I had no idea that Shortwave has this lovely little winamp-esque mini mode!

The GTK4/libadwaita rewrite of Vocal is going splendidly. At the risk of jinxing myself, I'm ahead of schedule. Nearly every core component is ported. Even managed to add in some long-standing requests, such as variable playback speeds. Aiming for a stable release in June.

Once that's set, as you read, you can highlight and copy anything you want to look up, press the shortcut combo, and viola! Hypatia reads it from your clipboard and looks it up super quick.

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I recommend setting a keyboard shortcut for it so you can launch it easily without having to jump out of what you're working on. I'll show you how to do that on GNOME desktops. Other desktops usually have similar options.

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I mean... that certainly is _a_ way to tell me that my iPod ran out of space.

This is, however, very bittersweet as I say goodbye to my home for the last 9 years. I've loved helping the students and staff of Avery County Schools, and it has been a joy to teach computer science and see my students learn and go out into the world. How lucky I have been!

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Huge personal news! I'm super excited to announce that I'm joining System76 as a Customer Support Technician! As most of you know, I've been a huge fan for over a decade, and I can't wait to help support our customers and drive more people toward FOSS!

Finally got my iPod reformatted with fat32 so I could install Rockbox. While not the best UX in terms of ease of use or navigation, it unlocks so much potential that the stock firmware doesn't have (plus, it's FLOSS) . Native FLAC playback on a 5th gen iPod with the iFlash kit and a legendary Wolfson DAC. It doesn't really get better folks!

Rocking Easter on my own for the first time ever, so I decided to go the nontraditional route with food. Don't mean to toot my own horn, but the ribs were a real winner!

Like many of you, I'm passing time by cooking and stress eating. I made a smashburger last night. This evening I'm giving homemade Japanese fried rice a go.

Don't know how I missed this moment on my original playthrough of DKC Tropical Freeze, but wow did it make me smile. Thanks for the memories, Cranky!

Me, after having a brilliant idea for a thing I need in my life, finding it on Thingiverse, and then accidentally browsing everything on the site for a solid hour

The web in 2020 is such shit, let's go back to ~2006 and just try again.

Saying goodbye to my UE Mini Boom today. Despite not being waterproof, this thing has accompanied me in almost every shower in every place I've lived for over 5 years. Been dropped countless times from various heights and doused with water often, but kept ticking. Unfortunately it doesn't really charge, and doesn't hold the charge for long when it does, so I'm afraid it's time to replace it.

Since I refuse to use Spotify I can't do the thing, but here's my most played for the year. Basically it's just a mix between Hozier and Brandi Carlile.

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