Today's redundant sentence: 'The information in the table is in table format'
That, believe it or not, was in documentation that went out to customers
What every #linux user should know about setting up and using sound themes https://opensource.com/article/18/6/sound-themes-linux
OK, I'm going to give it a shot. 'It' being publishing a static website with Emacs org-mode and GitLab Pages. Just need to figure out what the site will focus on ...
I have nothing to say about Microsft's acquisition of GitHub. I'm going to let my actions speak instead
How to use the history command in #Linux https://opensource.com/article/18/6/history-command
For the last couple of weeks, I've been working with Tekan, an @WekanApp or @trello-like plugin for #TiddlyWiki. It's simple, but effective for a pair of personal projects, and for a pre-release workflow at the day job
One of my many nightmares involves listening to an audio book being read by someone with my voice ...
Is there a store that's not having a Queen's Birthday sale? Just asking for a friend
Once upon a time, someone offered me in the region of $150 to write a 400-page manual for his software. Not $150 an hour, but $150 for the project.
Needless to say, I declined. Probably not as politely as I should have. Anyway, I saw the manual about a year later. It looked and read like he'd paid someone $150 to write it ...
Microsoft is showing how much they love open source by encouraging projects to host their own infrastructure again ❤️
Well, this is pretty shit: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft-is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github although I've never been a fan of "almost" open source Github... they have simply been enjoying the network effect.
New at The Plain Text Project: Going from #Markdown to Word Processor https://plaintextproject.online/2018/06/04/wordpro.html #plaintext
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my biggest take regarding #ForkOff is this: don't make it into a bigger deal than it is (and that goes both directions). it's not world-shattering. it won't end the fediverse. it won't save the fediverse. nothing will happen overnight. change is long, and hard, and progress is slow.
keep your expectations realistic, and i could REALLY do without the fearmongering on my feeds. this isn't the first time people have talked about forking mastodon, and wow, we're all still here lol.
Good #writing advice from Warren Ellis:
"Don't fetishise starting with a blank page on Day One. Note the ideas down as they come to you, and test and expand them when you feel like it, and soon enough a pretty big chunk of the job is done, and your gig on Day One is largely down to construction, drum fills and improv."
OK, I'm now officially offline for the weekend. Really this time. Really! 😀
OK, kids, that's it for me for another week. Take care, stay safe, keep your minds open, and we'll meet again in a couple of days
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