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Problems we are having with #Signal:
* It is and will remain centralized (clear strategy of *not* federating servers)
* It requires strong identifiers/selectors (phone#) to use
* Author disallows distribution by anyone but Google, although free/libre
* It keeps pushing away verification of fingerprint in interface
* It relies on Google+Amazon infrastructure
* Its funding is shady (OTF = Radio Free Asia = USG)

= clearly unethical choices, unjustifiable by accessibility or technological reasons.

I ported messy odt document to pandoc markdown. It took about 30 minutes and it looks fantastic.

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How can I make my #Linux screen use only grayscale?

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Wise words on technology creep from a former coworker:

"But again, be forewarned. We were told this same thing with the advent of word processors, and in the end, we didn’t go home early because we got our work done. Instead we output more letters."

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ok that's it. i've turned off auto-correct and auto-caps and now i can write errors in peace.

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Gravit Designer is quite nice. It's general purpose vector drawing tool tho (only non FOSS tool I use)

Wow, pandoc can convert odt to markdown including footnotes

@gaeel that's a pitty but I suppose more modules will come in the future. I like that ports are on the top and inputs are always on the left side

@gaeel Cool! I found info about them recently and I love uniform utilitarian design of modules. Can't wait to see more of your posts :)

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I feel urge to write stuff in lisp :D I'll probably do some small project in Racket or start learning Common Lisp

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I used to think there is no point in learning modal text editor unless you work with highly structured text (programming, configs).

I changed my mind.

I usually use Kakoune (vim like editor). I have to edit some prose in Libre Office. I can't convert it to plain text, I have to keep formatting. I hate every second of this. Modal or bust!

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more