@passthejoe Using and developing *free* software, I hope you mean 😉.
If everyone becomes a developer, but they're still slaves to proprietary SW, the free software movement has failed.

After a decade of waffling I finally started using NoScript. It's interesting. I mostly allow scripts, but make myself do so manually. And it's interesting to be aware of javascript usage on different sites. Like a geiger counter.

@jameschip what's the difference between

blue > char > x y


blue > x y > char

@juliobiason Is there a federated stackoverflow yet?
I mean, it's nice and all that they license the content under creative commons, but still would be good to have an option for self-hosted new communities of answers.

@lgehr step 5 was notably the most difficult, as there were a number of things I tried, but they didn't work (regarding creating and importing packages). Don't take these instructions as indicative of standard practice among go developers, I have no clue what other devs do to change go stdlib. So, this is what worked for me.

1. Motivation: had recently experimented with using a emoji clock in shell prompt
2. aerc documentation pointed to go's time.Time.Format
3. go's documentation pointed to a file called src/time/format.go
4. `sudo find / -path '*time/format.go'`
5. copied file, bind-mounted copy over original
6. Made code change (as seen in github PR #45394), compiled aerc to test

There was a post on gemini lately about how we shouldn't use ⓒⓔⓡⓣⓐⓘⓝ sᴛʀᴀɴɢᴇ 𝒸𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒶𝒸𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓈 in our writing because . My hot take is that as long as the characters being used aren't used improperly (accents/foreign characters), we should just fix our TTS software to pronounce things as the author intended.

@kelbot one of the difficult things about the command line interface is that it doesn't help much if you forget the name of a command. Maybe I need to keep a printed cheatsheet for the 5000+ commands in my path. Distro maintainers take this advice.

I used an iPhone for 3 days 

I configured to use emojis for the clock time stamp. In related news: does anybody know how I can go about contributing my code change upstream to ’s stdlib?

@technomancy @mdhughes @GeoffWozniak Thing is, there isn't always an alternative to C. If you want to target unpopular OSes and architectures in constrained environments, "modern" langs like Rust won't work.

If you know a lang that can produce small + fast binaries for a vast array of non-mainstream platforms (x86, ARM, Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, and Windows are the mainstream ones), I'm all ears.

There are three reasons why C works on just about every platform under the Sun:

1. It's standardized, which makes writing a new compiler/backend much easier.
2. It's slow-moving, which makes it easy to maintain said compilers
3. It's old, so it has a lot of compilers/backends already built.

Achieving the first two of the above three qualities are quite essential to "replace" C.

Was thinking about how so much content on gemini is mirrored or converted from other sites (I'm guilty of this too). Isn't this why the protocol allowed for proxy requests? Maybe it's a client-capability problem. Anyway, started working on a proxy from to .

I want to learn awk so I can do cool efficient text pipeliney things (like start printing on match, stop printing on another match, or run such and such command on a subset of the stream), but everytime I look at a tutorial for it, I think "these aren't practical" or "this makes no sense".

@lastfuture How many fans do they have?

Under the sales model, they'd need 1 album every two years, and 120 fans willing to purchase that album for comparable income.

@kline And can you do that without being accused of censorship?

Hypothesis: posts that are outliers in engagement metrics (comments, score, etc) are more likely to be low quality/controversial/damaging to communities.

@apt yeah, like how do you add notes. I've tried clicking , control-clicking, right clicking, pressing buttons on keyboard, etc.

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