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Another benefit of my move to on my home desktop. HVEC/x.265 streaming from my local NAS works out of the box unlike the build.

I've been running on my work desktop as my daily driver for a while. However at home I kept firefox in permanent locked down private browsing mode - but this changed today as kept pegging the ageing cpu so I needed to switch my daily driver @ home. Now I need to find a way to configure firefox to use different proxy settings for private and normal modes. Any ideas?

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@kezzbracey ebviously @hund uses vi so take whatever he says with a massive heap of salt 😉

its important to remember that both the editors are very configurable. vim's syntax is more terse, but a nightmare to do more advanced customisations in. while remapping a key in vim is a very short line, it begs further questions afterwards about why it works, that dont come up when using the function in emacs.

either can do what you want with regards to tabs or spaces. i personally found vim harder to configure about that but thats likely just me. also a lot of people say that vi keybinds are very intuitive, but i find emacs more mnemonic for a lot of things, and hjkl confuses me off of a qwerty keyboard

my issue with vim is that its slowly becoming more emacsy, but doing a worse job of it. the commands language is pretty nice, and as hund says applicable to many other programs (though if you pick emacs that likely wouldnt be an issue because youd do those things inside emacs anyhow)

thats the main idea about emacs. i dont know how much you know but its essentially a lisp interpreter with editor functions configured as default. its less about making toast in my editor and more about using my personal unified interface to oversee my toast making, as opposed to using the toast-cli program which /might/ have familiar keybindings, but likely has them half-baked (most vi emulations miss stuff). emacs is like a more advanced, text oriented version of gtk or something, and i think its the most comfortable and powerful way to manipulate any type of text (so i probably wouldnt use it to make toast 😋)

both programs have a lot of legacy baggage. if you like vim, id recommend neovim over vanilla vim, but id go further and suggest you use vis if you have no emotional connection just to vim; its been updated in a lot of ways, and has a pleasant scripting language. it feels more vim-like than evil which while providing a very complete emulation still feels like emacs, that is a leviathan. youre expected to leave one instance open which gives a very different workflow to the transiency of vi

thats my two cents, avd as an emacs user its much more trustworthy than any backwards individual using vi 😎
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Now that's how to have simple fun.

RT @vastidity@twitter.com

I have watched this loop so many times, this made my day better

🐦🔗: twitter.com/vastidity/status/1

Spending time with a online chat to support about backup options for Google Photos now drive integration is gone is about as illuminating as you would think.

Any nerds in the fediverse? I'm trying to diagnose a wired audio distortion on my JBL playlist. Does audio just pass streams with the original audio encoding or are things rencoded on the way to the device?

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So the heatwave in Europe right now is caused by a phenomenon called a heat dome. It's a huge area of high atmospheric pressure, which has enough influence that it forces the Jet Stream to divert around it. The unusual Jet Stream behaviour is drawing hot air North from the Sahara, which is making Europe so abnormally hot.

Apparently, some meteorologists nickname this an omega block, because it blocks off the Jet Stream and pulls it into kind of a Ω shape.

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If every cyclist involved in a near miss with a dangerous car driver habitually tweeted the license plate, I would do a case control study where "cases" are license plates involved in accidents, "controls" are appropriate matched population of license plates, and exposure=tweets.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/bengoldacre/status

Geek diagnosis today: poor build speeds did to ccache being backed by a space constrained filesystem and not the tmpfs I assumed it was.

The downtime of has unaccountably slowed my hacking groove today. Where am I going to get my music now?

well after 10+ years of no claims on my car insurance my current provider has been hit with two in the space of a week. I foresee a rise in my premiums up ahead.

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We published a statement on our stance on neutrality of free software (and why we won't stay neutral in this case): f-droid.org/en/2019/07/16/stat

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The German chancellor, the president of the EU commission, the president of the German Conservative party (and as of now also German minister of defence). I don’t have to support them politically, but three women in powerful positions is a Damn Good Thing IMHO. Via Instagram.

RT @nicferrier@twitter.com

Awesome article about Margaret Hamilton, brilliant computer programmer who invented the term Software Engineering and probably has@more claim than most to having actually done it running Apollo software. twitter.com/info_activism/stat

🐦🔗: twitter.com/nicferrier/status/

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While upgrading today it has become apparent that some apps respect my abuse of XDG_CACHE_HOME and some don't.

The sports gods are having a laugh today.

Apparently not - this could be a while...

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