Dear lazyweb, I'm looking a buying a GPU for a Linux machine. It needs to be able to drive multiple 4K monitors, and preferably have open source drivers. Any suggestions? Doesn't need to be top-of-the-line.

Leveled up my game today. I use a French Press, but my electric grinder is a little too coarse and so the coffee ends up having some grounds in it. Today I sent the coffee through a second paper filter and that helped tremendously.

I'm trying to be more careful about my information consumption. Part of that is watching less TV, and listening to the music I have in my local collection. Mostly I'm listening to MP3s via iTunes & using the excellent Beets (beets.io) to organize my collection.

Today I'm listening to Blind Guardian (blind-guardian.com), starting with their The Forgotten Tales album.

Happy Pi Day. This is your regular reminder that the only sane date format is Big-endian (YYYY-MM-DD) just like everything else we use numbers for.

Also I recommend that we reform the yearly calendar to be 12 months of 30 days and a 5 or 6 day inter-year (pronounced "party") period.

Pay attention, keep an open mind
Be kind without being soft, love without being fooled. Do the work, walk the distance. Kindle your fire to set flames in ready minds.

Greet the new sun together with playful hearts, and spin gravid secrets under the knowing moon.

The connections between beauty, happiness, philosophy and productivity in this week's Sunday Selection.

bytebaker.com/2018/11/18/sunda

Theory: Open source software is terrible to use because design can't be parceled apart like development can. Design has to be holistic and design by committee results in awful stuff. #foss

I was late to my meditation class and couldn't get in, so I went to a Turkish coffee shop around the corner and had an Arabic coffee and chocolate cake. Is this what millennials call self-care?

Good interview with Harvard Prof. Lauren Williams, including this bit about representation: "Nowadays I have many collaborations with women, which has been refreshing. My daughter actually thinks that most mathematicians are women."

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story

Finally releasing another utility called Contraste. Please download it at contrasteapp.com/ but more importantly, please use it and make sure your website or app is accessible to people with visual impairment! Feedback and boosts appreciated :)

I would really like to see Dr who go back to how it was in the old series where the Dr wasn't space jesus or the last scion of magic planet but was just one time lord out of many and not even the smartest or the best. There were many times in the old series where the doctor would say something snarky about the master and then another time lord would be like "yeah but didn't the master do way better than you in school?" Because there were other time lords and the dr wasn't jesus

early third millennium musings of a late second millennium mind 

I don't like the ongoing cycle of "reboots" very much, gritty or otherwise, yet they're so pervasive.

Rehashing the same stories in a slightly different way, the same fashions, the same technologies, is maddening to me.

I expected more.

Bring on new weirdings - optical transistors grown from salts, or chorales performed using the whispers of paintbrushes at work, or clothes that are their own ecosystems. Set off in directions unexpected and absurd.

Abandon the idea that people gone by somehow had better ideas than you do strictly because they came along first. They were just as clueless and confused as you or me. Hell, most of them were way more clueless and confused.

Y'all deserve to live in the light; the shadows of the old are no place for you to build your worlds.

Does your chat protocol have first-class clients that include all features and run natively on desktop systems instead of just web browsers, mobile phones or Electron?

No?

Then your chat protocol is as good at being a chat protocol as the average bowl of pudding.

As the EU Parliament passes Articles 11 & 13, it's worth remembering that libraries are some of the last public places where cultural exchanges can happen freely and openly.

"Even more radically, your time at the library comes with absolutely no expectation that you buy anything. Or even that you even transact at all. And there’s certainly no implication that your data or your rights are being surrendered in return for the services you partake in."

subtraction.com/2018/09/11/you

Every cryptid's favorite American president is Jimmy Carter. He was/is the only President to have ever sighted and reported a UFO. Plus, a peanut-farming nuclear engineer who rose to become the most powerful man in the world and then retired to his home in a small town to help build houses and teach Sunday School?

CRYPTID

I wonder if we'll able be able to liberate software engineering from dependency hell. I fear the answer is 'no'.

Ah yes, the four alchemical elements:

⛰️ Ground
🔌 VCC
🕓 Clock
📄 Data

"Reader mode" is touted as a feature that web browsers gain support for, right alongside new CSS properties and faster JavaScript interpreters.

But it just shows how much of a failure web as a platform is in delivering an actually readable content and enojoyable experience — so much that browsers have to rip the content off the web pages and show it in their own clean & usable interface. Talk about web being the future.

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I’m a World Lead on . I manage talented artists, defining player journey and building incredible worlds for Destiny raiders including Kingsfall, WotM, Leviathan, Eater of Worlds, Spire of Stars, and Last Wish. Before raids, I worked on Cosmodrome and the Dreadnaught.

My previous credits include Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , Left 4 Dead 2, and Defense Grid.

I also make for fun.

I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

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