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I regret having made my homepage with hugo two years ago :( It's already become needlessly complex and doesn't build anymore with the latest version, I should have settled on a more minimal generator and theme.

I just discovered that the word "ansible", taken as a name by the automation/provisioning software from RedHat, was actually invented by sci-fi writer Ursula Le Guin! I just finished her book "The Dispossessed" (recommended!), in which the term is used for an instantaneous/faster-than-light communication device.

Sxmo 1.2.0 is released! This is a minimalist and 'suckless' UI for Linux phones such as the pinephone. This release introduces some major changes. Make sure to read the upgrade notes and view the demo video!

diode.zone/videos/watch/9651fd

We've been watching "The Man in the High Castle" these past weeks, a dystopian series where the nazis and japanese won WW2. I first read the book (by Philip K. Dick) and then I discovered there was a whole TV series!

Don't know who the author is, but these are absolutely brilliant. The longer you look the more disturbing it gets.

Ironically, though I do speak four latin languages, I don't really speak latin... I guess it should be "Sum Doctorus" right? stays in the nominative...

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Sum Doctorum! This May I successfully defended my PhD thesis, remotely and online because of corona. Today I received the physical document so I can finally confirm my degree to all ancient romans that cross my path!

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

DRM? EME?
Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

Facebook, Google, etc., are never going to change โ€“ theyโ€™re financially successful because of their toxic business model. Just like Big Tobacco is still Big Tobacco and Big Oil is still Big Oil, Big Tech will remain Big Tech.

Regulate the crap out of them and invest in Small Tech.

Which programming languages use the least amount of electricity, time and memory?

thenewstack.io/which-programmi

Some remarkable results. Look for instance at the difference in electricity use between #javascript and #typescript where the latter uses more than 5 times the energy.

#fp is more than 50% more energy inefficient than #oop

Given where #golang stands, I am even happier for my choice of #gofed for #fediverse development. Was planning on typescript before.

๏ธ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Pour ceux qui aiment lire des romances M/M, je peux recommander le livre "Journal d'une robe noir" de H.V Gavriel. C'รฉtait vraiment un livre trรจs รฉmouvant et bien รฉcrit.

It seems they changed the github theme? It's uglier and it breaks my custom dark style :(

I don't understand why people are so fanatical about streaming every little piece of media they consume. Storage is dirt cheap. Audio files are small. Videos can be deleted after watching.

It's 2020. There's no reason to rely on heavy, JS-laden web pages or shitty mobile apps and ads every 2 seconds on both.

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