Astonishing that we live in a world where "going viral" is a commonly used English expression, but people seem surprised to learn that actual viruses do this.

@emacsen Being organised is, however, not about tools.

I've done GTD for most of the 14 years I've used it with just plain text files in a directory.

Questions they tell you to ask if you find a dead body:
- Is the person really dead?
- Is whatever killed them still around?
- Is it your problem?
So far, all affirmative. Now, a question nobody did ask you to consider, but which you can't avoid:
- Is it your body?
Well, fuck.

Adding some documentation to my shell scripts so that I can put them up on SourceHut later today.

I’ve been using these scripts daily, to do things like manage my music collection, manage my notes (zettelkasten), backup my stuff, and sync my files.

Version 27.1 of everyone's favorite extensible, customizable, and free text editor is here! Try the latest #Emacs release and see what all the fuss is about: u.fsf.org/34s

Did you know?

Percentages are reversible. 8% of 25 is the same as 25% of 8, and often one of them is much easier to do in your head.

Why Mastodon and the fediverse are “doomed to fail”

-> a small rant about how the profit lens distorts our understanding of success vs. failure:

write.as/eloquence/why-mastodo

I wonder if you could run the Erlang VM on a phone, you could theoretically make phone apps in Elixir

Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.

Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.

This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.

standardebooks.org/

When I was a kid, there was always a key marked "Return". These days it's always "Enter".

When did we reach the point of no Return?

This has been in question again lately, so I thought I'd remind you

The ultimate goal of any program is to be as simple as possible. It is much harder to write a simple program than a complex program, but achieving simplicity is the highest calling of the programmer, and we must strive for it.

Ah, Merveilles. One of the best little corners of the internet.

Aryeh Nirenberg has created an amazing video, which lets you feel the rotation of the earth:

Using a tracking mount aligned with North Star, he kept taking photos every 12 seconds for about 3 hours. The camera is looking at the same portion of the Milky Way.

"Have you ever felt awe and delight upon first experiencing a computer interface? An interface that surprised you with its strangeness, with a sense of entering an alien world?"

cognitivemedium.com/tat/index.

We're getting many questions in regard to why we target old devices. Here are some of our thoughts on the matter.

What we are trying to do, is build inspiring software that might give people's old machines a second life, or a second look. To make possible this sort of recycling and reuse, we also maintain and archive documentation for these various systems.

A lot of the ideas explored back in the 70s and 80s should not be forgotten, or seen as lesser.

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