I mean there is still a few months before the proposal, but I think I just came up with a nice idea.
@frustratedantiquarian Yeah. They were there for a purpose: save metal and time. Eszett is a letter by now, and fi is... okay, but when I see e.g. ffi or st ligatures in new digital text I cringe. It sticks to my eye as a statement of geeksnobbery and I can't look past it.
Gonna admit it's pedantry on my side too tho 😛
Maybe I should take up German again, after 15 years.
Ultimate Writer: A digital typewriter based on a Raspberry Pi and an E-Ink screen.
I like it when even Cloudflare starts to de-Google-ify.
"We recently migrated from Google's reCAPTCHA to the independent hCaptcha. It helps address a privacy concern inherent to relying on a Google service..."
When the first blog post on a new project breaks all the traffic records... 👀
More than 32,000 different people read the "Why you should stop using Google Analytics on your website" post within the first 24 hours!
https://whereisscihub.now.sh/ is unavailable due to "legal reasons". The illegal thing probably being *linking to* SciHub given that was the whole purpose of the thing.
Scientists create mutant enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours:
@MatejLach I told everybody for years, don't use Qt, licensing is not clear, use GTK+. Nobody listened.
Looks like the #Qt devs are using COVID-19 as an excuse to effectively make Qt proprietary software.
"last week, the company suddenly informed both the #KDE e.V. board and the KDE Free QT Foundation that the economic outlook caused by the Corona virus puts more pressure on them to increase short-term revenue. As a result, they are thinking about restricting ALL Qt releases to paid license holders for the first 12 months"
A year in the software world is eternity, may as well not release it.
#Guix + #Hurd in a box: we did it! :-) https://guix.gnu.org/blog/2020/a-hello-world-virtual-machine-running-the-hurd/ @janneke
Aspiring linguist. Itch-your-own-scratch programmer. Emacseur.
Doing an MA in English Linguistics at Hacettepe University.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko