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Reminder that Project Gutenberg Canada exists

gutenberg.ca/

The site is formatted like it's from 1994, but it's got dozens and dozens of digitised books that are in the Canadian Public Domain

#publicdomain

Aaand, there's a post soliciting talk proposals for LambdaConf on Lobsters now (I wonder which category talks about how great slavery is go in?). I miss when Lobsters was a social news site that wasn't full of vile people. Time to find another place to read, I guess.

I wrote a blog post about doing some fun things in Racket and how lenses made the trade-off between structured and free-form data much less troublesome:

technomancy.us/185

icosahedron.website/media/HBb8

bookface, birdsite, Joel Spoksly Show more

Yay, won my first game of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup! Minotaur Berserkers are pretty great. Thanks for the recommendation @Jephjacques -- especially for recommending the Ultraviolent4 videos, they realllllyyyy helped out

I would personally like to apologize for the antispam movement of the late 90s and early 00s. We did more harm than good. Nothing we did reduced the amount of spam significantly, and we created the centralization of email, where not only does your personal email belong to a monopolist, but to have an email newsletter, you must hire another monopolist to send it.

I'm sorry.

Writing a little thing in Racket (bot for interacting with Braid (new chat project I've been working on (github.com/braidchat/braid))), I've been very pleasantly surprised by how unsurprising & easy everything has been.

Yay, hit 112 WPM on my Keyboardio Model 01 yesterday (using 10fastfingers.com). Finally past my old best-ever on my normal keyboard (108 wpm). It is amazing how much the Model 01 helps typing...feels like it’s guiding your fingers to the right places & molds to your hands.

Our twins are four months old today, and holidays are approaching, and I thought it would be a good idea to give a little something to someone who could use it. This coming Sunday, I'll buy the "Be a Coder" bundle (humblebundle.com/books/be-a-co) to someone who needs, and wants it.

If you'd like to have it, or know someone who would, and you (or them) can't buy it, contact me. Either via DM, or e-mail at be-a-coder@gergo.csillger.hu.

Boosting this toot for better coverage is most appreciated!

I ran in to a very annoying problem with passing Transit data from Clojure to things written in other languages -- turns out Transit has a caching feature that is kind of a pain to disable occasionallycogent.com/2017/12

After demonstrated they can't be trusted, disables their studies on new profiles.

"""While i usually don't like diverting from upstream defaults, something
that automagically loads unwanted add-ons isn't right, so i'm making an
exception here."""

marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports-cvs

Woof, that stupid promo extension was a bad decision from Mozilla...I disabled Studies and opted out of analytics. They are going to have to do a *lot* to earn the trust they had back.

I think the challenge is taking people used to centralized models, used to dystopia, used to outrage and revolt and irony, and placing them in something almost revoltingly sincere. It’s so difficult. They get used to the only fleeting release from despair being attention.