@garrett Yeah, isn't in great how "crap mitigation" has become a standard life skill?

Also, @whalebird does not know how to count characters in its 'new toot' popup dialog. My guess it that it's counting keystrokes in the "livecounter" but bytes when it actually tries to send the post and returns the contradictory "post must be between 0 and 500" error message.

Revisiting how uninterested I am in "boosts" (aka retweets): I've turned off retweets for a LOT of people on Twitter I regard as friends. Because they have an uncontrollable need to retweet snarky, sarcastic, confrontational drivel from other people I don't know, just cause it made them chuckle once. I'm happier hearing what my friends say, less happy hearing the amplified unfriendliness of others–even if I agree with the underlying sentiment. Public derisiveness only makes discourse worse.

So apparently there's a "desktop client" for GitHub.


Noto Lao does **ALL** of its GSUB shaping substitutions with ligature lookups, and Noto Thai does **all** of its in decomposition lookups ... in case you were wondering how it's going....

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@paperdigits Yeah; using SyncThing. But I still have project "teams" I'm on that use Dropbox....

I **know** I used to have a @conservancy sticker somewhere.... Where did these things all go?

@ted mastodon.social is aggresively "here's how you ought to use Mastodon", if that helps any...

Just got a note from Dropbox saying I have to move my *local* Dropbox-sync folder to a disk with a different filesystem format on it.

Also: why aren't they called 'mastodonists' ?

Filed three new bugs this morning; hoping to get at least two more written up by the end of day.

@jerrykan I assume everyone feels that way. I'm just saying I would not miss it.

I'd be with the mastodon movement not including retweets (or whatever frankenterm they've come up with for it). Life is so much more pleasant when you don't know have to know what other people like.

Happy Birthday, Debian. 🎂 🎉 🎈
25 years old.

Ian Murdock announced #Debian on August 16th 1993. The first release, 0.01, was made the next month, on September 15th.

Congratulations & thanks to the Debian volunteers, past and present, for making it such a fantastic distro. Here's to the next 25 years.


@paperdigits @patdavid Fonts. Not a lot of overlap with existing XMP usage, AFAICT.... I.e., none. So a wise old sage who knows all that has come before would be helpful to find.

@patdavid @paperdigits I think this is more like "create a new namespace and add ALL the fields".... Which is something I'm not clear anyone has ever done....

@patdavid @paperdigits I'm looking for info on its extensibility to non-photo use cases.

@patdavid @paperdigits How much nitty-gritty do you two know about the XMP sidecar format? Is there a resident expert I can annoy?

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