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And it is done:

Since all pages here 404'd, I figured I'd start a compilation myself.

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:blobnotlike: blocking ads is evil grr
:blobuwu: HTTP is a pull-based medium. it is within the original philosophy of HTTP to selectively pull the data, for example, a device that doesn't support images won't download them. by circumventing ad "blocking", you are spitting in the face of HTTP. a more accurate term would be ad rejection. ads are not "blocked", they are simply not asked for.

I'm collecting "Made with/Powered by/Created with Emacs" webpage buttons/badges. I'll put them up on my website soon.

I just realised that the reason the GCC logo features a gnu breaking out of an egg is that it's a pun on EGCS, GCC's former name.

Are ARM and PowerPC the only non-x86 options for a desktop computer today? Surprised to see no MIPS options on the market.

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confused by 6502 assembly? here are some helpful tips for beginners

CPY: mails you a copy of the program
TAX: fills out your 1040EZ
CLD: decreases CPU temperature
ROR: makes a lion noise
BRK: makes a dog noise
ASL: initiates AOL chat protocol
LSR: activates laser
TXS: enter Texas
TSX: leave Texas
LDY: turns you into a lady
LDA: turns you into a lad (misspelled for historical reasons)
BVS: pronounced "Beavis"

happy programming! 😋

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The internet used to be a city: it had its weird bohemian districts, its flea markets, its high-rises and back alleys. Now it's just a shopping mall, and I miss my old city so much

Things I wish Linux had (incomplete):
* SIGINFO (from BSD)
* Firmlinks (from HURD)
* Doors (from Solaris)

Apparently my C style is called "Allman-8". Never knew it had its own name besides just "Allman".
Although I can't find any references to it anywhere else.

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I wonder how many editors/IDEs support the form-feed character.

TIL HURD preserves file *authors*, distinct from file *owners*.

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notable recent @SDF occurrences:

- acted as primary test pubnix for 8 kernel development

- added numbers & improved service

- commissioned dedicated server for freeing the meta-array & improving connectivity for local public radio disc jockeys and listeners alike

- expanded system resources including massive storage space increase

- stabilized sip/telephony services to professional level

- failed to ask me for money even once!

Now I just gotta waste some time writing caldat/calcol files.

Speaking of calendars, there are two versions of BSD's calendar(1) on AUR.
One is based on an older version of bsdmainutils from upstream Debian but with plenty of patches and calendar files (
The other is a part of newer bsdmainutils from upstream Ubuntu ( - also includes ncal).

I like /usr/pkg/bin/cal more than /usr/bin/cal since it's got reminders and all.
I used Debian's patches to build and install it on my Arch desktop.

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Mastodon @ SDF

"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