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there is an iphone app called forest that is a game that you win by not looking at your phone. I think of this when I think about what socially beneficial software looks like

does anyone know of any good maintained twitter command line interfaces? I used to use t but it isn't maintained it looks like

Experimenting with mastodon command line interface: github.com/ihabunek/toot and having fun!

Thinking of writing a collection of tiny C programs to interact with different social media APIs

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Name one thing a computer can do that a typewriter can't. Checkmate

I suspected that the <marquee> tag doesn't work on modern browsers (and was correct) -- they use a javascript library to achieve the same effect

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if anyone could explain why this happened please enlighten me. the fact that the page still uses the marquee tag in 2020 maybe has something to do with it caltrain.com/Fares/howtobuy/cl

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trying to learn how to solar power my raspberry pi but apparently the one electronics class i took in undergrad is not enough

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Neat! sloum put together a lovely little python script, `lid`, that compresses images and dithers them. Here's a photograph I took of a Thrice concert a few years ago. The original color JPG is ~128 KB, and the dithered black and white PNG is ~52 KB.

lid's page is here:
rawtext.club/~sloum/lid.html

you can embed sqlite inside your binary in rust, so you can have a working web app in a single binary. pretty cool.

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I enjoy writing web apps with a sqlite database

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"No matter how far Ray Kurzweil gets with his artificial intelligence project at Google, we cannot simply rise from the chrysalis of matter as pure consciousness. There’s no Dropbox plan that will let us upload body and soul to the cloud. We are still here on the ground, with the same people and on the same planet we are being encouraged to leave behind. There’s no escape from the others."

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