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My little Vala test project, a text editor called Vapad, can load files and set syntax highlighting now. I'm really enjoying the fast results with Vala.

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I wrote down my long term vision for #forge #federation. A constellation of forges, where Free Software is grown locally and organically 🌱

@forgefriends @gitea @hostea @forgefed @codeberg #framagit are pieces of this puzzle, each developed with ❤️

There is no need for mega forges with millions of projects and tenths of millions of people ruled by a centralized power. ☠️

They must vanish and make room for thousands of small forges communicating with each other. 🤝

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this mold hack by Rui Ueyama is both brilliant, and also WTF Apple please don't make us do stuff like this 😱

this is a result of NEW DECISIONS made by Apple in the last year. this is not dealing with old legacy cruft...

So the function vte_terminal_set_clear_background is not ported to gtk4 as of this time, blocking the use of image and gradient backgrounds. OxTerm has the capability to set the css now, but it does nothing.

Successfully compiled OxTerm on FreeBSD-13.1 after compiling vte from git against gtk4 and creating a package. But of course there's a problem and it's not launching a shell.

Did some work this morning in OxTerm on producing css from the background portion of the configuration. I'm really pleased with how modular this code is turning out this time. I'm considering yanking a lot of it out into separate crates to be shared with Eva, and thus giving Eva the ability to use images and gradients for backgrounds.

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Alright I'm calling the experiment complete and ditching VSCode to go back to vim. I gave it a real shot over 2 months, but everytime I open vim I just have so much more fun programming. The difference in my enjoyment is so night and day that I simply can't ignore it anymore, even if VSCode has some cool features I'm sure I'll miss.

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`let` chains is now stabilized in Rust


if let <pattern1> {
if let <pattern2> {


if let <pattern1> && let <pattern2> {


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Blogging is so much easier when you don't want to make it so people can comment on the posts themselves. I mean, I get why this was considered desirable, and I've seen many interesting conversations in the comments of blog posts, but for me it's just not worth the spam and stupidity. "All people who might stumble across my blog post" is not really the community I care to interact with.

With the way OxTerm is designed to load color pallettes from file, it should be trivial to port some well known themes over such as Grubox or Solarized. Should be a nice upgrade over what Zterm offered.

OxTerm just hit a minor milestone and is able to create, save and edit new color palettes from the preferences dialog. This is the beginning of the process of hooking up the various configuration options.

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Just added a single line recipe to my gemlog's Makefile which submits the capsule's atom feed to Antenna using openssl s_client. I love simple protocols.

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@vwbusguy @be @tindall @alexandria @devurandom

To rebut some of the talking points that inevitably crop up:

"it concerns only a tiny fraction of devices" (so what? This is part of a long-term strategy to consolidate control),

"it's good for security" (nope, single points of trust or failure never are),

"majority don't need or want alternate OSes" (or maybe they just don't know they maybe would, and now never will???)

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Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Sounds more attractive
- More commonly-used

Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS)
- Sounds potentially evil
- "Ass" in the abbreviation

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