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There is nothing cooler than primitive CGI

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Greetings fellow web surfers! I'm here to chat and hang out online with you all. My favorite things are computers and the virtual world. I spend most my time hacking on Linux and writing random programs to help administrate my machines.

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Coming up January 2019:

- FreeBSD 12 port to OLinuXino Lime2
- Librem 5 dev kit first impressions and hacking
- Realization of the futility of life

"It is a mistake to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends.

What the public wants is their own individual comfort."

-- Isaac Asimov

Thank you Google for rewarding my curiosity about a rather nasty individual by showing me every single Youtube Video featuring this dipshit.

guess which all-powerful tech monopoly is breaking ublock origin (and umatrix, and likely many other similar add-ons, such as noscript) in their browser, which happens to be the most popular browser in the world?

who could have foreseen this? who would ever think that an advertising company's web browser would end up breaking compatibility with an ad blocker? frankly i'm shocked

Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.

This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.

Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.

Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin

Boost this and you can get a shitty drawing of your avatar drawn in my notes app
Here are some examples

Psst... You want some WordPress plugins, kid?

Mini announcement: I'm quitting contributing to open source projects.

I'll report bugs and post patches online, but I'm not going to engage in discussion any more. 2015 through 2018 has just been disappointment on disappointment for contributing to projects I've liked or enjoyed and at this point I'm just going to accept that anything I contribute to is something I'll end up associating with bad feelings.

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✨ A crop from a panel in my upcoming episode 28.

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I understand websites are inherently asynchronous. You load the HTML, your browser draws it. It fetches CSS and it shuffles the page around. It loads images and fonts and everything moves around.

Can we just include layout and sizing information in the page's CSS and HTML then?

Ok web developers and GUI developers, here's my demand to you: After drawing something on the screen, don't move it unless prompted by the user. Simple.

The web in particular grinds my gears about this when I'm using search engines. I search for something, it gives me basic results, I click on the results. But just as I click it loads suggested results or sponsored ads and I click on those instead.

Linux has this too when windows grab focus when launching instead of starting minimized.

I have concluded that the only sane CMSes are WordPress and Pico.

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