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I have a bit of a warping problem...

Printing in a cool basement has some challenges.

Steve Wozniak gave a talk at my company's conference today. He spent a decent amount of time shitting on Tesla cars and it was pretty entertaining.

He also had some great insight into the engineering industry. I'll try to dig up a video of the talk after I get some rest.

I learned with this book, which was fantastic for me, but I worry it's a bit dry for some:

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There's a good chance I'm going to need to teach some folks .

I've used it a bit in my career and really like the language, but it's been a while since I've written anything.

Does anyone have a recommendation for learning resources?

I'm getting on an airplane for the first time in two years today. A bit nervous about it. Fortunately it should be a short flight.

I swear I'm still here, I'm just lurking.

Like most social networks, I'm excited to post at first and then I revert to my introverted ways. Fortunately Fosstodon features topics I like and nice people, I'll try to contribute when I can!

zstix :nextcloud: :neovim: boosted

There's a new version of Ubuntu, but I've recently been thinking about trying out NixOS :nixos:. I like the concepts and it seems like it would appeal to the tinkerer in me.

Does anyone have experience with it? Is it hard to set up? And can I get a system sorted out in a VM before I install it for real on my machine?

Packing for a weekend trip to the beach is a lot different now that I have a 7 month old kid. Gone are the days of tossing some clothes in a bag and walking out the door.

zstix :nextcloud: :neovim: boosted

I'm pleased to note that even, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

With the addition of the local timeline, the official Mastodon app is worth checking out for regular use!

You can find it by going to search (🔎) and then "Community". There are some other interesting feeds in the search screen too.

Stoked to see so many new accounts on Mastodon (and Fosstodon)!


I feel kinda bad, but I'm hoping this birdsite sale goes through and the platform tanks.

It sucks that a centralized social media platform could be ruined by one rich dude who likes spicy memes. That said, it would be a great example to point to and (hopefully) it brings more people to Mastodon / Fediverse.

Does anyone have a recommendation for where to buy a raspberry pi zero w (or something similar)? I'm looking for something cheap, with gpio pins, that can connect to wifi.

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:boost_ok: :ablobcatwave: Please boost this post if you would like the EFF to join the fediverse. :ablobcatbongo:

In a survey the EFF sent me, I suggested they create an account on the fediverse, so they can reach more supporters and support innovative free software that promotes interoperability among platforms, something they've advocated for in the past, too.

If you can boost this post, maybe I'll be able to show them that there are quite a few users who would like them here!

The EFF is the infamous nonprofit organisation that fights for privacy, government transparency, and digital freedom. Their fight is very important, and the EFF is very special to me.

You can see some of their work here

In the meantime, you can follow @eff, which is an unofficial mirror of their Twitter.

As much as I want to write this vim plugin in Lua or Python, I'm coming to the rough realization that it has to be in vimscript. The whole point is wide availability and I'm finding that +python3 is not as universal as I'd like.

I kinda want to try out XMPP and compare it to Matrix (which I have, but don't love).

I also don't have anyone to talk to. Maybe I should stick with IRC 😂


Currently hung over. Again. It's a Wednesday night / Thursday morning. This is becoming a little too common for my liking and I think I need a break from the sauce.

Mentioning it here because previous attempts have been unsuccessful and I'm hoping that sharing keeps me honest.

Huzzah! I was able to set up my plugin to be developed in Python instead of vimL.

After some basic research, it seems like most distributions of vim are compiled with +python3 enabled. There are also some popular plugins that utilize it.

I would have loved to use Lua, but it seems less widely available (especially on non-neovim).

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