Just realised that Marius deleted his account from this instance. Will be missing him.

Published some photos on my semi abandoned website. I will keep posting new photos there because I no longer have an Instagram account.

skibitsky.com/photos/cities

Yesterday we watched “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” for the first time. I still have Ohmus’ song in my head.

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I feel like I have to take a week off to escape everything and just read the whole WikiWikiWeb

wiki.c2.com

Switched to Dvorak layout yesterday. Typing speed decreased drastically, but I already feel how well thought out it is when typing in English.

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RT @DuckDuckGo@twitter.com

After months of stalling, Google finally revealed how much personal data they collect in Chrome and the Google app. No wonder they wanted to hide it.

Spying on users has nothing to do with building a great web browser or search engine. We would know (our app is both in one).

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DuckDuckGo/status/

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@Preston @neauoire Let us not forget the majestic zeppelin train either, which was too intimidating, dangerous, and loud for passengers and eventually melted for the war effort. Still, supposedly held the highest speed record for 20 years.

Remembering how much I did with knowledge I had makes me wonder if my current approach to development is really efficient.

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Found this old photo made by 15 yo me. I was working on inventory for our online survival game while travelling to Riga. There was no uGUI back then, the UI was developed 100% with code. Since I wasn’t an experienced developer, I had inventory drawing and logic (both local and network!) all in one place with hardcoded number and string values. Moreover, I used Atom without IntelliSense and C# highlighting (but with nice material theme!).

I have to work with Steam, SteamVR and Windows at work. While Windows is getting better, the Steam is... oh... I wonder how they keep it working for so long with all these hacks and bugs

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Our Webring now has its own unique search engine that crawls the ring's websites, and it's simply amazing. Lieu was built by @cblgh

lieu.cblgh.org/

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Keyboard heatmap after the day of work. I may move red and orange keys to the centre and blue to the edges to increase typing speed. But this will make my muscle memory incompatible with any other keyboard 🤔

"Programming is the second literacy. The first one gives you knowledge: the second allows you to implement it in practice."

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!

marcosc.com/2008/12/zip-files-

Just discovered Teddit. It's a lightweight JS-free frontend for Reddit.

codeberg.org/teddit/teddit

Finally received my Planck Ez keyboard! It will take some time to get used to ortholinear layout. My fingers always shift to the left

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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 😞

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