Show newer

I hope when crystal moves to v1.0 that they rethink or expand upon how shards are handled shards because right now they're hosted mostly on GitHub, and if the repo changes all projects that rely on that shard will be broken.

Maybe not a CDN but maybe some form of caching could solve this. My amber project had to redownload all the assets after failing six times, I could image this being more frustrating if I was deploying live or something.

RE: Gitea, federation 

With more Gitea servers out there I wonder if Gitea could be improved with some sort of federation, allowing people across servers to contribute and such. Would said federation take away from the privacy-focused approach some of these providers take?

I've got two new pages planned for my blog as well as a rewrite of the homepage to link to more pages. I've also got some posts lined up, I'm just working on the drafts in an org doc.

Maybe in the near future I'll write an SSG that converts a single org file - or multiple - into a static site, that would be interesting.

I'm debating whether or not to play around with HackLang by converting some old php projects with. It looks very interesting and I'm curious to see how usable it would be in a production environment.

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.

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.

Show thread

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

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.


“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.

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:

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.
Please let me know if something should be added or removed.

Show thread

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

Show older

Revel in the marvels of the universe. We are a collective of forward-thinking individuals who strive to better ourselves and our surroundings through constant creation. We express ourselves through music, art, games, and writing. We also put great value in play. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.