The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem was a fun read. A short story, chock-full with humor, fast-pased action, weird hallucinations, odd twists and an interesting utopia-turned-out-to-be-dystopia. The dystopia in itself is like many others in the genre (Brave New World-like, just a little worse), but it's hard to find such a great combination of tropes in such a short novel. Can highly recommend.

Talking about miniflux, this item on their homepage keeps amusing me. Barely readable gray-on-white text is not exactly a good example of "Optimized for readability". I wonder if it's intentional, but it's so out of place... miniflux.app/

Finally finished Chasm City, another 700 page monstrosity by Alastair Reynolds. It's as hard to review as it was to read.

I liked the writing style, the masterful world building and the meticulous approach to hard . But it's not without faults: The story takes 400 pages to get anywhere at all, I had trouble making sense of the motivations of many important characters and the foreshadowing and final story explanations could have used more subtlety. Still, it's a brilliant read (and a brilliant universe!) if you have the patience to make it through.

I add one hidden <fieldset> around the main box and suddenly the box shrinks so that tabs are next to it rather than above it. Modifying an old CSS mess is, well, a mess.

Looks like the Nyoro~n emoticon has been removed. I don't know how else to respond to this error.

Always fun to be reminded how old some parts of the code base are. I wrote this function in 2009 and added that comment in 2015. It's still in production.

Argh this form. Where is the "I don't know, I don't track people" option?

Uhm, I don't? People just come, or something. :blobshrug:

I just realized that my terminal segfaults when I close it.

Not sure if bug or feature.

Alternative use for hard drives: Keeping network cables in place.

I've learned not to complain when a syntax highlighter messes up Perl, but this is a whole new level of bad. :blobtilt:

What happens when I attempt to use Windows.

Huh. I have a 1px transparent PNG that I use as background for some HTML elements. This being 2019 and browsers supporting RGBA colors in CSS nowadays, I figured I'd get rid of that image and just use CSS.

...but for some reason it blends to a different color, and I can't figure out why.

Another year, another , and if this robot is any indication, it'll be awesome. (lets just pray for good weather...)

My oven doesn't have a built-in timer function, so here's my latest entry to .bashrc:

noti() {
sleep $1 && aplay .noti.wav
}

Usage:
# Wait 10 mins and play a sound
$ noti 10m

And I found the *perfect* notification sound.

Yes, I can see how too many Read mores would be a con.

(And how is escaping HTML still a problem? :blobglare:)

Automating stuff with regexes is painful. Always some odd side cases that aren't handled well.

Playing around with Anime4K in mpv. It does sharpen the image a bit, but doesn't do much about the compression artifacts. :blob_cry:
github.com/bloc97/Anime4K

(Comparison PNGs: f.blicky.net/f.php?h=3ndNk9ne& f.blicky.net/f.php?h=158ZzYTx&)

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