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Ah the power of MUTE in mastodon is golden! Keeping feeds shielded of useless 💩

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Interesting how the standard keyboard is composed of staggered and ortholinear keys (numpad + mid section). The ortholinear ones came later in the keyboard life, after the typewriter wonder age. Why did we keep the rustic old staggered standard? It's so comfortable to use the keypad, imagine the whole keyboard like that... Thankfully there manufacturers that provide such. Get rid of slanted typing 😀

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Don't Repeat Yourself and Keep it Simple Stupid are important principles in software design. They are often abbreviated respectively as DRY and KISS.

To easily remember not to repeat yourself when you code and to keep things simple, just remember DRY KISS, or dry kiss. You're welcome for the mental image. 😛

Credit to @PetabyteStudios

Just blogged about my experience with switching to the keyboard layout. No matter what, keep your hands and wrists healthy. orbjet.org/post/2020-08-26/dvo

Would be interesting to see how many type on a dvorak layout. Boost if you're team 😊

Hmm I think I'll probably settle on a windows or macos machine. I just don't want to spend my time fixing and searching for stuff endlessly. I'm at a stage where convenience outweights the foss pros. The rest of the software can be foss, but not if it's crap, sometimes it's worth to pay for some non-foss, imo. Time should be invested where matters most, and time is a limited resource.

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After more than a thousand km drive, ferries back and forth the fjords, extra narrow roads, old viking churches, incredible mountains, camps, filtered coffee and engangsgriller (lit. one time grill) with good company, one has to say goodbye to a very unusual summer holiday.

At some point I will, of course, write everything down so that others can have a starting point when visiting Norway! ✊🇳🇴

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I think wttr.in by @igor_chubin wins the award for the best use of *blink* ever.

BTW, how to make a 2 frame animated gif using Imagemagick
convert -loop 0 -delay 70 1.png 2.png thunderstorm.gif

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Tooting from :emacs: :o This is so cool!
github.com/jdenen/mastodon.el works perfectly, one line setup.
Once again, wins!

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Samuel Štancl | How I made $11,673 in 5 days with an open-source project 

having a 40% keyboard makes me utilize keys in a very inventive way 😀 not one key is missed and I do type a lot of js, java, bash and text... oh, works fine with emacs too and goes fine as a portable gamepad on some games - mobile/console...

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Choose all the ones you use:

Boosts welcome!


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