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When PC games recognise the Pause/Break key.
I remember that Escape would bring up the game menu and Pause would simply pause the game in Microsoft Studios games.

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I wrote 1200+ lines of LaTeX (incl PGF/TikZ) in one sitting and I don't feel my fingers or my face any more. 🤢

Writing 40 pages of LaTeX in 18 hours... 💀

"Don't worry, we do issues/tickets over GitHub and we have a Gitter room for extended technical discussions, although most of the developers don't seem to be aware of it."

"Ah, the community? Most of the developers are on the mailing list but users tend to hang out in the IRC channel. We used to have a forum but it sorta died down around 2008. Someone formed a Slack channel and it's already more active than the IRC channel and the XMPP splinters combined. We use Reddit for announcements so some people use the subreddit chatroom. Someone made an unofficial Discord server and it somehow got huge. They have a Matrix bridge for FOSS-minded people like you, however."

My heart goes out to people trying to keep their communities from coming apart by stitching chatrooms together with dinky bridges across IRC, Slack, Matrix and Discord.

I never know what to say when someone says they're off to work or school.
Bye? Good luck? Have fun? Work... well? My condolences?

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If you've ever wondered why people say tools like Scribus aren't ready for professional production work let me share this blog post by @davidrevoy

davidrevoy.com/article747/the-

This should be a slam dunk. David knows what he's doing and One Bookshelf provides instructions that clearly show how to produce a PDF to their specifications.

We need to do better, folks. Color Profiles that work for everyone except FOSS tools are unacceptable. Period. There are no excuses for this.

I kinda wanna make a CAT5-o'-Nine-Tails.

You know how there's a tradition of shops in Turkey offering customers a cup of tea, regardless of the shop's purpose? Like, you could be buying a washing machine and the clerk would bring you some tea as you browse the catalogue.
Well, I ordered SATA cables online and it came with an envelope containing the invoice, as well as a single-use teabag and a little packet of sugar.

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Alexis King is working on algebraic effects in using the fcontrol and % operators for delimited continuations. Dynamic-wind is a problem, which is true here in the small, and is true as a general statement.

groups.google.com/forum/#!topi

I like her idea for how to dynamically recompose continuations to get around the problem. I think there's something there, and she might have found the bit that's missing for making continuations fully composable.

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me: hmm today I will take a day off, relax, sip some camomile tea with whisky, and work on my thesis

my upstairs neighbour: boy oh boy I can't wait to drill holes in each and every wall of my flat for hours on end

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