Times I've invoked Google Chrome's "Pull to Refresh" page:


Times I've done so intentionally:


Times I've lost state invoking Google Chrome's "Pull to Refresh Page":


Times I've wished Firefox's Android performance was sufficient to be able to ditch Chrome:


Times I've wished for a viable tablet full-Linux Android alternative:


@alcinnz I mean, Usenet had MMF:


My general view is:

- Focus on *behaviour* rather than *features*

- Recognise that *complexity* enables both more bad behaviour, and can mask it.

- Reputations matter. Rather than identify *content*, track the *creators*, both good and bad.

Effective trust networks tend to be *small*. A few tens, *possibly* hundreds, of actors. Trust scales poorly.

pinebook pro day one:
it's hosed. we tried to upgrade it to debian 10, and this immediately resulted in a horrific dependency knot that not even all our strength could rip out. tomorrow, we will try to reflash it.

nice hardware, though.

Is it just me or is Safari in iOS 13 _extremely_ buggy? Especially if you have a service worker?

For those who don't know the difference between the different kinds of memory usage on Linux

Virtual memory is a measure of how much memory - real and "virtual" - is mapped into the process space. This can go up without increasing the memory pressure on your system by doing things like mmaping files.

Resident memory is a more accurate measure of your application's use of RAM. The etymology is a little bit dated, but basically this is how much RAM your program takes up when it's not the active task. If you want to know about RAM usage, this is the only thing you need to look at.

Shared memory is that which is currently or theoretically possible to share between processes, such as shared libraries or shm files.

I wish I could quote-boost because that last one is very close the vision I have that is driving my current project (unannounced).

My ideal (and probably impossible) future of tech is a world where everyone (or every household and business) owns their own server(s) (maybe colocated?) that runs all their stuff, like document sharing, IoT/"smart" devices, social networking, Web caching and searching, etc. etc. and everything is federated so everyone can still interact with each other.

There are things we can do to make this more feasible, but I don't expect it to happen easily or anytime soon.

Proof of work is such a dumb way to secure a system.

"You must waste this much compute time to participate."

How about literally anything else? Maybe something that doesn’t waste an enormous amount of energy doing nothing useful?

As always fair, insightful, accurate and without necessary hype. Jan, Dalton and Marius from @UBports discuss the #PinePhone on their Q/A. If you have time, watch in entirety, if not click video below:


Google's business model:
- create cool free services
- tout your "don't be evil" motto
- draw in billions of users to your free stuff because there is no downside
- ensure your users are good and locked in by lettting them accumulate nearly unlimited amounts of emails and photos on your servers
- ...
- quietly drop "don't be evil" and all the other nice things you had said about user privacy
- profit like crazy off all that data and buy up more data sucking systems (like fitbit)

This is a great debate between DHH and Matt Mullenweg about open source, power, and whether it would be a good thing for WordPress to have 85% market share. rework.fm/open-source-and-powe

@alcinnz Every popular document format eventually becomes a virtual machine, and programmers will inevitably start to bypass the document markup itself and rely solely on the scripting language.

Many other formats would actually work better is they were simply containers for VM appliances, such as video formats. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could load just about any file format because an implementation of a decoder was embedded in the file?


Got a new Bluetooth trackball. Installing on both my computers:

- windows 10 laptop: 10 seconds tops to install.
- 2017 Apple iMac: I'll tell you later tonight if I ever get it to connect, maybe.

I want to create an app of some sort for this style of journal. My thoughts only make sense when ordered by time, so all hierarchical note taking apps always fail for me.

Like where does a link about go as it applies to one project live? The "go lang" folder or the project folder. And I sure as heck don't want to think about that when I write the note.

Give me a time series of my notes and a good search function with tags.

I keep a dev journal as I work. It's mostly there to help me come back to things like "why did I think x?" "How did I conclude that this was the way to go?"

Also queries like "how long have I been on this problem?"

And on the positive side: "wow last month I had not even started x!"

Started keeping a journal this week of all the stuff I've been working on. I wonder if I should publish it?

Just keeping it for myself but it occurs to me that it might be nice for people to get more insight on what they're paying for when they donate to my work or buy a sourcehut subscription.

Sample attached

from my blog: "Why I'm running a personal URL shortening service"


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