"This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used."

So, they've released a 4k version of Lord of the Rings and nobody told me? My Saturday is saved.

Cool, just noticed that deedum supports subscribing to Gemini pages now

Made gyozas for the first time after watching Dorohedoro. It was a right laugh trying - and failing - to do nice pleats but at least they tasted good.

There've been a few posts about the Gemini protocol lately. I'm glad I checked it out.

People need to try it, before forming opinions. This big-tech mentality that software or innovation needs to have millions of users or have a target to take over the world is nonsense.

And it's very easy to start. There are many Gemini clients, like amfora, a fancy terminal based one, or Lagrange a GUI client that also works with Gopher.

More info:

I made a thing for reading sourcehut mailing list archives in . There's a limited test instance running here gemini://grizzlybear.site

Envelopes that say "Open. Read. Recycle."
Or, you know, you could stop sending junk

The context: banners which say something to the effect of "by continuing to browse this site you agree for us to track you" are illegal. You cannot withhold services because the user declines to consent to your tracking garbage.

Quoting the GDPR:

>Consent is presumed not to be freely given [...] if the performance of a contract, including the provision of a service, is dependent on the consent despite such consent not being necessary for such performance.

Scarlet is an cool little open source DIY numpad kit. Looking forward to building this. The design files can be found on the site too.

Websites are like "in order to deliver the best experience blah blah blah blah"

I don't want you to deliver an experience, I want you to deliver some HTML

Latest addition to the mechanical keyboard lineup. CU65 with Zilent 67g switches. Still waiting on keycaps so I've had to Frankenstein it for now to fill the gaps from another set. But it feels nice.

Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun is wild, I really needed that laugh

CU65 mechanical keyboard has arrived! Had a quick peek and it looks quality, looking forward to building it tonight.

That time of year when some people have already put up xmas decorations while others are still letting off fireworks

Absolutely knackered after moving house all weekend. Most of my stuff has been in storage for the past few months so its good to have everything back, even if most of it is still in boxes all over the place. Got to unpack the priority items first, kettle then computer.


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