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Hello all. My new self hosted Pleroma server seems to be working well so I’m going to make that my primary account. Follow @wezm for future toots.

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Following on from my post, "A Tiling Desktop Environment", this weekend I built a new website to document my thinking and research as I consider the comments received, try out suggestions, and look into the state of open source desktop environments. It's called Desktop Institute. You can find it at desktop.institute/

Hello all. My new self hosted Pleroma server seems to be working well so I’m going to make that my primary account. Follow @wezm for future toots.

decentralised.social/wezm

Hello all. My new self hosted Pleroma server seems to be working well so I’m going to make that my primary account. Follow @wezm for future toots.

decentralised.social/wezm

Seeing the calls to switch to Safari or Firefox from Chrome (hey, have I told you about Odysseus?) I want to say once again that we should be developing new browser engines to fight the collapse in browser divirsity! We need the web to simplify!

Who's interested? I've developed a CSS engine to help you: git.nzoss.org.nz/alcinnz/styli

And I've just gotten around to blogging about it: odysseus.adrian.geek.nz/misc/2

Following on from my post, "A Tiling Desktop Environment", this weekend I built a new website to document my thinking and research as I consider the comments received, try out suggestions, and look into the state of open source desktop environments. It's called Desktop Institute. You can find it at desktop.institute/

I set up a Pleroma instance at decentralised.social/ my account there is @wezm I'm still testing it out before migrating fully but feel free to follow that account.

Anyone using on ? Maybe we could team up to implement support? is giving me hard time.

Ordered a Raspberry Pi Zero today to do some experimentation running my Rust stenography engine on the Pi and have it act as a keyboard. Ultimately it would be good to run it on a microcontroller but first steps first. I’m thinking I might try using NetBSD as the OS.

I think I’ll try GNOME with PaperWM. I tried KDE on this laptop on the weekend and no windows would show up!? There were entries in the task bar but no visible windows.

Using a laptop that is sometimes connected to an external display with Awesome is killing me. Runtime errors from awesome, external display not working somethings, display manager (lightdm) crashes taking out the whole session blaaargh 🙁

offering obsolete X terminal computer hardware 

Wondering why mutter vendors forked versions of clutter and cogl 🤔

In my GTK travels last night I also discovered the broadway GTK backend. It renders GTK apps via a server in the browser. Here it is showing a quite responsive and faithful rendition of gedit. For more info check out the main developers blog: blogs.gnome.org/alexl/

TIL mutter depends on zenity (a command line tool that generates Gtk dialogs), which in turn depends on webkit2gtk. Seems a little excessive but I suppose if you assume both dependencies are part the wider platform and would be installed anyway it makes sense to make use of them.

Patreon launch 

Commentary from GitHub’s Semantic project on why they use Haskell. I liked the part pictured — it’s a pretty compelling sales pitch. github.com/github/semantic/blo

Apple to stop shipping Ruby, Python, and Perl in future releases. “Future versions of macOS won’t include scripting language runtimes by default”. Native binaries FTW 😉 developer.apple.com/documentat

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