A few things I like about the #emacs ecosystem:
* mu4e for reading/writing mails (based on the mu mail indexer)
* tramp mode (open files on remote machines)
* eshell (a shell written in emacs lisp, makes seamless use of tramp-mode on remote systems)
* org-mode (for anything todo-list related, it can do spreadsheet and time tracking and whatnot)
* really good online documentation
it really is an operating system.
And I appreciate how integrated everything is. Almost like OS X, as strange as that must sound.
currently reorganizing my big todo list into an org-mode file
Somehow not being member of a hackerspace frees up a lot of time for actual projects.
look, I'm participating :)
I feel like the tweet format is to longer internet content what junk food is to food...
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we treat the browser like this anti-environment, not a VM, not an OS, just a specialized language stack that plays by its own goofy rules. it's so ridiculous that web apps are so ubiquitous but so distinct from desktop apps that in order to port them to the desktop **you bundle the browser with the app**
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we got all these half-measures: localstorage isn't a filesystem or a database, service workers aren't background processes, etc., so we abstract this nonsense to match patterns like filesystems and databases and background processes -- the patterns used everywhere else. and still! hardly any of it prompts the user for permission.
it's a mess and the folks leading the charge are led by cash and traffic. it's gonna stay a mess.
#Blender gets all their videos blocked worldwide by #YouTube. #Armory3D has their #Patreon page closed down and their backers refunded without any notice as to why. All the #FOSS projects hosted by #GitHub now have their hosting at the mercy of #Microsoft.
And this is just a few of the recent examples.
When is the #FOSS community going to learn that we need to create and run our own infrastructure as well as apps?
how are build systems always such garbage?
current status: fuck you, yocto.
Geliebtes Smartphone – bist Du böse?
"Smartphones werden im weltweiten Durchschnitt bereits nach rund 20 Monaten gegen ein neues Gerät getauscht. Ein solch schneller Wechsel sollte aber dringend überdacht werden. Wie im Folgenden beschrieben wird, sind die Geräte von der Wiege bis zur Bahre eine Katastrophe für die ökologische und soziale Nachhaltigkeit."
Endlich schreibt das mal jemand an etwas prominenterer Stelle. Gebraucht kaufen und/oder lange nutzen - sehr gut!👍
Point being, telling a kid about "if errorlevel 1 goto fail" or "./configure; make; make install" goes a long way.
I haven't seen him in at least a decade, like most of the people who were mentoring me.
But at least when it comes to computers I can handle myself. I hope this doesn't sound like I'm bragging. Computers are a pretty big part of my life so this is good.
Maybe I was 12, too. Memory is a bit fuzzy on the age side.