@Ylfingr the plumber is "an interprocess communication tool" on Plan 9 and related systems, but really it's just xdg-open but kinda better.
You can select some text and send it to the (well, a) plumber service, which matches it against your plumb rules, and decides what to do with it. Usually it opens it with some kind of program.
This means that you can open files, but also have rules for stuff like git commits, so when you plumb one, it gets dumped in diff form somewhere.
It's usually accessible through a menu item or is bound to right-click.
How you deal with TLS certificates in the Gemini server I'm working on:
It generates self-signed certificates on startup for all of the hosts it's configured for, and rotates them when they expire, with no manual intervention. Gemini clients TOFU (trust on first use) the certificates when they encounter them for the first time.
No cronjobs, no acme, no .well-known, it just werks.
....why the hell don't common #terminal emulators have a "plumb" feature.
sure, you can click URLs, but how often do you wanna do that compared to opening a file?
pls, Linux, steal more ideas from Plan 9.
Studio Ghibli just released a ton of free-to-use 1080p images from their films, which gives me hope that we’ll someday see these films come into the public domain.
think this will resonate with lots of folk here
JUST finished the bottle of gin I made while in Japan.
Time to start another batch~!
These are so good, NIN made a series of shirts inspired by the pandemic and the state of the US.
I love NIN and I've had Every Day is Exactly the Same stuck in my head many times during the quarantine.
On social platforms and the death drive:
I left Facebook long ago, deleted my account and I’ve had no regrets. I’ve held onto Instagram and Twitter for different reasons, but this weekend I removed the apps from my phone. A step towards closing those accounts.
Trying to be more selective and intentional about how I spend spare moments of time.
This is in no small part inspired by that article @grey posted earlier.
taw : henesy; 9FPD, missing source division.
Aspiring software archaeologist enthralled by Plan 9 and its siblings.
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