I just learned that Mariko Goto is back and release a new album in 2019...

Is there an instance that federates with every other instance on the fedi? How can I find which instances are connected to mine?

A year passed, and it became apparent that I am not the only one who struggled with this problem: the extension has become moderately popular on AMO without me announcing it anywhere, so I decided to share it here, hoping that it will provide some value to you too.


A while ago I made a silly thing which I believed no one would use - a WebExtension allowing to jump to an audible tab in one click (or hotkey). It reduced some UX annoyance for me: I usually leave music streaming in background while having 100+ tabs open, so that it's hard to navigate back to player controls when I need to.


It seems there's a lot of interest in continuing work on Guile Emacs, since it keeps coming up on Reddit and Hacker News and everyone is lamenting the fact that there are too few Scheme hackers and they don't seem to be interested in the project. (Someone even offered to fund it.)

Right now I'm seriously considering starting a revival project. Is anyone here interested in such a venture?

@guile @emacs @scheme

Reading csswizardry.com/2011/09/writin , I'm tempted to describe my thoughts as someone who's written a CSS engine "Haskell Stylist".


On the prioritization of different selector tests: Yes, the page is roughly correct there.

I've got an in-memory index that makes `#id`, `.class`, & `tag` (but also `[attr]`) tests instantaneous. Whilst descendant & sibling tests do require backtracking that slows them down, which I could address given some benchmarks...

after seeing this week in Rust I've come to the conclusion that any programming language whose subreddit has more than 10k users is unsafe

"People around the project are more important than code", literally, means nothing, cause nearly no one writes code for the sake of writing code, anyway. The goal of any software project is usually someone's profit (not necessarily monetary). And in case of FOSS, that profit is usually distributed among the users. That means that you should read the phrase quoted as "developers are more important than users". Hope this explains something.


O(n^2) UX: when you need to choose many items from a list, and each time you choose one, scroll position resets, so that you need to scroll the same amount again.

Examples: riot.im/app Explore UI.

One of the small things that boost everyday productivity enormously is: to bind keyboard layouts to distinct hotkeys, instead of using a single binding to toggle. This way you don't need to look at layout indicator.

sepples, spaghetti code 

Why companies adding mentions of hip languages/technologies to their job listings just to attract good programmers are OK, but programmers adding these to their CVs without even slightest experience with them are not?

I absolutely love the phrase "to meme sth into existence".

The itch here is that we can't know for sure how much things we are only doing ironically affect the reality. It is entirely possible that we can change _everything_ by just spreading catchy pieces of information. Very similar to religion, but 100x accelerated due to the global connectivity.

Scary though.

i can't believe lain managed to snatch lain.com lol

now all i need is a mastodon.com instance

This is insanely beautiful (a lisp machine interface):

The ability to locate and hotpatch the code of a running app still sounds like a novelty.

Has cloudflare became less annoying than it was in the past? I remember stumbling upon the "checking your browser" screen every day in 2017 or so, but now I don't even remember when I last saw it.

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