I am trying to build a static site using GNU Make as the "runner", bare PHP as the preprocessor and Pandoc as the document converter.
Make, because it's amazing at not redoing useless work. PHP, because it's a native preprocessor. Pandoc because it supports multiple markup lanfuages including Markdown.
Of course, I am trying to write a generic GNUMakefile as opposed to ine that would only suit this site.
The experience has been quite... interesting!
What are your favorite Android Play Store apps or tools that are zero-cost, non-cloud and non-ads? I will share some of my favorites:
NOT F/OSS (I think):
- Free Universal Tuner
- Timer for Board Games
- WiFiAnalyzer (there are many, be careful)
- Disk Usage
- Flym (old version)
- Open Flood
There is a misconception that we need to address: "unused RAM is wasted RAM" or "RAM is there to be used". It is technically true in some sense but it is easily misinterpreted.
It is true in that an OS can use as much as it needs for smart purposes, like disk caching, which increases performance.
But if applications use whatever amount of RAM they want because "the OS will handle it well by paging out and in", they will kill disk caching, and force swapping, thus, decreasing performance.
"A lot of people, in my day-to-day life at least, will say to you 'Yes FaceBook is evil, yes Google knows too much about you and I don't like it, but what can we do?'"
Thanks to @bleakgrey (and I think I recall someone else being involved), a new Odysseus release is coming out soon support a "reader mode".
I find it rediculous I feel need to support this feature, it's saying "webdevs are doing such a poor job that I need to offer to clear away their mess!"
In celebration of this I will describe how this code (the same as used in Firefox and Pocket) works.
I decided to publish a duplicate content finder I am wrote for my own use: gitlab.com/alvarezp2000/poda - You first index the whole content of your different storages, so indexing takes a while (leave it overnight) but you can find similar directories between different storages. A report in text is created so if you want to exclude a directory after the report is generated a simple grep -v will do.
If somebody knows how to do filesystem programming please: we need a way to find what files have changed in the whole filesystem without having to scan the whole filesystem. -- We need a directory timestamp (call it fmtime or whatever) that whenever a file mtime is touched, the fmtime is also touched to all its parent directories within the same filesystem.
Free Software and Open Source is about freedom to adapt, right? Here is an idea for a distro: that it could handle patches more easily for end-users: the administrator would place a patch in /patches/<package>/<arch>/path and with some magic the patch gets integrated in the system *even after upgrades*. I am open for discussion.
@aral Foss devs and designers: so I work on this in my spare time, after work, when dinner is eaten and the kids are put to bed. Instead of watching a movie hanging out with my partner etc.
I know millions of users use my stuff and the stress and time constraint causes FOSS people like me into higher burnout numbers than others but I still try to appease the users.
Random people: YOU SUCK! Do what I tell you! Lol
Google: Mobile apps are killing the Web! We need the Web to be competitive with "native".
Me: All those new APIs you're adding are killing the Web! We need the Web to complement native.
Me: Make links more powerful!
I very much disagree with them, but the challenging thing here is we all have the best of intentions.
@alvarezp @mathieu @drequivalent @tbernard @brainblasted @alatiera My understanding is that both GTK and Qt are just as good when it comes to compatibility with the other. And all major desktop environments tend to have similar levels of compatibility.
So rather than worrying about tooling, took a look at https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/ in order to get an idea what you can expect to be consistent across different platforms.
And know how much your visual design depends on your desktop's.
Everyone's sharing the close-up image of the black hole itself, which is neat, but here is a zoomed-out view of the gigantic mass of space-stuff that it is busily consuming: http://chandra.harvard.edu/blog/node/719
Just discovered JMAP. I wish that the big player (Gmail, Outlook) used it, it would open a lot the playing field for third party web mail clients.
@klaatu ... and just one day after I wrote this to you I found out that MongoDB *was* in fact using AGPL and it didn't do good enough for them. Sorry for the noise.
@klaatu Hi, Klaatu! On GPL vs BSD (GWO 13x11), here is a thought: some large companies despise the AGPL (Google explicitly bans it) and it's developers and that criticize Copyleft licenses but if Redis had chosen the AGPL, Amazon would probably have been obligued to play nicer with them.
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