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gemini://gemini.zachdecook.com/capsule/2021-02-20-font-creation.gmi

Chronicle of my amateur font-making experience. (1300 words).

If I ever meet the person who came up with the feature of text editors where it puts a closing bracket or quote mark in for you when you are typing I will challenge them to a duel.

Pocket Paint is the only painting/image manipulation android app I recommend.
I especially love layers, and how the bucket fill uses transparent colors.
The only feature which is lacking is semi-transparent image masking.
@gdroid

My Dad told me years ago that, if you think about it, everyone you know is like one of the characters from Winnie the Pooh.

My wife and my Dad always say I am like pooh, but I feel like an Eeyore.

My wife is absolutely a Rabbit.

How about you?

The dollar is suddenly worth 0, all the stores are boarded up.

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Added the option to see each 1-bit channels per line, and the assembled 4-colors result.

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Look mom, I'm famous!
gemini://drewdevault.com/2021/01/15/Status-update-January-2021.gmi

Added some features I liked from Acme, right-click to find the next instance for a word.

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When I start using a new program, usually I spend some time changing the keyboard shortcuts to what I'm used to. This sometimes involves learning a new configuration file format. In the case of ~rabbits/left, it was very easy, as the 'configuration' is just a couple of functions in the c source code.

Recently added support for SVG chord symbols on my chordbook gemsite.
As it turns out, many gui clients (deedum, lagrange, amfora) have atrocious svg support
gemini://songs.zachdecook.com/chord.svg/E7?022130

Probably will look into it for lagrange in the future.

Today, I calculated the meter of each 'letter' of using github.com/christian-classics-
The word "blessed" is counted as one syllable, but we can make it split it into two.

PHP8 is a thing

Own up who let the PHP team see Rust and TypeScript? You know what they are like

Anybody interested in a user-friendly editable on ?

I've written the first two pages, please see
gemini://wiki.zachdecook.com

Powered by lists.sr.ht and updated every ten minutes by a crude cron job script. (No conflict resolution yet, but all changes are saved in the email list, so nothing is lost).

Related: I don't trick Vim out to be an IDE-alike, and neither should you. I use mostly vanilla Vim:

git.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/dotfiles/t

I use a second terminal and shell commands to do various tasks I might ask of an IDE, such as building the software, finding compile errors, bulk find or bulk replace, using tools like grep, sed, awk, make, etc. This approach is very flexible - almost any task can performed and almost any question answered without having to use rails laid down by IDE designers - but also practical, because they can be turned into re-usable scripts.

Good reference if you lack shell proficiency:

shellhaters.org/

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@purism I was unable to find the place where you explain how that funding will be used (allocating internal developer time to work on the apps, paying upstream developers…). Can you point me to that page?

Spent too long today tweaking CSS, then got annoyed, decided I didn't like site design and scraped 90% of the stylesheet. Now it looks ace.

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