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Gonna go offline for a while for MH self-care, see you soon. Take a break from news and the Internet if you need it.

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The #Ukraine situation is getting heated. There are fedi discussions about this, and there will be more.

It is worth being mindful of the fact that there are plenty (if not a majority) of Russians who do not condone nor support the aggressive course of action taken by the Kremlin.

They have protested in the thousands on the streets when they were denied fair elections. Many have paid the price for trying to have a voice.

It's easy to drop into using "Russians" as a mental shortcut.

Let's not.

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And the Lord did speak, but His followers could not hear.

And His followers cried out to him, "Lord, Thou art on mute."

And the Lord did try to press the button to go off of mute, and did actually share his screen.

And his followers did see his open tabs, and were much dismayed.

Nothing decreases my irritation whilst waiting on hold like being made to listen to terrible shitty compressed pop music over the incredible audio of a phone call.

I appreciate there are legitimate critiques but “I wonder if this is by design to solve problems for an audience that is not me” is not a common train of thought amongst nerds. How do you engage in good faith with people who assume that a discordance in perspectives usually means the other person is wrong rather than the other person having an experience or some context that is missing.

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Constant blog posts about how Gemini is incorrect are a frequent reminder that my approach of spending my time on software that does nothing useful on an OS that nobody uses for an audience of precisely nobody is an easier life than trying to actually solve any problems for anyone.

No good deed goes unpunished.

I think next I'll be reproducing the code for samterm to get similar keyboard-based navigation and selection.

I think I might also put together a short video of how it works and what the rationale is.

I'm particularly proud that it doesn't copy any common UI paradigm that I'm particularly aware of and takes the intent of the rio terminal and just makes it more accessible for a keyboard-focused user.

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I mean the first commit is unfortunately removing some pretty offensive quotes from Terry Davis (who was the author of TempleOS whose racist, ablest and homophobic screeds and also whose death were a product of his severe mental illness). I'll be seeing if upstream 9front is willing to accept that particular patch because I don't think there's much value in being a platform for that speech.

As for my fork, I sure as shit don't want to host it.

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I finally committed to doing some user-interface and productivity work on my 9front install by forking to store my modifications on a branch, and I'm a) so glad I did and b) so glad I waited until I'd spent enough time away from the unix terminal paradigm.

My commits are all on top right now because I've not pulled upstream recently:

I need to write a top level note of what all my patches actually are (and to credit people for the patch sets that I pulled in - the theming code is from, but essentially I've changed the default terminal keyboard navigation to allow not just selection, but selection growth and shrinking from both ends.

You can also use keybindings to send a selection to the end of input (good for building commands and combining with custom history scripts for repeating actions), move the mouse to the text selection, and boring things like copy and paste.

Anyone buy a PinePhone keyboard in the UK? Mine's been in transit for 2 weeks...

If this software thing doesn’t work out I’m going to become a Dune themed drag performer called Jenny Besserit

Reflecting on Dune, I realise that one of the things I like about it is it’s about a bunch of disparately motivated people who are all very competent and all very much paying attention.

Which I suppose marks it as fiction.

I’d like to say it’s a hierarchy of religion thing in that we see monotheistic paternal god in the “heavens above us” that causes us to remark on our inferiority but in the world around us that is subject to us, we remark on its inferiority to *us* but I’m not suitably in tune with other cultures to have an honest opinion on it.

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I’m confused with the nature of people that they will look into a telescope out into space and say “we’re so small” but will look into a microscope and say “that is so small”.

Nobody goes “oh my god I’m fucking massive”. Do they? Are there cultures that see the symmetry of scale?

We were in Massachusetts over the last week and we stopped by the Satanic Temple in Salem and saw the Baphomet statue (which, it only just occurred to me, does not actually have breasts which probably says a lot about the state of protest that you can have a statue of a horned god as long as you don’t give it tits) and some pretty fantastic artwork by Caitlin and Nicole Duennebier that made me feel things.

They also had a better copy of Agrippa in their library than I bought (it actually has the pictures) so now I know what to buy :P

Regardless of how you feel about the organisation, the actual building and gallery itself is fantastic with some original Dali and Degas sketches to boot!

Salem is a great day out for overblown goth nonsense.

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@requiem was it you who I was talking to about the PinePhone keyboard? My cron script watching for it totally failed me but I happened to be on the store today and the keyboard is in stock!

I’m that cyber wizard that literally nobody warned you about.

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