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Been playing around w/ since I was 11, & w/ since that weird summer of 2014.

BA in Italianistics, doing an MA in English Linguistics since Fall 2019. Slowly working my way to becoming a researcher. My current interests are (and other non-TGG approaches).

When I'm not ranting about web or desktop computing, I toot interesting links, showerthoughts, and increasingly more linguistics stuff.

dev.lemmy.ml a Reddit style alternative with plans to federate...

Interestingly, signing up took a few seconds, and providing an email address is optional 👍

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#reddit #opensource #fediverse

Github has published an official CLI: github.com/cli/cli

It's pretty barebones, but WIP, so maybe it becomes a good client.

I also just installed Hub (hub.github.com/) which seems to cover a great big part of Github's functionality.

You're holding your pen(cil) wrong. Try this: spdrdng.com/posts/how-to-hold-

I feel fatigue when writing, especially my index finger, which starts to hurt after a while. I found this from a comment on HN (news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2), and it feels more comfortable. Will try this out from now on.

In order to make for display cached pages after cold start when you're offline:

Go to about:config
Set browser.tabs.useCache to true

I filed a bug that they make this the default: bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.

Because, why not? The feature was enabled then subsequently disabled in 2016. And for years I had to wait for getting off metro to read stuff in my tabs because Android decided to kill Firefox at some random point in time and Firefox would rather show Server Not Found page.

My first hardware project ! Piano Stairs

Made with Raspberry Pi and ultrasonic sensors. It's not perfect(sync), but works alright (if you're lucky enough).

Here's me stress testing it :P

@Outoftune

@erkin Better than Amazon, where they had free hot water. You had to provide your own tea or coffee.

It's sad that Android lacks a way of setting locales on a per app basis. I'd love to use Maps in Turkish, along with a few other apps.

Tho with maps when I make my phone's language Turkish, I then have to read everything in cringy Google Maps Turkish which is not an improvement at all.

Is there any way to make Google Maps not translate stuff? I'm fed up with reading stuff in my mother tongue in crappy Google Translate English.

I have my phone in English because I can't stand shitty translations, and Google believes I'm a monolingual speaker of English irregardless of my Google account settings that say I'm not.

And it's funny how they collect so much data about everyone but they are yet to figure out not everyone is monolingual.

#xkcd #gammaTest Further Research is Needed - Further research is needed to fully understand how we managed to do such a good job. - Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:00:00 -0000 - xkcd.com/2268/ #poweredByAwk

@cadadr thats a surprisingly good take from hackernews

*read the first comment* oh yeah this would totally be unfair to the companies, think about their profits

"No masters, no gods" in Arabic by Syrian Calligrapher Mouneer Al Shaarani

What do you peeps use for music on the go?
Boosts ok and wanted.

Great comment on HN:

> As a thought experiment, what if companies are made to pay for commute time? How would that change the labour market? Would they hire local? Provide better transportation? Work with cities to reduce congestion? Encourage more remote work? Decide it's too expensive to hire workers and cut hours? Work towards more inclusive housing?

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.

The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what. justine-haupt.com/rotarycellph

The book also has an "end user license agreement" (because you don't read ebooks, you use them). The license includes a portion saying

> You may not upload, copy, modify, print, transmit, transfer, sublicense, sell, make or distribute copies of the Licensed Material in whole or in part.

I made a copy of the book by transferring it to my e-reader, so presumably I'm in breach of that agreement.

I'm enjoying this article. «Coding could take as little as 10-30% of the time required to implement a “small” feature.» So true!
bitlog.com/2020/02/12/why-are-

Late Tombili was a friendly cat that sat reclining on the pavement, enjoying the street with fellow humans. She died in 2016. There is a statue of her in Ziverbey, Kadikoy, Istanbul (somewhere near Nazim Hikmet Kultur Merkezi, IIRC).

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