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Hi! I'm JC. I'm an opensource programmer in Durham, NC (in the states) working for Canonical (oddly, for them, all my code lately has been closed source 🙁)

About 10 years ago I helped start a hackerspace, but only in the last year or so have I been actually doing things there.

Doing woodworking, programming, hardware hacking (rpi, arduino), and whatever else can help me build stuff that's useful or fun.

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great resource for ebooks, improving the formatting of many books from project gutenberg
standardebooks.org/ebooks

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I set up taskwarrior for a "Getting Things Done" system yesterday. Tasks are adding and planning themselves automatically this morning, let’s see where this takes me 🏂

cs-syd.eu/posts/2015-06-14-gtd

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I am inordinately pleased with these 3D printed monitor legs I made.

It really is the little things.

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Yeah, Mastodon is certainly better than Twitter, but you know what would make it even better?

If Mastodon got end-to-end encryption for DMs before Twitter did.

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GitHub's mysterious secret user repos:

github.com/muesli

Want your own profile to look like that? Just create a repository that matches your GitHub username and create a README there.

Found this cool heatmap/calendar module[0] and now I want to find some way to track my creative non-work output and put it into this. No idea how best to do that, though.

[0]: github.com/nikolaydubina/calen

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We’ve all had a hard year so far.

I realize it’s not even July yet.

But to make everyone’s lives just slightly more livable.

July 1 should start Pumpkin Spice season.

It will still last thru Christmas at minimum.

I’m late to the whole “oh shit turns out suckless has some nazi shit going on”, but I’m happy to say for anyone looking for an alternative to dmenu, dmenu-rs is a nice looking drop in replacement.

I’m not saying anyone should replace dmenu because of its authors—that’s a conversation microblogging doesn’t enable super well (at least for me). Just that if you want to, there’s a nice option.

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Holy shit you guys! The #EU has adopted a standard to measure how repairable something is!

de.ifixit.com/News/35879/repai

This means the path is now clear to make actual laws requiring companies to make their products repairable.

#EN45554 #Repair #RightToRepair

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What kind of nerd releases a making-of for a book?

Don't answer that.

Come join me on June 1 for an online launch party for my new book, ally, and you can also snag a 'zine on typesetting and hypertext writing projects. ally.id/book/launch?pk_campaig

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i just finished to scan and to create a layout for my zine "motore immoto" so here are the first two pages for preview =D

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Firefox wants me to restart it like it’s some kind of Windows machine 🙄

With as much video chat as the family is starting to do, I'm thinking of setting up my own jitsi server.

Anyone in the fedi verse have experience with it?

jitsi.org/

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Here's the thing: browsers are good.

Browsers are cursed, as a concept, but of all the software in the world they're some of the most trustworthy in general, in one critical sense.

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