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Typography stuff 

Useful Unicode for composing text:

- Em-dash (—): U+2014
- Ellipsis (…): U+2026
- Open and closed curled single quotes (‘’): U+2018 and U+2019
- Open/closed curled double quotes (“”): U+201C and U+201D

Alternatively, use a program which handles those things for you (I believe Pandoc does—at least from Markdown to HTML)

I do not know the codes to write them in Windows, but I’m not too bothered by that fact

We're all out of tea so I'm resorting to this instant coffee mix thing. It has some flavour.

The lamp we bought is so much brighter than these fittings in this entire house and it makes so much difference in these rainy days

We've been looking at getting a puppy now we're moving to a place where it's possible to own one.

I see the photos on the listings and I think, "yeah, that's a cute puppy".

Update: seems like it was trying to access an old key? Browsing now works with the main Matrix server.

Now to the next problem that is picking some rooms to join...

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Web development 

emacs and magit are not happy with minified files in VC, but there's little I can do about it without some significant overhaul of how the codebase runs

Anyway I'm pretty sleepy—time to fall over

I spent some time setting up an instance of Conduit (a 'homeserver' for Matrix) and it almost works. I could create a user and post stuff, but getting interop between Matrix's server hasn't happened yet since Matrix seems to have trouble fetching the key from my server.

Other servers I can browse, including tchncs, and libera chat, but not Matrix. Odd.

For what it was worth, he did get awarded the Man of Steel medal—he absorbed a lot of shots for the rest of the team

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Update on the situation—no aliens in the town, but I lost a rifler to an anthropod after it survived a snap shot.

It was the only enemy on the map.

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4 turns in and 0 contact with alien forces in XCOM and I am really on edge that a laser will fly in from the fog and vaporise my forces

Contributed modules are a wildcard—they can fit the need, be 80% of the way there, or break everything in a non-obvious way that takes hours to fix

On a better note I figured out how to get a sortable field to sort without exploding into a million pieces

Lemmings in a beehive—I never thought about this but the tileset suits them pretty well

While fiddling around with the Windows Game Bar, it turns out you can make memes and share them to Twitter.

And I hate it

This level looks amazing, but how am I supposed to do this with only 1 builder?

There’s still a world of custom Lemmings levels out there and my mind is completely just “My mind can’t handle this right now”

So, pretty much like my experience with Lemmings in the early 2000s

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