fun unicode shenanigans
It turns out Uber did more or less what I wanted to do about 2 years ago. https://eng.uber.com/h3/
I personally really disagree with almost everything about Uber, but this one thing is 100% on my wavelength. I'm really not sure how to feel about this. On one hand, Uber isn't inherently good or bad, it's just an amoral entity created in and optimized for a flawed system. Should I be mad at Uber for abiding by unethical rules? or glad that they're able to do cool things despite these circumstances?
People need to know that they do NOT HAVE TO PAY for having a website, shell access, gopher site, free radio shows...
AND you do not have to pay by selling your soul and attention by advertizing!
Free - as in freedom/freespeech AND free as in free beer for decades are available at
https://sdf.org/ and at
Yes, they solicit donations, but not ravenously upon your attention span.
You can have a website. You can be a radio DJ with a scheduled show!! Come on! Boost!
On the bright side, I learned how to script stuff for GIMP, which isn't immediately useful, but I'm sure it'll come back up at some point in the future
I've spent the last 3 hours automating a desktop wallpaper toolchain that can load an image, add a colored outline, add a simple background pattern.
The original 3 wallpapers that I made in this stype took about 2 minutes each, which means for this to have been worth automating, I need to make 90 wallpapers.
Guess I better get started.
From what I can tell, tabs vs spaces is basically LF vs CR LF in that its an easily convertable difference that mainly just exists because of legacy. We (kinda) solved one of these already, so how hard could the other be?
To avoid starting a civil war, I won't say which is the analog of which, but I think we all know deep down in our hearts.
Sisyphus of organization
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