I really like the workflow and aesthetic of tiling window managers, but I always find myself falling into the same productivity trap of writing programs to handle normal stuff like plugging and unplugging external monitors, automatically locking my display on suspend.
I can't help but feel that life is too short for my computer to require me to script all this stuff manually? Is there a tiling window manger that handles "DE" tasks like XFCE would, but does everything else like a tiler?
I spun up an instance of https://miniflux.app/ for myself, and I'm super happy with it. No more feedly (or <insert your hosted RSS service with algorithmic feed sorting here>)!
This type of change feels uncharacteristic for Rails, and avoiding stuff like this is why I use Rails in the first place 🤔
Webpacker seems great for including 3rd party libs, but it makes things much more complicated for my own scripts.
On #Mastodon, is it possible to view the local timeline of other instances? There’s several other than my own local timeline that I’d like to see! To clarify, I’m not looking for the federated timeline — I want to look at all the public posts on one specific instance.
I built my own S/MMS microblogging site and decided to write up a little about it: https://ai6ua.net/blog/2019/05/10/hello-nomad/
Here is my mother’s new cat, Oliver. He’s a demanding sweetie, hopped up on the back of the couch to bonk my head with his and everything.
One friendly walleyed lynx-point Siamese (at least part-Siamese). A great addition to my extended family.
(Image descriptions aren’t working in my browser, unfortunately, but the photos are pictures of an affectionate cat)
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