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I'm excited to see that Crystal Lang is going into pre-release soon. v1 will be here before people know it, hopefully that means more adoption and more shards from the community.
crystal-lang.org/2020/06/09/cr

My main goal would be for this to work with stdout like `$ cycling -o | plot ...` so I can export to GnuPlot. From there I can turn that data into images or whatever else I may want.
Either way, I'm building the app as an easy way to log/track my cycling data and learn more about Crystal Lang.

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Finally got a good enough working version of my Cycling Data program for the terminal.

git.materialfuture.net/cycling

Next steps are to be able to import data from AAT, output to stdout for use with things like GnuPlot, and make everything more modular for future updates. It works rn on the basics I needed for consuming the data so I figured I'd share the progress.

Tried out DenoJS to play around with Vue and it was very pleasant to use.
I'm going to have to read more into it, but I think any personal JS projects will be using Deno simply due to the lack of dependencies and speed.

Don't.
Use.
#Zoom.
Just.
Don't.

“Free users for sure we don’t want to give that [end-to-end encryption] because we also want to work together with FBI, with local law enforcement in case some people use Zoom for a bad purpose” - Eric Yuan, CEO.
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bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

I think I realize now that org-mode + TeX is the best combo.

Writing in org is second nature at this point, but also being able to export as a pdf using a TeX template is pretty insane to me.

I think everyday I learn something new about org that makes me wonder why I used other tools.

Good question to ask here, are there any recommended sites to practice the Japanese kana? I'm a bit rusty I'm realizing. I've been practicing speaking and listening but never really reading comprehension.
Most of my Japanese books are lost in storage, and my ebooks are assuming you know the kana by heart.

I spent this afternoon reading about 2G/3G phones in the US and how they'll be outdated as late as December of this year.

I'm wondering now what sort of phone can people that are energy/privacy/bloat consistence get?

I was going to use an old nokia phone, but that won't work with my carrier according to online.

Does anyone have experience using multiple languages on your keyboard like in MacOS?
I want to redo my Japanese Tutoring notes I did a couple years back in TeX.
I've tried Fcitx but it doesn't seem to be working for me on Manjaro/KDE. Any recommendations?

I'm going reinstall my debian server today to setup Kallithea. Gitea is fine but it runs a bit slow and I really just need something to handle git repos and visually see what's what. I'm not sure yet though if I'll make it for others to join so I'll play around with it.

Aerc seems to be the only email client that:s really no-nonsense: Vim keybindings, lightweight <4MB, pipe commands for other applications.
I think I'll be ditching mu4e for emails on my laptop

Does anyone have any experience throttling their CPU in Linux? I'm wanting to do so for my ThinkPad.
It seems to use more CPU power than I need or use and I could use the extra battery when I travel.
I've found `cpulimit` but wasn't sure what others had experience using.

I'm compiling a list of different hosting/git/static-site providers to put on my wiki for others to use:
konstantinev.com/wiki/hosting/

Please let me know if something should be added or removed.
(Reposting since the last post was worded poorly)

I'm hoping others will find this resource useful as I'd like to help guide more to FOSS alternatives.

konstantinev.com/wiki/hosting/
Please let me know if something should be added or removed.

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I'm compiling a list of different hosting/git/server providers to put on my wiki for others to checkout. So in a little bit I should have something for everyone to see and possibly contribute to

Zoom acquired Keybase today.

Keybase helped me to identify a trend in the software industry: using a pretty UI to cover up the disruption of an open ecosystem with a closed, centralized replacement. Keybase seemed cool on the face of it - making encryption easier is a laudible goal, and PGP certainly could use the improvement. But, thanks to Keybase, now I ask different questions upfront.

Beware the Keybase formula:

1. Integrates with an existing, open ecosystem
2. May have open-source clients, but server is closed source and does not federate
3. Pretty UI and good marketing
4. VC funded

Finally getting the hang of setting up org agenda. The Org manual is really useful in explaining how to do something as well as best practices for that thing.
I'm going to look into ways I can mix Org and the LaTeX templates I've created, that would be the bee's knees.

Uploaded the tileset for the game I'm working on to Itch.io. I'll be uploading more as I create more assets to use.
I want to make the assets I create free to use for others to build upon.
materialfuture.itch.io/gameboy

End up making a bash script to read some mastodon toots offline. I made it for myself in an effort of having more ways to access content offline. It's nothing special, just trying to create more lightweight and offline focused tools for use with minimal or older systems systems (much like my arch thinkpad setup with spotty wifi)
github.com/MaterialFuture/mast

I realize going through this old harddrive that taking the time to organize, categorize, and optimize your archives is time consuming but very worth it.

I've spent the past few days in my off time just going through almost 2TB of data starting from 2008, not including scaned pictures and footage of family from pre 1990's.

I need to add this to the list of things I should write about in my blog rather than just on mastodon :moar:

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Merveilles

Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.