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Nice to meet you! My name is Gueorgui, and I'm a photographer, designer, and engineer living and working in London, UK after living in Russia, France, Germany, and Japan.

In my work life, I'm running a tiny creative studio called A Possible Space (a.possible.space) together with my wife.

I'm interested in the intersections of art, tech, society, and in working for an ethical, sustainable future.

In the first version of this toot I wrote "I'm not a stereotypical Arch nerd", while I actually meant "I'm NOW a stereotypical Arch nerd". Unconscious denial!

I'm now a stereotypical Arch nerd: I'm running i3 with a customised bar (polybar), and I'm loving it. My x230 runs super fast, and I feel less restricted by the tiny screen.

Using Iosevka for now. It looks great and a nice side effect of a narrow font is that I can have 4 columns of Emacs buffers open on my big screen instead of 3, and 3 instead of 2 on my small screen 👍

Programming ligatures in fonts such as Fira Code is another thing I don't understand the utility of. Sure it looks a little prettier, but... Maybe it's because there are way too many abstractions in programming work already (React, I'm looking your way).

@gueorgui I use the CJK variant of Iosevka, Sarasa Gothic. It’s a narrow, somewhat-slab serif face similar to Pragmata Pro or Input Mono. typeof.net/Iosevka/

@somnius @gueorgui I love SF mono from Apple, and have installed on all my linux machines

@gueorgui I'm a huge fan of Fira Mono & Fira Code! The latter has some fancy ligatures that make things look real nice.

@gueorgui So far I'm really enjoying Input (input.fontbureau.com/info/). It's not free-as-in-freedom, but free-as-in-free-beer for personal use.

In the end, font designers are still designers, and if possible they deserve support too :)

@gueorgui
Without thinking too much
programming :
- Gintronic (commercial)
- IBM Plex (free)
UI :
- Supply (free for personal use)
Body :
- GT Pressura (paid)
- IBM Plex (free)

Let's hear it — what's your favourite monospace font (for terminal, text editors, etc)? Something else — reply please. Boosts welcome!

Legendary Apollo project programmer Margaret Hamilton, next to a printout of the node_modules directory listing for her first Hello World react app

Spent 2 hours debugging some Ruby code, and the issue was that I wrote a lambda as `lambda(x) { ... }` instead of `lambda do |x| ... end`.

This is because my original code was `-> (x) { ... }` and Rubocop complained that I should be writing `lambda` instead of `->`.

LE SIGH

My favourite thing about software development: try the exact same thing twice in exactly the same environment, get two different results. I think it's a sign that I should stop here for the day 🤪

Huh, this is weird — I took this picture in landscape mode, not sure where the white margins came from. How can I help track down this bug, @JPEG ?

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