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It just occurred to me that since the person I live with 100% of the time is myself, I should treat myself with the same respect I show to others, and maybe even a little more.

do you think in a particular language? (mcgovern.mit.edu/2019/05/02/as provides basic context)

it might be delusional to feel like 21 is too old, but i can't escape the feeling that life is passing me by

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don't trust data to be always available.

scrape it. now.

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oh my god omar.website/tabfs/

“TabFS is a browser extension that mounts your browser tabs as a filesystem on your computer.”

“Now you don't need to code up a browser extension from scratch every time you want to do anything. You can write a script that talks to your browser in, like, a melange of Python and bash, and you can save it as a single ordinary file that you can run whenever, and it's no different from scripting any other part of your computer.”

nix, home server work 

@jakeisnt ah, if anyone wants to check it out, my system configuration is here: github.com/jakeisnt/nix-cfg

i'm not a fan of supporting github but nix/os development is (for the moment) so tightly coupled to the service that i feel i can't abandon it yet

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nix, home server work 

good day today : )
set up a personal mail server with nixos to abandon google!
cached all of my package builds as a CI action so i don't have to recompile on my local systems
learned a ton about the nix ecosystem

this has given me so many more ideas for where to go from here. i think i'm going to setup and self-host sourcehut and matrix synapse services as well!

any recommendations for free software email clients?

switched to wayland 😎 mich smoother than X and fixed all of the high dpi issues i was having with monitor compatibility! glad not to have silly things like x forwarding bloat by default

how does merveilles feel about smartphones?
necessary evil? not needed at all? something else entirely?

what fedi client do you use ? why ? looking to switch from the web app

"that which is unique, breaks."

"what we know is how to build one thousand water fountains. but not how to build one."


design sensibilities are changing.

i used to believe in commercial minimalism -- the marie kondo-ing, extensive storage using, tuck ugly things away kind, smearing anything and everything under the rug

practical, constructive, minimalism is - counterintuitively - to keep everything out and open. if you're proud of what you own, you will display it with pride; there's no reason to tuck away what you use if you use it frequently,

and if it's not used, it may not be worth owning at all

realization: a personal wiki isn't a place to store knowledge; that should be reserved for global resources. rather, a personal wiki is a place to share stories; to show others how you see the world

@jakeisnt another contributor to this has been declaring different 'zones' for different devices. my laptop never leaves my workspace, and my phone never makes it into my bed. only devices that aren't general purpose (and thus distraction prone) are allowed everywhere

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realizing how powerful purpose-built devices are for the mind. before getting a reMarkable (e-reader) my phone was the center of my digital world, filled with constant distractions; now i view it as one of many tools, and i spend my time with epubs and pdfs instead!

at some point i need to put my money where my mouth is and actually develop the tech i dream about lol

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