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I guess I should do an , 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:

* is a big one for me, I post about it over on @bhtooefr
* , including , , , and
* , ,
* I have opinions on politics. Not very left by Masto standards, off-the-scale left by US standards.

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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to be a common belief among front-end developers that progressive enhancement is either old fashioned or has simply been replaced by single page applications.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."

technology.blog.gov.uk/2016/09

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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

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@imani

You may be interested in these (USA) initiatives to a) hack debt by rebuying it cheap using the terms granted to debt collectors and deleting it, b) fight debt with collective action.

a) rollingjubilee.org/
b) debtcollective.org/

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fuck rails to trails

leave the tracks in and put passenger service on them

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Size comparison between the omnibook and some of my other HP portables.

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the reason pictures of modern architecture never have people in them is because no one actually lives in anything that looks like that

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Unfortunately, I have to keep doing my job before I can do a proper unboxing and setup, but, uh...

Expect s quick, poorly edited, off the hip video of the unboxing sometime this week.

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So weird that using a laptop as a "thin" client is so much more battery- and RAM-intensive than simply installing native applications and running them locally. It's almost like abusing a technology that was never intended for this purpose is a bad idea.

(The aforementioned text editor is VS Code, and the project to host it on a server is github.com/codercom/code-serve - 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.

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A Rotary Spark Gap is required in every transmitting station by Federal Authorities. Price $12. (QST 1916) archive.org/details/QST_1916_0

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