So, #newsboat (the feed reader that runs in a terminal). I think I have usability issues. Do you have recommended setups somewhere online? Different keybindings? How to use filters and searches? I just can't seem to get into the flow. Also: my terminal emulator is Tilix. Given that, any Tilix theme choices you favor?
Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators | Environment | The Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/09/mysterious-source-of-illegal-ozone-killing-emissions-revealed-say-investigators
Zak about some authors: "In a curious quirk of early 21st century post-hobby production, they have alienated themselves from their labor, with almost no help from the larger capitalist system."
I think the entire section about doing things for the love of it are essentially true for many Free Software programmers like myself who aren't paid for their work by a corporation. Sometimes programmers are paid for this and in this case the discussion doesn't apply.
I still want to link to all the good stuff Zak S. wrote on his blog that are only incidentally related to role-playing games. In this case it's about the difference of professional and unprofessional behaviour. Putting money first vs. prioritizing eccentric personal goals. And the blog post is also about people forgetting that the two are different. https://dndwithpornstars.blogspot.com/2016/07/stay-unprofessional.html
"Why Sci-Hub is illegal, and what you can do about it"
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paper authors sending papers on request is no substitute for a DOI indexed open access system
it's a waste of the internet for people to have to choose between spending 35 dollars a paper or waiting for a professor to get through their 1000+ unread emails and send you a copy
never mind the mh barriers in forcing someone to approach a person every single time they want to read an article
i appreciate the gesture but i'll still reach for scihub
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I liked that there used to be a single standard audio jack for getting audio information into and out of something, and that it was compatible with things made decades prior
And while the Bluetooth headphones are cool and I appreciate their utility, in order for them to work, they need to be charged and they work using a protocol that runs on a computer chip
The Delete and Redraft feature is weird on the mobile web interface because the view doesn’t change to the post view. You’re still looking at the timeline and the toot is gone. It looks like you just deleted it! Only when you hit the write button does it reveal that the text and images are right there waiting for you to redraft them.
This is a great follow up on social media, growth, and harassment. https://retro.social/@freakazoid/100328821435713495
The amount of shit Gargron is taking, again, is mind boggling bizarre. I really hope the fork succeeds and both camps can be happy again.
if you need a scientific paper and it's paywalled, the first thing you can try to do is email one of the authors.
"As an author, I am thrilled when people want to read my papers. I am allowed to send copies to you upon request and I will happily do so if you just email me to ask."
holly witteman has an entire post about getting access to paywalled papers: http://holly.witteman.ca/index.php/2017/12/11/getting-access-to-paywalled-papers/
I was recently thinking about dog piling and strangers being pushy in “your” threads and all that due to a comment @freakazoid made. And I ended up writing a few more words: https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2018-07-05_Preventing_Dog_Piling
Short summary: preventing dog piling would result in a system we’ve all been trained to reject. I don’t think it would take off.