I miss my original Palm Pilot. The greatest hand-held device ever made.
today What's Good is how the two engineers who designed the Commodore 64's VIC-II video chip chose 16 very specific colors that profoundly affected the aesthetics of the thousands of games produced for the C64 in the decades since. I sometimes wonder what their office looked like, what kind of music they were listening to. Every color choice is a moment in time, only a few echo for decades. https://mastodon.social/media/mJ_06eDZ-Z-amuVrQRg
Unpopular opinion: Dark themes are a meme. F.lux/redshift/Night Shift/etc are more effective in stopping eye strain and improving sleep cycles, especially at night. A dark theme doesn't solve the underlying issues.
I use a light theme with F.lux cranked up to max nowadays.
TIL about the debian-security-support package: https://packages.debian.org/sid/debian-security-support
Great thing to have installed, but it's distressing to find out that it's not installed by default.
«The levitating businessman emoji was based on a Webdings character, which was based on the logo for a '70s ska punk record company mascot which was based on a photo of [Peter] Tosh.»
#blockchain #parenting because buzzwords are money now https://cointelegraph.com/news/it-takes-a-village-parenting-on-the-blockchain
A TERRIBLE UGLY hack I wrote back in January, TURN BACK Show more
var mps = mp.GetType().GetFields(BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance).Where(x => x.Name == "_mediaPlayerState").First().GetValue(mp);
var paused = (bool)mps.GetType().GetFields(BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.Instance).Where(x => x.Name == "_paused").First().GetValue(mps);
i'm very tempted to have two VS instances open and suffer the penalties
There is an MPEG standard that apparently provides turing-complete MPEG-4 audio. No implementations are known, but isn't this surprising by itself?
Got a Let's Encrypt email warning that the certificate for my mastodon server is about to expire in 20 days.
Turns out that acmetool failed to do the update in batch mode because I'm supposed to interactively confirm a Let's Encrypt TOS update first.
Excellent. So much for automated systems.
so corned beef comes in packets now?
Expectation: Internet can survive nuclear strike
Reality: cut a fibre and entire websites go dark for hours
Hope everyone is doing ok!
Do you use them seriously or are they mostly just toy OSes to you?
me, to a goose: dont you think 3:2 is the one true fuckin aspect ratio
Warm welcome to the lobste.rs invading mastodon & the fediverse today.
why would anybody pay to read a medium post