If you're interested in using an IDE to develop directly on remote servers, this blog post is for you: hanselman.com/blog/VisualStudi

@tokudan I'm pretty sure it is Discworld and refers to Hex.

@bithive Huh? I can adjust font size to fit my mood, and since I use volume keys to turn pages (and don't have to wait for an eInk display to redraw), this gives me the opportunity to read in very short breaks between other things.

Rustc has guards against characters that may have been confused (or coworker-trolled) for similarly looking characters, such as the glottal stop ʔ or the full-width question mark ? for ?. Here's the file with all detected characters: github.com/rust-lang/rust/blob

Apparently I have read over 130 books on the ebook reader on my phone. Since it wasn't exactly cooperating with my efforts of exporting my highlights and notes, I had to extract them with a bit of adb and SQL. If you use FBReader (or want to pull app data from an Android phone), this may be of interest: rixx.de/blog/exporting-bookmar

@benno Good thing it's not a debate and not a basis for an argument, then?

Also: "There's no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool." (Edward Teller)

So I found my old fortunes file, and it contained a Terry Pratchett quote that just seems exceedingly appropriate today: "Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time."

Using fzf to build a primitive live REPL is clever and nice: paweldu.dev/posts/fzf-live-rep

The geekiest and best video ever made my day 100% better: Whole New Worlds, An Aladdin History of Exoplanets. youtube.com/watch?v=gai8dMA19S

They are actively looking for feedback from individuals, private groups, and whoever is interested in using this setup, so if you have the time and inclination, check out their test month and let them know what you think!

Modular now provides hosted Matrix, including DNS and branded Riot (the Matrix app), and a web-based management interface. Apparently many of the Matrix core developers work for them, so that seems like a good and sustainable move on their part.

In case you want to play with it, they offer a free month for testing. Their pricing is obviously targeting companies, which also seems like a good move regarding sustainability. modular.im/services/matrix-hos

@dtluna Ah, I thought you were interested in productive discussion of the issue! My mistake, sorry. Muting this part of the thread.

@dtluna Nothing here called for the crudeness you display. It harms the discussion and makes it harder to address your argument.

@mwlucas Yeah, as a noob who just uses PGP for mails and file encryption (on servers where there's basically nothing else available), this rang horribly true.

@Matemann Oh, I wasn't aware that magic-wormhole is commercial, proprietary with a single point of failure. Could you point me to sources on that, please? Because to me it looked self-hostable, open source, and decentralized.

This article is infinitely quotable, and I really recommend that you look at it if you have any interest in encrypting data or communications at all.

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