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I received new Ferrous keycaps from Pimp My Keyboard for my Vortex Race 3 today. They look awesome, better than the store pictures. Very pleased.

@IceWolf I'm not sure about whether it's deprecated or not but I'm pretty sure it can tweak any key. The only thing is to make changes persist you'll need to put the changes into a script which runs when your X session starts.

@fireglow what is this board? It looks kinda like a Lily58 but not quite. Is it fully custom?

New ! Vortex Race 3 with MX clear switches. This one is nice and portable.

Beautiful and strange wavy clouds over Christchurch this evening


Incredible visualisation: Birds migrating across Europe, tracked by GPS.

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!



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.


circa 1980. "And we concluded that one excellent way to protect people was to collect less information about them."

We need much more of this! 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.

@lightweight An experienced writer told me that reviewing from the bottom up helps them find otherwise masked problems. Read the last sentence, then the second last and so on. I haven't tried this seriously but probably should.

@lightweight I try to be careful about this as well, yet always find obvious mistakes later too. During review our minds show us what we meant to write instead of what we actually wrote.

As suggested, I find changing how the text looks helps. This could mean changing colours, typeface or zoom level. If the source is Markdown or similar I find reviewing the rendered output helps (and then reviewing the source again after tends to find more problems).

Caught up on all of the amazing good/worrying Trump Inc podcast after a few weeks of binge listening. Crucially important investigative reporting, yet also entertaining and engaging. Highly recommend.

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