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I recently found that one of my all-time favourite short stories - Paolo Bacigalupi's "The People of Sand and Slag" - has a free audio drama version[1]. It's pretty good! If you're interested in a short story about an environment completely fucked up by human engineering, I can definitely recommend you give it a listen.

(And read Bacigalupi's "Pump Six and Other Stories" for a collection of more such terrifying short stories)

1. (story starts at 3:50)

All it takes for a large swathe of developers to get interested in a proprietary OS is the announcement of a shiny new terminal.

Morals are at an all-time low.

Sometimes I get annoyed when I want to quickly code something and it takes a full day.

At other times I get annoyed when I feel like spending a day on a problem and I solve it in 30 minutes.

> posting code as images

Code should be accepted as a type of media. :blobcatflip:

Trying to learn and exploring by porting over some code from VNDB.

Ecto looks nice, but fetching nested data structures only seems to be supported through `:preload` with a predefined Schema. I wonder if It's possible to generalize that to work without a schema. Or perhaps it makes more sense to port my `enrich_list` function.

Here's a side-by-side comparison of Perl and Elixir doing the same thing. I'm obviously not well versed in Elixir yet.

0 Linux conferences/meetups last month.
3 this month.
0 next month.

I wouldn't mind if they'd spread out a bit more, but at least I won't be bored this month.

Downside of being a control freak, I guess.

I'm so incompatible with the "Here's a big fat complex system and we're going to tell you how it works by adding more stuff" approach to development frameworks. I'd rather start with nothing and then add functionality one step at a time. At least that way I know what everything is for without having to reverse engineer things.

Playing around with Phoenix... and iex, mix, hex, rebar, npm, browserify, ... How many build systems do we need?

EU politics, climate change 

Is anyone aware of a backend web library or framework that supports writing styled components - i.e. ways to generate HTML with support for embedded CSS rules?

For the front-end there's a few solutions, like [1] and [2], but I'm curious if anyone has explored a similar approach for the backend.


Protip: Don't write popular open source software. I've only been on Mastodon for about a year, and the amount of drama I've seen directed at @Gargron in that time is staggering.

Be nice to each other, okay? :blobcatheart:

I see the strangest things on my daily hikes. Yesterday someone on an electric mountain bike (is that... e-sports? 🤣). Today someone walking his goat. On a leash and all.

I keep trying to use vifm shortcuts in ncdu. 🙄

I just released 1.22 - The best Direct Connect client ever developed for the terminal. :blobcat:
The release contains a few minor improvements - none of which I wrote 'cause I'm lazy and this is open source.

Get it from

Nobody on the fediverse is interested? Well that's... :blobcatcry:

PSA: "Humanoid aliens" is a contradiction in terms.

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Just finished Ribofunk by Paul Di Filippo, a collection of 13 short stories set in a biopunk future: There's some AI, drugs, environmentalism, a lot of outrageous body modifications, and filled to the brim with every possible combination of genetically engineerd animal/human splices - either enslaved to humanity or rising up against them. The stories aren't very special on their own, but the world-building is amazing - and it's a crazy fucked up world indeed. :blobcataww:

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