Analyst: Apple's poor earnings will recover now they've switched from innovating to rent-seeking
As a heavy Emacs user, I am tempted to try https://stumpwm.github.io/ though content with i3 and Emacs enough to procrastinate a test-drive of the lisp-based WM.
Now sending SMS messages via IRC! My chat stack now looks like this:
ZNC, BitlBee, XMPP, MAXS, Android, SMS
The MAXS command interface is a little verbose (and I'd eventually like to eliminate Android altogether), but very happy with the added functionality overall.
If anyone finds a better way to incorporate SMS with XMPP using free software, let me know!
As someone who spends a lot of time working on Heads and thinking about BIOS tampering, it's interesting to read about examples of UEFI/BIOS hacking in the wild: #infosec https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/09/27/lojax-first-uefi-rootkit-found-wild-courtesy-sednit-group/
‘There are few pieces of software as widely misunderstood as [#Emacs]. Emacs is frequently advertised and discussed as a text editor, but please be clear on this: Emacs is not just a text editor.’—Christoffer Stjernlöf, Why You Should Buy Into the Emacs Platform (https://two-wrongs.com/why-you-should-buy-into-the-emacs-platform).
The (awesome) economics of open source
"Theories help explain why companies... have prospered even in the face of economic arguments about why they should not."
"Proprietary software is unsustainable, both for those who write it and especially for those who buy it."
"Open source can lower barriers to innovation and increase the effectiveness of collaboration, enabling continued positive economic growth."
excellent use of analog stuff
(are we efficiently storing *capital* rather than energy?)
Finished setting up rsyslog for centralized logging and discovered a simple viewing and filtering tool called lnav. If you haven't tried it, lnav (http://lnav.org/) is a fantastic tool for tailing and navigating log files in the terminal.
I've just noticed: youtube-dl supports PeerTube! https://github.com/rg3/youtube-dl/pull/16329
Now I can open PeerTube videos from newsboat directly with mpv, or save them in a "Watch Later" folder. 😍
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