@ademalsasa It does seem to be a pretty major factor. I'd like to see that change though. I'm not comfortable with for-profit orgs being in control of things not-for-profit orgs rely on.

@nhr @alexbuzzbee nobody asked me but I think if the point of leaving old code is to see what it's supposed to be doing then it seems tests would answer that question.

I would delete the old code and just leave a comment with the commit where the code was most evocative if that really helps someone.

‘The only uncertainty is how long we’ll last’: a worst case scenario for the climate in 2050

The Future We Choose, a new book by the architects of the Paris climate accords, offers two contrasting visions for how the world might look in thirty years



@rostiger I use Hugo but I now find it way too complicated. If I want to do anything I have to digest pages and pages of docs and try 8 different times before I get it right.

For Valentine's I got something pink. 

"People who work on social software are closer in spirit to economists and political scientists than they are to people making compilers. They both look like programming, but when you’re dealing with groups of people as one of your runtime phenomena, you have an incredibly different practice."
#ClayShirky, 'A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy'

Y'know, if Microsoft _really_ wanted to court disillusioned Mac users they'd put together a series of 'Macintosh' variations of their existing keyboard layouts.

Mac keyboard layouts are so, _so_ much nicer for typing pretty much any character outside of the basic ASCII range

This is one thing that Desktop Linux does well: its extreme configurability which normally is a UX hazard means it has mac-style variations for almost every keyboard layout in existence.

hello! i wrote (!) about has css has evolved over the past 20 years, at least as i remember it eev.ee/blog/2020/02/01/old-css

@starkatt it's getting easier to do this because amzn search results are such a 💩-show, it's hardly a pleasant experience.

Plus there are real doubts about whether the thing you're getting is of legit origin.

Y'all, imma issue a challenge:

Before buying a thing on Amazon, take just two minutes to see if it's available elsewhere online.

There's very often another seller that is price competitive, and free shipping is super common these days.

If you still wanna buy from Bezos I'm not gonna stop you, but it's worth at least checking for alternatives. Divesting yourself can be easier than you might think.

@aardrian I'm often disappointed by Google. Reminds me of the time I asked for directions to a restaurant by name, and it gave me directions to the one by the same name in Chicago, a nine hour drive away.

You know, for all of Google’s integration in / tracking of my life, I expect a completely different experience:

“Ok, Google, what is today’s weather?”

“Not enough snow for anyone in Buffalo to notice, so go ahead and wear those sweet new kicks with the suede uppers.”

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@Shamar @Wolf480pl @tuxcrafting @izaya that's not js that's the browser apis (I presume, I don't know specifically what attack you're referring to)

Js itself has no ability to "tunnel into your networks".

Give Lua the same apis and you're back to square one.

Pro-tip for Firefox users: open a new tab, now prefix whatever you type in the address bar with "%" to search your open tabs and switch to one.

Static vs dynamic comic that everyone can enjoy and be just a little bit upset at

Original here: twitter.com/01k/status/1067788

Had an excellent experience downloading and using openshot to make a little video while on vacation.
- figuring out what to download for my OS was trivial
- installation was a breeze, no complications, no "it depends on <whatever>, so install that first"
- UI worked as expected. No weirdness about it.
- got done what I wanted to do

By far the best FOSS experience of recent memory for heavy end-user application.


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