Been experimenting with using nvim as I don't feel like installing vscode. It's pretty nice but I think the biggest downside is that I often launch it to work on some project but then end up spending 3 hours trying to figure out how to configure some plugin or learn some handy tricks and then eventually forget about the project I originally set out to do.

maybe my new years resolution should be to not restart my laptop

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Maybe I'll attempt to do something more productive this year :thinkhappy:

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I think 2020 was the first year I set a new years resolution and managed to stay true to it the whole year.
My new years resolution was to only listen to Sade on spotify for the whole year, mainly so I could have funny stats at the end of the year. I started the year off strong and only listened to Sade until I got bored of it and then I just stopped using spotify and didn't really check in on it until a week ago or so to see how my chart for the year would look. But for some great reason spotify didn't make a 2020 wrapped chart for me so in the end it was kinda all for nothing. At least I tried out a lot of different music players on linux to play my offline library so that is something??

fun fact: A lot of (modern) Icelandic Christmas songs are just Italian pop songs with Icelandic lyrics.

I've been using instantOS (instantos.io) for the past 2 or 3 weeks and so far it's been a really enjoyable experience. Definitely recommend it if someone is looking to try a new distro.

I had completely forgotten how satisfying it is to watch my 3D printer operate.

Using Scribus for my workflow is starting to become really annoying. I feel like every project I use it for I bump into a new bug which often requires an annoyingly large workaround. The Affinity package is starting look pretty nice but I also don't really like working in Windows which puts me in quite the pickle.

Any experts here that can tell me why capital letters with diacritics (especially the ´ ) adds a linebreak for no reason? is there any way to avoid this that does not involve reducing the text size by a lot or increasing the baseline grid spacing by a lot?

I think it's kind of funny I have a backup/archive of all the projects I've done in the past 6 or 7 years which seems to be the norm except that in those years my workflow and choice of software has changed so much that I am unable to open/use any of the files.Not that I really need to use them for anything :thinkhappy:

I caught myself consuming 3 contents at the same time

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it's all about creating or consuming content these days

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I found a 1985 vintage Daisy Wheel recently. It's basically an electric typewriter (sans keyboard) with a serial port. I have no docs but it seems to have similar guts to an old Atari printer which has PDFs floating around. It's enough that I have sorted out how to print all characters, and tweak the vertical and horizontal pitch.

art is fun but I decided to make graphics... by typing lots of periods. I dig it. It has a kind of offset dithered look:

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