Random remarks on Old Chinese type-A/type-B syllables https://elmord.org/blog/?entry=20190925-old-chinese-type-a-b
From Thunderbird to Liferea as a feed reader https://elmord.org/blog/?entry=20190920-liferea
@klaatu listing individual features misses the point; the idea is that if the software you use every day can't do "view source" on any command you run, it's defective. if you can't edit the source and see the effects of your change immediately: also really missing the point of software.
#emacs only happens to be the most widespread instance of this philosophy being applied, and the one with the richest history and active community.
Emacs performance, profiling, and garbage collection https://elmord.org/blog/?entry=20190913-emacs-gc
More blogging, less twittering https://elmord.org/blog/?entry=20190909-more-blogging
She summoned and bound a demon, to demand an answer:
"What is magic?"
"This is not magic."
"No," the demon admitted, "this is mechanics. Magic is transformation."
"Like lead to gold?"
"Any guided change. Knitting, smithing - all magic."
"I can do magic?"
"You know it."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
can you imagine what could have been? a world with standard units of measurement everywhere...
PSA Google Eats You - Important
I was tasked to recover an email account for a friend, access to which was lost when their prior computer ate itself. They are in possession of prior (though not current) passwords, of security questions, and of access to the recovery email account.
After entering the verification code from the recovery email account, we received this message:
Thanks for confirming that you can access the contact email you provided.
Unfortunately Google couldn't verify that firstname.lastname@example.org belongs to you. Learn more about how to recover your account.
Google's recommendation on the linked page is to give up and make a new account. No means of appeal are provided.
Unfortunately this means the loss of many years of information, connections, personal letters, and photographs.
What makes this a PSA: We _have_ the recovery email address, it _verified_ and access was _denied_.
If you are using Google as an identity centralizer, _this could happen to you_. Google has broken the compact of what a recovery email address is, and should be trusted to hold _nothing_ of value.
the Kilogram redefinition took place two days ago AND I MISSED IT
I spend way too much time on social media and I intend not to anymore. I just don't have much fun with it anymore and I've been realizing how much of an addiction it is.
So I'm putting Mastodon to sleep for the time being.
Maybe I'll start blogging more; maybe not. But that will probably be my main online presence going forward.
So long, and thanks for all the fish. :)
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