The "Branch, (Propose, Review)+, Merge" model is the bread and butter of collaboration on source code.

I think this would be super powerful for collaboration among non-geeks as well, for example on text content.

Anyone aware of good tools to make this model pleasant to use for people with a copywriting background rather than a coding one?

Used the shell for a while. The 'live suggestions' feature is neat but not all that useful in practice IMO. The non-bash-compatible syntax is a bummer, as is the lack of incremental history search.

It did strike me how much faster it starts up compared to (with oh-my-zsh) - perhaps immaterial but 'feels nice'.

In search of the 'best of both worlds', I'm now using zsh without oh-my-zsh, but with the agnoster theme (which needed a small tweak as described at github.com/agnoster/agnoster-z).

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#sci-hub literally saves precious lives. This thread alone justifies its existence.

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

So... apparently we had a in the network? Almost causing a large-scale ?

I'm a total n00b when it comes to these kinds of things, but it sounds fascinating!

netzfrequenz.info/

@jrballesteros05

3. Upgrade to Qt6 ?

I haven'y followed Qt/KDE closely, but my impression was that he Qt model was "newest version is FLOSS, if you want us to keep maintaining old versions then pay us for it" - which doesn't sound too crazy to me TBQH: companies are more likely to have cash but no time to upgrade, OSS projects are more likely to be able (and want!) to track the bleeding edge.

@cblgh me just now: is firefox' audio broken? pulseaudio/pavucontrol? alsa/alsamixer?

Oh no - the first 30s are just silent. doh.

@hostilenode yeah - I definitely feel this need for non-video content as well.

I think video is really inefficient once you start actually interacting with material, but it can be nice to get inspired or to expose yourself to entirely new topics.

Advertisement: "pay now and enjoy 90-minute keynotes!"

Me: "hell no I don't want to add 90-minutes keynotes to my already overflowing backlog!"

There is already too much content, the problem is finding the good stuff. The popular recommendation engines (e.g. YouTube) are optimized to serve the interest of the platform, not you.

What are good discovery/filtering mechanisms, other than "word of mouth"?

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ableism? 

Researchers showed autistic people are more willing to do the right thing even if they can gain from doing something bad, and this is what they have to say:

"ASD patients apply a rule of refusing to serve a bad cause because they over-evaluate the negative consequences of their actions."

Seriously WTF??? They framed being a good person as, an impairment?

tinyurl.com/y4ulucpa

@nolan the podcast app I use, , allows searching in iTunes, fyyd.de , gpodder.net (which seems down right now) and podcastindex.org

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Today I had a lot of fun re-listening the "West Coast Boogaloo" album by the Greyboy Allstars, with 2 of my musical heroes: Karl Denson (of his Tiny Universe) and Fred Wesley (of James Brown fame).

When it came out back in 1994 I bought this album "as a download" - which was somewhat of a novelty at the time.

Imagine my surprise when I found out just last year they re-issued it on fancy 3-colored vinyl. Somewhat of a gimmick, sure, but I couldn't resist :D

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i thought that this twitter post was already fairly amusing, but then i clicked to have the japanese translated and fucking lost it

@danyork wow, very impressive indeed!

I help maintain the WordPress site for a not-for-profit and I must admit it's very easy to use.

What I miss compared to static site generators is the full version-control: I hesitate to give people write access to WordPress since they could break things and that would be hard to detect/fix later.

I wonder if there's any "best of both worlds" project out there that keeps the full history but still has a nice layman-friendly UI like WordPress...

@dogstar seemed pretty complete to me, historical mail ended up in the correct folders.

I'm not entirely sure the read/unread status of emails in my inbox was correctly transferred (I tend to move things out of there pretty quickly).

The search function in the fastmail web UI is pretty good as well, though it's unfortunate it doesn't fit as many results on one page compared to GMail.

@dogstar it was pretty painless for me!

I was already using my own domain, and:
* set up a catch-all for my domain on the fastmail side
* pointed my DNS to the fastmail servers (well-documented)
* tested mail actually arrived
* migrated all my old mails from gmail to fastmail (fastmail feature)

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