Damnit. I need to take time off my work so I can work on Open Source tech.
Don't have a lot of spare time with a family full of young children, so I really can't work evenings.
I can grab a couple of hours on the weekend, but that's been filled with work overtime right now.
How do ya'll FOSS and FOSH folk do it?
@gamehawk i've been through this
i love books ⟶ fill house with books ⟶ moving all these books sux ⟶ walls of books are an impractical luxury when i might not stay in one place forever ⟶ so i will collect ebooks! ⟶ aesthetic less pleasing ⟶ realization i am a poseur who likes the appearance of having books more than their contents
SONNY DID I EVER TELL YOU ABOUT MY NEW EBOOK WORKFLOW
yes grandad a thousand times
YOU SEE I TAKE APART EPUBS AND CONVERT THEM TO MARKDOWN FOR
uniformity and compressability, i know
BUT YOU SEE MOST RESEARCH PAPERS ARE
pdfs that are hard to read on your old ass reader, you told me
SO I HAD A GREAT IDEA
you're going to ask t-
I'LL ASK AUTHORS FOR LATEX SOURCES
AND CURATE A REPO OF MY FAVORITE PAPERS
SO I CAN RERENDER FOR ANY SCREEN!
grandad computers have been illegal since 2024
tfw you're thinking about some topic again
but you thought you tweeted or tooted or blogged on this subject before
but you can't find it
but you don't want to be that annoying old dude who wants to regale you with the same old longwinded story every damn time you accidentally make eye contact
Even without being a Plan9 user I can read a mere description of Fossil/Venti or per-process namespaces that enable user-mountable filesystems or so many other things and go "wow that is the future"
Except for the weird-ass gui in the acme text editor. ("There's no command buttons, just type a word anywhere and right-click it")
I haven't seen takes like "I love using Plan9 except for that damn text editor" so
Do people actually like it?
Does using plan9 alter your brain to make you like it?
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So, I've been working on this off and on for awhile, trying to get the sort of core idea right several times, and I've walked away from it and tossed everything as many times, but the idea is so good that I keep coming back to it.
So the gist of it is: a living card game in the vein of Netrunner that is designed to be owned by no corporate entity, but that anyone can develop commercially, with an organized play structure based on democratically federating expansions.
All these CW's marked "uspol, positive" is like seeing that present under the tree and it's all wrapped up but it's shaped exactly like the new bike you wanted so bad
TIL https://takeout.google.com is a URL you can use to create archival backups of the content you've piled into Google services over time.
Who knows how long it will last, or how they will hobble it in the future to make escape more difficult.
Even if you can't sever your ties with Google right away, get those periodic archives for when you can!
Just deleted my "Google Plus Profile."
From the moment I began using it years ago, Google Plus consistently trampled my naive hopes for its potential and went out of their way to be as hostile as possible. So I didn't post there much.
A minor, trivial win, but long overdue.
I wish we talked about the energy used by Google's AdSense network the same way everybody talks about Bitcoin.
Like maybe we really want federated deep search. Search engines were invented to index a whole bunch of static content.
@morganastra another kobo user here. in addition to what others have said, some things i like about it are that its firmware is linux-based, is stored on a an internal sd card that isn't hard to swap out, and others have had some success running different linux systems on it
i don't do any of that now, but it's a small indicator that it could still be tinkered on and useful long after the manufacturer ends support
sell out of the tech industry and move to a one-traffic-light mountain town to open a bar and night club on main street called
what else could it be called except
thirsty on main
me: all my friends still use these services. what if I'm missing out? i used to love technology and gadgets. wtf is snapchat anyway? i'm going to end up an an old hermit luddite technophobe at this rate
brain: hey look at these poor colleagues trying to disentangle themselves and their families from Facebook fucking Messenger. good thing we never got into that shit eh?
me: i am making excellent life choices.
HOLY FUCKING SHIT
THAT GREEN CIRCLE BUTTON THING YOU SEE IS ACTUALLY A 3D RENDERED SPHERE
THIS IS NUTS
the protagonist in the near-future science fiction i'm currently reading, being Handy With Computers, often writes one-off utility programs to run on his or his colleagues' generic tablet computers and it's totally killing the suspension of disbelief. app store's not gonna approve that shit bro, certainly not overnight