My colleague couldn’t open PDF documents from Zip archive that I sent her. I spent some time reasearching… And it turns out that every major operating system ignores Zip specs and uses different encoding for file names. I had to remove Lithuanian Ą and Ū from file names to make my Zip archive Windows-compatible. That’s insane!
Just discovered Teddit. It's a lightweight JS-free frontend for Reddit.
Software is like recipes.
Facebook etc is like McDonalds: the recipes are designed to be cheap to produce and addictive so you keep coming back, but not good for YOU.
Commercial software is like restaurants: it varies wildly, and your favourite popular restaurant may disappear unexpectedly.
Open source is like home-cooked meals: you can know exactly what's in there and share the recipes freely. Some recipes are hard to pull off, but some are actually more convenient than going out to eat.
Unfortunately I may still need to turn it on for banking and digital signature purposes 😞
"Syncthing has reminded me how great computers can be if they are not made by corporations. It’s simple, predictable, sane, acts no-nonsense. You can configure it however you like and it always keeps you in control. It’s a pure function and it’s good at that."
My personal rating card
❌ religious holidays that were clearly plagiarized from some sort of nature-centered seasonal celebration
❌ religious holidays
❌ organized religion
❌ socially re-enforced capitalist gifting bullshit
✅ staying warm in cold weather
✅ toasty beverages and sweets
✅ festive decorations
✅ cozy time with family and/or friends
My name is Gleb. I'm a developer from Vilnius exploring the new technologies such as VR and Blockchain and their use cases in education and gaming.
In my free time I read and learn to become better generalist. I’ve recently started building my knowledge repository (which will be published sometime next year). This journey led me to open source, then Unix and command line software, then “software as an art”, and now I'm here! Glad to become part of the community :)
Game developer from Vilnius
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.