I guess I should do an #introductions, given the influx of new people.
I'm Eric, I live in Ohio (it's approximately as bad as it sounds), I throw computers at people for a living, and I have a varied set of interests:
* #retrocomputing is a big one for me, I post about it over on @bhtooefr
* #transportation, including #cars, #bicycles, #trains, and #planes
* #sustainability, #solar, #renewables
* I have opinions on politics. Not very left by Masto standards, off-the-scale left by US standards.
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Things that I'm happy to CW:
* Politics (including Fedi politics)
* Common traumatic events
* Discussion of bigotry
* Lewd content
* Some controversial figures/organizations
If there's something not in the list below you'd like me to CW, or I forgot to CW something, please ask.
Things that I will not CW:
* Tech (except for tech pol)
If you do not wish to see this in TLs, please mute or block me.
Why we use progressive enhancement to make gov.uk (2016)
"There seems to be a common belief among front-end developers that progressive enhancement is either old fashioned or has simply been replaced by single page applications. This is a problem of perception. We’d like to explain why we use progressive enhancement to build GOV.UK."
there are parts of america alone that are still on fucking dial-up. streaming is not the future of games.
other questions to ask yourself: is google gathering data about the games we play and how we play them?? jk don't ask it it's definitely a yes. where's the mic on the controller google? i know it's there. is there a voice messaging service at all or are we just using hangouts?
tech companies love to talk their thalk on this shit but never care about anyone outside of California lmfao
uspol, "suicide", police murder Show more
"A 19-year-old woman whose hands were cuffed behind her back when she committed suicide during a traffic stop in Chesapeake died of a gunshot wound through the mouth, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner."
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See parent post (https://social.homunyan.com/@animeirl/101773501137034009)
(The aforementioned text editor is VS Code, and the project to host it on a server is https://github.com/codercom/code-server - I wasn't joking about that.)
I think it's absolutely ridiculous that there's a popular text editor that has so high resource consumption that people have gotten a notable improvement in performance and battery life by hosting the text editor on a server somewhere else.
A text editor.
A frickin' text editor.
Everything from October 1995 (apparently when the first Netscape 2.0 public beta was released) on was a mistake.
A Rotary Spark Gap is required in every transmitting station by Federal Authorities. Price $12. (QST 1916) https://archive.org/details/QST_1916_01/page/n27
Computing, transportation, energy... really anything interesting.
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