My twtxt feed is live! (well, as live as a statically generated page can get).

pbat.ch/twtxt.txt

I'm using a mix of SQLite and Janet to generate a feed for me (using my new wiki engine):

pbat.ch/wiki/twtxt.html

Using a 7-inch laptop screen every day really helps you appreciate a 10-inch screen.

I am loving my new LDK. There's something really charming about the form factor, and that it is running Linux. Managed to get RetroFW installed on it, and also was able to compile and install the IOTester using the buildroot toolchain. It uses SDL which is pretty neat.

From what I have gleamed, it seems like the core retrofw dev had a meltdown and archived everything? Here's hoping that doesn't cause too many issues for me.

It's also somewhat incredible that the format has so much mainstream popularity. The GIF format has never not been mediocre.

For what it is worth:

I grew up pronouncing it with a soft G, and so it is physically the comfortable to say. I also think the hard G sound is more aggressive, and I'm a lover not a fighter.

I love having internal debates with myself about the GIF pronunciation.

Hard G, as in Gift.

But what about Giraffe?

It is Graphics Interchange Format, so hard G! Duh.

Okay. It is Joint Photographic Experts Group, So J-FEG.

The original creator pronounces it with a soft G!

He's not the only creator, other people at the time used hard-G!

etc. etc.

Linux systemd is now going to manage user /home directories.

I don't... I mean, I just can't...

(ahem)

Let me try again.

1) You are going to let a piece of software manage something which is freakishly sensitive and can create A LOT OF PROBLEMS down the line.

2) ALL software have bugs. Lots of them. And systemd is, shall we say, a highly complex piece of sotware, that contains a LOT of bugs.

What could possibly go wrong? 🤦‍♂️

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=systemd-homed

they did NOT just use "SQL injections" as technojargon on ST discovery. no, that would be silly.

ST Discovery S2 Spoilers 

ST Discovery S2 Spoilers 

ST Discovery S2 Spoilers 

Hate-watching star trek discovery season 2.

Travel tomorrow, which means the stressful experience of bringing all my gear through security. Germans are THOROUGH. Practicing unpacking and packing all the items up from my bag. Getting the routine down. I can do it blindfolded now (literally!)

bragging 

github organizations, rant 

github organizations, rant 

My favorite source code header comment comes from the SQLite team.

Comment is as follows:

The author disclaims copyright to this source code. In place of a legal notice, here is a blessing:

May you do good and not evil.

May you find forgiveness for yourself and forgive others.

May you share freely, never taking more than you give.

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