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For people who are sad about Freenode, I am too.

I want everyone to take courage, though, because picking up and moving our crap elsewhere is freedom. It's the freedom given to us by IRC, by federated services, and by FLOSS software in general.

We only have this freedom because IRC isn't *owned*. This was and is the best thing about the open internet, and it's worth preserving as much as we can.

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Can someone explain to me why a new protocol like #gemini has continued to enshrine CRLF as a protocol-meaningful sequence instead of using just LF?

These were printer control codes, fer cryin out loud.

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The correct response to command line tools which spy on users is not to introduce a ‘DO_NOT_TRACK’ environment variable; it is to stop using those command line tools.

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tired: "we love monorepos so much, we keep 20 of them"

wired: "plentyrepos"

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ah yeah, system administration documentation or how I like to call it "~/.bash_history"

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If you consider using Markdown for some kind of formatted document, you'd be well served by taking a look at Asciidoc.

Markdown is a stupid format that cannot be reliably parsed. Asciidoc is not only consistent, but is also provides a lot of features one needs. How about the ability to do tables, as an example.

If you're in a situation where you need to have a simple markup format and you cannot use org-mode for various reasons, take a look at Asciidoc. I'm quite pleasantly surprised.

@phoe list-named-class was recently highlighted in CLPotD (twitter.com/svetlyak40wt/statu) and it got me curious, what is the use case for naming classes as a list? From the Gateway example it seems to be used as a tagging mechanism?

@emacsomancer idk if this is related to your field, but would you happen to know a good 'weekend hack'-sized algorithm for generating natural language? Is syntactic tree templates aproach shown in PAIP still the best bang per buck?

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In retrospect, browser developers getting tired of waiting on the W3C and beginning to standardise their implementations — rather than implementing standards — was an inflection point which would move control of the Web to whichever sponsor could gain a large majority share of the market.

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Oh, and the Servo team at Mozilla (writing the browser engine in Rust) was also let go.

No way Firefox is going to get much attention from Mozilla now.

@phoe Did anything ever come out of your reddit call to action? I've been meaning to send you an email w/ my thoughts about the matter but haven't gotten around to it yet.

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Firefox market share vs Mozilla Foundation chair salary for last year financials are available (2018)

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-remember, daughter: destroy authority, not the planet.
-yes, mom.

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Next Tuesday at 13:00 CEST online-lisp-meets with

⭐️ Jan Moringen about the new and improved version of Clouseau, the McCLIM inspector facility
⭐️ Hayley Patton about ideas from developing the Netfarm distributed object system in common-lisp (concurrency)

links, titles, and abstracts: reddit.com/r/lisp/comments/i05

Thanks to @phoe for organising this wonderful series!

@lisp @commonlisp

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#Programming #Lisp #CommonLisp @lisp

My upcoming Common Lisp book, "The Common Lisp Condition System", was officially announced by Apress. It'll be available in paper and electronic formats at the end of the year.

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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Cultural appropriation is such an interesting fight that we have on the left and in this country, because we often treat it to mean "Cultural theft" which implies the existence of "Cultural property", ideas and practices that can belong to one group of people. While I don't necessarily disagree with that framework, I do think sometimes it might be more productive to talk of Erasure, Fetishization, and Commodification.

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ME TO MY COLLEAGUES: you should consider moving your code to somewhere other than Microsoft GitHub, because monopolies are bad

GITLAB: *does this*
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IPFS is a really nice distributed filesystem that is slowly growing in popularity. Netflix has found a good use case: container image distribution.


I'm slightly reminded of Usenet: just download content from the nearest server!

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