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Recurring offer reminder: I'll help / mentor / teach / tutor / troubleshoot with anyone who wants to learn git for basic version control, collaboration, managing personal projects, or for a day job. I'll work to connect people with mentors other than me if they prefer - no need to explain why.

Same for bash, command line tools, and so on.

I want using & contributing to FS/OSS to be easier for way more people.

Boosts appreciated!!

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Molly had her 1st proper haircut last weekend, 7 months old.

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how to migrate ello account to cohost send toot

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I want to see an established scifi property do a series that functions like an anthology of "miniseries" type stories.

Give me, for example, "Star Trek Galaxy"; each "season" is 5-ish episodes that each track a story arc for one ship/mission somewhere. Each arc has the freedom to stand alone. Avoid cameos. Avoid recurring characters between seasons. Just tell me a tight story that enriches the universe.

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in the spirit of constructive criticism, what i really want to see is a social media platform that:

- allows users to curate comments on their own posts
- allows creating, annotating, categorizing, sharing, and subscribing to block lists
- permits easy syndication both in and out
- has a clear, human-readable and machine-readable data export mechanism
- has clearly stated moderation ideals and a clear strategy for scaling moderation
- has a legal status that prevents it from taking venture investment or going public, and/or is owned by its operators
- is open source and self-hostable

if it's not all of those things at launch that's fine but it should at least be somewhere on the roadmap and shouldn't be clearly financially impossible based on your business model

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In Bash,
`~+` is expanded to the content of `PWD`
`~-` is expanded to the content of `OLDPWD`

cd /tmp
echo You are here: ~+
echo You were here: ~-

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I need your best "fell down a rabbit hole debugging and the issue was the Linux OS / kernel" stories... trying to come up with a plot for a video game :)

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Being constantly angry and outraged at the constantly terrible world events means that you have basic human empathy but it also means that you are being constantly traumatized.

Remember that you can't help others unless you help yourself first.

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@cwebber @be at the command of the king, the great sage forged twelve yubikeys to seal away the triforce. the legend says each are hidden away deep within temples across the land, and guarded by terrible beasts

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if you're ever wondering what braxy is, it's simply a kind of epizooty or murrain. Hope that helps!

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Any Vancouverites want tickets to see Weird Al this Saturday?

I have tickets in the center orchestra.

DM me if you're interested!

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I fundamentally believe that computers should help as many people as possible do as much as possible, and the way to achieve that isn't by hiding what computers are doing; it's by making what computers are doing understandable and manipulable by users.

Computers should do what their users tell them to. No more, and no less.

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a modest examination of some Linux Terminal Emulator Features and Hardware Compatibility: babbagefiles.xyz/terminal-emul

(includes discussion of zutty, terminology, kitty, foot, alacritty, vterm)

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Selfies, OOTD, dopamine dressing 

The term "dopamine dressing" is usually associated with bright colours but it can mean anything you feel good in. Two good things:

1. I love the randomness of tie dye.
2. I've been a lot less clumsy and more mindful since starting ADHD meds, so wrecking light coloured clothes by spilling on them or doing something careless isn't a 95% certainty any more. (Obviously, there's other good things about meds, but that's the big one relevant to pastel overalls.)

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I just somehow managed to make "without" a separable word by generating the clause "with also out being reminded"

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I’ve started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness.

I finally got around to switching away from kitty to wezterm as my daily driver terminal emulator.

I wanted something that works on both MacOS and Windows (the two operating system choices I have to deal with on $WORK provided workstations), supports modern escape standards and SIXEL graphics, is decently configurable, doesn't have weird keyboard shortcuts that conflict with my muscle memory, and doesn't have a toxic, abrasive maintainer.

So far wezterm is ticking all the boxes!

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All operating systems should always include a key combination that, when pressed, homes the mouse pointer to a well known, and preferably configurable, location.

This would be so much faster and easier than the current jiggle the mouse to see a zoomed pointer or a cascading reticle solutions.

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