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Starting to get annoyed with the eternal September that Hacker News seems to be in for the past year (at least). Anyone have a invite?

Boruch Baum came up with instructions for making emacs-w3m the default browser under XDG/freedesktop:

Just updated the reference manual and tutorial: Let me know if you spot any issues.

“When you type characters, a gnome deep in the system gathers your characters and saves them in a secret place.”
UNIX™ Time-Sharing System Volume 1: UNIX Programmer's Manual

Actually working archive search from 1981 to 1991: BRB, going to disappear in comp.lang.lisp for a couple of months.

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Really, asking "what should replace Facebook" is putting things the wrong way around.

A more interesting way to ask the question is, "what did Facebook replace."

People used to build their own websites. People used to have blogs. People used USENET which was truly distributed and un-censorable.

Facebook and Google took the open internet and open standards and monetized and made everything crappy. Enough of that. Nothing should replace Facebook, it's done, stick a fork in it.

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Wow I've been going out of my way to insist that my employer does _not_ automatically own any work I do on personal projects while under their employ, but it turns out that California has a law on the books protecting me from this anyway.

(And as such, I don't need to give up something in a negotiation to obtain it.)

Labor Code § 2870:

My opinionated guide to the hottest trends for that have been living under a , part two: are applied Conway's law meets the Unix philosophy.

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McKusick shows the right conceptual way to think about virtualization: BTW has anyone taken his course or purchased the videos? Thoughts?

My opinionated guide to the hottest trends for that have been living under a , part one: Docker is fancy chroot(8), serverless is fancy inetd(8)

"[E]verybody just downloads precompiled binaries from random websites... Docker...[f]eels like downloading Windows shareware in the 90s" "we live in an age where people install npm packages like they’re popping pain killers"

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apt install doc-rfc all the rfcs to /usr/share/doc/rfc !

Nice article on getting desktop manager goodies without the bloat in the window manager by Tory Anderson:

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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