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ooh, competitive breakout... sounds like a good idea for a game!


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Just uploaded my HDL trashfire to Gitlab. Current language stats:

40.75% C++
28.98% Awk
9.42% Verilog
7.70% Rust
6.74% Python

I'm irrationally delighted by this unholy mix, it's beautiful!

Oof. Small business I'm a subscriber to just sent an email to 312 customers (which might be all of them) *via cc* 🤦‍♂️

Worst part: the email was apologizing for a (much smaller) mistake. Double oof.

Sent them an email informing them as gently as I could that they just blasted their mailing list out to everyone and saying they should probably notify folks and check with their lawyer just in case.

So, to anyone out there emailing lots of people: use bcc of course, but also this is one of the many reasons you should use some sort of mailing service for anything more than emailing amongst friends.

The half-dozen children (family relationships here are unclear) banded together in solidarity and negotiated a relocation to a shady spot for lunch. Mom is doing great.

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Small child in the park, distraught: "Mom!! The WIND is too WARM!!!"

Reader, it is 20C and sunny. Which, like, you're right kiddo. This is Portland, it has no right to be room temperature outdoors. How dare.

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I think we on the left could use a lot more friendly, approachable media. While I love me some good aggressive graphic design, right now, I think the right is consistently winning the propaganda game in part because they wrap their ideas with really easy-to-swallow tone and appeals to common sense. We can do that too, in pursuit of a more compassionate, humane, and just world.

So I made a couple images for my local chapter of the IWW that I'm pretty proud of.

I have SVG versions of these if people want to play with them. I'm happy for these to be spread widely; please download them, share them, modify them, whatever. Information wants to be free!

Operation "let's actually use components" at work is off to a solid start, we're at +332/-540 so far in the initial foray ✂️

I picked up an old book of "Everyone's Favorite Piano Pieces" from 1933, and this arrangement of In the Hall of the Mountain King is a trip. It literally starts at B0 (that's the third key from the bottom of a standard keyboard) and eventually ranges up to D#7, which is 10 keys from the top. Phew!

Just spent like 20 minutes trying to figure out why the heck my mouse pointer was jumping around randomly. Got as far as monitoring the output of /dev/mice before I finally realized I still had my drawing tablet plugged in and buried under a pile of paper, so it was just getting confused as heck 🤦‍♂️

Best part, I had just moved from my laptop to the desktop and this was also happening on my laptop, because I was running Synergy and the erratic mouse movements were getting sent over the network to my other computers!

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I have just launched a website inspired by for Spanish speakers:

I deployed using Hugo, GitHub and Netlify. Quite simple to set up and much easier to edit than plain HTML. I hope people like it ❤️

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@nihilazo So, uh, I got thinking about the two possible answers that aren't in the poll, and that resulted in an alignment chart, of course:

Cackling as I bring std::variant, std::visit, snprintf, and strtok into the list of things I am absolutely desecrating in this project. It really is becoming a monument to doing things in the worst way possible.

Current status on my HDL adventures: generating C++ code with Awk so I can get around not having reflection in this Verilator code I'm writing.

This project just doesn't stop giving! 😄

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I guess as a more general question: are there any guides on making command line tools more accessible? Just a command with feedback and the occasional confirmation prompt, not like a while interactive thing

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Gonna take some more runs at beating The Radiance in , streaming on my at

Come on over and hang out if you want!

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I was already intrigued by Hey but feeling like it was too one-size-fits-all for my needs, so with the big Basecamp "our employees aren't allowed to be people unless they like the status quo" nonsense, I'm doing a little, uh, reorganizing of my Fastmail to see if I can arrange it to better meet my needs without Hey:

Today my yak stack has been materialized into pull requests, and I am now four pull requests deep, each depending on the next one down in the stack.

Delightfully, the issue numbers for these PRs (one issue has two PRs) are 2825, 2845, and 2895.

Dependency management is fun!!!! :blobdisapproval:

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