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Hello programmers; I'm about to blow your minds: 

What. about. hardware. DEceleration.


People from Baltimore: *stares into distance* "Yeah, 'The Wire' is pretty much exactly like real life back home..."

Me: *looks off at the horizon* "Have you ever seen 'King Of The Hill'...?"

Take a look at this fantastic video from the AkuruCON 2018 , the first typography conference we organised in . This year it is happening online.

1) This nonsense is why people hate open source

2) Truly, the cleverest jokes are the ones you have to explain immediately.

So I'm interested in standing up a public git front-end for projects.

Having looked at all the enormous, overwrought, dependency-burdened towers out there that do 99% of things I don't care about, I think what I actually want is just a really good CGit theme. Any recommendations?

[side note: there's evidently no decent index or directory of CGit themes anywhere in the known quadrants of the galaxy]

I probably spent 50 hours preparing a 10-minute lightning talk about font metrics for . Almost all being cleanup on the web-app I built that no one else ever sees, and that I therefore never fix the problems with. Having deadlines is good every now and then.

Despite there already having been multiple talks highlighting the vital importance of documentation, I will bet you all infinity dollars sight unseen that not one of these job postings is a documentation job.

A short follow-up to this morning: how many FOSS emoji fonts are there? Around a dozen, depending on how you count.

So if you wanna see more than just Noto Color Emoji, good news; you got a lotta options on where to pitch in.

Here's the list I made:

Radical, outside-the-bun, counterculturalpoint: if you believe FOSS fonts are something that have value, find a penny to invest in them(*) instead of fruitlessly demanding that a proprietary font vendor change the license on something.

* — This includes any of the half-dozen or so other FOSS emoji-font projects.

I'm really happy to share that I've transfered the #ForkAwesome project to a group of very passionate individuals. Thanks to their patience and motivation, there is a future for set of #Icons that grew so important for a lot of people in the #floss community. Special thanks to @douginamug who made this transition process so smooth and for driving the community. Follow the project at @forkawesome and on

New billion-dollar idea: those little blue-light, no-winter-sun mood-fixer devices, except you can shoot the mood-fixing at other people.

Cautiously optimistic about the new reboot; Frank Herbert's book totally desecrated David Lynch's vision.

Home Assistant has now gotten to the point where it not only has to support a third-party add-on ecosystem, but there are multiple manage-your-add-ons intermediate layers, each of which has its independent configuration & maintenance scaffolding. That's a death knell if I've ever seen one.

Sure seems like meteor showers they keep forecasting aren't making dent in the heat.

As ridiculous as font binaries are, I gotta give them credit where it's due: they certainly are efficient to store & access.

Should online conferences replace the venue / city skyline pics on their t-shirts and web sites with blocky, low-resolution Second Life–style pavilions?

Quick round of applause for the absolute legend of the shipping industry who wrapped the roll of foam I ordered in bubble wrap so it wouldn't get damaged.

Does anybody know if the "dude you're 35 years old and you have a neckbeard lol" guy from OMGUbuntu is 35 yet?

That was a few years ago so I lost track.

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