search engines, keep loading times low etc.
I'm looking for stable plugins, which do not introduce major security flaws or increase the maintenance overhead and make managing this site a breeze once it's set up
FYI this website is not my own but for an NGO a friend of mine founded recently and which I offered to manage

Always super exciting when you're given the task of updating an automated process, and when going through one of the scripts, you find the comment "we are not currently (as of 10/7/14) using this functionality, but leaving it in just in case". The person who put that comment in hasn't worked for the company for years, which implies no one has touched this thing for over six years. Who knows what other gems I might find in here?

Conversation I had today:

Me: I need to get this access granted so I can do thing_1 because there's no one else who can do it.

Person: Hm, OK. We should have a meeting to discuss this request. Please invite your other_person who would be responsible for doing this task.

Me: The reason I'm making this request is because THERE IS NO OTHER_PERSON.

Me: *frustrated_sigh*

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Heyo! Can anyone recommend a free (as in beer) option for transforming image PDFs to OCR'd PDFs [1] ? French support + macOS required, FLOSS preferred.

[1]: I'm not sure if I'm very clear 😕. Here's my use case: I have an app on my phone that scans documents to PDFs but it doesn't do any OCR. I also have a bunch of digital documents for which I don't have a paper version anymore. I'd like to OCR these documents to make them searchable and allow copy/paste.

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