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Years ago, I had this cheap $10 "gaming" mouse I bought maybe on ebay or dealextreme. It was perfect: shaped well, no weird, sticky texture. I lost it (maybe left at a friends house) and never saw it again. Tried to buy one online, but I think the model was discontinued. I'd like to get a good mouse for work: Does anyone have any mouse recommendations?

@sir Gods, yes! :D

gemini://kvothe.one/gemlog/2020-09-21.gmi

The world would be a better place where, when someone encounters something confusing or which doesn't meet their preconceptions, they first tried to learn and understand it before rewriting a bunch of software and shoving all of their notions of correct into the domain

This one is kind of subtle so to be clear I'm talking about the influence of windows and mac on linux

Anbox on the Librem 5

puri.sm/posts/anbox-on-the-lib

"Anbox now runs on the Librem 5, getting you access to many additional free software apps that are packaged only for Android."

Today in The Bookseller - the UK's trade magazine for the bookselling industry - I published "Inaudible," in which I unpack my reason for foregoing hundreds of thousands of dollars by refusing to allow Audible to put DRM on my audiobooks.

thebookseller.com/blogs/inaudi

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I'm currently wearing my 'root shell shirt': a button-up shirt that has `#` all around it, but I was thinking... wouldn't it be cool to have an `ls /` shirt instead?

Does anybody know of any businesses that could make this happen? And if there was one, would anyone want to bulk order?

This graph shows what happens if you *backload* the hard problems, doing them last.

This means that for a larger amount of time, you have a HIGHER risk of your assumptions being invalidated, and you'll have MORE progress which is rolled back as a result of those assumptions being invalidated.

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Fun fact: if present-day US copyright law had been in force at the time that Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" was made, Lewis Carol's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" would not have entered the public domain for another 17 years

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Yay! I have officially made and published my first GNOME desktop application. πŸŽ‰οΈπŸŽ‰οΈπŸŽ‰οΈ

It is called "Short Circuit" , it is a developer scratch pad. If this description does not make sense (Most probably it does not) check out the repo's readme for a clear explanation of what it does gitlab.gnome.org/Bharatkalluri.

A GIF is more than thousand words

I just published my first project on sourcehut - sr.ht/~philipwhite/webpad/.

My goal is for it to be "notepad.exe for the internet". Not that I necessarily want it to get hugely popular. I just want something extremely simple that provides some of the benefits that Google Docs provides without all the downsides and bloat that comes with Google Docs.

The server is written in Haskell, which may cut down the audience of who would contribute, but please don't be shy. I would enjoy if more than just me were interested in the project.

"When I picture it in my head I think of the early web as more of a library. Over time it has transitioned into a shopping mall." - chris_f (via HN)

Here's how it works on sourcehut:

You pay us the subscription fee of your choice and you get access to our services. We spend it on maintaining and upgrading the hardware, and paying for staff to handle development, operations, support, and on-call.

Because we don't take money from investors, we're only accountable to users, and if we aren't working in your interests, we lose our revenue. We are incentivized to work for you, not to generate a return.

Because we're running 100% free software, we're held accountable because anyone can take our shit and run it on their own servers, or even bootstrap a competing company using our own software. We've made it easy to run out out of business if we lose your trust.

*Federation* is the true value behind ActivityPub, and you can get that without it

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