Pinned toot

infotainment high-five apophenia markup language support system

Learning things! The winglike things there are from an aftermarket drill press attachment. That whole thing can be unthreaded from the drill shaft without any set screws or anything.

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Dear Lazyweb, how do I take the drill chuck off my Black and Decker 7144?

Video is just a little clip trying to show what it looks like.

covid-19 filk, birdsite 

re: social distancing, Gilbert & Sullivan 

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social distancing, Gilbert & Sullivan 

train of thought:

• I need to get up from the computer.
• What's a program that will kick me off the computer?
• Oh, `workrave` is still maintained, but the website is derelict? Do they need any help to get the new one ready?
• Here's a different program in a language I like better. But some of these dependencies seem superfluous. Could I reimplement those functions to streamline it?
• This API says it's been deprecated in favor of something about a "Seat." What's a Seat?
• I'm still hungry.
• I need to get up from the computer.

(I'm working on a pull request I started at the sprint yesterday, that's what reminded me of this.)

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GitHub 

Okay Pythonistas. Pythians. Portlanders and other Cascadians. I'm not at today but I'm signed up for Monday's sprints.

Please share, I'm looking for help on upcoming projects for The Recompiler -- paid positions for editing, print and ebook design, and research support recompilermag.com/2020/02/04/h

wanted: a browser/window manager plug-in that detects if I am mindlessly flipping between windows in a novelty-seeking cycle, and kicks me off for a while.

(I've had some success with things like Leechblock, but this would be more checking behavior than strictly filtering by destination.)

software bug 

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Relatedly: tried out Darktable today (for editing digital photos shot in raw mode).

Seems pretty good! Flexible, snappy, and stable so far. But goodness there are a lot of ways to do very similar things:

What's the difference between "exposure correction" and adjusting brightness? How does that compare to tone mapping, or "global tonemap"? Where does the "base curve" come from? Which things should I use in combination, and when should I just pick one because they're alternative approaches to the same task?

I've got some reading to do.

darktable.org/

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Unicode emoji proposals continue to be entertaining reading.

> The expression “Don’t feed the troll” could be represented as TROLL + POULTRY LEG + COMBINING ENCLOSING CIRCLE BACKSLASH. In the internet image on the right this expression is depicted as someone handing a roast chicken to a troll, enclosed in a prohibition sign.

— from L2/19-232 by West & Everson, which is a cromulent submission overall, though this suggested sequence is pushing it.

unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetMatchin

Every single person on Mastodon is an anarchist trans girl from Portland, Oregon who works in infosec. In fact, I am an anarchist trans girl from Portland, Oregon who works in infosec. I wish I had found out sooner.

The reason I've been working out how to scroll by column is, of course, so I can make landscape-mode layouts for reading web fiction, like gitlab.com/keturn/multicolumn-

CSS+ 

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