Portable #OpenBSD ed(1) update:
* Renamed the project OpenED
* Added new configure flag: --program-name=NAME (binary name is NAME)
* configure is smart enough to default to ed unless you have ed installed, then it defaults to oed
* Purchased OpenED.life domain name. Let's make a great website!


CWs are not censorship. CWs are a tool to allow consent.

future projects 

wacky project previews no one asked for: part deux

💻 e8086 - an emulator for the 8086 and not just that. maybe an entire ecosystem
☃ maybe a few others!

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future projects 

wacky project previews post no one asked for, part 1:

💾 FlopSoft - software which fits on a floppy disk
Ⓜ Mastodon 2000 - bringing 2.0.0 back, maybe a few bugs, fixes or even feats
☃ maybe a few others

bad idea 

@zyabin101 curb your enthusiasm

coincidentally, my current 144 followers could become 414, which is a palindrome

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bad idea 

a Mastodon plugin that plays music to curb your enthusiasm whenever your toot, or follower, statistic is a palindrome (or near-palindrome)

oh no

the software

it's free

*camera zooms into a hole in the wall shaped like a huge floppy disk*

herd of h's 

🚶---h-hh-hhh h hhh hh hhh
don't mind me
just taking my herd of h's for a walk

There should be a global 'awareness' week for developers. For a week reduce your RAM to 2 GB, disable all cores except 2, downscale your resolution to 1366x768 and cap your internet at 1 Mbps (or less for mobile developers)...

Maybe, just maybe we will start to have less crappy, bloated software.

@gamehawk Indeed. And what's more, modern computers have more *L1 cache* than my first machine. I've run entire operating-systems plus userland tools that would fit in L1. Persistent storage of yore would find contemporary L2 cache spacious in comparison. Your "you're low on storage with only 1GB free" doesn't scare me, phone.

My phone: "You're running low on storage: 1.00 GB available."



And I hereby express my apologies to those who crashed their browser by clicking that link

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docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windo: 236 minute read

multiply it by tens to factor in the sheer amount of idents

you get Vendor Lock-In™

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Windows driver writing is quite impossible around these parts

For a new display driver, you must read over a hundred pages' worth of docs full of idents which accomplish nothing you need

You simply need to set the display up to a new display mode and tell apps about it before you set it. What could go wrong!

Well, Microsoft has the answer: everything! It always goes wrong, even after you do it right.

"We become suspicious if people haven't lived a life on social media", says an advisor at a Norwegian recruitment agency.

So if I care about my online footprint, that's suspicious behaviour? This pretty much amounts to saying that having strong opinions about privacy makes you an undesirable candidate.

Does this mean that I'm fucked if I delete my LinkedIn account? I still have one, but I'm considering to delete it.

This is extremely creepy, and nobody seems to notice that.

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