I thought those 12 years of piano lessons were a waste until I discovered #emacs.

I'm concerned that I may not be using Emacs for enough things.

I have finished a small personal listing the projects that I want to share with the world.

phoe.github.io/

I tried to log in to my Facebook account (I do that every few months). This time it didn't believe that I am who I claim to be so it wanted me to verify myself. I don't have a phone number registered so I had to identify my friends from pictures.

Well, I failed that test. So I was locked out of my account. I can't say I was very upset about it.

Anyway, I decided to try again today, and this time it let me in. I must say I'm disappointed.

Websites doing their best to hide the "log in" option and only showing the "sign up" option prominently is such a weird and bad UX development

OK, I changed my avatar from the default Mastodon elephant.

I'm thinking I'll get out the Batman (1989) Blu-ray to watch tonight. I haven't watched this film in years. It was the definitive big screen interpretation of Batman for me for the longest time. I still think Michael Keaton is one of the best Bruce Waynes on the big screen.

https://www.themoviedb.org/movie/268-batman

#movies #dc #dccomics #batman

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C++ seems to copy features from every cool new language and implement them in the most complicated way possible

Re Blockchain: "It is perhaps the nirvana of technological solutionism – a technology that no-one really understands, doing something they can’t quite unpack for reasons they don’t fathom. They desire its adoption as an end goal in itself, rather than as an appropriate solution to a specific problem."

blog.edtechie.net/25yearsedtec

I found a first edition copy of Learning GNU Emacs at work. I've started reading it just to see how much of it is still relevant 27 years later. I'm not through the whole book yet, but so far all of it still applies. ALL of it.

There's more to do with #emacs these days, but holy cow that is cool that it's still pretty much the same editor it has always been.

Why doesn't this physics youtuber have more subscribers? Fantastic descriptions of the history of physics.

youtube.com/channel/UCYrX5FiWj

I love that the default Emacs scratch buffer text got into Mario Golf (GBC) somehow. I wonder if this was a mis-copy-and-paste from a developer, or if it was another case of a compiler taking random memory contents and using them for padding in the ROM...

Oh, I bought a Google Home Mini new in box at a thrift shop today for five bucks.

It gets no network until I figure out how I want to liberate it, but at least no one else will abuse it in the meantime.

I've been creating an Emacs client for Keybase chat. Nice to not have to run the Electron application.

Chrome now hides what they refer to as "trivial" domains, for example www. There is a keybase user with the name "www", which means his public domain is now displayed as just "keybase.pub".

If that's not a good reason why the domain hiding is a bad idea, I don't know what is.

Just a reminder that you should all buy a mastodon gold account if you wanna see my special posts.

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functional.cafe is an instance for people interested in functional programming and languages.