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@christianbundy @jrswab they DO have to be. HTML gives you more than enough rope to hang yourself with, and web designers will and are hanging themselves with it - or rather, are hanging us. Plain text might have infrequent and rare issues like that - easily resolved with sufficient context - but these are _rare_. HTML is a nightmare always and already. It's thousands of times more complex.

HTML email is bad and should be considered harmful.

Shout out to @sir for all the useful information on

I'm now using email lists to send updates on new videos, blog posts, and other things. This way I don’t have to play to the algorithms on the platforms I create within. (This is not an issue on Mastodon)

Because of this approach, I can focus on tech content that teaches and informs others.

More information:

To date my most viewed blog post is a walk through on how to play Dwarf Fortress in the terminal.

If that does not show my target demographic I don't know what does. 😅 💪 🤓

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#Eclipse just released a fully open source alternative to #VSCode called #Theia :thonking:

Because it can run in a browser, you could have a single dev environment on any computer and it would work exactly as if you were using it on desktop. I might have to set this up :tinking:

Day 3 on Void Linux:

Everything I need is running well and is very responsive. Dotfiles are loaded, themes applied, and core applications installed.

A positive experience so far.

I really need a better desk and chair.

This poor posture is creating tension headaches way more often now that I have a remote job.

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> The best distro is the one that works on your box.

- @klaatu

Manjaro: randomly freezes.

Me: Lets memtest

Memtest: We all good fam.

Me: Installs Ubuntu

Ubuntu: Works like a charm

Me: Installs Arch proper

Arch: starts freezing after a week

Me: Installs Void

Well, I'm on Void now...

🤷‍♂️ 🤓

> UNIX is simple and coherent ...
- Dennis Ritchie

> GNU's not UNIX.
- Richard Stallman

😅 😅 😅

Shout-out to @mendel for having that in his profile. 👌

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@sir I'd like to report an UX issue for #sourcehut

I've just started using it and, several times, I've clicked on a link or button and failed to realize that it loaded, for several seconds, because it loaded so rapidly 🤣

Actually, the issue may also be that the stylesheet loads too quickly, so there isn't a partially rendered site, for a split second, to let me know that the page loaded.

Really quite impressive that I've never experienced this before 😄

Pulled the trigger.

Now supporting financially because this is exactly the kind of thing I want.

$2/month is a great price to support @sir and crew.

I know the claim is that makes our repos more easily discovered but after years of use I still don't believe the claim. A good and useful repository will be discovered with or without Github.

Long live

migration to follow.

For more information about sourcehut visit:

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Dear relay operators,

Any relays running Tor versions 0.2.9 and 0.4.0.x will soon be rejected from the network, so please upgrade your relay as soon as possible.

Thank you for your help powering Tor. #TorRelays

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Just started listening to podcasts because I grew tired of music all the time and found some great ones on Spotify to help me with my Linux transition. Stumbled upon one called Hacker Culture and its pretty much all I’ve been listening to this week. Shout out to @jrswab ! Good stuff and I don’t fall asleep listening lol

Hosting my git repo for auto backup and encryption of a snap based @RocketChat over on SourceHut

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