Kithop @kithop@social.kithop.ca

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I had actually gotten to the point where I was doing a right-click, 'Open Terminal Here', and then manually starting CLI vim on the file.

It took a few months, but it finally clicked - what the *heck* am I doing? XD

For the longest time, my desktop was set to open plain-text files by default in Notepad.

This would be fine, if it wasn't for the fact that I'm on Linux, and it was firing up Wine to do so.

Fiiiine, I'll emerge gvim... <.<

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My nephew has an ipad.

He asked his dad how to write games. His dad didn't know. His dad asked me how to write games on an iPad. I told him not to bother.

My nephew asked me how to learn to write games.

I gave him a raspberry pi and a copy of pico 8.

Now he writes computer games.

He couldn't do that on his iPad.

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Matrix developers have confirmed that a secure chat app developed by French government will be based on the Riot client.

tomshardware.com/news/france-a

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How many microservices does it take to turn on a lightbulb

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I think we've lost the battle of package management. I don't see how we can dig ourselves out of this hole. Rust, Node, Go, Python, Elixir, Ruby... Everything rolled their own package management, virtual environments, the ability to pin/lock to specific versions of code. All of this is wholly incompatible with traditional package management.

The battle is over. The next generation of programmers reinvented the wheel and it's full of razorblades. I think we should focus our resources on containing this mess with jails/containers. There's no other viable solution. It's our grim reality now.
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@feld I treat unpackaged software as basically proprietary from my PoV. RMS has shown that you can live without proprietary software for decades while slowly and quietly building an empire of free software. We can do the same with reproducible, supported, packaged software.

It'd be nice if there was more stable institutions to rely on for more stable longer-term support - but all hope is not lost.

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Not sure if this is allowed by the federation: My private pear-to-pear network! 😋

#photography #photo #pear2pear

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Whats amusing to me is the Google Self Destructing Emails are emulating private messages from protonmail. Very poorly indeed, and its an obvious ploy/cheap copy.

Please remember that GnuPG is a thing and it was designed with user freedom in mind. Its a little heady to understand at first but practice makes perfect, and apps like mailvelope make it more approachable.

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cats at 5AM: There is no food! We will suffer and perish! Please bestow the kibble!

me: *looks in bowls* There is already food in there.

cats: No! There is none! We starve!

me: *puts 3 tiny pieces of kibble in the bowls, just enough to make the clinky noise*

cats: OMG thank you we were starving!! *begin eating*

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