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Finally wrote a to fully render my static blog using only a total of 278 lines of script (including html template). The only dependencies are lowdown and common shell tools. You can fetch it at or inspect the results at

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whoever came up with the word should have been more creative and maybe called instead. Maybe then website maintained would feel a bit more conflicted when asking people if they want to accept a , or if they want to accept all the

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Hey fediverse! I have created a simple shell script to organize pdf documents and keep notes on them, check it out at any comments are welcome!

PSA: running `std::sort` using a non-strict ordering can lead to undefined behaviour.

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Starting an OpenBSD Webzine!

Format is likely to be PDF and maybe also available as HTML (maybe PDF to PNG anyone??)

Target is: only 1 page, gather stuff to create next issue and release when no room available for more. No weekly/monthly schedule.

Here is a raw prototype, what do you think of it? (content is quite garbage to simulate something likely to happen but not currently true/accurate)

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do cats smell like asparagus?

Revisiting emacs 5 years after the last time I used it, it strikes me that it is probably the best email client/browser out there, as well as the best lisp interpreter... If only it were a decent editor... :(

just dropped by to express my bewilderment that symlinks /lib to /usr/lib but doesn't extend the same courtesy to /include

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Notable works coming into public domain at midnight 

Films are listed with their director, literature with their author


The Gold Rush, Charlie Chaplin
Ben-Hur, Fred Niblo
Бронено́сец «Потёмкин» (The Battleship Potemkin), Sergei Eisenstein
The Big Parade, King Vidor
Le fantôme du Moulin-Rouge (The Phantom of the Moulin-Rouge), René Clair
Go West, Buster Keaton
The Freshman, Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, starring Harold Lloyd
Lights of Old Broadway, Monta Bell
The Monster, Roland West, starring Lon Chaney
The Phantom of the Opera, Rupert Julian, starring Lon Chaney
Seven Chances, Buster Keaton


Metropolis, Thea von Harbou (written in tandem with the 1927 Fritz Lang film)
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Manhattan Transfer, John Dos Passos
Porgy, DuBose Heyward (made into "Porgy and Bess")
Those Barren Leaves, Aldous Huxley
Carry On, Jeeves, PG Wodehouse
Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
The Billy-Club Puppets, Federico García Lorca
A Cuckoo in the Nest, John Travers
The Hollow Men, TS Eliot

how come it's 2020 and pundits still complain about the garbage fire that is corporate social media without even so much as mentioning the existence of alternatives?

Am I the only person who starts replying to messages and systematically stops, thinks again, and eventually quits?

currently my preferred method of calling a progrram from python is to have it output a bash script.

acheivement unlocked: installed printer without searching for anything online

@UrandomPodcast @thaj thanks for reminding me to buy laoganma on my way home today

Observation of the day: for whatever reason `rsync -aP` runs much faster (locally at least) than `rsync -a` (at least on ubuntu 18.04) when making large transfers like say copying your ad-hoc backup from 5 years ago from one disk to another.

super market: sheep milk?
me: ... yes...

(All the taste of sheep cheese and all the fluidity of milk)

incidentally this is a good reason to consider starting using the kernel style of bracing (i.e. keeping the braces in a single line by themselves)

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and yes this is going to be a pain, I suggest using to automate as much as you can out of this like say: :g/template/norm y/^{<cr>GP to get a copy of all your template declarations at the bottom

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on a related note, if you're linker is telling that it doesn't know how to use the templated functions that you so kindly provided in a precompiled library. You need to forward declare them

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