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Colleague: Why doesn't everyone just use Nano instead of Vim?

Me: Because given the choice between completing a task in 30 seconds and completing a task in 28 seconds only after years of practise, Linux people always choose the second option.

Colleague: Wait.. don't you use Vim?

Me: I was forced to use it by evil sysadmins that wouldn't let me install any new packages on their servers, and they broke me!

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Okay, I have now finally fleshed out the "about me" section on my new homepage. ๐ŸŽ‰

I am already working on a few ideas for my first blog post of the year. More details will follow when I settle on which one I'm actually going to commit time to write. ๐Ÿ™‚

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2019 achievements 

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2020 resolutions 

Fable II posting 

Fable II posting 

I spent 6 hours this afternoon/evening doing Glimpse stuff, so now I'm going to cook something awesome and then play some Fable II. โš”๏ธ

2020 resolutions progress 

I quite like this approach to resolutions.

Although, I have to say that mine are still holding strong so far.

On the upside, at least that wasnโ€™t harrowing like the marshmallow thing the other week. I am *still* bleaching my eyes after that one. ๐Ÿ˜‚

In other news, I just googled what a dreidel was and discovered an Easter egg.

*buddum tisss*

FLOSS: "I hate that Google is so powerful and dominates search and browsers"

*Microsoft changes the default Chrome search to Bing when a user installs a paid product on an operating system they don't use*


I canโ€™t believe Iโ€™d forgotten about โ€œBison Dollarsโ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚

If they havenโ€™t been made into an Internet meme yet, someone needs to get on that.

So, this is how my evening is starting!

(And yes, Iโ€™m one of those weirdos that watch the trailers on a VHS tape before the movie because NOSTALGIA)

Iโ€™m about to watch that Jean-Claude Van Damme classic โ€œStreet Fighterโ€

It was a fun project to work on, but I started finding that the PyQt wrapper has limitations and re-implementing things that should really be machine-compiled in Python would have caused some nasty performance problems.

At some point I will write a better replacement, but I've been distracted by a much bigger project! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Also just updated the Mastodon client I don't develop anymore to account for a security vulnerability in one of the dependencies. ๐ŸŽ‰

(There's probably no one using it, but I'm thankful Github flagged it just in case)

And with lots of jiggery-pokery I've been able to get PGP working as well.

No one has ever sent me a PGP-encrypted email apart from myself, but it's supported god damn it! ๐Ÿ˜‚

I had previously tried and failed with Mozilla Thunderbird and Apple Mail, so I'll be trying to replicate these settings on those mail clients.

My "achievement unlocked" for today is finally figuring out how to get emails hosted on to work in email clients ๐ŸŽ‰

The wild thing is that I did it in Outlook 2019, a program where I have to use a completely separate program from the Windows control panel to have access to the settings I need to actually do that. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

tbh the biggest surprise of this picture is that it didnโ€™t start a โ€œwhy do British people do their laundry in the kitchen?โ€ discourse. ๐Ÿ˜‚

(You can just about make out a washing machine in the top-right corner. My tumble dryer is on the other side of that fridge)

Pokemon Go 

Well, thatโ€™s terrifying!

Introducing Allohan Muk, a creature from Pokemon Go thatโ€™s inexplicably in my kitchen this morning.

re: my computing usage / BSD 

re: my computing usage 

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