I really want to like org-mode; I just kinda don't.
I know people who swear by it as a simplistic replacement for all the other tooling in your life, and I already have a running TODO list and personal wiki and similar crap, but honestly I don't ever see myself replacing any of that with something worse just because I can feel good about interacting with it inside of emacs.
So I have two options for #coffee this morning: old reliable, and something that apparently wants me dead.
This stuff better turn me into an astronaut or something...
planning on doing the 2.7 update next weekend so I can play with all these new toys I keep hearing about
lol, this is amazing: http://hanno-rein.de/archives/349
I just wish I had more excuses to write (really anything) with LaTeX
Somebody has animated sheet music of John Coltrane's saxophone, holy shit. Actually a little dizzying to watch, but so much fun too.
When people encounter an error with your product there is a high probability that they're already frustrated. And cutesy error messages just serve to trivialize their problems.
It's so prevalent in software, and I really don't understand why. As a user I tend to get rather annoyed when my apps apologize to me and say silly things like "oh noes!" or "whoopsie" or "your data got mixed up in a whirling tornado!"
Like, that shit's just not helpful.
so it looks like you can buy the little standalone 360° lidar unit off the turtlebot for $180.
I'm not sure that the whole burger/waffle platform options really make sense, but this seems awfully tempting.
I feel like my federated timeline is trending toward homogeneity. I guess I don't follow that many people, but more than ever it seems like the content I see is dominated by the few folks who post a _ton_ of crap. And that kind of sucks because the occasional one-off toot by the folks who don't post often tends to be far more interesting (at least to me.)
Perhaps I just need to follow more people. But that doesn't address the issue that Mastodon fundamentally has a huge discoverability problem.
generally tooting about: projects/hobbies, software stuff, boston, running, motorcycles, and pictures of my mediocre cooking.
small, relaxed instance for friends