Just finish an upgrade to my web site. New colours, more whitespace, CSS grid to make things behave nicely on mobile. There's more to do but I'm happy with the result so far. https://menno.io/
One thing I absolutely love about #Emacs is how easy it is to add random convenience features to it. I've just added two work-related ones in the span of 10 minutes. Each is a single line of elisp, and they both leverage a popup UI (via Hydra package) I added some year ago.
That's the nice thing. Small utilities accrue and become greater than the sum of their parts.
Every movie that involves computers https://rakhim.org/honestly-undefined/12/
“It’s Terry,” said Terry. “‘Ere. That [story] you sent me. Are you doing anything with it?”
“Well, I think I know what happens next. Do you want to sell it to me? Or write it together?”
“Write it together,” I said, because I was not stupid, and because that was the nearest I was ever going to get to Michaelangelo phoning to ask if I wanted to paint a ceiling with him.
—Neil Gaiman, on how he came to co-write “Good Omens” with Terry Pratchett
#terrypratchett #neilgaiman #goodomens
I received new Ferrous keycaps from Pimp My Keyboard for my Vortex Race 3 #keyboard today. They look awesome, better than the store pictures. Very pleased.
New #keyboard ! Vortex Race 3 with MX clear switches. This one is nice and portable.
You learn something every day. I've been using DuckDuckGo for ages but didn't know about the "bang" feature. I usually set up other search engines directly in the my browser but this means I don't have to. Neat! https://duckduckgo.com/bang
Super green. Ethiopia tries to break world record by planting 200million trees in one day. Ends up planting 350million. Ethiopia is determined to reclaim lost forests, which covered 35% of country in 1900 but only 4% of country in 2000. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/29/ethiopia-plants-250m-trees-in-a-day-to-help-tackle-climate-crisis
This hail in Mexico is bonkers.
We need much more of this! https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/113564439/veteran-environmentalist-tells-farmers-to-brace-themselves-for-change excellent article in which an environmentalist in the Taranaki points out that many farmers don't realise the degree to which their "profit" is currently the result of subsidised "free" water, and the ability to be a high carbon emitter and polluter, putting that cost onto the rest of society, not their bottom line. He points out that much farming will cease to be profitable when farmers bear the real cost of their production.
Google just gave 2 billion users a reason to switch to Firefox
(Well not me - I'm already a happy Firefox user)
Tech lead at the Cacophony Project, among other things. Curious crafter of artisanal bits.
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