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Stuff us way more complicated than it was just a few years ago because of https. I was trying to set up NextCloud with a snap recently and it was a pain to do anything except let NC take over the whole domain.

I've appreciated your series of posts both to learn a little and realize other people are frustrated with this stuff too.

@snowdusk_ I wasn't able to join live, but I enjoyed having some great coding music for work today. Thanks!
In my experience it's used as a spice. My personal first thought is from knowing a couple of people from Morocco and this killer chicken and rice dish, but it's widely used in Indian and Southeast Asian food. Mmmm, yummy stuff when used properly.

This picture made me think maybe they call it tumeric because they look like a bunch of wild tumors. 😉 (Yes I realize many tubers look similar).
I guess computers aren't very good at math? 😋

libraries of the future, link
Been there a few times. The robot looks cool, but the actual library there is actually great. Without as many bookshelves it's an open area with things like 3D printers and great spaces for students to sit together and work on things or socialize.
As @emacsen pointed out, when MS does something to promote women in programming, we can hopefully take some benefit from that.

The corporations do exist for making money, but sometimes the actions are being made by humans that aren't entirely bad.
I think that is largely true, but for example I think Tim Cook as a gay man really does care about human rights. Yes, at the end of the day he has to answer to the board. But I think some of what he does has value, and it isn't just for marketing reasons.

Well said.

And I totally agree about the need for more women in programming.
I'm really impressed with Fedilab for Android and its open source. its also on the play store if you don't use F-Droid.

I can't remember what I liked on iOS, I think Tusk was one of the good ones.

I love that games have become this incredible new form of storytelling that goes beyond movies or books and want to support the creators, but as you mention, so much is proprietary, most is even under DRM. 🙁

MS is tough too. They have honestly done many things right lately, but its so hard to trust and corporation, not to mention the one that used to call libre software a "cancer." I'm trying to be open minded.

I've been getting more interested in OpenBSD and the old way of doing things. But very recently GPL/copyleft really clicked with me. So in addition to the years long internal struggle of pragmatism to use proprietary stuff and have more family time vs. open source idealism, I'm having to pick between simple old style stuff like suckless/BSD with permissive licenses vs. the copyleft stuff I don't like the complexity of, but I'm starting to think is a better for (ethical?) reasons.

I've never managed to use ed. Sometimes I use mg when doing CLI stuff, but mostly I still just use vim when on a server somewhere and not using tramp.

I've been mostly on OS X for the last few years as a desktop, but been frustrated and haven't used it much the last few months. I've been pretty solidly in the Debian camp for several years, in part because that's what we use at work and its easier to just follow one thing.

I used vim for years, decided to check out emacs several years ago. Kinda went back and forth for a while, really settled into emacs a couple of years ago. I keep wiping my init.el and starting over because I feel like I haven't gotten past like the very first part of the learning curve. The vim equivalent of just knowing hjkl, i, and :wq. For instance I typically still have to use the web, I can't figure out enough for the info system.

But it's excellent. Such a smart system.
Thanks for the follow. Your intro post makes me sad but it's true. Ten years ago I thought the world has made so much progress on how humans treat each other. But I was coming from a view of privilege and naivety. The bigots had just been quiet for a while. The world I thought we had in the US almost certainly won't exist in my lifetime.

rc/acme/etc are fascinating to me, but I haven't adapted any plan9 stuff to more than tinkering with.

I studied C++, worked at a couple of Java shops, mostly python now. I try to write C some, as I dig into the "old way" of doing things I'm getting more serious with C, Go and Rust curious, Lisp curious, and concerned C++ is too much duct tape and rubber bands.

I like this idea. Here's some cool stuff you might not see everywhere.

- Shattered Pixel Dungeon
- Emacs in general, but to keep things interesting I'll point out that the indentation is one of the things I miss most in other editors. Just go anywhere in the line and hit <Tab> and it almost always does the right thing. If not hit it a couple more times.

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