As a plant-based programmer I suffer from leeky abstractions.

Happy 1600000000 Unix timestamp, everyone!

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It's not the first time that I see this idea, that lofi, energy efficient stuff, diy things reeks of entitlement, retrofetishism, elitism.

This is what fucking keeps me from sleeping. It's a bit like, damned if you do, damned if you don't. Use wordpress, or electron, or nextjs, or some other dumb tech or if you don't, you're a fucking asshole.

Try to be inclusive and building accessible things targetting the very bottom of hardware bracket. No, you're being elitist for not using modern tech.

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if you have an account on linkedin, they've just sold all your personal info to scribd in a massive gdpr violation. make sure to delete the auto-created slideshare profile they've created to facilitate this illegal transfer.

thehftguy.com/2020/09/01/gdpr-

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"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.

We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.

Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."

-- Gerald M. Weinberg

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I don't think it can have been more than about a year since I discovered Firefox's "Reader" mode, and in that relatively short time I have gotten to the point that, when I'm on my phone at least, I instinctively check for whether the icon is available on every single site and hit it the moment I see it, even if the page in question hasn't yet loaded/rendered to the point where I can even assess it's readability. I just do it, because I have literally never once seen a single case where switching to Reader mode made the site *less* usable on a mobile. Not even once. I guess this shouldn't surprise me - nobody would have gone through the trouble of writing the feature if it didn't work well. But what does it say that we have gotten to the point where its of real practical value to automate the process of routinely throwing away the entire product of the web design industry?

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Let's make businesses which are cooperative, not exploitative

Inbedded development: Developing from your bed

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The Linux Foundation is now attacking ... email. Microsoft says plain text is too hard when using any of the email clients from vendors who sit on the board of the Linux Foundation.

The email clients don't need to change, says Microsoft. We just need to use something else.

theregister.com/2020/08/25/lin

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I just realized that I haven't been using syntax highlight for a month, and I hadn't even noticed it wasn't there.

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Sigrid wrote a guide to OS wide themeing in #plan9, I haven't tried it yet but it's brilliant, creating /dev/theme to serve colors to any application that want to support it.
ftrv.se/14

:tealheart:

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If I spotted a typo in the reading material whom do I tell?

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Chickenshit Minimalism: the illusion of simplicity backed by megabytes of cruft

Such a perfect term, adding to personal lexicon.

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