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[1 day ago]
This page I’m writing sure flowed and chunked a lot better when it was keeping me awake for an hour in the middle of the night BEFORE I got out of bed.
[4 days ago]
The last post notwithstanding, please don’t drink and drive. Or drink and vote. Or drive and vote.
[4 days ago]
Jokes about Starbucks’ drink-size names are old enough to drink, drive, and vote by now, but calling the 30-oz. size “trenta” is probably the least dumb name in the history of names for sizes
[4 days ago]
I typed in “trenta” (Starbucks for “XL”) into my iPhone and it didn’t recognize it as a real word. Does Apple not understand its primary audience?
[6 days ago]
🤔 curl -s https://www.frogorbits.com/ | htmlq -p main | bat -l html
[9 days ago]
The zoom lens is 3x? Good.
[9 days ago]
I could use the macro photography sometimes.
[9 days ago]
ProMotion: Handy, but I don’t need it.
[9 days ago]
ProMotion: Handy, but I don’t need it.
[9 days ago]
…“with censorship OAS”? Did I hear that right?
[9 days ago]
More battery life? Always nice.
[9 days ago]
Cinematic Mode: not something I need, but super-neat.
[9 days ago]
Jiggle protection from iPhones Max now migrates down to normal iPhones and iPhones mini. Nice!
[9 days ago]
So what can we use with more space up top? Showing the “Syncing…” indicator instead of shoving it off to the other screen?
[9 days ago]
Workouts to get you ready to ski? That’s…interesting. Not something I need, but it’s definitely interesting.
[9 days ago]
Jeff Williams looks 15 years older than when I last saw him. What happened to the guy?
[9 days ago]
Nice to see the Touch ID home button isn’t dead in the iPad.
[9 days ago]
You miss Apple livestream tweeting? DON’T WORRY I GOTCHU AGAIN FAM
[10 days ago]
The ecstasy of having glasses-free vision is only matched by the complete and total relief that comes with removing rigid gas-permeable contacts. It’s like buying and selling a boat every day of your life.
[12 days ago]
@niplav artistry, or is this some kind of guitar thing?
[2 weeks ago]
One thing that I have to recalculate somewhat frequently is “Do I have any friends in New York?”. New Yorkers tend to drift in and out of my life at a fairly frequent clip and it’s not always easy remembering whom it wouldn’t be weird to say “I’ll be i...
[1.4 months ago]
Sometimes you’re the good son, sometimes you’re the wicked son, sometimes you’re the simple son, and sometimes you’re the son who doesn’t even know how to ask a question.
[1.5 months ago]
Pressed C-t (transpose) for the second time ever today.
[1.5 months ago]
new toy: xhs https://website.example/ | prettier --parser html | bat
[1.7 months ago]
Idea for a bio: “I like good things and dislike bad things. Also, I dislike some good things and like some bad things.”
[1.9 months ago]
In case you were wondering, AirPods Pro are unable to cancel noise that comes from inside your head, like from an electric toothbrush.
[2.0 months ago]
this is a placeholder to be replaced like real soon now
[2.1 months ago]
Today’s best friend: {/* eslint-disable-next-line prettier/prettier, react/jsx-one-expression-per-line */}
[2.2 months ago]
halp i want to listen to music but my ears are tired what do
[2.3 months ago]
@niplav interesting, it seems like you uploaded at least two weeks worth of posts sometime between yesterday and right now
[2.3 months ago]
Wanted to eat, didn’t eat, got distracted, now I don’t want to eat anymore. Win!
[2.5 months ago]
Calm-computing tip: While ⌥⌘H may clear off a lot of clutter, sometimes you want just one non-full-screened window. Consider making a new Space, moving that window into it, and enjoying its unclutteredness. Spaces are easy to create, re-order, and dest...
[2.6 months ago]
~/Downloads zero.
[2.6 months ago]
Finally got to e-mail inbox zero. Now for my other inboxen.
[2.7 months ago]
Tired: Inbox Zero. Inspired: Tot Zero.
[2.8 months ago]
Just tried looking at some of my site’s pages’ HTML after they’ve been run through Prettier. It sure looks nice in bat(1), but the extra build step would take entire seconds to complete.
[2.9 months ago]
Send even more help. I’m having the most millenial of midlife crises — I’m not sure Donatello is my spirit-animal ninja turtle anymore.
[3.0 months ago]
send help I’m working on a website with no dark mode and there’s no good way to turn on only some lights in the room I’m in
[3.1 months ago]
Free meme: “Shub-mergerrath, the eater of code“
[3.2 months ago]
Follow-up question to follow-up thought: “What does it mean if someone replies with a number on [1, 7)?”
[3.2 months ago]
Random follow-up thought: “On a scale from 7 to 14, how basic am I?”
[3.3 months ago]
@niplav “Markov” sounds more like meaningless babble (maybe from a political opponent). See also: “duckspeak”.
[3.4 months ago]
Realization: One day, the only people who say “the future is now, old man” will themselves be old.
[3.4 months ago]
I used a computer today. I think that may have been a mistake.
[3.6 months ago]
Xcode Cloud 🤔
[3.6 months ago]
If I never have to hold three rulers perpendicular to each other to find out how big an object is if I buy one, that’ll be great.
[3.6 months ago]
”Probably shoud’ve just taken the car.”
[3.6 months ago]
Is this woman teeny, or is that a 27″ iMac next to her?
[3.6 months ago]
Nope, don’t like the changes for Safari. Not one bit.
[3.6 months ago]
Sounds like they’re trying to move Automator things into Shortcuts things.
[3.6 months ago]
AirPlay? One fewer thing I keep in the top right.
[3.6 months ago]
Universal Control? I could use this.
[3.6 months ago]
Monterey? Good name.
[3.6 months ago]
Yes, let’s talk about macOS.
[3.6 months ago]
Listing Taiwan as a country for HomePod mini? Bold.
[3.6 months ago]
Walking Steadiness 🤔
[3.6 months ago]
iCloud+: Not _just_ a VPN. Interesting.
[3.6 months ago]
So voice processing is _back_ on-device after a decade or so? _Finally_.
[3.6 months ago]
How does Mail Privacy cloak my location? Does it proxy my e-mail through Apple?
[3.6 months ago]
Oh, Translate is a thing?
[3.6 months ago]
Quick Note: aping features from LiquidText. Not Sherlocked, but still.
[3.6 months ago]
Multitasking in the double-tap-Home screen? _Finally_.
[3.6 months ago]
Shelf 🤔
[3.6 months ago]
Proper two-app multitasking? _Finally_.
[3.6 months ago]
App Library _in the Dock_? I think that might solve my “I want to open an arbitrary second app on this screen without a keyboard” problem.
[3.6 months ago]
App Library? Yawn.
[3.6 months ago]
Widgets anywhere? Yawn.
[3.6 months ago]
Man, these maps sure are detailed. It’s like one could have a car navigate around with all this information.
[3.6 months ago]
idc i use dark sky
[3.6 months ago]
IDs in Wallet 🤔
[3.6 months ago]
“You’ll hear irrelevant, personalized music…” wait, what?
[3.6 months ago]
Live Text? I could use that occasionally.
[3.6 months ago]
Focus changes: useful for people who let themselves get inundated with junk notifications like what’s trending on Reddit. Me? Eh.
[3.6 months ago]
SharePlay: we want to eat away at one of Discord’s niche
[3.6 months ago]
“wide spectrum” sounds like a neat spin on “noise cancellation off”.
[3.6 months ago]
WWDC 2021: Oops All Heads
[3.7 months ago]
I wonder how much use 🧮 (abacus) gets. I think there’s a page that describes emoji usage, but I’d need to look it up.
[3.8 months ago]
There are three ninja emojis in this post.
[3.9 months ago]
And now I sit myself down to a pleasant afternoon of nervously wondering how similar liquid-at-room-temperature coconut oil is to coconut-derived MCT oil.
[3.9 months ago]
I put my mouse on my Mac on the right side for reasons. My Windows machine always has the mouse on the right. Wanted to go Back on my Mac and…pressed mouse4, just like I’d do on Windows. Muscle-memory prompts are…interesting.
[4.1 months ago]
I wrote “I don’t think price exists.” in a text document and predicted that later on I would be totally and utterly mystified what I meant by it originally. Turns out, that prediction was entirely correct.
[4.2 months ago]
One of the problems with trying to get to inbox zero is that some of the older messages deserve to be saved but don’t really belong in any kind of final resting place…
[4.4 months ago]
@niplav Re: Liber Augmen: Not a whole lot of it is new to me either, but I thought the method of delivery (a single page full of short descriptions of things) is super interesting as a mindspace-delivery device
[4.4 months ago]
@niplav I like it, but you probably shouldn’t take only my word for it. I suspect it’s piggybacking a lot off of how much I liked its SNES predecessor and know/like the vibe of * Mana games. Also, the last three JRP...
[4.5 months ago]
Been playing Trials of Mana on the weekend, but for some reason I’ve been humming music from Secret of Mana during the rest of the week.
[4.6 months ago]
@niplav Speaking of ontologies, you’ve heard of <https://www.liberaugmen.com/>, right?
[4.6 months ago]
@niplav Re: … < sharing ontologies: There’s an idea. If I want to write something, _anything_, documenting the words and concepts I use isn’t the dumbest idea.
[5.6 months ago]
That said, I wouldn’t buy orange-blossom water just to dump into my tea. It’s much more useful as a cheesecake-batter addition, but in order to draw it down in a timely fashion I’d have to bake two cheesecakes a week.
[5.6 months ago]
Discovery of the day: if you have some extra orange-blossom water lying around that you want to use up before it goes bad, you could do worse than to splash some in your cup of black tea.
[5.7 months ago]
@mox welcome back!
[5.7 months ago]
old, bold, foretold
[5.8 months ago]
@niplav Ah, that clears it up.
[6.0 months ago]
Current earworms: Secret of Evermore music
[6.0 months ago]
@niplav “adrationalism” is probably better. “irrationalism” sounds like a pie-appreciation club for math nerds.
[6.1 months ago]
I love it when an app comes together
[6.3 months ago]
According to my fish history, the previous post was not the first one of mine that started with “In case you were wondering…” and I’m not sure how to feel about that.
[6.3 months ago]
In case you were wondering, taking a couple pairs of damp shorts fresh from the washing machine into a room and pointing a fan at them will raise the room’s humidity.
[6.7 months ago]
@niplav I wouldn’t disagree with your characterization of people who’re interested in radical life extension, but their **messaging**, generally, seems to not mention “adding life to your years” at all. “Live to be ...
[6.7 months ago]
@niplav yeah, normal signatures suck, too. I’m just not convinced the change in tradeoffs is worth it. Oh, and no, it didn’t come off as too mean.
[6.7 months ago]
@niplav I sign a lot less stuff these days now that my phone can pretend to be a credit card. Also: an impostor with a quantum computer can’t pretend to sign documents on my behalf…
[6.7 months ago]
@niplav Seems like most of the (radical) life extension people are interested in adding years to their lives, but agnostic about adding life to their years. “Be old longer” doesn’t appeal to a lot of people.
[6.9 months ago]
Currently imagining Lady Gaga retrieving her French bulldogs the John Wick way.
[7.0 months ago]
Unexpected benefit of going from Mojave to Big Sur on my main machine: being able to see the sun rise over Big Sur in glorious 5K
[7.2 months ago]
the longer my teammates and I bang our heads on this Stupid Error™, the less bad I feel for not having been able to solve it myself
[7.9 months ago]
All I wanna do / is go to bed / I got a feelin’ / I’d just rather be dead…
[8.1 months ago]
@niplav ah, ty
[8.2 months ago]
I want to listen to music, but quite honestly the silence sounds better.
[8.3 months ago]
@niplav Re: selection pressure against meditation: go on…
[8.3 months ago]
@niplav Re: not guaranteed to see it: I wouldn’t have bothered waiving hi across the Internet if I hadn’t gotten bored one day and grepped my webserver logs for twtxt users.
[8.6 months ago]
Never thought I’d want a 6K monitor, but I’m running VS Code and it sure would be nice to have a little bit more width. The proper layout for the task I’ve been doing is four editors wide, plus some more space on the left for a file picker.
[8.6 months ago]
@niplav Re: rats: YOU ARE NOT ALONE
[8.6 months ago]
Did a 20-minute meditation session. Didn’t achieve enlightenment, but I managed to think up the kernel of a moderately interesting blog post.
[8.8 months ago]
Sure, you can make a bunch of predictions at the beginning of the year and calculate the Brier score for last year’s predictions, but all you need to do to feel that kind of cloud-dispelling mental work is this: go pants shopping, think of how good you...
[8.8 months ago]
In case you’re reading my twtxt.txt file directly or are otherwise paying close attention to tweet dates, it’s absolutely true: I haven’t been funny in two months.
[10.6 months ago]
*sneeze*
[11.6 months ago]
pls send help i’m using micro in visual studio code on windows and ^e and ^q are being gobbled up by vscode and i can’t quit
[1.0 year ago]
When you take stretch breaks every hour it’s a good idea to get up and step away from the keyboard. It is less obvious what you should do when the stretch-break notification comes and you’ve been using a standing desk the entire time.
[1.0 year ago]
And by “iOS”, I meant “iPadOS”. Scribble (the handwriting recognition) is good enough to be interesting, but none of the other features called to me.
[1.0 year ago]
In case you had any doubts, iOS 14 was shipped according to the hardware release schedule, not according to when the P1 bug count got to a tolerably-low level.
[1.0 year ago]
@hjertnes There was. New watches and non-pro iPads.
[1.0 year ago]
Wait, removing the power adapter from Apple Watch? How do you charge the thing? Someone else’s Qi charger?
[1.0 year ago]
Apple Watch and iPad today. OK, one out of two ain’t bad.
[1.0 year ago]
It works better if you start up its database first.
[1.0 year ago]
A collaboration never made: Simon and Garfunkel with Sam Harris, “It’s All Happening Within the Consciousness”
[1.1 years ago]
@reednj still alive!
[1.1 years ago]
Bought some new pants and washed them. They’re hang-dry only, so I took them into my bedroom and pointed a fan at them to hurry the process along. Several hours later, my bedroom still smells like new pants.
[1.1 years ago]
OmniFocus/iOS screenshot. Originally 40 KB. OxiPNG: 30 KB. `avifenc -l` (lossless): 89 KB. 🤔
[1.1 years ago]
Getting around my current phone’s lack of a 3.5mm jack by…listening to music on my SIMless old phone. I feel like I’m cheating somehow.
[1.1 years ago]
@hjertnes What are you doing to have wikilinks in Hugo?
[1.1 years ago]
Old and busted: screenshots of source code. New hotness: https://github.com/Aloxaf/silicon/
[1.1 years ago]
ra ra rasputin / lover of the demoscene
[1.2 years ago]
Six programmers, seven preferred Git workflows.
[1.2 years ago]
@mdosch Oh wow. I thought Apple was the only org out there shipping zsh by default. What was their rationale for not defaulting to bash?
[1.2 years ago]
@hjertnes rebel.
[1.2 years ago]
Unexpectedly amusing: my 24-line .zsh_history. (chsh is near the end.)
[1.2 years ago]
@mdosch Right. I can only last about 15–25 minutes in a 80°C sauna. An ambient temperature of 90°F (32°C) is also unpleasant, but not nearly as bad. I’ll use my iPad indoors when it’s 90°F during the peak of the heat of th...
[1.2 years ago]
@mdosch I’m American. All I know about 90°C is that it‘s a reasonable sauna temperature; the literature tends to focus on saunas at 80°C and 100°C. I haven’t been in a sauna in _months_, and my body misses it.
[1.2 years ago]
iPads under moderate load (streaming video) get surprisingly warm to the touch when ambient is 90°.
[1.2 years ago]
Second achievement of the hour: Ulysses Inbox Zero.
[1.2 years ago]
Achievement of the hour: <https://tot.rocks/>-dots Zero.
[1.2 years ago]
I want to like <https://amp.rs/>, but both its color schemes look horribad on a 256-color terminal (the most Terminal.app supports). The only terminal I have installed that supports lots of colors is…Visual Studio Code.
[1.2 years ago]
Intrusive bad idea of the day: installing the iPadOS beta so I can use Scribble.
[1.3 years ago]
Woke up after six hours of uneasy dreams and thought “at least I haven’t been transformed into a giant bug.”
[1.3 years ago]
Woke up after six hours of uneasy dreams and thought “at least I haven’t been transformed into a giant bug.”
[1.3 years ago]
Woke up after six hours of uneasy dreams and thought “at least I haven’t been transformed into a giant bug.”
[1.3 years ago]
Woke up after six hours of uneasy dreams and thought “at least I haven’t been transformed into a giant bug.”
[1.3 years ago]
Are we back? Probably not forever and ever, but we’re back for now.
[1.3 years ago]
Bumpy ride in the webhosting universe, here. Hang on, folks.
[1.3 years ago]
Previous best: plugging a USB foot switch into the iPad to make it turn the page.
[1.3 years ago]
Best setup yet: Books on iPad with voice control on; typing notes in a text editor on a separate device. Say “swipe left” to turn the page, with no command-tabbing needed.
[1.3 years ago]
Disappointment of the day: Despite what <https://frog.tips/#429> says, gopher://frog.tips/GENUINEFROG appears to be non-functional.
[1.3 years ago]
@lahvak I use this tiling WM for macOS that also works on Windows: https://code.visualstudio.com/
[1.3 years ago]
@johanbove I can’t listen to podcasts and contribute to open source at the same time.
[1.3 years ago]
I brushed my hand against my laptop’s touchpad at the wrong time, in the wrong way, and moved some icon around in the Dock but didn’t catch which. I had to stare at the icons and try and figure out which one was out of place immediately because I hate ...
[1.4 years ago]
Of all the updates in today’s `brew update && brew upgrade`, the last one I expected was an update to a game originally implemented in the late ’70s. And yet, GOFAI/dungeon is now at 4.1.
[1.4 years ago]
My USB power brick says to cycle the charge in it every so often, so I had it keep my iPad powered up away from any outlet. Fully drained it and plugged it in to a powered-off computer to recharge. Overnight, it’s only recharged…halfway. Didn’t expect ...
[1.4 years ago]
Imagine the world when we have old, gray-bearded Millenials managing old legacy JavaScript-based systems. They shall sing “Den-o! The last dinosaur…” when griping about them. Their younger co-workers will not understand.
[1.4 years ago]
Surprise of the day: the “you sent an e-mail” sound in Outlook for iOS really benefits from a decent amount of stereo separation. Kind of a pity that its separatedness will kind of be like an easter egg.
[1.4 years ago]
Today, I’m enjoying how I’m not craving cheesecake, unlike yesterday.
[1.4 years ago]
Evidence against “Apple wants to position the iPad as a proper computer”: ⌘⌫ does not delete a currently-being-viewed message.
[1.5 years ago]
Achievement of the weekend: Ulysses Inbox Zero.
[1.5 years ago]
@lahvak Maybe the exact answer is, like, something divided by 7.
[1.5 years ago]
In case you were wondering, using a mouse on iPadOS is fun for about five minutes.
[1.5 years ago]
Wise choice of the evening: deciding to pause Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol when sipping my can of La Croix.
[1.5 years ago]
@tux0r (1) holy moly, ed? I thought I’d be the only ed user I’d ever hear about. (2) http://www.catb.org/esr/src/ should be fine in Dropbox, too, right?
[1.5 years ago]
@von (re: ed) once I read the manual and found out that the current line was the last line, all I needed to do was type «d\nw\nq\n». So glad I took the vim path instead of the emacs path.
[1.5 years ago]
I’m using Blink SSH on my iPad and I have an entry in known_hosts that I need to get rid of. I do not have vi available. I do have ed available. This will be fun.
[1.5 years ago]
Why you should use monotonic clocks and timestamps to calculate durations: https://imgur.com/gallery/InD4qLv
[1.6 years ago]
@freemor ok, that sounds suspicious.
[1.6 years ago]
@freemor Freenode has been doing this for over a decade. The next time you connect, check your server messages. They explain this.
[1.6 years ago]
[1.6 years ago]
I _want_ to use more newfangled non-vi(m) console-based text editors, but they all seem to assume that the alt key is as easy to press as the ctrl key. Meanwhile, I use my Option key too much to be willing to change its function.
[1.6 years ago]
Just learned that a guy I know of has an impressive beard. I wouldn’t have figured he had an impressive beard. Now I wonder who else I know who hasan impressive beard that I don’t know about.
[1.6 years ago]
@von sleeping works. how long do you need?
[1.6 years ago]
Tonight’s burps taste like raspberries.
[1.6 years ago]
@johanbove gratz!
[1.6 years ago]
Massive piles of implementation bugs notwithstanding, See (on Apple TV+) is pretty neat if you’re into worldbuilding like I am.
[1.7 years ago]
Bride of boo, hiss: Hovering over an Edge icon in the Taskbar doesn’t give you a preview of every tab.
[1.7 years ago]
Hmm. The new Blink-powered Edge doesn’t let you change the new-tab searchbox off Bing’s. Boo, hiss.
[1.7 years ago]
All I need to do to get this to work in all major browsers is to wait for Safari to get a major version bump…
[1.7 years ago]
@kas @freemor I doubt many _want_ to browser-sniff. Unfortunately, I see browser sniffing used to work around a particular browser’s bugs, so browser sniffing isn’t going ...
[1.7 years ago]
@freemor @kas I’m not seeing how this is _worse_ for privacy than the current mess that is the User-Agent string, though. What am I missing?
[1.7 years ago]
30 minutes of scrubbing and washing later, my monitor’s solid-color background looks solid-colored.
[1.7 years ago]
You see these proper quotes/apostrophes in my posts? They’re not curling themselves.
[1.7 years ago]
I think part of what’s killing emacs for me is what killed kakoune for me — I don’t have a good Meta key on my Mac and I’m not about to give up my Option key for it.
[1.7 years ago]
I sniffed my hand after washing it and it smelled like crème brûlée.
[1.7 years ago]
@sdk also, if you can find out how to get your desktop environment to tell your browser “I prefer dark mode”, that’s also an option
[1.8 years ago]
darndest thing I’ll see today: “goimports, but for FORTRAN”: https://www.ratrabbit.nl/ratrabbit/content/findent/introduction
[1.8 years ago]
@sixbitproxywax if I didn’t livetxt Apple presentations, one-per-decade would probably be enough for me. However…I might just get lazy and chop them up into one-per-decade things anyway.
[1.8 years ago]
@sixbitproxywax it’s not obviously broken if you ask me…
[1.8 years ago]
@kas I aliased ls to exa and nothing broke. With any luck, nothing’ll break for you, either.
[1.8 years ago]
@johanbove A better question: Are you real enough for yourself?
[1.8 years ago]
I just wrote a Rick-and-Morty-copypasta snowclone and now I need a shower.
[1.8 years ago]
@freemor Sounds like yet another reason to never buy a smart TV, or at least to never depend on any functionality that requires it to be connected to the Internet.
[1.8 years ago]
I get slightly nervous when my backup program does full uploads of FLAC files that shouldn’t have changed at all and should only be a checksum match
[1.8 years ago]
An object with one UUID knows what it is; an object with two is never sure.
[1.8 years ago]
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
[1.8 years ago]
Phew. Searching DuckDuckGo for “blackfriday markdown” gives me what I want even though it’s the day before Black Friday.
[1.8 years ago]
My text editor failed to autocomplete like it usually does and now I’m left wondering if I introduced a syntax error or something that it can’t cope with.
[1.8 years ago]
Interesting photo compression numbers: 2.1 MB HEIC original, 13.8 MB PNG, 3.8 MB JPEG, 790 KB WebP.
[1.8 years ago]
Hm. My phone doesn’t reliably recognize me when I’m wearing wet glasses, but so far it seems to recognize me well enough when I’m wearing no glasses.
[1.8 years ago]
Just saw the Cybertruck unveiling. Elon Musk is the best spectator sport available today.
[1.8 years ago]
I moved all windows off my second monitor and…it just looks so peaceful. Nothing on it but a zoomed-in picture of a sand dune with a very dim menu bar on top.
[1.9 years ago]
@von You’ll probably want a separate BuJo if you have a bunch of work-only tasks. One of the nice things about OmniFocus is that it can be really good at hiding tasks you can’t make headway on at the moment for one r...
[1.9 years ago]
@johanbove there’s also the extended battery life (an unambiguous plus) and FaceID (probably a plus for most people). Me, I miss my hand-sized SE.
[1.9 years ago]
@kas I’m tempted to split my file once per decade.
[1.9 years ago]
@johanbove An iPhone XR as opposed to…?
[1.9 years ago]
@johanbove oh, that helps. Thanks!
[1.9 years ago]
@von yeah, I stopped posting to it eventually.
[1.9 years ago]
@johanbove a random question from someone who’s used Gopher clients a little bit recently but doesn’t quite understand all the memes: Why are numbered directories like “/0/” common on Gopher holes (but not websites)?
[1.9 years ago]
@von re: hidden twtxt: I’ve done this. It was fun.
[1.9 years ago]
@kas that said, I have no idea who bothers looking at the commented-out portions of others’ twtxt files. I only bother on rare occasions. Sometimes, there are interesting easter-eggy things to see.
[1.9 years ago]
@kas doesn’t seem like a _bad_ idea. I suppose I should do that one day too eventually, but I haven’t livetweeted enough Apple events to bloat my file to where I’d want to bother.
[1.9 years ago]
My Chrome uptime has been so long that I got a notification in it to restart it so it could update itself. Do I get some sort of award for this?
[1.9 years ago]
@freemor Those things you swallow when you have a headache. (It’s a The Matrix reference.)
[1.9 years ago]
@freemor Did it try to POST any pills?
[2.0 years ago]
Today’s fun: `pastel random -n 2 | pastel gradient - -`
[2.0 years ago]
Just took a raw photo with Halide for the first time. It looks pretty awful compared to its companion JPEG because it’s horribly noisy. Not sure what magic turns awful raws into better-than-JPEG images. Probably lots of know-how.
[2.0 years ago]
@mdosch Apple refuses to ship GPLv3 software. bash has security bugs that Apple doesn’t want to backport. So they’ve switched default shells again, this time to zsh. (bash and the previous default, tcsh, still ship with th...
[2.0 years ago]
@mdosch @freemor was right. The latest (but not the greatest) macOS.
[2.0 years ago]
Just installed Catalina (my recommendation: don’t.). zsh is a fine shell…for downloading and installing other shells.
[2.0 years ago]
Expired: squatting in the squat rack. Tired: curling in the squat rack. Wired: Running curl(1) from your phone while in the squat rack
[2.0 years ago]
A bumper sticker, from a distance: “usetrojans”. Seen closer up: “usctrojans”.
[2.0 years ago]
@von gl
[2.0 years ago]
@dave Did you type that out with your knuckles, or did you use voice recognition, or…? ;)
[2.0 years ago]
My idea of a fun Saturday night: achieving Camera Roll Zero.
[2.0 years ago]
This won’t get me a “Dear Mr. Cook” mention in an Apple event, but I thought it was pretty cool to be able to use my iPad in the kitchen without touching it. Voice Control is pretty good.
[2.0 years ago]
Petrov Day is coming up this Thursday, September 26. What, if anything, is a suitable thing to do in his honor?
[2.0 years ago]
@kas I probably get a slightly-suboptimal lossily-compressed image. Or maybe I get the same image that I would have had I not bothered to give it a preset hint.
[2.0 years ago]
Day 1 of not installing the latest iOS release. Pulse still normal. Heart rate normal. Sleep moderately disturbed.
[2.0 years ago]
@mdosch Battery-life preservation is a harsh mistress.
[2.0 years ago]
@kas <picture> is pretty great, but there’s no equivalent widely-available functionality for background images, which is a real pity. Just imagine — hero images that take up half the space!
[2.0 years ago]
I’m not sure I like how homebrew will try to build a package if the download fails. I don’t need a second go binary, really.
[2.0 years ago]
Day 0 of not installing the new iOS because everyone says it’s buggy. Pulse normal. Heart rate normal.
[2.0 years ago]
I tried `cwebp -preset photo -o foo.webp foo.jpeg` on a preview image and it was imperceptibly worse at the sizes I expected to show it. Then again, I don’t really care that you can’t read the nutrition labels on a jar in the background of the subject.
[2.0 years ago]
This _almost_ makes me want to bother changing to a 24-bit-color terminal as my main: https://github.com/sharkdp/pastel
[2.0 years ago]
What’s the wettest food that the Wicked Witch of the West can safely eat?
[2.0 years ago]
@von no worries, I have days/weeks/years like that
[2.0 years ago]
Non-programming thought of the hour: “I want pancakes”. Also the non-programming thought of the previous hour, and the hour before that.
[2.0 years ago]
Programming thought of the hour: “if everything knew about everything else, I wouldn’t have this problem.” Of course, I’d have different problems later…
[2.0 years ago]
cheap entertainment of the day: running https://github.com/boyter/scc/ and chuckling at the cost and manpower estimates of my one-man projects
[2.0 years ago]
WebP is kind of disappointing. Not because there’s anything wrong with it, but because I tend to not really need it, even though I’d like to use it.
[2.0 years ago]
I _just_ got the tauthon pun. Well done, whoever named it.
[2.0 years ago]
[2.0 years ago]
ran-as-root command of the day: `pkg delete python27`
[2.1 years ago]
8 PM naps: They’re the naps that you need, even though they’re not the naps that you want.
[2.1 years ago]
Saw `pokerstove` in the new-formulae list in Homebrew. Installed it and ran `ps-eval -g d AsAcAdAh2d`, and after a few moments it told me that this particular hand has 99.998% equity. Turns out, “a pair of ones…and another pair of ones” is a better han...
[2.1 years ago]
“Thinkfluencer” might be one of the most pompous nouns invented in the last five years but at least it isn’t as confusing as using “clerk” as a translation of “_clerc_”.
[2.1 years ago]
At the gym in the morning. Full parking lot. ♫ All the morning people / Where do they all come from? / All the morning people / Where do they all belong? ♫
[2.1 years ago]
If it’s called a ‘twoosh’ when one tweets exactly 280 characters without editing, what’s it called when one writes an exactly-50-character Git commit message?
[2.1 years ago]
Cut a 228-column line down to a mere 185. Progress!
[2.1 years ago]
Unexpected `prefers-color-scheme`-using website of the day: openbsd.org
[2.1 years ago]
wait, gcc is a run-time dependency for dungeon in Homebrew?
[2.1 years ago]
There is spider food flying around in my bedroom. I am most displeased.
[2.1 years ago]
How can you tell when an Apple fan is dead tired? He blanks out when prompted for his Apple ID.
[2.1 years ago]
Oh, right. If my main computer is tethered to my phone’s LTE connection, it’s not going to be accessible from my tablet, will it? Darn.