The Latvian Radio Choir singing Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers". The best music for crying and programming, both at the same time. Here I am, tears streaming down my face, thinking about some data import into an Oracle database. And I keep thinking: this is the time we live in. Crying, chagrined, as the world slowly turns into a swamp.
A reminder of why I think deleting old posts on social media is important: "I don’t think they have much value going back months and years. I never read through years of tweeting history! This only benefits your enemies, never your friends." https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2017-04-27_Record_Keeping
OK, here's a simple web app in Perl 5. 😃
This is not a full gopher client. You could say it's "only gopher text files" plus some Markdown and link processing. Thus, as long as there are URLs in those text files, these links should work. If those links go to a Gopher menu, however, it doesn't work any more. Only text files!
So now that I know this will require server-side code, I might as well use Perl 5. 😜
An exciting announcement, solarpunk Show more
I've been keeping quiet about this, but I can finally share!
My friend and I are officially contracted for a book from the West Virginia University Press's series Salvaging the Anthropocene. Our book, Almanac for the Anthropocene: A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures, will focus primarily on collecting practical, substantive applications of #solarpunk thought. And we are currently accepting submissions/pitches!
I feel tempted to try WebPerl! Oh my, what have I done.
I was shown a tutorial for implementing something in Rust and generating WebAssembly. https://rustwasm.github.io/book/game-of-life/implementing.html
Now I'm looking at this "list of languages that currently compile to or have their VMs in WebAssembly(wasm)"
Intriguing! And I feel sad for the many unpopular languages with descriptions like "… is a general-purpose programming language designed for robustness, optimality, and maintainability." Like all of them, initially, hopefully.
Anyway, do you have recommendations, experiences?
Why you can't have privacy on the Internet. Rings true.
Ah, this is what I was missing: I like <Alt>Tab to switch-windows not switch-applications. I don't like the grouping, I think. It's mostly because I don't use tabs for my terminal emulator: I just open new windows. I had to install the dconf editor to make this change (org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings)
@kensanata This could basically be a nice ultralight protocol all on its own!
1) All connections are TLS secured
2) Requests are a UTF-8 encoded selector and a CLRF, nothing more
3) Responses are guaranteed UTF-8 encoded text
4) No further structure of response is guaranteed
5) Clients should be able to extract any URLs from anywhere in the text and construct a menu, with interface of their own choosing.
Listening to some old albums by the Asian Dub Foundation. Sad to see that it’s still relevant. 😭 Where’s the angry emoji for tearing down the system. Aaaaaaargh! Emojis are the newspeak of our age. Simplified, cleaned up, corporatized – it’s impossible to use emojis to describe how fucked up everything is. 🔥 🔥 🔥 is the best we will get. They even cleaned up the gun. And they never added a Guillotine. They knew what we’d be using it for.
Reads paragraph in a book
<< It is difficult for us who live in the Western world today to conceive of the fear that gripped our early ancestors, of the hold that fear had on their lives. ... a fear of attack by their enemies, a fear of being bewitched, of being poisoned by a rival ... a fear of the elements >>
WHAT WESTERN WORLD HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING IN WE ARE ALL ABSOLUTELY TERRIFIED OF ALL OF THESE THINGS BOOK GUY
(checks book date)
In the Before Time.
You sweet summer child.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more