I love when there's a link that says "Learn more about XYZ" but the author forgot to actually make it a link, so they just say "Learn more about it" in a tone that ends up reading as snarkier than intended :P

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Total time lost due to mistakes in my custom kernel configuration: four hours over three weeks. Whoops.

% ls("lib/hell9"):grep(".*%.lua"):lines():map(function(x)return x:gsub("^(lib/hell9/%w+)%.lua$", "%1")end):each(require)

I'm working on a FP-/Lua-based shell again. I'm a monster.

In fairness, bash "only" needs ~30 seconds with ccache disabled (the cache only really saves five seconds, which is also a bit weird); that's still 200x longer than rc.

Bash has a few more features, and some different ones, but it's definitely not two orders of magnitude more capable. I doubt it's *one* OoM.

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Time to build the rc shell from scratch without ccache: 1/6th of a second.

Time to build bash *using a fully-warmed ccache*: 25s.

We don't need ccache because compilation is slow. We need ccache because we're compiling slow programs.

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The creature scurried through the gaps and dark tunnels - something it was trained to do. It had an important goal.

It made a grumpy noise as its little backpack snagged, but it wasn't anything a few sensible wiggles couldn't solve.

Finally, it had burrowed all the way to the goal.

The backpack was removed and treats were dispensed. As the creature happily ate, it watched the wizard craft an escape spell.

Soon the cave-dungeon was empty.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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Chromebooks foisted on students? Teachers monitoring what children do outside of the classroom via nonfree software? Surveillance of children is common, and it's at your child's school, too. Support #FreeSoftware u.fsf.org/32h

Hooray for finally remembering to change the clocks after DST!
doas date --set @$[$(date +%s) - 3600]

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It has been a whole year since I've began only ever using a text editor of my own making.

It has changed a quite a bit since its first incarnation, but finally settling for an editor that I could hack at whenever it annoyed me was a pretty positive experience.

If you're ever considering doing something like that, this website has been an excellent resource for ideas: texteditors.org/cgi-bin/wiki.p

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What do you think is the most likely cause for the decline in birth rates?

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Seriously, I've no idea why anyone would want to work for Musk. There are plenty of companies that don't treat their employees this abysmally.


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Bad address: https://www.аррӏе.com/

Good address: apple.com/

See the difference?

Me neither. The first one is using Cyrillic charset, the 2nd one - regular Latin

So, how to avoid getting shagged by the Bad Guys?

Not sure about other browsers; in Firefox, you go to about:config, find the network.IDN_show_punycode option and set it to true. From now on, any URLs based on charsets other than Latin will be shown as hex codes.

You're welcome.

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What is the best thing about living in Switzerland? Well, the flag is a big plus.

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Shout-out to the Tracfone website for helping me memorize my phone number!

By being so bugged I had to input it 30 times in two minutes.

I'm so thankful. Really.

*Finds new provider.*

That feeling when you freak out over the 8MB /dev/sda that just started showing up and then a tiny bit of probing shows that, well.

You enabled the scsi_debug kernel module by accident, and disabled module loading, so it's automatically loaded at startup, changing the index of your boot drive.

A totally normal feeling I'm sure at least ONE other person on Earth has ever felt. Maybe.

Probably not.


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If you have the choice - PLEASE don't use Cloudflare. Privacy concerns aside, the experience for your potential users is awful. I see these robot prompts and leave the site immediately.

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@RL_Dane pro update: tested powertop --auto-tune, worked fine.

Can you still reproduce with the latest version?

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