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Absolutely nobody:

Haskell developers: what if our type system had a type system?

The CatNet is ...

(boosts appreciated though highly gratuitous.)

youtube-dl is an international treasure

it should be a unesco protected world heritage site

anyway, it turns out that wayland becomes somewhat unstable when you tell it to run at 24fps - wayland-native windows flicker annoyingly when you scroll them, whereas X windows are quite stable - so that's where i left the wayland experiment for today.

oh, right. weston wouldn't start because it made me add myself to the weston-launch group, which meant i had to log out and back in, which unset the XDG_RUNTIME_DIR variable it depends on, which caused it to silently fail.

so i set that again, and it noisily froze instead.

however: success! i finally figured out wayfire, and it seems to work! enough that i could get a terminal up, at any rate, which is pretty much 90% of the way there

and it seems to have started an X server automagically... and one that seems to have much better performance than the standard one; glmark2-es2 returns a score of 240 on X, but 608 under wayfire! which is as well, because glmark2-es2-wayland just crashes on startup...

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progress: i suppose it counts as progress that Wayland doesn't immediately crash the machine, as it has on the previous occasions i've tried it

however, what i'm not seeing is anything as simple as just shoving a window manager in an .xinitrc file and saying startx. instead, we have two tiling window managers which are utterly inscrutable - i cannot figure out, even after poring over the man page and the config file for sway, how to open a damn terminal window; and in any case, i loathe tiling window managers with a passion. undiscoverability is not a feature damn it!

then there's wayfire, which arrived without any kind of documentation; and weston, which refuses to start on my machine for reasons it elected not to condescend to explain to me.

this is... frustrating.

i'll believe wayland is ready when sway doesn't refuse to start with a "cannot get a seat" error and no further indication of what i'm doing wrong than that.

i have this nagging feeling that "static libraries are Bad for Many Reasons" and "FlatPak is the best way to deploy Linux apps" are thoughts that coexist in more minds than they really should

“Apollo landed on the moon with 4 kB of RAM and 72 kB of ROM, yet we can’t run a calculator with less than 150 MB.”

next time i go somewhere, i might not bother with a laptop, and instead just take the pi 400 and an external monitor (1080p) that i bought last year. probably about the same weight, all things considered, and the pi 400's PSU lead is about twice as long.

yesterday i learned a lesson i already knew about proprietary software

i plugged in my old iPad and asked it to download some episodes of Behind the Attraction to watch on the plane

then i put it in my bag and eventually boarded. once we got to 10,000 feet, i pulled out my iPad and was greeted with, "Please go to the App Store to update Disney+"

except, of course, i was in the air on a regional jet with no wireless, and i didn't need that update anyway because i just wanted to watch downloaded episodes!

anyway piracy is in every way better and more ethical than using subscription streaming services

Here we are!
🎉✌️ #Mobilizon v2 has just been released ✌️🎉

We hope you 'll be able to free your events & groups from the clutches of Facebook 😉

Read about a year of improvements from your feedback here :

to whomever is in charge of GNU less: i'm sorry, but please explain to me in what dystopian world should the default be not to leave the last screenful of information on the screen after you quit?

this is amazing! innovation happens in spite of capitalism, not because of it, never forget that

so it turns out i've had this account for 3 years... oops

well, it'll definitely be used a bit more often now! i get excited about retro / obscure tech stuff, so if that's something that should be CW'd here please let me know

*pops down cushion, fluffs it up, then pads twice around it in a tight circle before curling up on it*

While everyone is talking about the huge Epilepsy Warning in Cyberpubk Corporate Extrusion 2077, I would like to remind everyone of a much better Epilepsy Inducing Game.

Llamasoft's "Polybius" has a lot of flashing lights and a no-fooling warning about them at the beginning of the game. It is made by a gentle English code wizard who is an expert at making flashing lights, and is doing his best to make some that generates the visual equivalent of ASMR instead of grand mal seizures.

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