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I'm going to try bit-banging MFM data from a floppy drive with a Teensy 4.0 today!

... man that sounds dirty.

#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.

It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.

It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.

It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.

It's not how e-mail should work.

Consider dropping GMail.

Ads during package installation except its demo scene like "greets" to a selection of other projects used in the creation of that package.

The 3B2/400 I'm currently restoring came from UNIX Systems Labs. Anyone know these two? Their names and phone extensions are on a label adhered to the hard disk bracket.

~✿* My history with JavaScript *✿~

*JavaScript introduced to Netscape*
:blobowo: "This is cool"

*AJAX appears*
:blobuwu: "Yes, useful"

*Early 'port X to JS' experiments*
:blobowo: "Haha it's a fun experiment"

*node.js*
:blobthinkingeyes: ".. um"

*Production software moves to webapps*
:blobnervous: "Wait"

*Electron everywhere*
:blobtired: "Oh no"

I can't believe nobody owned this domain name. I do, now. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I have some ideas. wiener.space

I was a big ebook reader for a long time, but recently my Kindle has been gathering dust. I've started buying all my books in dead tree format instead, and I'm finding that the ergonomic and tactile experience of using a real printed book is just plain nicer than navigating an ebook. I missed it. I sure do wish you could grep them, though.

Oh no, I've made a huge mistake. I am attempting to use Docker to manage the services on personal Linode host: A few static HTML sites, a MariaDB database, and Nextcloud. "It's easy!" they said. "It makes everything reproducible!" they said.

It's now three days into this exercise and I still can't get Nextcloud working behind an Nginx reverse proxy. In fact, I've managed to make it WORSE: Now I can't log in at all, and I don't know why.

I have started to experiment with roasting my own coffee at home using a small, inexpensive stovetop dingus called a Nuvo Eco, which is basically a ceramic pan. My first two batches have both been very tasty, but I think I want to go a bit past first crack to bring in a bit more of a roast flavor. I like a light roast, but these are super acidic and hyper caffeinated. Still very good flavor, though!

I just got these pins and they make me happier than they should.

I've been running Debian 10 (testing) on my main workstation for a few months now and I have been extraordinarily happy with it. Moving to the stable release was as easy as accepting two changes to apt sources, and boom, it's tracking stable. Very smooth and a wonderful experience so far.

Fidonet and Usenet were the Fediverse, way before there was a fediverse.

At about the same time Fidonet was created, NSFNET was also launched.

A lot of people have forgotten that there has always been networks run by individuals and for individuals.

No but seriously...

I find myself thinking what Usenet 3.0 (yes there was a 2.0) would look like. Usenet was the original federated social network. We have all long since moved to the web, though, with 37 different logins to 37 different horribly insecure PHP forums for each different topic we want to discuss. It's a mess. It is ripe for a reboot.

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A while back I wrote some scripts to extract single-line fonts from a couple of ROMs (Tempest and an Apple 410 plotter) and was messing with generating a custom font format for them, until EMSL pointed out that the SVG1.1 spec actually _has_ a font format and adapted their Hershey Font plugin to use it. I've now converted the fonts to SVG fonts.
github.com/phooky/SLFF/tree/ma

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