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# run this to follow @adiabatic in the app
[5 days ago]
Today’s fun: `pastel random -n 2 | pastel gradient - -`
[6 days 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.
[7 days 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...
[7 days ago]
@mdosch @freemor was right. The latest (but not the greatest) macOS.
[8 days ago]
Just installed Catalina (my recommendation: don’t.). zsh is a fine shell…for downloading and installing other shells.
[2 weeks 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 weeks ago]
A bumper sticker, from a distance: “usetrojans”. Seen closer up: “usctrojans”.
[2 weeks ago]
@von gl
[3 weeks ago]
@dave Did you type that out with your knuckles, or did you use voice recognition, or…? ;)
[3 weeks ago]
My idea of a fun Saturday night: achieving Camera Roll Zero.
[3 weeks 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.
[3 weeks ago]
Petrov Day is coming up this Thursday, September 26. What, if anything, is a suitable thing to do in his honor?
[4 weeks 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.
[4 weeks ago]
Day 1 of not installing the latest iOS release. Pulse still normal. Heart rate normal. Sleep moderately disturbed.
[4 weeks ago]
@mdosch Battery-life preservation is a harsh mistress.
[4 weeks 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!
[4 weeks 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.
[4 weeks ago]
Day 0 of not installing the new iOS because everyone says it’s buggy. Pulse normal. Heart rate normal.
[4 weeks 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.
[4 weeks ago]
This _almost_ makes me want to bother changing to a 24-bit-color terminal as my main: https://github.com/sharkdp/pastel
[4 weeks ago]
What’s the wettest food that the Wicked Witch of the West can safely eat?
[4 weeks ago]
@von no worries, I have days/weeks/years like that
[5 weeks ago]
Non-programming thought of the hour: “I want pancakes”. Also the non-programming thought of the previous hour, and the hour before that.
[5 weeks 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…
[5 weeks 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
[5 weeks 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.
[5 weeks ago]
I _just_ got the tauthon pun. Well done, whoever named it.
[5 weeks ago]
[1.2 months ago]
ran-as-root command of the day: `pkg delete python27`
[1.6 months ago]
8 PM naps: They’re the naps that you need, even though they’re not the naps that you want.
[1.6 months 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...
[1.8 months 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_”.
[1.8 months 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? ♫
[1.8 months 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 months ago]
Cut a 228-column line down to a mere 185. Progress!
[2.1 months ago]
Unexpected `prefers-color-scheme`-using website of the day: openbsd.org
[2.1 months ago]
wait, gcc is a run-time dependency for dungeon in Homebrew?
[2.1 months ago]
There is spider food flying around in my bedroom. I am most displeased.
[2.2 months ago]
How can you tell when an Apple fan is dead tired? He blanks out when prompted for his Apple ID.
[2.3 months 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.
[2.3 months ago]
Can one use nerd tools to live-blog an internet outage (without tethering)? Let’s find out.
[2.3 months ago]
Today’s fish fun: set -l color_host $fish_color_host; if command -qs shasum; set color_host (printf (prompt_hostname) | shasum -pa 256 - | cut -c 59-64 | tr -d '\n'); end
[2.3 months ago]
I think it’s kind of cute that Siri is suggesting I set a timer for five minutes, even though it hasn’t realized I only do that at the gym.
[2.4 months ago]
Found out that Terminal will switch from light to dark themes if background color is unset. One catch: “background color” includes transparency and blur settings.
[2.4 months ago]
When Wikipedia and Wikiquote disagree, which is right?
[3.2 months ago]
@mdosch oh, that’s good.
[3.3 months ago]
@kas @mdosch He ought to switch to one-line fortunes if he can. I don’t want to have to wait a day to get the punch line to a joke.
[3.5 months ago]
🇺🇸 🎆 🇺🇸 🎇 🇺🇸 🧨 🇺🇸
[3.7 months ago]
Dear lazytwtxt, I just saw someone say hi to a few new people. How can I check the accounts of these new-to-me people so I can figure out whether to add them to my own following list? Their URLs are snipped out in the main client (for good reason).
[3.8 months ago]
Looking for a reason to use Firefox more when developing sites? on macOS it’s the browser that smashes into the least horizontal space. Good if you like having a browser window running all the time. Doubly good if you like running it in Split View.
[3.8 months ago]
block elephant modifier
[4.2 months ago]
@von ganbatte
[4.4 months ago]
fun phrase learned today: “de haut en bas”
[4.4 months ago]
Turns out that `color-scheme` support only works in the Safari Technology Preview beta.
[4.4 months ago]
let the quote marks hit the floor / let the quote marks hit the floor / let the quote marks hit the floor / let the quote marks hit the floor …
[4.5 months ago]
65 WWDC ’19 lines in twtxt.txt, 140 total lines. WWDC ’19 accounts for 46% of all my twtxt output. 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
“Available in the fall”
[4.5 months ago]
That looks like my local Apple Store. I wonder how similar the normal ones are to each other.
[4.5 months ago]
macOS Goat Rock
[4.5 months ago]
SwiftUI 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
450k apps using Swift…what’s that as a percentage?
[4.5 months ago]
Ever wanted to walk through your own Barbie house? Now you can. Or should be able to.
[4.5 months ago]
Where’s the teapot for this AR tester?
[4.5 months ago]
This Jira app doesn’t look awful.
[4.5 months ago]
“make the logo bigger”
[4.5 months ago]
Craig, quit hypercorrecting “Mojave” plzkthx
[4.5 months ago]
“based on their existing iPad apps” 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
iOS and macOS get to Windows Vista levels of voice recognition. _Finally_.
[4.5 months ago]
SHOW NUMBERS WOOOOOOOOOOOOO
[4.5 months ago]
iPad as a second display? Yes please.
[4.5 months ago]
4K TV on Apple computers? _Finally_.
[4.5 months ago]
Machine learning to analyze podcast contents. Interesting.
[4.5 months ago]
Finder syncs. Yay. Right?
[4.5 months ago]
PAGING JWZ
[4.5 months ago]
iTunes, the Katamari Damacy ball
[4.5 months ago]
…probably not a homeless guy using his Mac?
[4.5 months ago]
Wait, the stand costs $1,000?
[4.5 months ago]
Wow. Rack-mounted Macs Pro.
[4.5 months ago]
Nobody going “woo” for portrait-mode coding? Hunh.
[4.5 months ago]
Portrait mode? Yes please.
[4.5 months ago]
EXTREEEEEEEEME
[4.5 months ago]
Oh wow, guess Photoshop can really tax your monitor.
[4.5 months ago]
6K? Yeah, I could fit a code sidebar in the extra width.
[4.5 months ago]
“quiet operation” is something people have to ask for on a fancy monitor?
[4.5 months ago]
neat, casually adding a 1,000-person orchestra
[4.5 months ago]
neat, casually adding a 100-person orchestra
[4.5 months ago]
as quiet as an iMac pro if it’s under your desk under low loads YESSSSSS
[4.5 months ago]
PCI expansion, back to the Mac
[4.5 months ago]
A cheese grater with rounded handles. YES PLEASE
[4.5 months ago]
What’s that table doing there 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
man, this guy has gesture trouble.
[4.5 months ago]
Fonts in the app store? 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
Dense iPadOS Springboard is gonna mess up my 1:1 phone:ipad icon correspondence. Boo, hiss.
[4.5 months ago]
Notes in oodles of different spaces. Nice.
[4.5 months ago]
Mini iPhone Xs on the slide-in app. Nice.
[4.5 months ago]
iPadOS? Damn.
[4.5 months ago]
Siri talk to me all day about chemistry plzzzzzzz
[4.5 months ago]
Boots modeled on ski boots? Gotta try everything, I guess.
[4.5 months ago]
Diary of your life. Mine’s gonna be more boring than the ones in the WWDC sample…
[4.5 months ago]
HATS!
[4.5 months ago]
OK, Sign In With Apple…almost seems neat. Of course, Apple is relaying e-mail for you…
[4.5 months ago]
Wow, Reminders got leveled up.
[4.5 months ago]
Totally flat black Now Playing. Hmm.
[4.5 months ago]
Swiping keyboard 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
You can tell the Slack users in the audience because they’re the ones with the all-white laptop screens.
[4.5 months ago]
Faster app downloads/updates? Tell me how!
[4.5 months ago]
Only 85% on iOS 12? That’s not as high as it used to be, is it?
[4.5 months ago]
No third-party watch faces. Hunh.
[4.5 months ago]
Wonder what the Noise complication does to battery life.
[4.5 months ago]
…or encrypted in iCloud 🤔
[4.5 months ago]
This Noise app is my jam. Decibel meter on my wrist? Yes please.
[4.5 months ago]
This is the kind of nerd thing I’d like for my working out, especially since I’m getting into cardio a little bit more.
[4.5 months ago]
But will my Headspace thingo be able to add the mindful minutes back to my iPhone?
[4.5 months ago]
Rhumba lessons. Does Cuban Pete teach as his day job?
[4.5 months ago]
I’d run Oceanhorn 2 on my iMac. Installing a kext for my Switch Pro Controller isn’t something I want to do ever again, though.
[4.5 months ago]
“Beautiflu”. OK, happens to even the best of us.
[4.5 months ago]
Never thought I’d see a night-owl-pride thingo like this.
[4.5 months ago]
Cute 3D line-drawn animated icons.
[4.5 months ago]
Decent music.
[4.5 months ago]
https://www.apple.com/apple-events/livestream/ doesn’t even support dark mode. Sad!
[4.5 months ago]
Do you miss your Twitter timeline blowing up whenever a WWDC keynote happens? DON’T WORRY I GOTCHU FAM
[4.5 months ago]
[4.7 months ago]
Tempted to make a “dark motherfucking website” also-satire that has the minimal amount of @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) to keep people from blowing out their retinas when viewing the site at night.
[4.7 months ago]
@mdosch I’ve tried to play games on my phone and iPad but none of the games I’ve ever played on them seem to stick. I’ve had fun — briefly — with Threes and FTL and Really Bad Chess and so forth, but I don’t seem to stick ...
[4.8 months ago]
In today’s `brew update && brew upgrade`: new bat, harfbuzz, and lsd. Is this the universe’s way of pointing me towards transcendent joy?
[4.8 months ago]
Anyone who says that iPads are bad for gaming is an ignoramus and/or a liar. I beat Picross S’s P060 and I wouldn’t have been able to finish it if I hadn’t been able to take pictures of the TV with my iPad to be able to easily back out of hypohetical b...
[4.9 months ago]
not a minute later, currently humming: “Perform This Way” by “Weird Al” Yankovic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss_BmTGv43M
[4.9 months ago]
currently humming: “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ"
[5.0 months ago]
all my friends are in agony over the Game of Thrones series end and all I can do to try and understand is remember how utterly confused I was by the nondeominational church at the end of LOST
[5.1 months ago]
Cute. `wget --mirror --random-wait` didn’t.
[5.3 months ago]
@lahvak Not too soon, I hope?
[5.3 months ago]
@mdosch not dead yet.
[5.4 months ago]
Make your website better in bed. Use @media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) { /* … */ }.
[5.4 months ago]
uni kuru toga party
[5.4 months ago]
@tux0r “best viewed in a rusty nail” just sounds weird to me, though.
[5.4 months ago]
Took a long walk earlier today and now I want to take a short nap.
[5.5 months ago]
Today I learned that onions are a sulfur-rich food. You can experience this yourself if you caramelize down roughly seven onions and eat half the batch in one sitting. Try not to do this if you’re going to be around people with functioning noses.
[5.7 months ago]
In other news, https://generative.fm/ now has a sleep timer
[5.7 months ago]
I wish https://generative.fm/ had a clone of Moby’s “Alone” called “Forever Alone”
[5.7 months ago]
Last night’s minor win: moving ~/.gitconfig and ~/.gitignore to ~/.config/git
[5.8 months ago]
Saw https://github.com/matteocorti/roll in the updated-formulæ list in Homebrew. I had no idea https://github.com/topics/dice-roller was a thing.
[5.9 months ago]
Looking for a suitable dip for your peanut-butter cups? Remember that sweetened condensed milk is liquid at fridge temperatures, while bacon fat is solid.
[6.0 months ago]
Concept of the day: “Radar Chicken”, whereby two computer nerds encourage the other to file a bug report so the other doesn’t have to
[6.2 months ago]
“Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
[6.3 months ago]
You know, Desert 2 is probably the best static Mojave wallpaper. It has enough light parts for the daytime, yet it also is generally dark enough to work well in dim lighting. Not many photographs are like that.
[6.3 months ago]
If Cthulhu, Chernobyl, and Pripyat all call you at the same time, who gets the busy signal?
[6.6 months ago]
https://www.microsoft.com/ie/ 404s. End of an age, I tell you.
[6.7 months ago]
@kas adiabatic. My insulin levels are self-regulating and not too high.
[6.7 months ago]
[6.7 months ago]
I art-directed a website. The end boss was finding out how to make the black parts of a black-on-transparent image a light gray after finding out that CSS can’t do this itself yet.
[6.8 months ago]
hmm, twtxt 1.2.3 includes “User-Agent:” in its user-agent string…
[7.0 months ago]
I want to like exa, but its default color choices are hot garbage. Don’t these people who use purple ever try using a terminal with a black background?
[7.0 months ago]
Interestingly enough, Visual Studio Code keeps running bash as its preferred shell, even though it isn’t the login shell anymore.
[7.0 months ago]
@kas now that I understand fish enough to port over the contents of my .bashrc and .bash_profile, I’m starting to get used to it. How’s having different shell preferences for login/interactive treating you?
[7.0 months ago]
I wanted to feel productive this evening, but I didn’t want to do any useful work. In related news, I’ve switched to https://fishshell.com/ from GPLv2 bash.
[7.0 months ago]
today was the day of the triennual trying of the fish shell only to go back to bash within an hour or two
[7.1 months ago]
“Great repository names are short and memorable. Need inspiration? How about supreme-couscous?” — I hadn’t heard about this particular Supreme collab, but then again I haven’t been subscribed to Hypebeast in a while…
[7.1 months ago]
“Great repository names are short and memorable. Need inspiration? How about supreme-couscous?” — I hadn’t heard about this particular Supreme collab, but then again I haven’t been subscribed to Hypebeast in a while…
[7.1 months ago]
“Great repository names are short and memorable. Need inspiration? How about supreme-couscous?” — I hadn’t heard about this particular Supreme collab, but then again I haven’t been subscribed to Hypebeast in a while…
[7.4 months ago]
@kas I wanted to like Kakoune but I liked having my option key not be an alt key more. Shame, really.
[7.4 months ago]
That previous post took the total font load for Safari users from 23 MB to a mere 9 MB. Progress!
[7.4 months ago]
I was too lazy to look up how to write a for-loop in bash so I just ran “find . -name \*.ttf -exec woff2_compress {} \;”
[7.6 months ago]
The Champs — Tequila (radio edit)
[7.7 months ago]
🔀 Siddhartha Barnhoorn — Antichamber 🔁
[7.8 months ago]
conundrum of the hour: “why buy one when you could have two for twice the price?”
[8.1 months ago]
IT’S PEANUT BUTTER CODIN’ TIME IT’S PEANUT BUTTER CODIN’ TIME IT’S PEANUT BUTTER CODIN’ TIME IT’S PEANUT BUTTER CODIN’ TIME
[8.3 months ago]
Finally had cause to break open one of those Panobooks by Studio Neat. It’s so utterly pleasant to touch.
[8.3 months ago]
coffee…
[8.3 months ago]
coffee.
[8.3 months ago]
coffee?
[8.5 months ago]
Saw a reply to one of my old posts after bypassing goatflare. I’d never heard of Balistos before. At least I don’t remember seeing it the first time around.
[8.5 months ago]
I expected all of my leg and foot muscles to be sore after yesterday’s four-hour hike, but I didn’t expect my traps to be sore.
[8.6 months ago]
Used my first webp image today. Took me a bit to figure out that I needed to put width: 100% on the img element, not on its enclosing picture element.
[8.7 months ago]
you can do anything at localhost. the only limit is yourself
[8.7 months ago]
I did math. The math told me to eat more protein, so I had a whey-and-milk shake with vanilla extract and honey.
[8.7 months ago]
No Title: A play like No Exit by Sartre, but four strangers have to agree on how to tag a moderately complicated CD in iTunes
[8.7 months ago]
I reduced (sorry (not sorry)) an entire blog post into my previous twtxt post and I’m not sure if I should be happy or not. It might’ve been a perfectly adequate blog post.
[8.7 months ago]
things.reduce((pacman, dot) => {/* … */});
[8.8 months ago]
Just now noticed, over an hour later, that I didn’t want a post-dinner sweet something. Guess I finally broke the habit in three days or so.
[8.8 months ago]
Odd. 81° in here and I’m slightly chilled.
[8.8 months ago]
I kind of want to use SILE (<http://sile-typesetter.org/>) for something, but I need a PDF generator like I need a hole in my head.
[8.9 months ago]
@kas I’m not discouraged at all. I now know to choose sleep at 8 PM instead of coffee. Maybe one day I’ll get lucky and just sleep the whole night through.
[8.9 months ago]
today’s procrastination tactic: writing a README (pretty much a spec) for an as-yet unwritten command-line tool
[8.9 months ago]
@kas I should have gone for the two-hour nap (to a first approximation, I can’t powernap). Ended up going to bed at 5 without having had a two-hour nap previously. Failed experiments are the price of knowledge, I guess.
[8.9 months ago]
not sure why a swig or three of kefir kills a post-meal sweet tooth, but it does. unsure if the 12g sugar per quarter bottle plays a part in this or not.
[9.0 months ago]
I went for the new thing and chose the coffee. I am not falling asleep in my chair anymore.
[9.0 months ago]
currently considering the relative merits of an 8 pm nap vs. an 8 pm coffee
[9.0 months ago]
Using Visual Studio Code in fullscreen on my main monitor while looking at other things on the other monitor. I did not expect to turn into one of John Siracusa’s millenial co-workers.
[9.0 months ago]
today’s `brew cleanup` cleaned up 4 GB of space
[9.0 months ago]
current Saturday-night fun: ensuring that everything I have installed on one machine with Homebrew is also on the other machine
[9.0 months ago]
I ate banana pancakes and now my burps taste like banana
[9.1 months ago]
“xt” is probably one of the least pleasant key sequences to press
[2.4 years ago]
accidentally deleted this thing because rsync with ansible is hard
[2.4 years ago]
accidentally deleted this thing because rsync with ansible is hard
[3.5 years ago]
fun make-work project: moving from upstart to systemd
[3.6 years ago]
@quite but `sudo !!` is my favorite command…
[3.7 years ago]
Now seeing if Ansible is still upset.
[3.7 years ago]
Apparently this thing — by which I mean “my shell” — has trouble with exclamation marks inside double quotes. Phooey.
[3.7 years ago]
this thing on?