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  1. Comment on What is your favourite light theme? in ~comp

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    I use one I wrote myself, based on nofrils and syntax off. I thought I had it online but I was wrong; I'll try and remember to throw it up somewhere this afternoon.

    I use one I wrote myself, based on nofrils and syntax off. I thought I had it online but I was wrong; I'll try and remember to throw it up somewhere this afternoon.

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  2. Comment on What terminal emulator do you use? in ~comp

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    The one thing I didn't like about Kitty is it didn't support some fonts that I liked, and the author was really adamant about not ever doing so. In retrospect, a silly reason to leave a terminal,...

    The one thing I didn't like about Kitty is it didn't support some fonts that I liked, and the author was really adamant about not ever doing so. In retrospect, a silly reason to leave a terminal, so if I switch again, I'll probably switch back to Kitty.

  3. Comment on What terminal emulator do you use? in ~comp

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    I use st, patched somewhat. I like it cuz it's fast. Not sure what else to say about it, a terminal emulator's a terminal emulator. My personal fork is here.

    I use st, patched somewhat. I like it cuz it's fast. Not sure what else to say about it, a terminal emulator's a terminal emulator. My personal fork is here.

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  4. Comment on Tell us the most uninteresting thing you did today! in ~talk

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    Thanks for the break down! It's one of those things I won't have to think about for a little while, but it's good to have some background knowledge from someone living it to draw on when the time...

    Thanks for the break down! It's one of those things I won't have to think about for a little while, but it's good to have some background knowledge from someone living it to draw on when the time comes. I didn't realize babies were so much laundry -- I figured work, but laundry makes sense too. Thanks again!

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  5. Comment on Tell us the most uninteresting thing you did today! in ~talk

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    Do you just throw them in the washer, or wash them by hand? Or some combination of the two? I'm hoping to have kids sometime, and disposable diapers would be nice to avoid, but I'm curious about...

    Do you just throw them in the washer, or wash them by hand? Or some combination of the two? I'm hoping to have kids sometime, and disposable diapers would be nice to avoid, but I'm curious about the amount of work involved in cloth ones.

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  6. Comment on Tell us the most uninteresting thing you did today! in ~talk

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    Today still hasn't had a lot of opportunities for non-interesting things to happen, so I'll do yesterday's: I was sick with bronchitis so I watched a lot of TV.

    Today still hasn't had a lot of opportunities for non-interesting things to happen, so I'll do yesterday's: I was sick with bronchitis so I watched a lot of TV.

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  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Another friend of mine had that problem when I talked about it with them... I'm lucky not to have any hangups with spiders so I really enjoyed the book :)

    Another friend of mine had that problem when I talked about it with them... I'm lucky not to have any hangups with spiders so I really enjoyed the book :)

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  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Same with me! I read about it a few times here, then I heard about it IRL from (a few) friends, so here we are :)

    Same with me! I read about it a few times here, then I heard about it IRL from (a few) friends, so here we are :)

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Adventure Time Revived at HBO Max in ~tv

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    That's something I didn't even think about! -- Hour-long specials will be really cool to see them play with.

    That's something I didn't even think about! -- Hour-long specials will be really cool to see them play with.

  10. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm reading The Name of the Wind, on recommendation from this thread, actually! It's quite good so far. I like how it threw me into the world, and little bits and pieces of it keep getting dropped...

    I'm reading The Name of the Wind, on recommendation from this thread, actually! It's quite good so far. I like how it threw me into the world, and little bits and pieces of it keep getting dropped in to keep me interested. It's delicious.

    I also just finished re-reading Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which is one of my favorites. It mostly holds up; I found the parts that departed from the radio play (my first version) to be a little jarring. I think the books really get good around the third one, so I'm looking forward to those.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I've just gotten into long-time-scale books, the most recent I've read is Children of Time, which I cannot stop hyping. It takes place over maybe 12,000 years. I'll have to see if I can find Last...

    I've just gotten into long-time-scale books, the most recent I've read is Children of Time, which I cannot stop hyping. It takes place over maybe 12,000 years. I'll have to see if I can find Last and First Men, it sounds awesome!

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Adventure Time Revived at HBO Max in ~tv

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    Honestly, I'm really excited about this news, and if anyone can do post-ending show greatness, it's the Adventure Time team. I think one of the main themes of the show was how, even after stories...

    Honestly, I'm really excited about this news, and if anyone can do post-ending show greatness, it's the Adventure Time team.

    I think one of the main themes of the show was how, even after stories end, the lives of the people in them don't -- and I think that means these specials will be extra stories that happened in the lives of these people. The fact that the show was so character-driven in the first place makes this really possible, and possible quite beautiful. I have high hopes.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on How Flagstaff, Arizona, switched to LEDs without giving astronomers a headache in ~science

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    I lived in Flagstaff for two years, and absolutely loved how visible the stars were at night. It's something I miss even more now that I live in a conventional dark-sky city (that is, one with no...

    I lived in Flagstaff for two years, and absolutely loved how visible the stars were at night. It's something I miss even more now that I live in a conventional dark-sky city (that is, one with no consideration given to the stars' visibility). From what I remember, a bigger problem than the streetlights was NAU (the university) lobbying the city government to let them put up more and brighter lights around campus, thus destroying the dark sky-ness of the city. Maybe that's different now, though.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Proposal and interest survey for Timasomo: Tildes' Make Something Month in ~creative

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    This sounds great! I'm totally on board. I also like how self-directed this is. I'll think of something cool to do and contribute :)

    This sounds great! I'm totally on board. I also like how self-directed this is. I'll think of something cool to do and contribute :)

    3 votes
  15. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Thanks for the nuanced discussion!

    Thanks for the nuanced discussion!

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  16. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm getting married today 😁

    I'm getting married today 😁

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  17. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Wow, that's awesome! I'll have to go digging :)

    Wow, that's awesome! I'll have to go digging :)

    1 vote
  18. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I've heard such good things about the Expanse; and I love that kind of space-opera type thing. My one thing about Monte Cristo is it's so long!

    I've heard such good things about the Expanse; and I love that kind of space-opera type thing. My one thing about Monte Cristo is it's so long!

    3 votes
  19. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I didn't realize there were three versions! I only knew of the one with Humphrey Bogart.

    I didn't realize there were three versions! I only knew of the one with Humphrey Bogart.

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  20. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I've been reading Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, which I've been really enjoying. I've never really read any hard-boiled detective fiction before, and apparently Hammett is the best. It's...

    I've been reading Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, which I've been really enjoying. I've never really read any hard-boiled detective fiction before, and apparently Hammett is the best. It's quite enjoyable, and I've learned what "gooseberry lay" and "gunsel" mean.

    I've also got a lot of books waiting to be read from the library:

    • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which I haven't read in quite some time, but I've always loved;
    • The Sound and the Fury, because I've never read Faulkner and figure it's time,
    • Children of Ruin, because I LOVED Children of Time and am ready for a sequel;
    • The Name of the Wind, which I think was a recommendation from last time's reading thread. I'm excited to start it!

    OF course, who knows when I'm going to get to read these books -- I'm getting married next weekend so I'm pretty busy these days! Hopefully after that I'll be able to get on some serious reading though.

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