My first useless Emacs package 'theme-looper' from 2014 now has more than 2500 downloads on .🤓

And in 2019, we need even to create a text file. Now that's what you call technology and progress!

Work with -shell for a little while and you think to yourself, "Did I actually ever work without those cool features?"

I've never realized the importance of before but today I find myself in love with it. All my workstations at work, even if they come with , I can still feel at home with my personal shell configuration as if it was *NIX.

Unpinning has always been one of the first things I do on every laptop I receive at work. This time it doesn't seem like an option.

I like how doesn't quit putting back on the taskbar every time I remove it.

For the purposes of this exercise let us imagine a procession of Umberlands, beginning with the 1st Umberland, followed by the 2nd Umberland, extending to an arbitrary Umberland we shall call the

What kind of a world are we living in where people interchangeably use the term and ?

Just putting it out there: if anyone ever wants help - debugging, problem-solving, tutoring, whatever - with the Linux CLI (bash/ksh93, GNU coreutils..., vi, emacs, sed, awk) and/or git, I'll help.

I won't make you feel bad for anything you don't already know. I promise. (Nobody ever should.)

I'll reiterate every once in a while. Boosts appreciated!

Just re-upping this offer: because being comfortable with git is a barrier to entry to many FS/OSS projects, and because I care deeply about lowering those barriers, I will tutor anyone who asks for help with git, and/or connect them with any mentor(s) they might prefer.

I'll do this while I put energy and work into making the tool more approachable, and into making better tools and learning paths.

Boosts gratefully appreciated.


@kev I love how your "not very good" is so far beyond my skill level it's like you're on another continent.

Saw on reddit and had to share. If your site is bad enough to not allow pasting, it's also not worth manually typing my randomly generated 50 character password into.

Ok listen up, Mother Nature. I’m intending on taking my motorbike to work tomorrow, don’t you dare piss it down! I know this is the UK, and September, but come on, just give me one bloody day!

Trump: Huawei might be able to buy some US manufactured equipment that doesn't affect national security.

I'm sorry, but I don't think Trump has enough knowledge to know what parts of a smartphone do what.

An operating system that does this currently dominates the desktop market. Let that sink in.

I'd just like to say, big props to for this type of answer. Very cool.

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