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  • New Twitter Account Just For The Site

    New Twitter Account Just For The Site

    Mar 18, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Follow @randgeekery if Twitter is your news feed.

  • No Disqus For Now

    Mar 17, 2017

    Marginalia · site ·

    Disabling comments until I figure out why Disqus insists on loading the same discussion for all 2017 posts. Not crafts, just posts. I spent almost a week trying to figure this out, as multiple rounds of one day fixing followed by a couple days wondering if UrlMapper finished yet. Very frustrating. Comments are welcome via email or the social network links along each page.
  • Maybe Ration My Time In Hot Take Land

    Mar 13, 2017(Updated Mar 15, 2017)

    Marginalia · personal ·

    I dunno, folks. Over the years I have seen so much outrage - sincere or feigned - on social media. Then there’s the echo chamber problem. Yeah. Nice thing about an RSS feed is that I’m guaranteed to see everything I subscribe to, but there’s no personal insult in unsubscribing.

    I think maybe I could spend less time on Twitter and Facebook. Not give them up. They remain a source of great conversation. But this nonsense takes up brain that I just can’t spare. Some of my online friends cut themselves out completely, and they like it. Perhaps I should follow their example. Besides, each of them that moves on means one less bit of signal in the noise.

    There is so much noise.

  • Converting OGG To MP3

    Feb 25, 2017

    Programming · perl · perl 6 · music ·

    I have ignored my MacBook Pro for a few months. Now my iTunes and Rhythmbox music libraries are out of sync. The Rhythmbox library includes a handful of Ogg Vorbis files. Because iTunes does not support Ogg by default, I will use FFmpeg to convert those files to MP3. For the sake of novelty, Perl 6 is the glue language for the task.

  • elscreen

    elscreen

    Jan 11, 2017

    Tools · emacs · elscreen ·

    I use ElScreen every time I open Emacs. May as well make a quick note about it.

  • Cinnamon Screenshot Shortcuts

    Cinnamon Screenshot Shortcuts

    Jan 1, 2017

    Tools · linux · cinnamon ·

    TL;DR: Cinnamon screenshot and recording shortcuts are in Settings -> Hardware -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System.