Ugh...I updated my keyboardio firmware and now my tapdance & oneshot keys are sporadically not working properly...and in the process of trying to figure out what's going on, I realized that there are open pull requests against my keyboardio repo from February that Github decided not to tell me about (sorry @iliana )
I don't like computers
I spent a while yesterday figuring out how to make a Helm source in Emacs with some nice little features that the provided ones come with, but the documentation doesn't explain. It required some source-diving to figure out, so maybe someone else will find this useful: https://occasionallycogent.com/emacs_custom_helm_source/index.html
@algernon I kept thinking about this too over the past few days & tried to put my thoughts down https://occasionallycogent.com/git_via_email/index.html I look forward to seeing your thoughts as well (I appreciated your comments on Lobsters, as always)
I wrote something again today, this time about something a little more controversial than Emacs customization 😬 https://occasionallycogent.com/against_mindless_minimalism/index.html
@algernon That is very cool! I would love to have something that would let me type on my phone without getting frustrated, I will be following this project with great interest :D
I'm trying to write more things for public consumption, so I wrote a little bit about my recent foray into customizing my Emacs modeline. I would love some feedback about anything - content, presentation, something better to write about! https://occasionallycogent.com/custom_emacs_modeline/index.html
@algernon I've been feeling like it's time to block Lobsters for a while too...it seems like it's become a lot more like the sites I came there to avoid :/
@davidrevoy Looks good on Firefox on macOS, but it seems to just be a still frame on iOS...don't see any controls or way to make it play either :/
My end-of-year books-read list: https://occasionallycogent.com/books_of_2018/index.html
@noelle If you're ever in Montreal, the biodome has a pretty great penguin exhibit, with a bunch of them running around & being goofy.
Many people who followed the story of #Keyboardio, their backer updates, have been pushing them to consider writing a book about their experience. Reading their newest backer update, that feeling intensified tenfold. There's drama, mystery, anticipation, thrill, crime, and in the end, Good triumphs. It's starting to feel like it needs a movie too, not just a book.
I just learned about extended DCGs in Prolog and they are very cool. I even mostly avoided comparing then to monads 😬 https://occasionallycogent.com/prolog_edcgs/index.html
Spoilers for "The Missing"
I'm watching the supergreatfriend "Let's Play" of "The Missing" now. From basically as soon as the game started, I was sure that JJ was trans, but I wasn't entirely sure why. Now, in episode 6, they start teasing the reveal of that.
I am just really curious what it was about the intro to the game that made that so obvious but left me unable to article why :/
a list of completely distinct street names in seattle
@iliana That is pretty bad...reminds me when my family lived on "Indian Road", in a neighbourhood that also had Indian Street, Indian Grove, and Indian Park Cresent.
On the plus side, we got to know all the people that lived at our street number on the various other streets, since we'd constantly get each other's mail :p
@ambrevar Hey, I just wanted to let you know I just moved my blog from Jekyll + markdown to Org, based on your "A Blog in Pure Org" post.
Thanks a lot for writing that & publishing your setup, it was extremely helpful!
@algernon That looks great!
I make computer things in Toronto, mostly in Clojure. I powerlifting, strongman, and Highland Games How are you?
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