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Announcing the SourceHut project hub πŸŽ‰

I don't usually explicitly ask for shares, but this is a big deal for SourceHut - the project hub solves one of our major goals for the alpha. Please help spread the word ❀️

@sir No, it's a good language because it slows people down, which means it causes them to write less bad software than they otherwise would have been able to.

@amiloradovsky @sir I love Ansible because it lets me (1) document in code exactly how my servers are set up, and (2) quickly rebuild my servers if something goes wrong.

That said, Drew has a point; because Ansible makes servers easier to maintain, it enables/encourages more complex configurations that you would not create if you had to deploy everything by hand. The complexity is still there, even if you manage it with automation.

Thinking about trying again to set up a system (on a different machine). Last time I tried, I got stuck and ended up wiping macOS.

Docker rant 

What if I told you we could give your site a dark theme just by **deleting** a few lines of CSS.

CSS normalization is where you tell your users that you don't care about their preferences.
`@media prefers-color-scheme` says "we care about some preferences... iff your browser/OS is new enough"


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Also GitLab:

question: Is there a need for black-and-white ?
Do any existing vendors provide satisfactory monotone glyphs?

Waiting for unicode-based output to devour fontawesome (and similar). For accessibility purposes. defines some ui-element glyphs in the private-use area:

Maybe some of these should move to become part of the standard?

Recently discovered , a completed emoji font project.
I don't think I'll retire yet though: emoji-font design should be accessible to the masses, and I still believe composing them from multiple semantically-named files enhances the process.

Spent some time this evening working on [Otter](, a free content management framework for laravel (PHP framework). It's promising, but currently leans heavily on a vue.js frontend... for now...

Idea: NFC receipts as an alternative to paper receipts

I don't want to give you my email address, but you encode the receipt data onto an NFC pad I can tap my phone to, we can save paper without giving you that oh-so-tasty data

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?

Contributing to someone's open source projects is the most sincere form of flattery.

How did you improve your privacy and security in 2019? What are you looking to do more of in 2020?

Call for reviewers 

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