Stuff that made me happy, which is a lot scarcer than the opposite. I’m on the lookout for some common themes, tell me if you find anything actionable.
This view is beautiful https://lists.sr.ht/~philmd/qemu/patches/5556
Vivaldi is a great Android browser all around, unlike Firefox.
Nice documentation https://wordnet.princeton.edu/documentation
Sorting for the extremely lazy https://arxiv.org/pdf/2110.01111.pdf
https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/global-corporate-tax-deal-nears-holdouts-drop-objections-2021-10-08/ I think I should be happy about this, rather than mostly indifferent
Communists lost, socialists lost, neomarxists got insulted (and the leader of their coalition partner is an extremely charismatic person), Agrofert didn’t win. My vote didn’t count, but this was a good day.
bsdtar is a wonderful Swiss army knife for archives
https://www.oyakata.com.pl is a nice thing to find in local supermarkets: the packaging is English-first and pretty well done, and it’s actually rather fucking good
https://www.notion.so/blog/alan-kay says I’m supposed to not fear making a mess while programming, so I’m thinking about it:
Our eyes have a visual point of view of like 160 degrees. But what I’ve got here is about 25, and on a cellphone it’s pathetic. So this is completely wrong. 100% wrong. Wrong in a really big way. If you look at the first description that Engelbart ever wrote about what he wanted, it was a display that was three feet on its side, built into a desk, because what is it that you design on? If anybody’s ever looked at a drafting table, which they may not have for a long time, you need room to design, because there’s all this bullshit that you do wrong, right?
This is why experienced programmers have big multiple screens. They’re working on something where the result is going to be fit on one screen, but you have to have all this other stuff, it’s like when you make an arch; it’s not just piling up the bricks, you have to put this whole scaffolding up. You have to hold everything together until you get the keystone in place. And virtually all of the productivity tools that I’ve seen, I’ll just say, "all" because I haven’t seen all of them, but the ones I have seen, they just completely don’t understand this at all. They’re all about this idea, which most programmers have that’s wrong, is that you’re going to write the program the right way. Nothing’s going to be wrong. The whole idea is to make a fucking mess. And if you look at the way Disney artists do things, the whole thing is messy. This is something anybody in the arts knows completely about, and hardly anybody in computing knows anything about. But in fact, it’s a key factor in building a good interactive development environment.
https://nitter.net offers RSS feeds for the antisocial network, and doesn’t have idiotic image previews that focus on boobs (I won’t be showing that); no worries, you can configure a normal, readable theme. It just seems to have a limit on the number of posts it can go back, so it’s not that great for browsing. And sometimes instances get rate-limited.
Perfect customer service: https://www.optika-simunkova.cz/mereni-zraku
https://frame.work/ looks solid, I just wish I could order it here.
The LIDL PABSP 20-Li C2 cordless drill makes some really cool sounds, looks very nice, and comes with a lofty case. I’d buy it again. Based on that.
Finally, progress https://github.com/swaywm/wlroots/pull/3162
Bringing back the old web:
https://wiby.me/ also found me some nice technical things
http://snisurset.net/ is certainly something
Almost as nice as drawn:
These made me feel connected to reality, very unlike social media and the news--perhaps the globalism that turns everything into a space for advertising is something to be avoided, and levers enabling it should be removed, favouring the small over the big (screw neo-marxism also, as its solutions, if one can actually find any, are generally asinine and harmful)--personally, I’d attack the concept of intellectual property:
https://arcan-fe.com/2021/09/20/arcan-as-operating-system-design/ was an interesting reading, as usual.
You have to deal with the awful to truly appreciate the great, such is human nature https://github.com/randy408/libspng
Good shoes, should be wide enough--it’s difficult to find good work shoes: