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@tejr I think it would be funny if the new scripting language was a Lisp

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I'm also using cgit, it didn't require too much effort to set up, and it tends not to require any effort for maintenance (other than the basic “keep the server updated”)

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I’m doing better now. Thank you to everyone who was concerned.

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Of particular note: the nickcolor.pl script doesn’t work since this update. I recommend switching to nickcolor_expando.pl. Worked for me.

scripts.irssi.org/scripts/nick

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Irssi v1.4.1 released; lots of bug fixes, some IRCv3 features, and a move to a Meson/Ninja build system.

irssi.org/NEWS/#news-v1-4-1

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We have had to cancel this meeting as both speakers, the meeting chair, the President, and the Vice-President are all absent or unwell! We have decided to cancel the meeting and will try to re-schedule the talks.

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New versions of Windows might change the UI or underlying components, but they don't change the only thing important to know about Windows: it's nonfree software. Choose software that actually respects its users instead. u.fsf.org/3eu

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Or the first time you try to print the string "-n" and you try `echo -n` and it doesn’t work and you try `echo -- -n` thinking you’re clever and it *still* doesn’t work and someone tells you about `printf` and how even the POSIX standard recommends not using `echo` but they can’t deprecate it because people just won’t stop

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Or the first time someone tells you that you don’t need to use `dd` to copy block devices, you can just use `cat`, `cp`, `pv` etc

* vidarholen.net/contents/blog/?
* eklitzke.org/the-cult-of-dd

That one sometimes makes people reel so much that you have to get them to try it out and do a checksum afterwards before they’ll believe you

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Or the simultaneous relief and anger you feel when someone first explains to you that /bin/sh and /bin/bash are not at all the same thing, but on some systems /bin/sh invokes Bash, but it still behaves slightly differently to be more historically consistent and POSIX-fearing, but doesn’t actually turn off at least some of its non-POSIX features, etc, etc

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It’s a bit like the gotcha of GNU Bash’s “builtin” commands behaving slightly differently from the programs with the same names documented in `man` pages, if nobody tells you about e.g. `help -m printf` vs `man printf`, `help -m echo` vs `man echo`, etc

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I wonder how many times in Unix’s history someone’s got confused/frustrated because nobody had told them about manual page sections and they typed `man crontab` and it had nothing at all to do with the file format (`man 5 crontab`).

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