If anyone's interested: on Friday at 11AM PDT, I'll be doing a live stream of the absolute basics of setting up a Playdate developer environment, writing some simple Lua code, and getting it onto the device. twitch.tv/panicsteve

Matthias updated Einstein and Basilisk II to do serial port communication over a TCP port, so now you can do NewtonOS development in a completely virtual environment.

Any of you Linux C programmers have a preferred IDE? Something with a nice visual interface to gdb? Supports CMake and indexes the project for autocompletion? Or are y'all editor + shell

Stops happening if I maximize the Firefox window! Comes back if I un-maximize it. 🧐

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I just created Ubuntu and Elementary VMs on my Mac and can't repro the issue on either. It only happens on the laptop that has Elementary installed on the metal. 🤔 I wonder what I did.

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Seeing a strange (new?) behavior in Firefox 75 on Elementary: if you right-click on a link or a span of selected text to bring up the contextual menu, the menu disappears as soon as you release the button, activating whichever menu item was below the mouse pointer (Inspect Element, or Save Link As).

Is this just me? Firefox bug? Linux/Elementary issue?

Recommendations for screen (and/or partial screen) recording on Linux?

Also looking for a simple Linux video editor (think like iMovie) where I can drop in clips, trim them, sequence them on a timeline, and add a voiceover. I see quite a few options, but what do people find easiest to use?

I'm calling it done! My entry is "Grelb's Very Good Video Poker". Since you can't play it :( I put a video here: stevenf.com/downloads/hyperjam (250 MB). Art by me with contributions from my daughter. Music from the internet (freepd.com).

is coming together nicely. 9 y.o. found out what I was doing and appointed herself art director. Tomorrow: polishing up art and looking for some royalty-free sound effects and music??

Couldn't think of anything original or artistic, so I'm making a little video poker game for the . Got main game loop playable yesterday, now to add some weirdness.

I stopped getting reliable notifications from Reminders, so I moved all my reminders to Calendar events. Then I stopped getting reliable notifications from Calendar events, so I have now moved all my reminders to a crontab on a VPS that sends me emails.

Mixed format terminal experiment. (This is just a concept. The app is real, but the OS / filesystem interaction is simulated.)

Did you know that macOS has a built-in API for particle systems?

Experimenting with a homemade web front-end to Recoll (inspired by @karlicoss)

I let it index ~800 web pages that I captured as PDFs over the years for various reasons. Then dumped in a couple years of email and that works pretty well too.

It doesn't feel right to keep these files on a VPS though. Security is a concern, plus it separates them from the rest of my files which live on my home NAS. Don't like having things in 2 places. 🤔

This looks extremely useful and, after a few minutes of playing around, seems to work exactly as described. It captures full web pages with all their dependencies to a single HTML file. github.com/Y2Z/monolith

Big thank-you to @bkhl for introducing me to it.

If you save just the HTML of a web page, you lose images & CSS. If you screenshot it, you preserve images and formatting, but lose links and searchability. If you save it to PDF, formatting often gets mangled. Recursive wget grabs too much. Safari webarchives aren't viewable on other platforms. Evernote web clips often format poorly and don't export cleanly. And archiving any whole page will include ads and unrelated junk that pollutes search. Bookmarks rot.

How do you clip web content??

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