Here's how to debug code you don't understand using only Git. https://sagegerard.com/git-debugging.html
FOSS has been my repentance for years of writing amoral software for companies. I wondered if I would feel better about my career if it was at risk the whole time. I wrote a little bit about that here: https://sagegerard.com/regulate-me.html
Someone used my web authoring tool to make their blog! So excited! https://xy2.dev/racket-blog.html
I found two tools that replaced Evernote, MyFitnessPal and Google Calendar: A journal and a pen.
I know, I know, there's no cloud sync. But a journal covers every situation I care about. I don't need a bunch of accounts, it's as secure as its hiding place, no corporate entity is trying to track it, and you just can't beat that open-and-shut UX.
If you have content on YouTube and you HAVEN'T considered alternatives like PeerTube, now is the time. Seriously, right now.
"YouTube’s updated terms of service states ‘no obligation’ to host anyone’s video - The Verge"
I'm a cryptocurrency noob. I'm looking at d.tube as a YouTube alternative and they have this fundraising thing with their own coin. What does that mean, exactly? Is this an ICO? Is it like buying shares? How hard is it for me to liquidate the coins? I wouldn't mind chipping in but I have no idea what I would be doing.
@sage No, FOSS related subjects are pretty much universally OK as long as they don't violate other parts of the CoC, like containing adult content or slurs of some kind. If you're discussing a FOSS related subject and conversation is polite, it's going to be OK. More the "advocacy" bit of the CoC is there for non-FOSS related subjects. Politics, religion, etc. We know that these are important subjects, and they should be discussed, but here isn't the place for that discussion.
@mike CoC question: What kinds of "advocacy" are subject to removal here? Does that mean posting opinions about stuff like right-to-repair and legislation around FOSS are completely off-limits?
I totally understand wanting to prevent flame wars, blatant fundraising spam, etc. Just curious about the line allowed in casual conversations.
Why do so many technical blogs use their entire screen width for lines of text? It feels like I'm using my eyeballs to mow a lawn.
PSA: If you have some pages published, PLEASE review Butterick's Typography in Ten Minutes with CSS open in an editor. https://practicaltypography.com/typography-in-ten-minutes.html
Hello world. Here's my work on integrating Racket and Vulkan, licensed under MIT: https://sagegerard.com/racket-vulkan-notes-index.html #vulkan #racket
A 70s-era hacker born too late. I am an advocate for individual privacy, right to repair, and all things FOSS. I am also a contributor to #racket.
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